Newsletter 319


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

[1]Woof! John Elder Robison, Living Boldly As A “Free-Range Aspergian”
    Links:
      1. http://b.rw/ledTe6

Steve Silberman | Neurotribes | 18 May 2011

“It’s not a disease. It doesn’t need curing." Steve Silberman interviews
  John Robison, a “free-range Aspergian” and best-selling author, about life
  with autism [2]Comments
    Links:
      2. http://thebrowser.com/articles/woof-john-elder-robison-living-boldly-“free-range-aspergian”

[3]Louis Theroux Goes To The Miami Mega-Jail
    Links:
      3. http://b.rw/jp1kgm

Louis Theroux | BBC | 20 May 2011

Documentary maker steps inside brutal confines of Miami jail system where
  inmates unconvicted of any crime await trial, sometimes for years. They live
  24 to a cell, with one shower and two toilets, fighting for snacks and all
  else [4]Comments
    Links:
      4. http://thebrowser.com/articles/louis-theroux-goes-miami-mega-jail

[5]One Death Provides New Life For Many
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/jc67J5

Denise Grady | NYT | 16 May 2011

In this powerful story about organ donations, a man called Julio Garcia, in
  dying, provides new life for eight other people [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/one-death-provides-new-life-many

[7]Bubonic Plague In America, Part I: LA Outbreak
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/mcohet

Anonymous | puffthemutantdragon | 12 May 2011

“Los Angeles newspapers took refuge in euphemisms... as if they were too
  frightened to say its real name.” This is a wonderful blog post about how
  plague bacteria hit LA, how they evolved, how they survive and how they kill
  [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/bubonic-plague-america-part-i-la-outbreak

[9]Positive Black Swans
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/laAWZ8

Tim Harford | Slate | 17 May 2011

In telling the story of Mario Capecchi – a man who went from street urchin
  to Nobel laureate – Tim Harford masterfully shows how science thrives when
  great minds are given the leeway to pursue risky projects [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/positive-black-swans

[11]How 'Hotel-Room Journalism' Uncovered A Qaddafi Bunker
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/mryCIQ

Uri Friedman | Atlantic Wire | 16 May 2011

A wonderful example of journalism in the online age. Holed up in a Libyan
  hotel, Uri Friedman uses local knowledge, Twitter, Google Earth, and Skype
  to find the location of an underground communications bunker [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/how-hotel-room-journalism-uncovered-qaddafi-bunker

FiveBooks Interview

[13]Lawrence F Kaplan on US Intervention
    Links:
      13. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/lawrence-f-kaplan-on-us-intervention

The foreign affairs commentator explains why US presidents have less room to
  manoeuvre on foreign policy than they think, and why President Obama has had
  to set aside his “minimalist” inclinations

Featured Topic

[14]Sex
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/topics/sex

Call girls, bondage, pornography, naked yoga, adultery and the science of
  sperm; it's all here but maybe NSFW

Reader Recommendations

@[15]veganosophy RT        @[16]TheAmScho:        Historians       and
  Nature [17]tinyurl.com/3e8b4jv #[18]browsings
    Links:
      15. http://twitter.com/veganosophy
      16. http://twitter.com/TheAmScho
      17. http://tinyurl.com/3e8b4jv
      18. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#browsings

Book of the Day

[19]On Roads by Joe Moran
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/roads-by-joe-moran

[20]Danny Dorling says: "Joe Moran can take a subject that seems boring and
  make it fascinating. If I had to recommend just one book about Britain, I’d
  say please read this"
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/danny-dorling-on-modern-britain

Video of the Day

[21]Women Falling Down
    Links:
      21. http://thebrowser.com/videos/women-falling-down

Hollywood stereotyping. An action pic can have a flawed hero. A romantic
  comedy needs a floored heroine

Quote of the Day

[22]Paul Valéry, on books
    Links:
      22. http://marginalrevolution.com/marginalrevolution/2011/05/quotations-from-paul-valery.html

“Books have the same enemies as people: fire, humidity, animals, weather,
    and their own content”

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