Newsletter 326


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

[1]The Monster And Monterrey
    Links:
      1. http://b.rw/k8EL1Y

Nik Steinberg | The Nation | 25 May 2011

Crazy politics of Mexico's drug wars. "Sceptical of the ability of police
  and courts to bring those responsible to justice, citizens increasingly see
  no option except taking the law into their own hands. The results can be
  horrific" [2]Comments
    Links:
      2. http://thebrowser.com/articles/monster-and-monterrey

[3]Tyler Cowen And The "Great Stagnation"
    Links:
      3. http://b.rw/ijuICK

Brendan Greeley | Bloomberg | 27 May 2011

Profile of world's greatest blogger, 16th-most influential economist,
  voracious reader, "agony aunt", ethnic food guru, chess champion, and author
  of 15 books, including this year's zeitgeist-capturing "Great Stagnation"
  [4]Comments
    Links:
      4. http://thebrowser.com/articles/tyler-cowen-and-great-stagnation

[5]The Places In Between
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/krh16i

Paul Theroux | FT | 27 May 2011

Good travel writing should be "a species of trespass combined with true
  discovery". Having a bad time is helpful. "I want to read about the
  miserable, difficult, inhospitable places; the forbidden cities and the back
  roads" [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/paul-theroux-ft-27th-may-2011

[7]It Can Never Be As Bad In Fiction As It Is In Real Life
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/kx0hcm

Ken Kesey | Letters Of Note | 25 May 2011

Author defends stage version of _One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest_. "People
  who saw the play as being about a mental hospital are the sort that would
  fault _Moby Dick_ for being an exaggerated story about a boat" [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/it-can-never-be-bad-fiction-it-real-life

[9]One Hundred Years Of The Indy 500
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/mqnwTQ

Charles Leerhsen | Smithsonian | 20 May 2011

Wonderful account of the first Indy 500 car race, held on 30 May 1911.
  Thrilling, horrifying, at times comical but compelling reading throughout.
  Features 40 daring drivers, dramatic crashes, confusion over the eventual
  winner [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/one-hundred-years-indy-500

[11]I Was A 17-Year-Old Pornographer
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/iGm7Pl

Steven Heller | Salon | 26 May 2011

Hapless former art director of New York Review of Sex (& Politics) tells
  entertaining story of his arrest. "I told the police that my distributor
  accused me of being the only person in New York who could make a sex paper
  fail" [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/i-was-17-year-old-pornographer

FiveBooks Interview

[13]Dambisa Moyo on The West vs The Rest
    Links:
      13. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/dambisa-moyo-on-west-vs-rest

The author and economist argues that the West is in decline, the U.S. faces
  structural unemployment, and authoritarian states like China are in many
  ways better positioned to deal with financial busts

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

_@sophiemaynard_    Long    commutes   lead   to   divorce.   oh   dear.
  [15]www.slate.com/id/2295603 _#browsings_
    Links:
      15. http://www.slate.com/id/2295603

Book of the Day

[16]Poems on the Underground by Gerard Benson, Judith Chernaik, Cicely Herbert
(editors)
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/poems-underground-by-gerard-benson-judith-chernaik-cicely-herbert-editors

[17]Roger McGough says: "What’s great is the choice of poems: a mix of the
  classics, William Blake and Dante, with many modern poems"
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/roger-mcgough-on-poetry-anthologies

Video of the Day

[18]"Too Big To Fail" In 80 Seconds
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/videos/too-big-fail-80-seconds

Bank-crash film boiled down to its essential narrative: bankers swearing

Quote of the Day

[19]Pierre Bordieu, on self-awareness
    Links:
      19. http://understandingsociety.blogspot.com/2011/05/practical-mentality.html

"It is because subjects do not, strictly speaking, know what they are
    doing, that what they do has more meaning than they know"

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