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

[5]Totally Psyched For The Full-Rip Nine
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/pYaSmL

Bruce Barcott | Outside | 25 August 2011

What happens when "the big one" hits north-west coast of North America. That
  is, a magnitude-9.0 earthquake plus tsunami. Ground under Seattle and
  Portland liquefies. You have 15 minutes to get above 50 feet of elevation
  [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/totally-psyched-full-rip-nine

[7]How To Turn A Continent Into A Subprime CDO
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/oV5aip

Mark Blyth | Triple Crisis | 25 August 2011

"Eurozone resembles a 2008 vintage subprime CDO. The Greek, Irish and
  Portuguese periphery is riskiest junior tranche, the Italians and Spanish
  are the mezzanine tranche, France and Germany form the senior tranche." Will
  it implode? [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/how-turn-continent-subprime-cdo

[9]Jon Huntsman, The No-Drama Conservative
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/ppocQ8

Michael Brendan Dougherty | American Conservative | 24 August 2011

Diplomatic, yes. Moderate, no. "Moderate" Republicans tend to disagree with
  their party on taxes, guns and abortion. "Huntsman’s record on those isn’t
  just to the right of other moderates, it is to the right of most
  conservatives" [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/jon-huntsman-no-drama-conservative

[11]How To Make An Intelligent Blockbuster And Not Alienate People
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/rmbgtu

Mark Kermode | Observer | 28 August 2011

"We've all learned to tolerate a level of overpaid, institutionalised
  corporate dreadfulness that no one actually likes but everyone meekly
  accepts because we've all been told that blockbuster movies have to be
  stupid to survive" [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/how-make-intelligent-blockbuster-and-not-alienate-people

[13]Don't Ignore Tim Cook's Sexuality
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/nrJ4ZZ

Felix Salmon | Reuters | 25 August 2011

Tim Cook, successor of Steve Jobs as Apple boss, is now the most powerful
  gay man in the world. "This is newsworthy, no? But you won’t find it
  reported in any legacy/mainstream outlet." Why not? It's tantamount to a new
  stigma [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/dont-ignore-tim-cooks-sexuality

[15]1911, The Other Revolution
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/nTcyaH

Isabel Hilton | Granta | 24 August 2011

This year marks the 90th anniversary of the Communist Party's founding. And
  the 100th anniversary of the overthrow of the imperial system by army
  officers and Sun Yat Sen in 1911. Guess which one gets celebrated, and which
  ignored [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/1911-other-revolution

FiveBooks Interview

[17]George Ayittey on Africa through African Eyes
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/george-ayittey-on-africa-through-african-eyes

The Ghanaian economist denounces the failure of leadership and Western
  policy in Africa and explains what “African solutions to African problems”
  would mean in practice [18]Read on
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/george-ayittey-on-africa-through-african-eyes

Featured Topic

[19]Revolution In Libya
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/topics/revolution-libya

With rebels in control of Tripoli, the battle to overthrow Colonel Gaddafi's
  regime has reached its endgame. Read our selection of articles about the
  Libyan leader's brutal 42-year rule and the revolt that's raised hopes of a
  better future   [20]Read on
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/topics/revolution-libya

Reader Recommendations

@[21]polit2k Tablet  computers: Difference Engine: Reality dawns | The
  Economist[22]t.co/GjloGqz via @[23]theeconomist [24]#browsings [25]More like
  this
    Links:
      21. http://twitter.com/polit2k
      22. http://www.economist.com/blogs/babbage/2011/08/tablet-computers
      23. http://twitter.com/theeconomist
      24. https://twitter.com/search?q=#browsings
      25. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

Book of the Day

[26]Book of the Day
    Links:
      26. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/art-and-science-wine-by-james-halliday-and-hugh-johnson

[27]The Art and Science of Wine by James Halliday and Hugh Johnson
    Links:
      27. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/art-and-science-wine-by-james-halliday-and-hugh-johnson

[28]Randall Grahm says: “There are other winemaking books, but if you have
  one wine book on a desert island this would probably be the one that you
  want or need”[29]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      28. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/randall-grahm-on-wine
      29. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[30]Dragon Runner 10
    Links:
      30. http://thebrowser.com/videos/dragon-runner-10

Throwable robot, or throwbot. You throw it somewhere—through a window,
  say—and it gets to work [31]More videos
    Links:
      31. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[32]William Gibson, on terrorism
    Links:
      32. http://nymag.com/daily/entertainment/2010/09/vulture_transcript_william_gib.html

If the terrorist can get you to think about what he’s doing as terrorism,
    you’re already in his win position

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

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