Newsletter 396


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

[1]The Browser
    Links:
      1. http://thebrowser.com

[5]Riots: The Underclass Lashes Out
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/njw7kN

Mary Riddell | Telegraph | 8 August 2011

Inequality of income, opportunity and education is laid bare. Riots reveal
  "a section of young Britain – the stabbers, shooters, looters, chancers and
  their frightened acolytes – has fallen off the cliff-edge of a crumbling
  nation" [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/riots-underclass-lashes-out

[7]Cincinnati
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/nv98sI

James Pogue | n+1 | 8 August 2011

Bravo. Lovely long essay capturing the great and small events of American
  life as played out in a medium-sized midwestern city. Nothing seems to
  happen here, and yet everything is of interest. Especially the serial killer
  [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/cincinnati

[9]Caring Costs – But So Do Riots
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/p8UzQx

Camila Batmanghelidjh | Independent | 9 August 2011

"Large groups of young adults have been creating their own parallel
  antisocial communities with different rules. The individual is responsible
  for their own survival because the established community is perceived to
  provide nothing" [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/caring-costs-–-so-do-riots

[11]Holocaust Survivor Raised Fist To Death
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/pLuRPr

Kurt Streeter | LA Times | 5 August 2011

Leon Weinstein, 101, fought in Warsaw ghetto uprising. Hid in sewers. Left
  baby daughter on stranger's doorstep. "Tears ran down his cheeks. She had
  blond locks and blue eyes. They will think you are a Gentile, not one of us"
  [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/holocaust-survivor-raised-fist-death

[13]In Broadway Market
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/po5jzM

James Meek | LRB | 9 August 2011

"London is not a melting pot. It is a set of groups self-separated by race,
  language, religion, class, money, education and age group. It’s the
  ingredients for something, laid out side by side and not being mixed, not
  touching" [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/broadway-market

[15]Peter The Wild Boy
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/okIIPX

Roger Moorhouse | History Today | 10 April 2010

Remarkable story, now ungated, of the "feral child" who became a celebrity
  of Georgian era. Walked on all fours, fed on grass and leaves. Kept as a pet
  by Caroline, Princess of Wales. Lived to the age of 72. Never learned to
  speak [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/peter-wild-boy

FiveBooks Interview

[17]Richard Wiseman on Debunking the Paranormal
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/richard-wiseman-on-debunking-paranormal

The psychology professor explains why mediums, spoon bending and near-death
  and out-of-body experiences are all baloney. And how he’s tested people who
  claim they’re psychic to prove they aren’t [18]Read on
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/richard-wiseman-on-debunking-paranormal

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

_@THEMONTHLY_ 'Arab Spring’ by Waleed Aly – a warning against false optimism
  about regime change in the Middle East: [21]t.co/GZwzXel [22]#browsings
  [23]More like this
    Links:
      21. http://t.co/GZwzXel
      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/letters-evelyn-waugh-by-evelyn-waugh

[25]Letters of Evelyn Waugh by Evelyn Waugh
    Links:
      25. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/letters-evelyn-waugh-by-evelyn-waugh

[26]Jonathan Keates says: _“The pleasure of reading his letters is to see
  somebody at work on constructing a personality, on constructing a self”_
  [27]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      26. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/jonathan-keates-on-great-letter-writers
      27. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[28]SmartBird
    Links:
      28. http://thebrowser.com/videos/smartbird

Markus  Fischer,  of  German engineering company Festo, demonstrates a
  mechanical bird [29]More videos
    Links:
      29. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[30]Slavoj Žižek, on inequality
    Links:
      30. http://www.lrb.co.uk/blog/2011/08/09/james-meek/in-broadway-market

"The central human right in late-capitalist society is a right to remain
    at a safe distance from others"

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

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