Newsletter 345


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[1]The Indignity Of Industrial Tomatoes
    Links:
      1. http://b.rw/jpl39P

Barry Estabrook | Gilt Taste | 13 June 2011

Best piece you'll ever read about tomatoes. Unless you're a farmer from
  Florida. In which case you might want to go back to gassing those hard,
  perfectly round, nutrient-poor, taste-free, green orbs with ethylene to turn
  them red [2]Comments
    Links:
      2. http://thebrowser.com/articles/indignity-industrial-tomatoes

[3]Heart With No Beat Offers Hope
    Links:
      3. http://b.rw/juSVVT

Carrie Feibel | NPR | 13 June 2011

Doctors transplant DIY centrifugal pump into calf. Result? No pulse, no
  heartbeat. "By every metric we have to analyse patients, she's not living.
  But here you can see she's a vigorous, happy, playful calf." Also works for
  humans [4]Comments
    Links:
      4. http://thebrowser.com/articles/heart-no-beat-offers-hope

[5]Black Ops And Blood Money
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/ldEtpi

Matthew Teague | Men's Journal | 1 June 2011

Gripping back-story to arrest of American contractor Raymond Davis, held in
  Lahore for shooting two men who were about to shoot him, and eventually
  freed after huge diplomatic row between US and Pakistan. He was indeed a spy
  [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/black-ops-and-blood-money

[7]The Humpty-Dumpty Problem
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/muBlT2

Robert L Dorit | American Scientist | 13 June 2011

Since Descartes suggested we could understand complex machines by taking
  them to pieces, reductionism has dominated science. But the difficulty of
  reconstructing living things from component parts suggests limits to this
  approach [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/humpty-dumpty-problem

[9]#amwriting
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/iGcvNm

Dani Shapiro | n+1 | 15 June 2011

On the distractions of the writing life. "You may have to pull a Franzen,
  and have a dedicated computer, stripped down of all bells and whistles until
  it resembles a Smith Corona in the limited nature of its possible functions"
  [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/amwriting

[11]So, Cricket? Maybe?
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/jdZIRp

Michael Schur & Nate DiMeo | Grantland | 13 June 2011

Two Americans who don't know anything about cricket watch an entire
  India-Pakistan match. They know what they're watching is important. They
  document the entire spectacle. All nine hours of it. End up longing for NFL
  football [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/so-cricket-maybe

FiveBooks Interview

[13]Gideon Rose on US Foreign Policy
    Links:
      13. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/gideon-rose-on-us-foreign-policy

Should America have intervened in Libya? Done more? Done less? Done it
  differently? The editor of _Foreign Affairs_ explains the tension that lies
  at the heart of every foreign policy decision

Featured Topic

[14]China
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/topics/china

Everything you need to know about the rising power. Original interviews with
  experts such as Richard Baum, Isabel Hilton, and Xinran - and the books and
  articles they recommend

Reader Recommendations

@[15]MchlRbnsnBlogs Ass and You Shall Receive | NY pop up lap dancing club
  exposed funny but sad [16]#browsings  [17]bit.ly/mREALv
    Links:
      15. http://twitter.com/MchlRbnsnBlogs
      16. https://twitter.com/search?q=#browsings
      17. http://www.observer.com/2011/06/ass-and-you-shall-receive-the-observer-exposes-a-clandestine-pop-up-lap-dance-club

Book of the Day

[18]Taliban by Ahmed Rashid
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/taliban-militant-islam-oil-and-fundamentalism-central-asia-by-ahmed-rashid

[19]Jonathan Powell says: "This book argues that successful negotiation can
  only happen if you try to understand the other side’s point of view"
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/jonathan-powell-on-negotiation

Video of the Day

[20]Anatomy Of A Computer Virus
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/videos/anatomy-computer-virus

Infographic  explaining  Stuxnet.  Produced for Australian TV program,
  "HungryBeast"

Quote of the Day

[21]Oliver Reichenstein, on pricing
    Links:
      21. http://www.informationarchitects.jp/en/ia-writer-on-prices-and-features

"The right price for a product is the highest price you can ask for, but
    with one condition: that your customers remain happy after they buy it"

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