Newsletter 321


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[1]Services Pending
    Links:
      1. http://b.rw/lCseQG

Susan McCarty | Utne/Iowa Review | 20 May 2011

Diary of a regional newspaper obituarist. "Most people in Iowa die of old
  age, natural causes. The general exception to this is that everyone knows at
  least one person who has been killed in a brutal farm machinery accident"
  [2]Comments
    Links:
      2. http://thebrowser.com/articles/services-pending

[3]Economics Of Unhappiness
    Links:
      3. http://b.rw/iUWiDo

John Quiggin | Chronicle Review | 22 May 2011

Philosophy tells us to be happy with what we have. Economics tells us that
  we always want more. Psychology tells us that we aren't any happier even
  when we have more. So how can we set about constructing a happier society?
  [4]Comments
    Links:
      4. http://thebrowser.com/articles/economics-unhappiness

[5]Storm Over Syria
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/j4DR9T

Malise Ruthven | NYRB | 20 May 2011

"How did Syria come to this pass? The regime’s ruthless attachment to power
  lies in a complex web of tribal loyalties and networks of patronage
  underpinned by a uniquely powerful religious bond." Excellent historical
  backgrounder [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/storm-over-syria

[7]What Should Apple Buy With Its Billions? A Carrier
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/lZvayG

Matthew Panzarino | The Next Web | 22 May 2011

Apple sits on a cash pile of $77bn. Maybe it's time to invest in a carrier.
  One that could offer unlimited data contracts from as little as $35 a month.
  Any candidates? Sprint's 4G Clearwire could be an option [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/what-should-apple-buy-its-billions-carrier

[9]The Elephant In The Green Room
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/k7doE3

Gabriel Sherman | New York | 22 May 2011

Behind-the-scenes feature on TV executive, Roger Ailes, key figure in the
  rise of Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin. "He knew there were a couple million
  conservatives who were a potential audience, and he built Fox to reach them"
  [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/elephant-green-room

[11]Speaking The Unspeakable
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/jKTF0q

Jenny Diski | NYT | 20 May 2011

"It is a word that belongs colloquially to my anatomy if I choose, but that
  has been so appropriated by misogyny and prudery that I am supposed to be
  horrified and distressed when it is used, as misogyny and prudery would
  require" [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/speaking-unspeakable

FiveBooks Interview

[13]Jason Zweig on Personal Finance
    Links:
      13. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/jason-zweig-on-personal-finance

The _Wall Street Journal_ personal finance columnist explains why there's
  truth in the old adage that investors get the returns they deserve, and
  suggests how savers can avoid being taken for a ride

Featured Topic

[14]Film
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/topics/film

What do film directors read? Is screenwriting literature? What are the best
  Indian films? Is there fame in film subtitling? Our experts and editors have
  the answers. For the film buff who browses ...

Reader Recommendations

@[15]polit2k Mary  Ann  Sieghart:  Enough  of men who crash and burn -
  @[16]MASieghartCommentators - The Independent - [17]goo.gl/6Z7Vi
  #[18]browsings
    Links:
      15. http://twitter.com/polit2k
      16. http://twitter.com/MASieghart
      17. http://goo.gl/6Z7Vi
      18. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#browsings

Book of the Day

[19]The Art of Memory by Frances A Yates
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/art-memory-by-frances-yates

[20]Joshua  Foer  says: "It’s the book that started the whole field of
  academic research into the art of memory. For anyone interested in the
  subject, it’s the first thing to read"
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/joshua-foer-on-memory

Video of the Day

[21]Super Sad True Book Club
    Links:
      21. http://thebrowser.com/videos/super-sad-true-book-club

Paul  Giamatti,  Gary  Shteyngart and Felix the Dachsund celebrate the
  paperback edition of Gary's latest book

Quote of the Day

[22]Penelope Trunk, on harassment
    Links:
      22. http://marginalrevolution.com/marginalrevolution/2011/05/incentives-installment-1438.html

"Sexual harassment will creep up the corporate ladder, as men try to
    protect themselves by harassing only women who have careers they need to
    protect"

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