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[5]Married, With Infidelities
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/l7N4Hx

Mark Oppenheimer | NYT | 30 June 2011

Dan Savage, sex columnist, discusses monogamy. "He believes that pretty much
  anything can be used to spice up a marriage, although he excludes faeces,
  pets and incest, as well as minors, the nonconsenting, the duped and the
  dead" [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/married-infidelities-0

[7]Fall Of The House Of Busch
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/mG2ZSm

Susan Berfield | Businessweek | 30 July 2011

Anheuser-Busch, brewer of Bud, was the biggest beer maker in America. It
  survived Prohibition, strikes, price wars but at a crucial moment failed to
  adapt. The unravelling, when it came, was swift. Both for business and the
  Busches [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/fall-house-busch

[9]Blindsided: The Jerry Joseph Basketball Scandal
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/j0C8dS

Michael Mooney | GQ | 30 June 2011

Jerry Joseph got off a Greyhound bus in Odessa, Texas in February 2009. He
  said he was a homeless orphan from Haiti. He was taken in, enrolled in high
  school. Soon he was a local sporting hero. But all was not as it appeared
  [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/blindsided-jerry-joseph-basketball-scandal

[11]What Could You Do With $20 Billion?
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/lE6QBB

Peter Tchir | Zero Hedge | 30 June 2011

No, not a new Brewster's Millions. We're talking bailouts. Argues
  contagionists hugely understate cost of preventing defaults. And overstate
  problems caused by a Greek default. Solution to this lies in dealing with
  banks, not Greece [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/what-could-you-do-20-billion

[13]The Movie Star
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/j3HZjm

Bill Simmons | Grantland | 29 June 2011

In Hollywood they make too many movies and don't have nearly enough stars.
  So they create "stars" to sell movies—ordinary actors who disappoint, a lot
  of the time. Sports is more rigorous. To stay at the top, you have to
  deliver [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/movie-star

[15]How (And Why) An NBA Team Makes A $7m Profit Look Like A $28m Loss
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/km5HOQ

Tommy Craggs | Deadspin | 30 June 2011

Fascinating analysis shows why sports teams can be so valuable to owners.
  Even if, especially if, they're making losses. Thing is, those losses aren't
  always as real as they seem. And that makes them very useful. Here's how it
  works [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/how-and-why-nba-team-makes-7m-profit-look-28m-loss

FiveBooks Interview

[17]Hari Kunzru on the Mojave Desert
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/hari-kunzru-on-mojave-desert

The novelist explains his fascination with the Mojave desert – a mysterious,
  forgotten place full of secret military sites where the silence feels like a
  physical weight on one’s ears [18]Read on
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/hari-kunzru-on-mojave-desert

Featured Topic

[19]Mind And Brain
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/topics/mind

Everything you wanted - or didn't want - to know about your mind. From how
  many friends your brain can cope with, to experts discussing consciousness
  and mental illness [20]Read on
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/topics/mind

Reader Recommendations

_@polit2k_ Confessions of a Financial Deregulator - J. Bradford DeLong -
  Project Syndicate - [21]goo.gl/I9KmX [22]#browsings [23]More like this
    Links:
      21. http://goo.gl/I9KmX
      22. https://twitter.com/search?q=#browsings
      23. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

Book of the Day

[24]Book of the Day
    Links:
      24. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/looming-tower-by-lawrence-wright

[25]The Looming Tower by Lawrence Wright
    Links:
      25. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/looming-tower-by-lawrence-wright

[26]Peter Taylor says: "If anybody wishes to understand what Al-Qaeda is,
  where it came from and what it is trying to do, this is the key book to
  read" [27]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      26. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/peter-taylor-on-al-qaeda
      27. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[28]Deciphering The Indus Script
    Links:
      28. http://thebrowser.com/videos/deciphering-indus-script

Rajesh Rao's TED talk, about deciphering 4,000-year-old Indian language
  [29]More videos
    Links:
      29. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[30]Farnam Street, on failure
    Links:
      30. http://www.farnamstreetblog.com/notes-from-tim-harfords-book-adapt

"Biologists  have a word for the way in which solutions emerge from
    failure: Evolution"

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

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