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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]How Russian Tycoon Yuri Milner Bought His Way Into Silicon Valley
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/qwnDtN

Michael Wolff | Wired | 21 October 2011

Profile of world's most successful investor in social media. Started off
  backing a macaroni factory in Moscow. Then moved on to Twitter, Facebook and
  Spotify. He's "sought after, feared, and derided in more or less equal
  measure" [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/how-russian-tycoon-yuri-milner-bought-his-way-silicon-valley

[7]Evil World Of Equatorial Guinea
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/nWkc1g

Ian Birrell | Observer | 23 October 2011

Journalist joins PR junket to African sinkhole. Most locals make less than
  $1 a day, but agriculture minister shops for £234m yacht. Even so, President
  Obiang an improvement on his predecessor (and uncle), who collected skulls
  [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/evil-world-equatorial-guinea

[9]Tintin And The War
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/q5z58z

Simon Kuper | FT | 21 October 2011

Terrific evaluation of life and works of Hergé. Tries to answer perennial
  question of whether he should be considered a Nazi collaborator. Packed with
  interesting detail and an intriguing comparison with PG Wodehouse
  [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/tintin-and-war

[11]The Goddess Goes Home
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/plQCoN

Ralph Frammolino | Smithsonian | 19 October 2011

Investigation of changing attitudes, law and law enforcement in murky world
  of antiquities dealing. Told through the story of statue of Aphrodite, once
  prized possession of world's richest art institution, now back in Italy
  [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/goddess-goes-home

[13]Kidnapped At Birth
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/ruAjfa

Robert Kolker | New York | 23 October 2011

Story of Netty, 23-year-old American woman who found out by accident that
  she wasn't who she thought she was. In fact, no child in American history
  had been missing longer before being reunited with her parents [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/kidnapped-birth

[15]Otherness
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/n3gwfz

DLM | McSweeney's | 20 October 2011

Politically correct church hosts "harvest party". There's a black Jesus but
  how welcoming and inclusive is it? The congregation is uniformly white and
  rich. Until DLM walks in with three young Somali girls [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/otherness

FiveBooks Interview

[17]Juliet Davenport on Renewable Energy
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/juliet-davenport-on-renewable-energy

The chief executive of Good Energy says we need to think big if we want to
  cut our use of high-carbon energy. She tells us about the intersection
  between business, politics and doing the right thing [18]Read on
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/juliet-davenport-on-renewable-energy

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

_@_[21]prospect_uk In  which  Steven  Pinker owns up to whiling away his
  mornings reading @[22]thebrowser: [23]t.co/up39eWvm [24]#browsings [25]More
  like this
    Links:
      21. http://twitter.com/prospect_uk
      22. http://twitter.com/thebrowser
      23. http://www.prospectmagazine.co.uk/2011/10/if-i-ruled-the-world-steven-pinker
      24. https://twitter.com/search?q=#browsings
      25. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

Book of the Day

[26]Book of the Day
    Links:
      26. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/human-stain-by-philip-roth

[27]The Human Stain by Philip Roth
    Links:
      27. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/human-stain-by-philip-roth

[28]Claire Fox says: “This novel shows how doing things in the name of
  tolerance can lead to a right old mess” [29]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      28. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/claire-fox-on-freedom-speech
      29. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[30]HoloDesk
    Links:
      30. http://thebrowser.com/videos/holodesk

The  future according to Microsoft: A mirror, a Kinect sensor and, hey
  presto, you can juggle virtual balls in 3D. Mind-blowing
  [31]More videos
    Links:
      31. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[32]John Le Carré, on adaptations
    Links:
      32. http://www.variety.com/review/VE1117945968?refcatid=31

"Seeing your book turned into a movie is like seeing your oxen turned into
    bouillon cubes"

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

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