Newsletter 329


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

[1]Basta Bunga Bunga
    Links:
      1. http://b.rw/mENPem

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 [2]Comments
    Links:
      2. http://thebrowser.com/articles/basta-bunga-bunga

[3]A Constant Feeling Of Crisis
    Links:
      3. http://b.rw/iQkIo8

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" [4]Comments
    Links:
      4. http://thebrowser.com/articles/constant-feeling-crisis

[5]The Man Who Had HIV And Now Does Not
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/jm8mAp

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
  needed [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/tina-rosenberg-ny-mag-29th-may-2011

[7]Britain Rethinks Cyberwar After Stuxnet
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/kHUSL2

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
  attack" [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/britain-rethinks-cyberwar-after-stuxnet

[9]The Birth Of Religion
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/mLc6LK

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
  civilisation [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/birth-religion

[11]Being A Prude In A Family Of Libertines
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/lny0Rd

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
  [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/molly-jong-fast-salon-30th-may-2011

FiveBooks Interview

[13]Shahram Khosravi on a World of Borders
    Links:
      13. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/shahram-khosravi-on-world-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

Featured Topic

[14]Journalism
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/topics/journalism

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

Reader Recommendations

@[15]sophiemaynard Being bilingual makes your smarter:
  [16]nytimes.com/2011/05/31
  science/31conversation.html
  ?_r=2&hp
  #[17]browsings
    Links:
      15. http://twitter.com/sophiemaynard
      16. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/31/science/31conversation.html?_r=2&hp
      17. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#browsings

Book of the Day

[18]Enhancing Evolution by John Harris
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/enhancing-evolution-by-john-harris

[19]Matthew Syed says: "Harris is a brilliant essayist and the book explores
  and explodes a great deal of conservatism in bioethics"
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/matthew-syed-on-champions

Video of the Day

[20]El Bulli Stagiaires
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/videos/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

[21]Bryan Caplan, on policy
    Links:
      21. http://econlog.econlib.org/archives/2011/04/top_40_things_i.html

"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"

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