Newsletter 426


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]Iceland: Eaten Alive, Or Growing To Live?
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/q2CPTN

John Thackara | Doors Of Perception | 2 September 2011

You think of Iceland as a clean, green place, right? Wrong. Yes, there's
  plenty of hydro and thermal power. But who's using that cheap energy?
  Aluminium smelters, mainly, making Iceland a hub for the dirtiest industry
  on earth [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/iceland-eaten-alive-or-growing-live

[7]Indians Keep The Italian Cheese Coming
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/o7KBpk

Elisabetta Povoledo | NYT | 7 September 2011

That crumbly Italian Gran Padano cheese you put on your spaghetti? It's made
  by Sikhs from Punjab, who have been settling in the Po valley, taking over
  farm jobs abandoned by locals. Even the Northern League grumblingly accepts
  them [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/indians-keep-italian-cheese-coming

[9]There's Just One Hitch
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/qfP5tp

David Free | Australian | 7 September 2011

Fine appreciation of Hitchens pegged to a review of his latest essay
  collection. "His sheer blazing willingness to speak his mind, always and
  forcefully, has made him a lode-star of candour in a time of double-talk and
  euphemism" [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/theres-just-one-hitch

[11]Challenges Facing US Monetary Policy
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/psogK4

Charles Evans | Federal Reserve Bank Of Chicago | 7 September 2011

Important speech. Head of Chicago Fed calls for stronger action on jobs:
  "When unemployment stands at 9%, we’re missing our employment mandate by
  three full percentage points. That’s just as bad as 5% inflation versus a 2%
  target" [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/challenges-facing-us-monetary-policy

[13]Sweet Stings And Armageddon
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/pUA2zt

William Bostwick | Gilt Taste | 6 September 2011

Charming piece on amateur beekeeping. "It is about building a perfect world
  for your bees, and then breaking it apart and stealing their food." And then
  there are the swarms. "Oh, us? We're just admiring the tree. In full bee
  suits" [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/sweet-stings-and-armageddon

[15]How Military Operations Get Their Code Names
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/oj4lEJ

Matthew Hickman | Mental Floss | 8 September 2011

Churchill's advice: Never use a word that hints at the character of the
  action. Heroes from antiquity always a good choice. Nothing frivolous: A war
  widow doesn't want to be told that her husband died in Operation Bunnyhug
  [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/how-military-operations-get-their-code-names

FiveBooks Interview

[17]Amy Waldman on 9/11 Literature
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/amy-waldman-on-911-literature

“Making art of tragedy is tricky. How do you do it? Is it unseemly?” The
  author of one of the best works of creative writing to come out of 9/11
  answers her own question [18]Read on
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/amy-waldman-on-911-literature

Featured Topic

[19]9/11: Ten Years On
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/topics/911-ten-years

It's now a decade since the shocking and tragic events of 9/11. How did we
  get  to here and what have we learnt? We've collected some of the best
  writing reflecting on the legacy of the attacks for America and the world
  [20]Read on
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/topics/911-ten-years

Reader Recommendations

_@henrylf_ My new favourite website - dig around there are some gems in here
  [21]t.co/z8rFCu4 [22]#browsings [23]More like this
    Links:
      21. http://t.co/z8rFCu4
      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/whistling-vivaldi-by-claude-steele

[25]Whistling Vivaldi by Claude Steele
    Links:
      25. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/whistling-vivaldi-by-claude-steele

[26]Athene  Donald says: “The author demonstrated that a lot of people
  underperform because they expect to underperform – because of “stereotype
  threat” [27]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      26. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/athene-donald-on-women-science
      27. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[28]'Grinding The Crack'
    Links:
      28. http://thebrowser.com/videos/grinding-crack

They call it extreme sports, but this looks more like near-certain death
  [29]More videos
    Links:
      29. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[30]Noel Gallagher, on band life with Liam
    Links:
      30. http://www.grantland.com/story/_/id/6937414/noel-gallagher-oasis

"I thought the most important part was the songs, and he thought the most
    important part was the chaos"

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

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