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[5]The Maid's Tale
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/nWBUvM

Christopher Dickey & John Solomon | Newsweek | 25 July 2011

"She glanced around the living room for luggage, saw none. 'Hello?
  Housekeeping.' Then a naked man with white hair suddenly appeared, as if out
  of nowhere." The head of the IMF no less. Allegedly. Here is the maid's
  account in full [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/maids-tale

[7]Hell On Utøya
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/plb0c1

Prableen Kaur | Midget Viking | 23 July 2011

Eyewitness account of shootings in Norway from vice chairwoman of Oslo youth
  party. "I saw blood. Fear. I decided to get up. I had been lying on top of a
  dead body. Two dead bodies were on top of me. I had guardian angels"
  [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/hell-utøya

[9]How The Internet Created An Age Of Rage
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/rthaVU

Tim Adams | Observer | 24 July 2011

Excellent essay on the bile and hatred generated by online comment threads.
  At issue? Anonymity and what psychologists term deindividuation. "It's what
  happens when social norms are withdrawn because identities are concealed"
  [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/how-internet-created-age-rage

[11]America's Drunkest Writer
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/nMntc2

Jimmy So | Daily Beast | 16 July 2011

Stiff competition in this department. But the winner is: F. Scott
  Fitzgerald, to judge from a new collection of his writings, on drink. Didn't
  even succeed in capitalising on drunken persona. Just crumbled into
  oblivion, and died [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/americas-drunkest-writer

[13]Hack Work
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/r5zYpM

Anthony Lane | New Yorker | 25 July 2011

On Rupert Murdoch, Piers Morgan, Kelvin MacKenzie, privacy, power, and
  British society. "It was Murdoch's genius, and also the cause of his current
  woes, to bring the revelry to a head and give the people what they asked
  for" [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/hack-work

[15]Spirit Is Willing, And So Is The Flesh
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/p3LiNg

Carlin Romano | Chronicle Reivew | 20 July 2011

Review of essay-collection, "The Philosophy of Viagra". Does it make people
  happier? How would the ancients have reacted? Diogenes would have taken it.
  Probably Aristotle too, out of curiosity. But not Socrates. Nor the Stoics
  [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/spirit-willing-and-so-flesh

FiveBooks Interview

[17]John Morrill on Oliver Cromwell
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/john-morrill-on-oliver-cromwell

The professor of history at Cambridge asks why Oliver Cromwell remains
  Britain’s most controversial ruler, and what the morbid story of Cromwell’s
  head after his death has to say about British history [18]Read on
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/john-morrill-on-oliver-cromwell

Featured Topic

[19]Moral Philosophy
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/topics/moral-philosophy

Do babies have morals? Does surveillance make us better? Is free will an
  illusion or not? Is there such a thing as evil? Get to grips with the big
  questions of right and wrong [20]Read on
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/topics/moral-philosophy

Reader Recommendations

@[21]nuzav Oslo attacks: Why did so many experts blame Islamic terrorists? -
  By Christopher Hitchens - [22]t.co/H0Rzu68 #[23]Browsings [24]More like this
    Links:
      21. http://twitter.com/nuzav
      22. http://t.co/H0Rzu68
      23. http://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/black-holes-and-time-warps-by-kip-s-thorne

[26]Black Holes and Time Warps by Kip S Thorne
    Links:
      26. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/black-holes-and-time-warps-by-kip-s-thorne

[27]Sean Carroll says: It is really the most modern exposition yet at a
  popular level of Einstein’s theory of relativity. [28]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      27. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/black-holes-and-time-warps-by-kip-s-thorne
      28. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[29]A History Of The Title Sequence
    Links:
      29. http://thebrowser.com/videos/history-title-sequence

All inside a minute. Love the nod to Pixar up front [30]More videos
    Links:
      30. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[31]Colin Thubron, on the changing world
    Links:
      31. http://www.thebrowser.com/interviews/colin-thubron-on-travel-writing

"The world’s changing all the time. It’s never seen once and for all, it
    has to be interpreted again and again, like Dante’s Divine Comedy"

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

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