Newsletter 328


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[1]Won't Get Fooled Again
    Links:
      1. http://b.rw/ln9UVR

Simon Garfield | Intelligent Life | 29 May 2011

Pete Townshend, mid-way through his memoirs, 66, half-deaf, reflects on life
  and music. And on Keith Richards's memoirs. "It’s sad that we will only
  remember Keith’s book because of what he said about the size of Mick’s
  genitals" [2]Comments
    Links:
      2. http://thebrowser.com/articles/wont-get-fooled-again-0

[3]Why I’m Putting All My Savings Into Bitcoin
    Links:
      3. http://b.rw/lINjAx

Rick Falkvinge | Falkvinge | 29 May 2011

Would you risk investing all your life savings in a new, unproven online
  virtual currency? Well, Rick Falkvinge is doing just that. Despite the
  numerous risks, he believes this might be the investment of the century.
  Here's why [4]Comments
    Links:
      4. http://thebrowser.com/articles/why-i’m-putting-all-my-savings-bitcoin

[5]He Killed Edwin Pratt
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/kZjveZ

Rick Anderson | Seattle Weekly | 25 May 2011

Civil rights campaigner Ed Pratt was shot dead on the porch of his house in
  Seattle on a snowy January night in 1969. His work had brought him enemies,
  both black and white. Has Seattle's coldest murder case finally been solved?
  [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/he-killed-edwin-pratt

[7]How Do CEOs Spend Their Time?
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/m6NfID

Oriana Bandiera et al | Vox | 28 May 2011

Surprise, surprise. They're mostly in meetings. Spend 85% of time "with
  other people". But are those people colleagues or outsiders? Face time with
  colleagues benefits mainly the company. Face time with outsiders benefits
  CEOs [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/how-do-ceos-spend-their-time

[9]Drugged And Duped
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/mfNI0T

David Gambacorta | Philly | 19 May 2011

TV weatherman says East Europeans drugged him and maxed out his credit card
  in Miami Beach. "I woke up in a taxi. My shirt was stained with red wine,
  and I had this huge painting of a woman's head". AmEx wants him to repay
  $43,000 [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/drugged-and-duped

[11]The Professor And The Pornographer
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/lhpMgL

David Eisenbach | Chronicle Review | 29 May 2011

"Hello, David, it's Larry Flynt. I saw your show on the History Channel. I
  have a business proposition. I want to write a book with you about the sex
  lives of the presidents. Think it over, and let's talk some more over
  dinner" [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/professor-and-pornographer

FiveBooks Interview

[13]Hugo Vickers on Royal Biographies
    Links:
      13. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/hugo-vickers-on-royal-biographies

Hugo Vickers talks about what makes a good royal biography, and how he
  helped Helena Bonham Carter prepare for her film role as the Queen Mother

Featured Topic

[14]Espionage
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/topics/espionage

The irresistible subject - spies. Who are they? What do they really do? Are
  today's spies that different from the heroes of the Cold War? Read on to
  find out

Reader Recommendations

@[15]polit2k:  A  'war' we should fight no longer - Mary Ann Sieghart,
  Commentators - The Independent - [16]goo.gl/UpAD9 #[17]browsings
    Links:
      15. http://twitter.com/polit2k
      16. http://goo.gl/UpAD9
      17. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#browsings

Book of the Day

[18]Negative Space by Manny Farber
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/negative-space-by-manny-farber

[19]Andrew  Sarris says: "Manny Farber was a great writer. I think his
  reviews read better now than they did at the moment he wrote them"
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/andrew-sarris-on-film-criticism

Video of the Day

[20]Girl With Dragon Tattoo
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/videos/girl-dragon-tattoo

Official trailer, I think, but with a pirated feel. David Fincher directs.
  Trent Reznor cover of "Immigrant Song"

Quote of the Day

[21]Alfred Hitchcock, on suspense
    Links:
      21. http://tomshone.blogspot.com/2011/05/fine-art-of-suspense-botched.html

"Suspense consists of letting an audience know precisely what is about to
    happen—and then making them wait for it"

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