Newsletter 629


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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]Just One More Game...
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/HJzwc8

Sam Anderson | NYT | 4 April 2012

Which of us hasn't said it at some point. But what is the secret of
  stupid games? Why are we so susceptible to them? And how did Drop7 take
  over Anderson's brain, such that he was playing it in all sorts of
  inappropriate situations? [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/just-one-more-game

[7]Five Years After Crisis, No Normal Recovery
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/Hb4woo

Carmen Reinhart & Kenneth Rogoff | Bloomberg | 3 April 2012

"Some researchers are beginning to argue that recoveries from financial
  crises might not be as different from the aftermath of conventional
  recessions as our analysis suggests. Their case is unconvincing."
  Here's why [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/five-years-after-crisis-no-normal-recovery

[9]A Death In Yellowstone
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/Hcb8DK

Jessica Grose | Slate | 2 April 2012

John Wallace was sitting quietly on a log in Yellowstone national park
  when he was attacked by a bear. His body was later found half-eaten.
  This is the story of how blame was assigned, and a killer grizzly
  caught [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/death-yellowstone

[11]Does The US Really Have More Oil Than Saudi Arabia?
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/Hpplqb

Robert Rapier | Oil Drum | 4 April 2012

There are differences between oil resources and oil reserves. And there
  are differences between oil shale and shale oil. And those differences
  are big. Although to listen to some politicians recently, you might not
  think so [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/does-us-really-have-more-oil-saudi-arabia

[13]Gray Area
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/HOeozp

Debra Monroe | Guernica | 1 April 2012

"I wanted to raise a child and I thought I’d be a good mother. If a
  baby was already born who needed a parent, who was I to say the baby
  was the wrong color? I understood race would affect our lives, but I
  didn't know precisely how" [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/gray-area

[15]Guide To Bourbon
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/HCMuph

Michael Dietsch | Serious Eats | 29 March 2012

Everything you could ever want to know about bourbon. What makes a
  whisky a bourbon? What is sour mash? Who was Elijah Craig, and how does
  he fit into the drink's history? Why are the best distilleries in
  Kentucky? All this and more [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/guide-bourbon

FiveBooks Interview

[17]Daniel Mendelsohn on Updating the Classics
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/daniel-mendelsohn-on-updating-classics

The author and critic tells us how Homer is still relevant, and says
  that to engage with the classics on their own terms means to play with
  and adapt them [18]Read on
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/daniel-mendelsohn-on-updating-classics

Featured Special Report

[19]Mitt Romney
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/reports/mitt-romney

Slowly, he's clawing his way to the Republican nomination. But what
  makes the man who would be president tick? [20]Read on
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/reports/mitt-romney

Reader Recommendations

@[21]evaholland Yer cheery lunchtime reading: @[22]Gawker spends the
  weekend with the Ku Klux Klan. [23]t.co/s5MJ903J
  #[24]longreads #[25]browsings
    Links:
      21. http://twitter.com/evaholland
      22. http://twitter.com/Gawker
      23. http://t.co/s5MJ903J
      24. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#longreads
      25. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#browsings

[26]More like this
    Links:
      26. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

Book of the Day

[27]One Man’s Window by Denis Barnham
    Links:
      27. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/one-man’s-window-by-denis-barnham

[28]James Holland says: “I like the immediacy of it – the absolute
  insanity of living and fighting on Malta. I have never read a better
  account of air fighting than I have in that book” [29]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      28. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/james-holland-on-perspectives-world-war-ii
      29. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[30]Egypt: The Other Homeland
    Links:
      30. http://thebrowser.com/videos/egypt-other-homeland

The story of Egypt's once-thriving Greek community
  [31]More videos
    Links:
      31. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[32]Kurt Vonnegut, on how to write
    Links:
      32. http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheAtlantic/~3/GAEDgpC5Jcw/story01.htm

"Every character should want something, even if it is only a glass
    of water"

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

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