Newsletter 486


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 King Of Human Error
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/vas7z8

Michael Lewis | Vanity Fair | 8 November 2011

"When I first met Kahneman he was making himself more miserable about his
  unfinished book than any writer I’d seen. It turned out to be just a warm-up
  for the misery to come, the start of an extraordinary act of literary
  masochism" [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/king-human-error

[7]Anonymous 101: Introduction To The Lulz
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/s2kras

Quinn Norton | Wired | 8 November 2011

Wired embeds journalist with Anonymous. What's not to like? Here's the first
  of her reports, tracing the history of the hacker group to the 4chan
  bulletin boards, plus some 18th century antecedents. Prepare to meet the
  Trickster God [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/anonymous-101-introduction-lulz

[9]A Priest Bears Witness
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/s939XX

Sarah Breger | Moment | 31 October 2011

Western perception of Holocaust is dominated by gas chambers of Auschwitz.
  But over a third of the murdered six million were killed by bullets much
  further east, many in Ukraine. A French Catholic priest is uncovering what
  happened [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/priest-bears-witness

[11]Decline Of Horse Racing
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/tXuJRR

Charles Pierce | Grantland | 7 November 2011

Once the centre of the American sporting and gambling universe. Now the
  tracks are moribund, limping along on slot-machine revenues. But no-one can
  take away the history and romance. Horses are less a sport than a way of
  life [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/decline-horse-racing

[13]Yours, Plum
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/saSsPf

Roger Kimball | Literary Review | 6 November 2011

"The shy, socially awkward Wodehouse burned at a low wattage. The librettist
  Guy Bolton, recalling an innocent dalliance with a chorus girl, spoke of
  Wodehouse 'sowing his one wild oat.'" Charming piece on one of the great
  authors [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/yours-plum

[15]Dewayne Dedmon's Leap Of Faith
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/vld74a

Chris Ballard | Sports Illustrated | 8 November 2011

Discouraged for religious reasons from playing sport, a young Jehovah's
  Witness who would soon be seven feet tall had to decide whether to follow
  his mother's strict beliefs or his interest in basketball. This is what
  happened [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/dewayne-dedmons-leap-faith

FiveBooks Interview

[17]Alice Bell on Science Books for Children
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/alice-bell-on-science-books-children

Children learn in many different ways and the best science books for young
  people reflect that, says the science writer. Her suggested reading takes in
  robots used to explain sex and a picture book about dinosaurs [18]Read on
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/alice-bell-on-science-books-children

Featured Topic

[19]Extreme Food
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/reports/extreme-food

From foraging in the wild to foul restaurant dining, here is our toothsome
  selection of writing on the world of extreme food [20]Read on
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/reports/extreme-food

Reader Recommendations

_@_[21]damienjoyce 'Blues dues' on how Esi Edugyan’s second novel went from
  shelved   to   success  in  @[22]npbooks  [23]t.co/HqftgoNb #[24]blues
  [25]#browsings [26]More like this
    Links:
      21. http://twitter.com/damienjoyce
      22. http://twitter.com/npbooks
      23. http://arts.nationalpost.com/2011/11/08/blues-dues-esi-edugyan’s-second-novel-went-from-shelved-to-success/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter
      24. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#blues
      25. https://twitter.com/search?q=#browsings
      26. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

Book of the Day

[27]Book of the Day
    Links:
      27. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/chosen-by-chaim-potok

[28]The Chosen by Chaim Potok
    Links:
      28. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/chosen-by-chaim-potok

[29]Allegra Goodman says: “The book was a bestseller and was made into a
  beautiful movie. It is the first Jewish American book that really deals with
  religious people” [30]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      29. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/allegra-goodman-on-jewish-fiction
      30. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[31]All-New Asimo
    Links:
      31. http://thebrowser.com/videos/all-new-asimo

Running robot. How long before one of these gets weaponised? [32]More videos
    Links:
      32. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[33]Michael Arrington, on success
    Links:
      33. http://twitter.com/arrington/status/134160606646378496

"If failure doesn't make you a loser, then success doesn't really make you
    a winner"

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

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