Newsletter 428


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

[5]F-16 Pilot Was Ready To Give Her Life On Sept 11
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/qiZVJa

Steve Hendrix | Washington Post | 9 September 2011

On pilot sent after flight UA93. "The one thing she didn’t have as she
  roared into the crystalline sky was live ammunition. Or missiles. Or
  anything at all to throw at a hostile aircraft. Except her own plane. So
  that was the plan" [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/f-16-pilot-was-ready-give-her-life-sept-11

[7]The Price Of Protection
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/nmZSp2

Erika Check Hayden | Nature | 7 September 2011

Damning analysis of $60bn spending on US bio-defence since 2001 anthrax
  attacks. Most of it wasted. Why? "We didn't really know what we needed and
  we didn't know how hard it would be to make any of these things that we
  needed" [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/price-protection

[9]I Want To Get Specific
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/qjjlvE

Nico Muhly | Nico Muhly | 8 September 2011

Copyright law can make it insanely difficult for even the composer to get
  recordings of his own new work, especially when scored for orchestra. But
  repeated listening is essential, for learning how a piece of music works in
  practice [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/i-want-get-specific

[11]If We Only Had Wings
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/pfPjdR

Nancy Shute | National Geographic | 15 August 2011

"Perched on the edge of a cold, windswept dune in North Carolina, I was
  about to fulfill a dream I shared with Leonardo da Vinci: To fly."
  Delightful piece about the allure of personal flight from jet packs to hang
  gliders [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/if-we-only-had-wings

[13]Ian Graham, Improbable Explorer
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/qKTiJS

Ferdinand Mount | TLS | 8 September 2011

Gorgeous book review. Graham's grandfather was Duke of Montrose;
  Rimsky-Korsakov taught his grandmother to rollerskate. He drove to Mexico in
  a vintage Rolls-Royce, hacked through jungle, became world authority on
  Mayan culture [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/ian-graham-improbable-explorer

[15]Pablo Fanque’s Fair
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/ncUUy1

Mike Dash | Smithsonian | 8 September 2011

Immortalised on The Beatles’ Sergeant Pepper album, Pablo Fanque was quite a
  character. Born William Darby in 1796. Acrobatic prodigy, master tight-rope
  walker and Britain's first black circus owner. Even taught horses to dance
  [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/pablo-fanque’s-fair

FiveBooks Interview

[17]Jay McInerney on Essential New York Novels
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/jay-mcinerney-on-essential-new-york-novels

The author of Bright Lights, Big City tells us what changed after 9/11 and
  which books best capture the ambition, romance and creativity of New York
  [18]Read on
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/jay-mcinerney-on-essential-new-york-novels

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_ US Diplomats in the EU: Manipulating the Political Dwarves of
  Europe - SPIEGEL ONLINE - [21]t.co/eEgOuhD _#gfc2_ _#europe_[22] #browsings
  [23]More like this
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      21. http://t.co/eEgOuhD
      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/queer-street-by-james-mccourt

[25]Queer Street by James McCourt
    Links:
      25. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/queer-street-by-james-mccourt

[26]Fran Lebowitz says: “It is a geography and a history of what people
  would now call gay New York. I beg people to read this book. He tells you
  about a sensibility that has ceased to exist” [27]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      26. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/fran-lebowitz-on-new-york-writers
      27. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[28]Coffee Jerks
    Links:
      28. http://thebrowser.com/videos/coffee-jerks

How they used shame to sell coffee, half a century ago [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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