Newsletter 479


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]Creditors Can Huff But They Need Debtors
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/t1ydI8

Martin Wolf | FT | 1 November 2011

Germany wants to keep its surpluses, minimise financing of others' deficits.
  It's not going to work. There's been too much borrowing by the profligate,
  too much lending by the supposedly prudent. Both are at fault, both must
  adjust [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/creditors-can-huff-they-need-debtors

[7]Tech Savvy: Rachel Sterne
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/toIdzm

Adam Green | Vogue | 25 October 2011

For those who haven't heard of her, Sterne is chief digital officer of New
  York City. Impressive, ambitious, intellectual. "But she’s also really nice
  and gracious and poised. She’s a lady. She’s kind of our Kate Middleton”
  [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/tech-savvy-rachel-sterne

[9]Made To Disorder
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/rPqmUZ

Jessa Crispin | Smart Set | 28 October 2011

Fascinating essay on mental illnesses as cultural products. From hysteria to
  multiple personality disorders. "We learn how to be mad, the same way we
  learn how to be male or female, or how we learn how to participate in
  society" [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/made-disorder

[11]Gilgamesh: An Epic Obsession
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/ux3G2C

Theodore Ziolkowski | Berfrois | 1 November 2011

"Within the past decade it has won its place in the standard anthologies of
  world literature and become a staple in college courses in literature and
  religion." How has the Mesopotamian epic of Gilgamesh won such widespread
  acclaim? [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/gilgamesh-epic-obsession

[13]Speech! Speech!
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/vgFoLU

Sam Leith | Intelligent Life | 1 November 2011

The best public speakers play with local, cultural memes: "Barack Obama
  sailed to power using rhetoric that would have had satirists sharpening
  their pens and the electorate laughing had it issued from the mouth of David
  Cameron" [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/speech-speech

[15]The Forgotten Hero
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/sbpdnw

Tim Layden | Sports Illustrated | 1 November 2011

For five decades Williams College in Massachusetts hadn't issued the number
  50 football jersey. No one seemed to know why. The school didn't retire
  numbers. And then an email from a former player dropped into the coach's
  inbox [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/forgotten-hero

FiveBooks Interview

[17]Heather Brooke on Holding Power to Account
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/heather-brooke-on-holding-power-account

Power corrupts – and even those who start out with good intentions can be
  affected. The freedom of information campaigner tells us about books to help
  us remember this, from Orwell to a memoir of apartheid [18]Read on
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/heather-brooke-on-holding-power-account

Featured Topic

[19]Euro On The Brink
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/reports/euro-brink

What's going wrong with the euro? Can the problem be contained? If so, how?
  And what if it isn't? Read on to find out [20]Read on
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/reports/euro-brink

Reader Recommendations

[21]@andrewjtaggart Charles  Simic  in NYRB Blog on the joys of little
  notebooks. Inspired, lovely, short piece.[22]t.co/fHWVsMU9 #[23]browsings
  [24]More like this
    Links:
      21. http://twitter.com/andrewjtaggart
      22. http://t.co/fHWVsMU9
      23. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#browsings
      24. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

Book of the Day

[25]Book of the Day
    Links:
      25. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/collected-ghost-stories-by-mr-james

[26]Collected Ghost Stories by MR James
    Links:
      26. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/collected-ghost-stories-by-mr-james

[27]Ramsey Campbell says: “MR James is arguably the greatest master of the
  English ghost story. He says just enough to suggest far worse”[28]FiveBooks
  Archive
    Links:
      27. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/ramsey-campbell-on-horror-stories
      28. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[29]Final Muppets Trailer
    Links:
      29. http://thebrowser.com/videos/final-muppets-trailer

Promo campaign explodes in pre-Thanksgiving meta-parody [30]More videos
    Links:
      30. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[31]Jimmy Page, on nutrition
    Links:
      31. http://www.grantland.com/story/_/id/6696852/in-evening

"I'm  not  into solid foods very much. I prefer to eat liquid food,
    something like a banana daiquiri"

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

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