Newsletter 439


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 Surreal Ruins Of Qaddafi's Never-Never Land
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/pOMjBd

Robert Worth | NYT | 21 September 2011

Another superb despatch by Worth, this time picking over the ruins of former
  Libyan leader's cruel regime. Meets computer hacker who worked for the
  state, female executioner, and some of those who fought or were targeted for
  killing [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/surreal-ruins-qaddafis-never-never-land

[7]Dr Don
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/putYoB

Peter Hessler | New Yorker | 20 September 2011

New Yorker at its best—and that's setting the bar high. Profile of Don
  Colcord, small-town pharmacist in Colorado. Dispenses drugs and medical
  advice, fixes watches, knows customers by name, helps out poor, holds town
  together [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/dr-don

[9]Palestinian Showdown At The Security Council Less Likely
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/mQOd4P

Carne Ross | Carne Ross | 22 September 2011

This is a fast-moving story and here is your best guide through it. Latest
  (provisional) assessment: US can stop this through procedural manipulation
  without having to use its veto. An eye-opening guide to diplomatic
  arm-twisting [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/palestinian-showdown-security-council-less-likely

[11]Blood, Theft and Arrears
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/nc9M1e

Nigel Jones | History Today | 21 September 2011

"One of the most outrageous rogues never to swing from a gibbet." This is
  the irresistible story of Thomas Blood. Tried to steal the crown jewels from
  Tower of London. Arrested for treason. Mysteriously pardoned by Charles II
  [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/blood-theft-and-arrears

[13]REM: The Band That Taught Alternative Rock How To Grow Old With Dignity
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/mWKksX

Dorian Lynskey | Guardian | 22 September 2011

"How many existing bands can boast the same mix of commercial reach and
  off-the-wall creativity as REM at their peak? The question should be not
  where it went wrong but how on earth, for at least a decade, they got it so
  right" [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/rem-band-taught-alternative-rock-how-grow-old-dignity

[15]Sea Rocket Topped With Roots And Lichen
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/nwCwao

Richard Conniff | Outside | 16 September 2011

Profile of Evan Strusinski, wild food forager. Adored by top chefs for his
  encyclopedic knowledge and passion. "When I’m an old man and can no longer
  go foraging, if you hold a chanterelle under my nose, the smell will make me
  weep” [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/sea-rocket-topped-roots-and-lichen

FiveBooks Interview

[17]Brett Wigdortz on Leadership
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/brett-wigdortz-on-leadership

Good leaders combine iron will with a dose of humility, says the founder of
  groundbreaking teaching charity Teach First. He traces leadership skills
  back to Moses, and tells us about books we can all learn from [18]Read on
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/brett-wigdortz-on-leadership

Featured Topic

[19]REM Split Up
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/topics/rem-split

They started out as skinny college kids in Athens, Georgia and over 31 years
  together created some of the most inventive, satisfying music of our time.
  Enjoy our retrospective of words and sounds [20]Read on
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/topics/rem-split

Reader Recommendations

@[21]prospect_uk: Essential reading for conference season: Sam Leith on how
  to give a good speech [22]t.co/xfwq46fD #[23]browsings @[24]questingvole
  [25]More like this
    Links:
      21. http://twitter.com/prospect_uk
      22. http://t.co/xfwq46fD
      23. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#browsings
      24. http://twitter.com/questingvole
      25. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

Book of the Day

[26]Book of the Day
    Links:
      26. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/wicked-pavilion-by-dawn-powell

[27]The Wicked Pavilion by Dawn Powell
    Links:
      27. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/wicked-pavilion-by-dawn-powell

[28]Jay McInerney says: “ The Wicked Pavilion wonderfully reinforced my
  romantic  notions of the bohemian life in Greenwich Village during the
  mid-20th century” [29]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      28. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/jay-mcinerney-on-essential-new-york-novels
      29. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[30]Rick Perry: Proven Leadership
    Links:
      30. http://thebrowser.com/videos/rick-perry-proven-leadership

Sizzle-to-substance ratio goes asymptotic. Kind of impressive, in a worrying
  way [31]More videos
    Links:
      31. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[32]Jonathan Good, on photographs
    Links:
      32. http://1000memories.com/blog/94-number-of-photos-ever-taken-digital-and-analog-in-shoebox

"Ten percent of all photos ever taken were taken in the past 12 months"

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

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