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

[5]Tempest In An Inkpot
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/qvl3lo

Graham T. Beck | Morning News | 31 August 2011

Reflections on collective grief and outrage around the trumpeted death of
  handwriting and cursive. "The very idea that handwriting says something
  special about its writer developed in concert with technologies that
  threatened it" [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/tempest-inkpot

[7]Your Brain On Politics
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/qU1oZW

Andrea Kuszewski | Intersection | 7 September 2011

Excellent analysis of latest neuroscience research into brains of liberals
  and conservatives. There are physical differences between the two. Suggests
  liberals are more adaptable and conservatives keener on stability
  [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/your-brain-politics

[9]Higher Learning
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/pKjEYe

Various | Rookie | 5 September 2011

In this information age, it's astounding how few cultural counternarratives
  of noncomformity there are available to teenagers. Gathered here is advice
  to teens on getting through high school from a roster of favourite grown-ups
  [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/higher-learning

[11]The 9/11 Generation
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/qvqRZJ

David Rohde | Reuters | 8 September 2011

Five million Americans served in the military over the past decade. They are
  a "greatest generation", just like the one that served in WW2. Civilians
  served too. Their values prevailed. So why are they so full of self-doubt?
  [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/911-generation

[13]When Apricot Met Plum...
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/re1Bw1

Melanie Grayce West | WSJ | 7 September 2011

"For 50 years, the Zaiger family has been striving for a perfect piece of
  fruit: Juicy like a plum, but not as messy." Enter the pluerry – half plum,
  half cherry. Latest hybrid fruit from makers of the aprium [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/when-apricot-met-plum

[15]How Sweet It Is
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/obkclA

Arianna Armstrong | Palate Press | 6 September 2011

Lovely tour through history of sweet white wine. Starts with Cypriot Manna
  from Hesiod's "Works And Days". If you'd like to know your Tokaji from your
  Late-Harvest Riesling, this is your weekend reading [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/how-sweet-it

FiveBooks Interview

[17]Fran Lebowitz on New York Writers
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/fran-lebowitz-on-new-york-writers

9/11 changed New York immensely, but it’s always been a city where people go
  to be free and it will be again, says the writer and humorist. Just look at
  its rich and varied literary life [18]Read on
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/fran-lebowitz-on-new-york-writers

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

@polit2k RT @OlafStorbeck: MT @went1955: Greece: Look out for No 1 - Nice
  column TimHarford on Benford's law: [21]j.mp/rpwS0V [22]#browsings [23]More
  like this
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      21. http://j.mp/rpwS0V
      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/harbor-by-lorraine-adams

[25]Harbor by Lorraine Adams
    Links:
      25. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/harbor-by-lorraine-adams

[26]Amy Waldman says: “This is about a group of illegal Algerian immigrants
  in the US and is a great portrayal of how we often look for terror in the
  wrong places” [27]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      26. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/amy-waldman-on-911-literature
      27. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[28]How A Virus Changes The World
    Links:
      28. http://thebrowser.com/videos/how-virus-changes-world

A very short animated history of the influenza virus, and how it spreads
  from bats to pigs to you [29]More videos
    Links:
      29. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[30]Ron Carlson, on writing
    Links:
      30. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/eric-olsen-on-how-write

"I write from personal experiences, whether I’ve had them or not"

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

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