Newsletter 467


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]Obituary: Colonel Muammar Gaddafi
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/qAjXDV

Anonymous | Telegraph | 20 October 2011

Every bit as good as you might expect. At an African Union summit, "his
  entourage consisted of a personal jet, a container ship loaded with buses,
  goat carcases and prayer mats, $6m in petty cash and 400 security guards"
  [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/obituary-colonel-muammar-gaddafi

[7]The Green Bay Packers Have the Best Owners in Football
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/qB1iEZ

Karl Taro Greenfeld | Businessweek | 20 October 2011

The fans are shareholders. The chief executive is a union leader and
  ex-player (the only one to win the Super Bowl as both CEO and player). The
  city is a dot on the map. The bizarre anomaly of the franchise that rules
  the NFL [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/green-bay-packers-have-best-owners-football

[9]Bombs And The Boy
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/qxFoiD

Nathan Bradley | McSweeney's | 19 October 2011

A war story from Afghanistan. "I wanted to be a witness, full of
  unimpeachable authenticity. But eventually, every witness to atrocity
  becomes a participant. And every witness to tragedy becomes bereaved"
  [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/bombs-and-boy

[11]The Road To Melville
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/o0ZnN8

Nathaniel Philbrick | Vanity Fair | 16 October 2011

"For me, Moby-Dick is more than the greatest American novel ever written; it
  is a metaphysical survival manual—the best guidebook there is for a literate
  man or woman facing an impenetrable unknown" [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/road-melville

[13]The Real Deng
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/r1NRkB

Fang Lizhi | NYRB | 20 October 2011

History remembers Deng Xiaoping as hero, prime mover of China's
  modernisation. Tiananmen massacre excused as means to an end. But what end?
  Deng's greatest success was to increase power and wealth of China's ruling
  class [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/real-deng

[15]Madame de Pompadour: The Other Cheek
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/nqXSGX

Colin Jones | History Today | 20 October 2011

Fun excursion to the court of Louis XV and a book of obscene drawings poking
  fun at his long-time mistress. The book was "potential political dynamite"
  and, now rescued from obscurity, is a fascinating part of the historical
  record [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/madame-de-pompadour-other-cheek

FiveBooks Interview

[17]Charles Isherwood on Broadway
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/charles-isherwood-on-broadway

What divides a hit from a flop, artistically speaking? The New York Times
  theatre critic takes us behind the scenes to assess the art of writing for
  Broadway and the rules for avoiding musical disaster [18]Read on
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/charles-isherwood-on-broadway

Featured Topic

[19]Revolution In Libya
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/reports/revolution-libya

With the death of Colonel Gaddafi, the Libyan uprising is almost complete
  and the nation-building can begin. Read our selection of articles about the
  ousted Libyan leader's brutal 42-year rule and the revolt that's raised
  hopes of a better future   [20]Read on
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/reports/revolution-libya

Reader Recommendations

_@mrianleslie_   Will   Self   on  being  ill,  amazingly  good  writing
  [21]t.co/m5WAMmBF [22]#browsings [23]More like this
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      21. http://t.co/m5WAMmBF
      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/heroes-by-robert-cormier

[25]Heroes by Robert Cormier
    Links:
      25. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/heroes-by-robert-cormier

[26]Melvin Burgess says: “Cormier was doing stuff for teenagers long before
  anyone else. I think he is the single most important writer in this genre by
  a long chalk” [27]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      26. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/melvin-burgess-on-children’s-and-teenage-fiction
      27. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[28]Michael Winslow's Whole Lotta Love
    Links:
      28. http://thebrowser.com/videos/michael-winslows-whole-lotta-love

If you loved the Led Zeppelin original, you'll love this. If not, then not
  [29]More videos
    Links:
      29. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[30]Jonathan Haidt, on politics
    Links:
      30. http://reason.com/archives/2011/10/20/the-moral-foundations-of-occup

"Each political culture, like each culinary culture, creates its own
    cuisine, using elements that lack immediate appeal on their own, such as
    bitterness"

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

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