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

[5]Putin’s Rasputin
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/nB3vum

Peter Pomerantsev | LRB | 12 October 2011

On Vladislav Surkov, "real genius of Putin era". Half-Chechen. Expelled from
  drama school. Bodyguard then PR man for Khodorkovsky. Recruited by Yeltsin.
  Chief ideologue, grey cardinal of Putin. Kremlin power player par excellence
  [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/putin’s-rasputin

[7]My Advice To The Occupy Wall Street Protesters
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/ofzFVy

Matt Taibbi | Rolling Stone | 12 October 2011

"I've been down to 'Occupy Wall Street' twice now, and I love it. But the
  time is coming when the movement is going to have to offer concrete
  solutions to the problems posed by Wall Street." Here are Taibbi's five
  suggested demands [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/my-advice-occupy-wall-street-protesters

[9]A Shocking Rivalry
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/pikUiJ

Gilbert King | Smithsonian | 11 October 2011

Extraordinary story behind War of the Currents, waged between Thomas Edison
  and George Westinghouse. Led to a race to execute first criminal by
  electrocution: “It has been a brutal affair. They could have done better
  with an ax" [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/shocking-rivalry

[11]A Sociology Of Steve Jobs
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/r0VTme

Kieran Healy | Kieran Healy | 10 October 2011

Customers have emotional relationships with Apple. They associate it with
  charisma and perfectionism. Yet those beautiful iPhones come from sweatshops
  in China. Jobs's successors will have to resolve that cognitive dissonance
  [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/sociology-steve-jobs

[13]The Many Lives Of Hazel Bryan
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/nzVK5o

David Margolick | Slate | 11 October 2011

At 15 she was the poster-child of racism in Little Rock, photographed
  screaming at a black student trying to get into school. Then she grew up,
  changed her views—and spent the rest of her life atoning for that picture
  [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/many-lives-hazel-bryan

[15]The True Cost Of Commuting
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/pDucTE

Anonymous | Mr Money Mustache | 6 October 2011

What constitutes a reasonable commute? Well, try applying some simple maths.
  A couple who have a 40-minute commute over 10 years pay out as much as
  $125,000. And they effectively work a six-day week, every week. Worth
  considering [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/true-cost-commuting

FiveBooks Interview

[17]Eva Hoffman on Memoirs
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/eva-hoffman-on-memoirs

To tell your own story is to confront and construct your deepest sense of
  self.  The  author of _Lost in Translation_ tells us about five striking
  memoirs of identity, dislocation and belonging
  [18]Read on
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/eva-hoffman-on-memoirs

Featured Topic

[19]Mind And Brain
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/reports/mind-and-brain

Everything you wanted - or didn't want - to know about your mind. From how
  many friends your brain can cope with, to experts discussing consciousness
  and mental illness [20]Read on
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/reports/mind-and-brain

Reader Recommendations

[21]KevinLindsay RT @[22]ki_dotcom: Read the first @[23]mcsweeneys
  column by @[24]davehill77 of
  @[25]negativedunks at [26]t.co/fqVw7d8Q
  @[27]sportsfeat #[28]longreads [29]#browsings [30]More like this
    Links:
      21. http://twitter.com/KevinLindsay
      22. http://twitter.com/ki_dotcom
      23. http://twitter.com/mcsweeneys
      24. http://twitter.com/davehill77
      25. http://twitter.com/negativedunks
      26. http://www.mcsweeneys.net/articles/100-to-win-on-miami-ghost-in-the-2nd-at-saratoga
      27. http://twitter.com/sportsfeat
      28. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#longreads
      29. https://twitter.com/search?q=#browsings
      30. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

Book of the Day

[31]Book of the Day
    Links:
      31. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/maltese-falcon-by-dashiell-hammett

[32]The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett
    Links:
      32. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/maltese-falcon-by-dashiell-hammett

_[33]Armistead Maupin says_: _“It was the first, and probably the greatest,
  hard-boiled detective novel. It pretty much invented the genre and its
  archetypes”_
    Links:
      33. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/armistead-maupin-on-san-francisco-novels

[34]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      34. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[35]Occupy Wall St
    Links:
      35. http://thebrowser.com/videos/occupy-wall-st

Economics professor Michael Hudson discusses popular protests aimed at the
  dysfunctional financial system
  [36]More videos
    Links:
      36. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[37]Mark Greif, on taste
    Links:
      37. http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/14/books/review/Greif-t.html?src=me&pagewanted=all

Taste is not stable and peaceful, but a means of strategy and competition.
    Those superior in wealth use it to pretend they are superior in spirit

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

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