Newsletter 391


Hic sunt camelopardus: this historical edition of The Browser is presented for archaeological purposes; links and formatting may be broken.

[5]Enter The Cyber-Dragon
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/piDo4Z

Michael Joseph Gross | Vanity Fair | 3 August 2011

Huge feature investigating a decade of cyber attacks against Lockheed
  Martin, Google, RSA and others. China top suspect. “There are only two types
  of companies—those that know they’ve been compromised, and those that don’t
  know" [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/enter-cyber-dragon

[7]Deceptive Picture
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/ofV7ur

Alex Ross | New Yorker | 2 August 2011

Oscar Wilde's Dorian Gray had an inauspicious launch. One review described
  it as appealing to “outlawed noblemen and perverted telegraph-boys”.
  Beautifully crafted essay looks at Wilde, his writing and re-writing of this
  classic [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/deceptive-picture

[9]The Debt Ceiling Deal
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/nGJf7t

Brendan Greeley | Businessweek | 3 August 2011

Washington's deal over the debt ceiling appears to have satisfied nobody.
  But could the tense, protracted negotiations ever have turned out
  differently? Game theory suggests not. There are set rules for playing
  "chicken" [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/debt-ceiling-deal

[11]Minter’s Ring
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/ovl4kg

Gilbert King | Past Imperfect | 2 August 2011

Mystery tale from WWII. American naval officer Minter Dial died in the
  Philippines in 1944, a captive of the Japanese. So why was his signet-ring
  found in Korea 20 years later? Fine stuff from the Smithsonian's new history
  blog [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/minter’s-ring

[13]Countdown To Tragedy
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/oysEVZ

Brad Wieners | Sports Illustrated | 18 July 2011

Terrifying story of mountain climbers caught in vicious electrical storm in
  Wyoming's Grand Teton National Park. "I was thinking, _They're falling_, but
  not realising I was falling too." Thanks Michael Pace for alerting us
  [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/countdown-tragedy

[15]The Bell Jar At 40
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/oFHg9F

Emily Gould | Poetry Foundation | 28 July 2011

Admiring, nicely balanced appreciation of suicidal poet. "Sylvia Plath
  wanted to be a good mother. But that part of her was always fighting with
  being a very selfish person who wanted to devote time and resources to her
  work" [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/bell-jar-40

FiveBooks Interview

[17]Dominic Lawson on Chess
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/dominic-lawson-on-chess

You don’t have to be a genius to play chess, but it helps. The journalist
  tells us about the logical beauty of the game, its history and political
  context, and the lives and minds of its greatest masters [18]Read on
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/dominic-lawson-on-chess

Featured Topic

[19]Natural History
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/topics/natural-history

Everything you need to know about natural history. Experts from London's
  Natural History Museum discuss their top five books on everything - from
  bats to plants, dinosaurs to meteorites and more [20]Read on
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/topics/natural-history

Reader Recommendations

_@obitmag_  _#longreads_  _#browsings_  Murder in the Middle of Nowhere: Two
  girls,  one  girl’s  life  taken;  another  girl’s  —  mine — changed.
  [21]ht.ly/5UY3v[22] #browsings [23]More like this
    Links:
      21. http://ht.ly/5UY3v
      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/tinker-tailor-soldier-spy-by-john-le-carré

[25]Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy by John le Carré
    Links:
      25. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/tinker-tailor-soldier-spy-by-john-le-carré

[26]Robert Baer says: “This is beautifully written. For classic espionage in
  a little town in Germany, you can’t do better than le Carré” [27]FiveBooks
  Archive
    Links:
      26. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/robert-baer-on-being-spy
      27. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[28]Nosh: 404
    Links:
      28. http://thebrowser.com/videos/nosh-404

"Regarding the page you are currently looking for. It did not want to be
  found and a firefight ensued" [29]More videos
    Links:
      29. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[30]George Bernard Shaw, on learning
    Links:
      30. http://places.designobserver.com/feature/what-does-fiction-know-richard-powers/28838

"The sign of a truly educated person is to be deeply moved by statistics"

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

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