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[1]All of our Best of the Moment article recommendations, plus FiveBooks
  interviews and other selected content from thebrower.com
    Links:
      1. http://thebrowser.com

[5]The Xinjiang Procedure
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/urPQz9

Ethan Gutman | Weekly Standard | 25 November 2011

"Chinese medical authorities admit the lion’s share of transplant organs
  originate with executions, but no mainland doctors, even in exile, will
  normally speak of performing such surgery." Now one has. Prepare for a
  shocking story [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/xinjiang-procedure

[7]Euro Area Is Coming To An End
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/tUpoDD

Peter Boone & Simon Johnson | Bloomberg | 28 November 2011

The markets have sent Germany a message. It's no longer a safe haven, and
  there is no painless solution to euro troubles. This is the beginning of the
  end for the currency zone. Here's why, and how it's likely to play out
  [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/euro-area-coming-end

[9]Human Nature's Pathologist
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/tE4Z7d

Carl Zimmer | NYT | 28 November 2011

Super profile of Steven Pinker, Harvard psychologist. Anarchist at age of 15
  (“If you weren’t an anarchist, you couldn’t get a date”), student of human
  nature, linguist, advocate of evolutionary psychology, now expert on
  violence [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/human-natures-pathologist

[11]Central Booking
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/tzrjOP

Keith Gessen | New Yorker | 28 November 2011

Prison diary. In which the author, "a 36-year-old white male from Newton,
  Massachusetts" goes very briefly to jail for his part in Occupying Wall
  Street. With probably more detail than you want about lavatory arrangements
  [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/central-booking

[13]Straight Outta Compton
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/sPmkUd

Jeff Benedict & Armen Keteyian | Sports Illustrated | 29 November 2011

Story of accomplished student and aspiring athlete growing up in South
  Central LA. Violence is rife. And gangs target athletes for recruitment,
  believing their membership brings prestige to the group. It's not easy to
  steer clear [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/straight-outta-compton

[15]The Unlikely Event
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/tU3giY

Avi Steinberg | Paris Review | 28 November 2011

Modern airline safety cards are "spare, noiseless projections that maintain
  a zen-like neutrality to the chaos and horror of the actual event". Jollier
  in the 1950s. “Loosen your tie, but keep all your clothes on,” advised PanAm
  [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/unlikely-event

FiveBooks Interview

[17]Hal Foster on Pop Art
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/hal-foster-on-pop-art

What is pop art? Why did it catch on, and what does it mean? And what about
  Warhol – was his work as superficial as he liked to say it was? The art
  professor answers all this and much, much more [18]Read on
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/hal-foster-on-pop-art

Featured Topic

[19]The Occupy Movement
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/reports/occupy-movement

From New York to California, and many places inbetween, they are protesting.
  But who are they, what do they want and what does it all mean? [20]Read on
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/reports/occupy-movement

Reader Recommendations

_@_[21]polit2k RT @[22]TimHarford: Paul Krugman's short essay on why debt
  can be the cure for debt [23]t.co/O6V0ww1O#[24]gfc2  [25]#browsings [26]More
  like this
    Links:
      21. http://twitter.com/polit2k
      22. http://twitter.com/TimHarford
      23. http://krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/11/25/death-by-hawkery/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter
      24. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#gfc2
      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/insect-societies-by-edward-o-wilson

[28]The Insect Societies by Edward O Wilson
    Links:
      28. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/insect-societies-by-edward-o-wilson

[29]May Berenbaum says: “A book by the most famous entomologist in 50 years.
  He distills down the essence of social behaviour across these organisms and
  writes about them in captivating prose” [30]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      29. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/may-berenbaum-on-bugs
      30. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[31]Hello, Little Printer
    Links:
      31. http://thebrowser.com/videos/hello-little-printer

It's the latest thing. You print stuff. On paper. In little bits [32]More
  videos
    Links:
      32. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[33]Katja Grace, on happiness
    Links:
      33. http://meteuphoric.wordpress.com/2011/11/27/drinking-to-lower-standards

"One way to be more satisfied with life is to lower your standards"

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

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