Newsletter 546


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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]Making It In America
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/yqImFu

Adam Davidson | Atlantic | 10 January 2012

What is happening to manufacturing industry in America? And what does the
  future hold for those who work in it? Superbly engaging and interesting
  analysis told through stories of workers at South Carolina auto parts plant
  [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/making-it-america

[7]The Whole True Story Of The Dougherty Gang
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/yIRadG

Kathy Dobie | GQ | 10 January 2012

Spoiler alert: This story contains strippers, guns and car chases. Lives of
  three siblings from Florida career out of control after comparatively small
  offence results in legal catch-22. Fifteen-state crime spree follows
  [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/whole-true-story-dougherty-gang

[9]The Fragile Teenage Brain
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/xBC5VW

Jonah Lehrer | Grantland | 10 January 2012

Outstanding exploration of concussion dangers in (American) football.
  Focuses on high school players, whose adolescent brains appear particularly
  susceptible to long-term damage. And here's why new helmet technology
  doesn't help [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/fragile-teenage-brain

[11]Unnatural Selection
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/yKAoBl

Carolyn Abraham | Globe & Mail | 7 January 2012

"We now have the potential to banish genes that kill us, make us susceptible
  to cancer, heart disease, depression, addictions, obesity, and to select
  those that may make us healthier, stronger, more intelligent." But should
  we? [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/unnatural-selection

[13]As God Intended
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/xNba4O

Rosemary Hill | LRB | 5 January 2012

Long essay which will tell you, most pleasurably, everything about the life
  and times of Capability Brown, landscape architect. Victim of his own
  success. Laid out so many gardens in 18C England that his style became a
  cliché [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/god-intended

[15]Future Sex: Beyond Gay And Straight
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/Ao8j53

Peter Tatchell | Huffington Post | 10 January 2012

If sexuality is a continuum ranging from exclusive heterosexuality to
  exclusive homosexuality, what happens as homophobia diminishes? If
  differences between homo and hetero no longer matter, what does it mean for
  sex and identity? [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/future-sex-beyond-gay-and-straight

FiveBooks Interview

[17]Toby Young on Journalism
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/toby-young-on-journalism

The journalist and author praises tabloid hacks, lambasts Johann Hari, picks
  a bone with Christopher Hitchens, and selects five books that exemplify good
  reporting – or satirise it mercilessly [18]Read on
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/toby-young-on-journalism

Featured Special Report

[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]polit2k RT @[22]TimHarford: Great piece by John Kay on why "capitalism"
  is   a   misnomer   leading  to  mistaken  analysis  [23]t.co/IbpeEmlY
  #[24]gfc2 [25]#browsings [26]More like this
    Links:
      21. http://twitter.com/polit2k
      22. http://twitter.com/TimHarford
      23. http://www.johnkay.com/2012/01/11/let’s-talk-about-the-market-economy?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/other-rooms-other-wonders-by-daniyal-mueenuddin

[28]In Other Rooms, Other Wonders by Daniyal Mueenuddin
    Links:
      28. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/other-rooms-other-wonders-by-daniyal-mueenuddin

[29]Anatol Lieven says: “Mueenuddin has a deep understanding of the ways in
  which power is exercised at ground level – the whole texture of life in the
  Pakistani countryside” [30]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      29. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/anatol-lieven-on-understanding-pakistan
      30. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[31]The Photographs Of Your Junk
    Links:
      31. http://thebrowser.com/videos/photographs-your-junk

They will be publicised. In the sweet Twittering song of your misguided
  passion [32]More videos
    Links:
      32. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[33]Jonathan Galassi, on poetry
    Links:
      33. http://www.economist.com/blogs/prospero/2012/01/qa-jonathan-galassi

"The poet's ultimate reward is to enter the language"

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

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