Newsletter 358


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[5]The Spam Factory's Dirty Secret
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/mvGmak

Ted Genoways | Mother Jones | 27 June 2011

On the "brain machine". One pig head every three seconds. Each blasted with
  a high-pressure hose. Brains out. Pink slurry. Working in a mist of gore and
  grease. Disgusting job. And, as it turns out, highly dangerous [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/spam-factorys-dirty-secret

[7]When Children Die, Justice Can Be Elusive
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/l3fGCB

AC Thompson et al | ProPublica | 28 June 2011

Ernie Lopez is 11 years into a 60-year prison term. But growing body of
  evidence suggests the forensic pathologist at his trial got it wrong, and
  Lopez wasn't responsible for tragic death of the child in his care
  [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/when-children-die-justice-can-be-elusive

[9]The Truth Behind America’s Taliban Talks
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/kL985s

Ahmed Rashid | FT | 29 June 2011

Exclusive on modalities of American talks with Taliban about Afghan
  withdrawal. Three rounds since November 2010, fourth round likely in
  December 2011. Germans doing most of the mediating and hosting. Karzai knows
  and approves [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/truth-behind-america’s-taliban-talks

[11]Transitions
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/mB4vLE

Eliza Gray | New Republic | 28 June 2011

Transgender people are some of the least protected, most persecuted
  individuals in the United States. An investigation, framed around the
  difficult, ultimately uplifting life story of Caroline Temmermand
  [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/transitions

[13]In the Evening
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/jLAeIj

Chuck Klosterman | Grantland | 23 June 2011

Second-by-second dissection of one song from Led Zeppelin's farewell
  performance at Knebworth in 1979. If you love Led Zeppelin, this piece will
  be the highlight of your week. If not—then, stranger, pass by on the other
  side [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/evening

[15]My Hero: Norman Stone
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/kEgAPi

Toby Ash | Dabbler | 28 June 2011

Former student recalls "tutorials" with maverick, polymath historian. Met
  for lunch. "Four hours later I was in his sitting room, whisky in hand,
  listening to Schubert at a deafening volume and having jokes shouted to me
  in Russian" [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/my-hero-norman-stone

FiveBooks Interview

[17]Daniel Headrick on Technology and Nature
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/daniel-headrick-on-technology-and-nature

The  historian explains how the power of technology has affected man’s
  relationship with the rest of nature, and tells us what determines why some
  civilisations succeed and others fail [18]Read on
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/daniel-headrick-on-technology-and-nature

Featured Topic

[19]Crime & Thriller Writing
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/topics/crime-writing

Leading writers discuss their genre and select their top five essential
  reads, plus selected articles on the murky world of thrillers and whodunnits
  [20]Read on
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/topics/crime-writing

Reader Recommendations

@[21]polit2k Capital requirements: Why they wouldn't have prevented our most
  recent financial crises. - Slate Magazine - [22]goo.gl/FUPzn [23]#browsings
  [24]More like this
    Links:
      21. http://twitter.com/polit2k
      22. http://www.slate.com/id/2297403/pagenum/all
      23. https://twitter.com/search?q=#browsings
      24. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

Book of the Day

[25]Book of the Day
    Links:
      25. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/paradise-beneath-her-feet-how-women-are-transforming-middle-east-by-isobel-coleman

[26]Paradise Beneath her Feet by Isobel Coleman
    Links:
      26. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/paradise-beneath-her-feet-how-women-are-transforming-middle-east-by-isobel-coleman

[27]Zainab Salbi: "There are not many books out there that deal with Muslim
  women  in  a respectful way. This book looks at them with objectivity,
  respect, dignity and integrity" [28]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      27. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/zainab-salbi-on-women’s-empowerment
      28. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[29]Splitscreen: A Love Story
    Links:
      29. http://thebrowser.com/videos/splitscreen-love-story

Winner of Nokia Shorts competition 2011. Amazingly, shot entirely by mobile
  phone
  [30]More videos
    Links:
      30. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[31]Terry Eagleton, on secularism
    Links:
      31. http://www.newstatesman.com/books/2011/06/world-secular-means-god

"Societies become truly secular not when they dispense with religion but
    when they are no longer greatly agitated by it"

[32]More quotes
    Links:
      32. http://thebrowser.com/quotations

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