Newsletter 581


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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]In Conversation With Adam Curtis
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/xz2L0T

Hans Ulrich Obrist & Adam Curtis | e-flux | 11 February 2012

Absorbing interview with BBC documentary maker. "If you had to reduce
  what I do, I look at how ideas have consequences, not necessarily what
  the promoters of them intended." Fascinating on power, individualism,
  populism [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/conversation-adam-curtis

[7]Spending Won't Fix US Infrastructure
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/zsH3fE

Edward Glaeser | Bloomberg | 14 February 2012

What's required is intelligent reform, not floods of extra financing
  for moon shots and high-speed railways to nowhere. Here are seven ways
  to improve transportation in America (also applicable to other
  industrialised nations) [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/spending-wont-fix-us-infrastructure

[9]Basketball And Bankers' Pay
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/ABmRkI

John Kay | John Kay/FT | 15 February 2012

Here's a way to rationalise sports stars' astronomical pay. If you
  asked the millions of fans to pay 25 cents each to keep a top star
  playing, they gladly would. Now: Can you imagine anybody doing the same
  thing for Lloyd Blankfein? [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/basketball-and-bankers-pay

[11]Equations That Rule Your World
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/ymfxHc

Ian Stewart | New Scientist | 13 February 2012

Some equations are simply more important than others. Here's a reminder
  of seven, that enabled many of the technologies we now rely on: The
  wave equation, Maxwell's four equations, the Fourier transform and
  Schrödinger's equation [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/equations-rule-your-world

[13]Direct Negotiations: Recipe For Prolonging The Occupation
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/y9MlcM

Noam Sheizaf | +972 | 13 February 2012

Real dynamic between Israel and Palestinians isn't land for peace, it's
  land for legitimacy. But Israel gets its legitimacy as soon as
  negotiations start; Palestinians have to wait for land. So Israel's
  interest is talks without end [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/direct-negotiations-recipe-prolonging-occupation

[15]Sophia’s Choices
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/AvNCcY

Sam Kashner | Vanity Fair | 14 February 2012

Rare interview with movie star Sophia Loren. Still irresistible at the
  age of 77. "Head her in the direction of a camera, set her Etruscan
  eyes dancing, and Sophia is one of the most magnificent women in the
  world" [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/sophia’s-choices

FiveBooks Interview

[17]Antony Beevor on World War II
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/antony-beevor-on-world-war-ii

The author of Stalingrad and Berlin tells us about five key works on
  the Second World War, from the War and Peace of the 20th century to
  superlative accounts of Hitler and the atrocities of Stalin [18]Read on
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/antony-beevor-on-world-war-ii

Featured Special Report

[19]Free Will
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/reports/free-will

Does it exist? Or is it an illusion? Why not read on and decide for
  yourself. As if you had any choice... [20]Read on
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/reports/free-will

Reader Recommendations

[21]hollidayfortwo RT @[22]guardian: NEW on @[23]guardianfilm: Arab
  cinema on the cusp of a renaissance[24]t.co/oGj0e6xn
  #[25]longreads [26]#browsings [27]More like this
    Links:
      21. http://twitter.com/hollidayfortwo
      22. http://twitter.com/guardian
      23. http://twitter.com/guardianfilm
      24. http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2012/feb/15/arab-cinema-cusp-potential-renaissance?CMP=twt_gu
      25. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#longreads
      26. https://twitter.com/search?q=#browsings
      27. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

Book of the Day

[28]Book of the Day
    Links:
      28. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/night-and-horses-and-desert-by-robert-irwin-editor

[29]Night and Horses and the Desert by Robert Irwin (editor)
    Links:
      29. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/night-and-horses-and-desert-by-robert-irwin-editor

[30]Tim Mackintosh-Smith says: “It’s a good mix of poetry and prose and
  the commentary that joins it together is superbly balanced. There is no
  better anthology of Arabic literature” [31]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      30. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/tim-mackintosh-smith-on-travelling-muslim-world
      31. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[32]Buzzer Beater
    Links:
      32. http://thebrowser.com/videos/buzzer-beater

A second to go. You must score to win. And you're at the wrong end of
  the court. No problem
  [33]More videos
    Links:
      33. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[34]Mitch Daniels, on America
    Links:
      34. http://blog.talkingphilosophy.com/?p=4207

"We do not accept that ours will ever be a nation of haves and have
    nots; we must always be a nation of haves and soon to haves”

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

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