Newsletter 314


Hic sunt camelopardus: this historical edition of The Browser is presented for archaeological purposes; links and formatting may be broken.

[1]The Secret Sharer
    Links:
      1. http://b.rw/iz407A

Jane Mayer | New Yorker | 15 May 2011

Is Thomas Drake an enemy of the state? He faces some of the gravest charges
  that can be brought against a US citizen. Under the espionage act. For
  blowing the whistle on financial waste, bureaucratic dysfunction. Really?
  [2]Comments
    Links:
      2. http://thebrowser.com/articles/secret-sharer

[3]DSK In Jail: The View From Paris
    Links:
      3. http://b.rw/kqoJuS

Philip Gourevitch | New Yorker | 15 May 2011

"Nobody in the political class fakes surprise at finding him accused of a
  predatory attempt to gratify his sexual urges, or of conducting himself with
  a sense of grotesque entitlement. DSK has a reputation as a gluttonous
  womaniser" [4]Comments
    Links:
      4. http://thebrowser.com/articles/dsk-jail-view-paris

[5]How Drudge Has Stayed On Top
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/kpNrAM

David Carr | NYT | 15 May 2011

Of course Google is the biggest driver of referrals on the Internet. But
  who's second? Facebook? No, it's Matt Drudge. One reclusive man with an
  amazing news sense, a 14-year track record of muck-raking, and 12m visitors
  per month [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/how-drudge-has-stayed-top

[7]Deeply Conflicted
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/mfJEZi

Courtney Humphries | Boston Globe | 15 May 2011

How can we protect ourselves from conflicts of interest? One of most common
  proposed solutions -- transparent disclosure -- appears to be ineffective.
  Fascinating research shows full disclosure actually tends to make us less
  ethical [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/deeply-conflicted

[9]Primer On China’s Leadership Transition
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/l4QvyO

Patrick Chovanec | 8 May 2011

Admirably clear and approachable anatomy of China's political structure.
  Starts from the division of power between State, Party and Army, proceeds
  from there to describe the dynamics and determinants of leadership changes
  [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/primer-china’s-leadership-transition

[11]Anatomy Lesson
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/mxWiEe

Rebecca German | PLOS Blogs | 13 May 2011

Harvard anatomy teacher reflects on her experiences of dissecting cadavers:
  "It was just rigor, but I felt as if she was squeezing my hand. She was
  giving me permission to learn from her and have this one last anatomy
  lesson" [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/anatomy-lesson

FiveBooks Interview

[13]Joshua Foer on Memory
    Links:
      13. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/joshua-foer-on-memory

The best-selling author and 2006 US Memory Champion picks five unforgettable
  books about the art of remembering

Featured Topic

[14]Relationships
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/topics/relationships

Everything you always wanted to know (but were afraid to ask), includes
  interviews with psychology and relationship experts from Mira Kirshenbaum to
  Kate Figes and articles that cover the myriad of human complexities

Reader Recommendations

_@[15]TheAmScho_: What 1930s pop culture can tell us about our own economic
  hardships. [16]tinyurl.com/3uwaqot [17]#browsings
    Links:
      15. http://twitter.com/TheAmScho
      16. http://www.theamericanscholar.org/facing-the-music/?utm_source=social_media&utm_medium=twitter
      17. https://twitter.com/search?q=#browsings

Book of the Day

[18]Cooking: The Quintessential Art by Hervé This and Pierre Gagnaire
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/cooking-quintessential-art-by-hervé-and-pierre-gagnaire

_[19]Shahrzad  Ghorashian  says:_  "The writing is fantastic and it goes
  through the philosophy behind cooking and behind every aspect of it – the
  aesthetics, the development of the taste"
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/jila-dana-haeri-and-shahrzad-ghorashian-on-persian-cookery

Video of the Day

[20]A Love Story In Milk
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/videos/love-story-milk

If you don't like it, you can always just skim it

Quote of the Day

[21]Rodney Dangerfield, on getting older
    Links:
      21. http://www.gourmandizer.com/ezine/albini

"I'm at the age where food has taken the place of sex in my life. In fact,
    I've just had a mirror put over my kitchen table"

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