Newsletter 371


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[5]The ‘Dramatic Picture’ Of Richard Feynman
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/nW4lnY

Freeman Dyson | NYRB | 4 July 2011

Profile of Richard Feynman, physics superstar. "He created the language that
  a majority of modern physicists speak. Incidentally, he created a language
  that ordinary people without mathematical training can understand"
  [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/‘dramatic-picture’-richard-feynman

[7]The Evils Of Unregulated Capitalism
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/ppsgiy

Joseph Stiglitz | Al Jazeera | 10 July 2011

Nobel laureate explains how "a resurgence of right-wing economics, driven,
  as always, by ideology and special interests, once again threatens the
  global economy". Lessons have not been learned. Fears they won't be
  [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/evils-unregulated-capitalism

[9]Political Apes, Science Communication, And Building A Cooperative Society
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/o0uWJC

Eric Michael Johnson | Scientific American | 11 July 2011

Enjoyable interview with Frans de Waal, leading primatologist. Covers
  science writing, human conflict, politics. "The anger we have towards Wall
  Street is probably a very old primate reaction that relates to cooperation"
  [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/political-apes-science-communication-and-building-cooperative-society

[11]57 Feet & Rising
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/n0rMpE

W Hodding Carter | Outside Online | 7 July 2011

Unusual trip down the Mississippi. In a kayak during the Great Flood. "At
  least, we knew one thing: Since only a fool would be paddling this
  out-of-control river—and fools aren’t worth shooting—we were safe. Blessed
  be the insane" [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/57-feet-rising

[13]Is the Fastest Human Ever Already Alive?
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/pEdLEe

Chuck Klosterman | Grantland | 11 July 2011

"In an era in which science is able to explain and predict so much, it's
  amazing how little we know about the potential of rudimentary movement. Is
  there a speed at which a human body would just break down and disintegrate?"
  [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/fastest-human-ever-already-alive

[15]A Tour Of Manhattan In The 1940s
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/qtXbFp

Charles Cushman | Business Insider | 11 July 2011

Absorbing photo gallery with 63 colour shots of Manhattan, mostly from the
  early 1940s. A few others from 1960. Taken by amateur photographer Charles
  Cushman and made available by Indiana University [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/tour-manhattan-1940s

FiveBooks Interview

[17]Imraan Coovadia on South African Fiction
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/imraan-coovadia-on-south-african-fiction

The South African novelist gives us an unvarnished view of the writer’s
  life, and explains how literature told the story of apartheid and why comedy
  is the easiest way to talk about race [18]Read on
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/imraan-coovadia-on-south-african-fiction

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]nuzav Europe   Needs   a   Plan   B  -  George  Soros  -  Project
  Syndicate [22]t.co/Gtv2OW7via@[23]ProSyn #[24]oped #[25]Browsings [26]More
  like this
    Links:
      21. http://twitter.com/nuzav
      22. http://t.co/Gtv2OW7
      23. http://twitter.com/ProSyn
      24. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#oped
      25. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#Browsings
      26. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

Book of the Day

[27]Book of the Day
    Links:
      27. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/matters-life-and-death-by-tobias-wolff-editor

[28]Matters of Life and Death by Tobias Wolff (editor)
    Links:
      28. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/matters-life-and-death-by-tobias-wolff-editor

[29]Jim Shepard says: "This was a hugely influential anthology in the early
  80s. It’s a snapshot of the very best storywriters of an entire decade"
  [30]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      29. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/jim-shepard-on-short-stories
      30. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[31]The History Of American English
    Links:
      31. http://thebrowser.com/videos/history-american-english

"Waves of immigrants fed America's hunger for words. The Dutch came sharing
  coleslaw and cookies"
  [32]More videos
    Links:
      32. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[33]Oscar Wilde, on Alexander Pope
    Links:
      33. http://flavorwire.com/188138/the-30-harshest-author-on-author-insults-in-history/4#post_body

"There are two ways of disliking poetry; one way is to dislike it, the
    other is to read Pope"

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

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