Newsletter 412


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]The Inevitable Superpower
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/o4ANO1

Arvind Subramanian | PIIE/Foreign Affairs | 23 August 2011

Essay (13-page PDF) arguing that China’s future economic dominance is more
  imminent and will be both greater and more varied than is currently
  supposed. Interesting points on relative decline of the US and how it may
  play out [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/inevitable-superpower

[7]Attention Governor Perry: Evolution Is A Fact
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/pTxR92

Richard Dawkins | Washington Post | 23 August 2011

"There is nothing unusual about Governor Rick Perry. Uneducated fools can be
  found in every country and every period of history, and they are not unknown
  in high office." So starts Dawkins' attack on Republican presidential
  hopeful [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/attention-governor-perry-evolution-fact

[9]'Mrs Sherlock Holmes' Takes On The NYPD
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/qNHpb2

Karen Abbott | Smithsonian | 23 August 2011

Story of Mrs Humiston solving a 1917 murder. Visiting her “was like dropping
  in at Baker Street and having Holmes throw the pipe, violin and hypodermic
  out of the window and begin to discuss how many strawberries make a
  shortcake” [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/mrs-sherlock-holmes-takes-nypd

[11]Reading Is Elemental
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/oqY7Ep

Helen Vendler | Harvard | 19 August 2011

"Without reading, there can be no learning; without learning, no sense of a
  larger world; without sense of a larger world, no ardor to find it; without
  ardor, where is joy?" Here is a utopian dream of how to preserve the
  humanities [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/reading-elemental

[13]What's It Like When Your Film Flops?
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/ncBV2x

Sean Hood | Quora | 24 August 2011

Writer of "Conan the Barbarian" explains. "As the release date approaches
  and tracking numbers start to fall, you start adjusting expectations, always
  with a desperate optimism. You hope that advertising will improve the
  numbers" [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/whats-it-when-your-film-flops

[15]'Psychic Benefits' And The NBA Lockout
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/oqdQNa

Malcolm Gladwell | Grantland | 18 August 2011

Owning a pro sports team is less like having a business than owning a work
  of art. Value lies in "psychic benefits" as well as strict financial worth.
  Difference is that art collectors are honest about this, NBA owners are not
  [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/psychic-benefits-and-nba-lockout

FiveBooks Interview

[17]Carol Gilligan on Gender and Human Nature
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/carol-gilligan-on-gender-and-human-nature

The idea that girls are emotional and “boys don’t cry” is ridiculous, says
  the feminist and psychologist. She tells us about books that debunk the
  gender myths constricting our lives [18]Read on
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/carol-gilligan-on-gender-and-human-nature

Featured Topic

[19]Steve Jobs's Legacy
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/topics/steve-jobss-legacy

The great man has retired. Here's what we should remember him for and what
  his departure means for Apple [20]Read on
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/topics/steve-jobss-legacy

Reader Recommendations

_@sophiemaynard_  The  best  travel  book ever written? [21]t.co/lCmlpGo
  [22]#browsings [23]More like this
    Links:
      21. http://t.co/lCmlpGo
      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/quantum-man-by-lawrence-m-krauss

[25]Quantum Man by Lawrence M Krauss
    Links:
      25. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/quantum-man-by-lawrence-m-krauss

[26]Andy Lawrence says: “Richard Feynman is a hero of every physicist. If
  you want to know what it is like inside the skull of a physicist it’s a good
  book to read” [27]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      26. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/andy-lawrence-on-astronomy-physics-and-people
      27. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[28]On Adaptation
    Links:
      28. http://thebrowser.com/videos/adaptation

Why do some people have a higher pain threshold than others?
  [29]More videos
    Links:
      29. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[30]Daniel Miller, on clothing
    Links:
      30. http://www.ucl.ac.uk/anthropology/staff/d_miller/mil-12

"At any given moment, more than half the world will be wearing denim"

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

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