Newsletter 311


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[1]The Best Street Photographer You've Never Heard Of
    Links:
      1. http://b.rw/lvEsbR

Alex Kotlowitz | Mother Jones | 13 May 2011

Four years ago, a Chicago real estate agent chanced upon a box of negatives.
  Its original owner was a recently deceased woman, who'd been a nanny.
  Apparently unbeknown to anyone, she was also a highly accomplished
  photographer [2]Comments
    Links:
      2. http://thebrowser.com/articles/best-street-photographer-youve-never-heard

[3]Mind Reading: Technology Turns Thought Into Action
    Links:
      3. http://b.rw/msukVi

Jon Hamilton | NPR | 12 May 2011

Amazing story of old technology from 1950s that has come back into favour
  with neuroscientists. Electrocorticography, coupled with modern computing
  power, decodes electrical signals in the brain and can read your mind
  [4]Comments
    Links:
      4. http://thebrowser.com/articles/mind-reading-technology-turns-thought-action

[5]Antilunchism
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/jHq5QE

Paul Ford | Ftrain | 11 May 2011

"Why must we cram our interactions into 75 minutes sometime between 12:30
  and 2pm, which usually involves something drizzled over something else and
  then a light garnish, followed by an ape-dominance demonstration of who can
  pay?" [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/antilunchism

[7]Why Facebook Needs Sheryl Sandberg
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/lcGuTs

Brad Stone | Businessweek | 12 May 2011

Introducing Facebook's chief operating officer: "There's a new shorthand for
  the kind of leader who's willing to serve as a second-in-command,
  complementing without overshadowing the wunderkind entrepreneur: a Sheryl
  Sandberg" [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/why-facebook-needs-sheryl-sandberg

[9]Story Of Laurent Gbagbo
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/m6xLoW

Stephen Smith | LRB | 11 May 2011

Expert history of Ivory Coast and its troubles. Ethnically and religiously
  diverse. French-backed autocrat Felix Houphouët-Boigny held it together. But
  when he died in 1993, identity politics took over. Country went mad
  [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/story-laurent-gbagbo

[11]Offside
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/lQmmVE

Anonymous | Economist | 12 May 2011

Enough with opaque bidding processes, constant corruption allegations. It's
  time to take a different approach to deciding who hosts the football World
  Cup. A public, transparent auction would do the trick [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/offside

FiveBooks Interview

[13]Richard Tofel on the Changing Business of Journalism
    Links:
      13. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/richard-tofel-on-changing-business-journalism

General manager of the non-profit newsroom ProPublica and former assistant
  publisher of the Wall Street Journal tells us his predictions for the future
  of news

Featured Topic

[14]Football
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/topics/soccer

A collection of hand-picked articles and interviews with leading authorities
  on the biggest sport in the world

Reader Recommendations

@[15]polit2k Chained  but  untamed  | The Economist - [16]goo.gl/XCrzJ
  #[17]browsings
    Links:
      15. http://twitter.com/polit2k
      16. http://goo.gl/XCrzJ
      17. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#browsings

Book of the Day

[18]The Kitchen God's Wife by Amy Tan
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/kitchen-gods-wife-by-amy-tan

[19]Ellah Allfrey says: "Bestselling story of a Chinese-American daughter
  and her complex relationship with her immigrant mother"
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/ellah-allfrey-on-diaspora

Video of the Day

[20]I Can't Wait Until I Grow Up
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/videos/i-cant-wait-until-i-grow

You may find this disturbing. And if you don't, you are in urgent need of
  counselling

Quote of the Day

[21]Ezra Klein, on money
    Links:
      21. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/ezra-klein/post/the-no-brainer-awards/2011/05/09/AFK41qgG_blog.html

"It now costs 1.7 cents to pound out a penny, which means we’d save
    billions of dollars by retiring the hardy coin"

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