Newsletter 375


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[5]The Would-Be Prince Of Port-au-Prince
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/nKseSD

Anand Giridharadas | NYT | 15 July 2011

Profile of Wyclef Jean, Haitian rapper, star of the Fugees, failed
  presidential candidate and philanthropist. "While Jean plainly wants to do
  something for Haiti, there is also, it seems, much that he wants Haiti to do
  for him" [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/would-be-prince-port-au-prince

[7]Don't Write Off The Banking Stress Tests
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/pBf51P

Faisal Islam | Channel 4 | 15 July 2011

Eight banks failed EU's stress tests. Another 16 only scraped through. So,
  good that more than 80 passed. Good that tests' announcement spurred some to
  raise capital. Click through to the full data and see how exposed your bank
  is [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/dont-write-banking-stress-tests

[9]The Judging Of Simon Cowell
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/qS9dBx

Amy Chozick | WSJ | 15 July 2011

Profile of TV presenter, amusing and depressing in turns. Earns $12,000 a
  minute. "He's not interested in books or art or any real culture. He goes
  home, puts on Earth, Wind & Fire, eats spaghetti bolognese and watches
  reality TV" [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/judging-simon-cowell

[11]The Extended Mind
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/q0YiuY

Ed Yong | Not Exactly Rocket Science | 14 July 2011

Does the web weaken our memory? New research seems to show that, when we
  anticipate having access to information in the future, we are less likely to
  remember it. But we've become more adept at remembering where to find it
  later [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/extended-mind

[13]Erica Jong: Sex And Motherhood
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/qABiZE

Kira Cochrane | Guardian | 16 July 2011

Lighthearted interview with the famous sex author and her daughter. Both
  entertain with stories of Erica's long line of dubious boyfriends and
  Molly's wholehearted rejection of a sexually liberal lifestyle [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/erica-jong-sex-and-motherhood

[15]Dying Considered As One Of The Fine Arts
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/p7yo8C

Christopher Howse | Telegraph | 14 July 2011

Victorians loved a good deathbed, but we've forgotten art of dying. "The two
  or three dry runs I have experienced, which turned out not to be the real
  thing, seem in retrospect to have been handled amateurishly" [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/dying-considered-one-fine-arts

FiveBooks Interview

[17]Simon Baron-Cohen on Empathy
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/simon-baron-cohen-on-empathy

The autism expert tells us about the links between empathy and language, and
  says our acts of cruelty to one another have at their root a failure to
  empathise [18]Read on
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/simon-baron-cohen-on-empathy

Featured Topic

[19]American Conservatism
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/topics/american-conservatism

Some of America's leading right-of-centre thinkers tell us about the books
  that have shaped their views and explain what it means to be conservative
  today. Click here to see which books our panel of experts voted the most
  influential of all time [20]Read on
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/topics/american-conservatism

Reader Recommendations

_@zachprague_  I  want  to  see  this  documentary  [21]t.co/VYrmOv8 VIA
  _@seegorman_ [22]#browsings [23]More like this
    Links:
      21. http://t.co/VYrmOv8
      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/brilliant-orange-neurotic-genius-dutch-soccer-by-david-winner

[25]Brilliant Orange The Neurotic Genius of Dutch Soccer by David Winner
    Links:
      25. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/brilliant-orange-neurotic-genius-dutch-soccer-by-david-winner

[26]Simon Kuper says: "It’s completely original – he approaches football
  through architecture and space and landscape and painting"[27]FiveBooks
  Archive
    Links:
      26. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/simon-kuper-on-best-football-books-english
      27. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[28]Dyslexie
    Links:
      28. http://thebrowser.com/videos/dyslexie

Typeface with highly differentiated letters, to help dyslexics read more
  easily [29]More videos
    Links:
      29. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[30]Karl Smith, on the recession
    Links:
      30. http://modeledbehavior.com/2010/09/19/your-application-has-been-denied-credit-and-recessions

Despite the mythology that consumers have been paying down debt, the
    reality is that consumers have been defaulting on debt and the banks have
    declined to loan them any more

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

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