Basta Bunga Bunga
Ariel Levy | New Yorker | 30 May 2011
He says what he does is only natural and what any man would do if he could.
But this romp through the life of Silvio Berlusconi suggests why Italians
may finally be tiring of their hedonistic prime minister Comments
A Constant Feeling Of Crisis
Max Chafkin | Inc Magazine | 29 May 2011
Fascinating, detailed account of tough business environment in Argentina.
"Retail sales fall 5% in the US and people say it's a major crisis. Our
sales went down 65% in a single month. That's a crisis" Comments
The Man Who Had HIV And Now Does Not
Tina Rosenberg | New York | 29 May 2011
Could it be possible to cure AIDS after all? Consider the case of Timothy
Brown, who shows no sign of HIV more than four years after undergoing
innovative treatment. Perhaps a ray of hope, despite the costs and research
Britain Rethinks Cyberwar After Stuxnet
Nick Hopkins | Guardian | 30 May 2011
A most sophisticated computer virus. "Stuxnet was ingeniously complex,
probably took several people many years to develop, and has opened the eyes
of every government to the destructive possibilities of a new type of covert
The Birth Of Religion
Charles Mann | National Geographic | 16 May 2011
Göbekli Tepe temple in Turkey was built 11,600 years ago. Seven millennia
before Great Pyramids. First known human structure more complex than a hut.
Perhaps the urge to worship was at the root of all technology and
Being A Prude In A Family Of Libertines
Molly Jong-Fast | Salon | 30 May 2011
"I am my mother’s worst bourgeois nightmare. I live on the Upper East Side.
I have three children – all by the same man!" Erica Jong's daughter reflects
on how different her life is compared to her racy parents and grandparents
Shahram Khosravi on a World of Borders
The migration expert says that to understand what makes integration fail or
succeed we need to know why migrants moved in the first place
Find out what it's really like to be a journalist. Read about the shadowy
world of foreign reporting, learn what makes a great article and delve into
the history of journalism
@sophiemaynard Being bilingual makes your smarter:
Book of the Day
Enhancing Evolution by John Harris
Matthew Syed says: "Harris is a brilliant essayist and the book explores
and explodes a great deal of conservatism in bioethics"
Video of the Day
El Bulli Stagiaires
Advertisement for Estrella Damm beer. Nice music, too. And being an
apprentice cook doesn't look all bad, either
Quote of the Day
Bryan Caplan, on policy
"Before you study public opinion, you wonder why policy isn't far better.
After you study public opinion, you wonder why policy isn't far worse"