Newsletter 657


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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]Leaving Wall Street
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/IoOFmS

Alexis Goldstein | n+1 | 30 April 2012

Everyone who joins an investment bank plans to make a fortune, get out,
  and do something else. They rarely succeed. "The culture of Wall Street
  is pervasive and contagious. Before I occupied Wall Street, Wall Street
  occupied me" [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/leaving-wall-street

[7]The Legendary Paul Ryan
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/IOOgJ2

Jonathan Chait | New York | 29 April 2012

On the chairman of House Budget Committee, designer of Republican
  budget. Rose seemingly without trace. All but unchallengeable by
  Romney, other senior Republicans. Democrats are having a job too. But
  his plan is not moderate [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/legendary-paul-ryan

[9]Against Chairs
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/Kq8Uf5

Colin McSwiggen | Jacobin | 23 April 2012

"Chairs suck. All of them. No designer has ever made a good chair,
  because it is impossible. Some are better than others, but all are
  bad." They damage our bodies. And rose to popularity for worst of
  reasons - status, power, control [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/against-chairs

[11]Beholden
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/KDSDbj

Rebecca Solnit | Guernica | 30 April 2012

Broad discussion with Occupy movement's intellectual figurehead David
  Graeber. From Islamic origins of free market ideology to virtues of
  anarchism. "I think we need to think of capitalism as a very bad way of
  organizing communism" [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/beholden

[13]The Call Of The Future
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/KoLlmR

Tom Vanderbilt | Wilson Quarterly | 30 April 2012

What can the history of the telephone teach us about effects of
  technology on society? To find out Vanderbilt takes us back to a time
  when the “talking telegraph” was a novelty, and all telephone receivers
  had "trumpets" [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/call-future

[15]Uncatchable
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/K3xxEg

Michael Finkel | GQ | 1 May 2012

Robber, con artist, plane hijacker, escaped prisoner, domestic
  terrorist. George Wright is all of the above. He spent 41 years on the
  run. Until police trapped him in Portugal. But there was still time for
  one last great escape [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/uncatchable

FiveBooks Interview

[17]Ahmede Hussain on South Asian literature
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/ahmede-hussain-on-south-asian-literature

The acclaimed author recommends the most exciting new writing out of
  India and South Asia, from a Pakistani perspective of 9/11 to an
  emigré's return to an unfamiliar Bangladesh [18]Read on
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/ahmede-hussain-on-south-asian-literature

Featured Special Report

[19]Air Travel
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/reports/air-travel

Airlines opened to us a world of thrilling possibility. But, for many,
  flying is still a terrifying prospect. Crashes, though rare, do happen.
  And then there are the security procedures bequeathed to us by 9/11
  [20]Read on
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/reports/air-travel

Reader Recommendations

[21]AmandaGiracca “But what about the man on the other side of your
  gun?" asks @[22]SimoneGorrindo :[23]t.co/HJf4NK5l [24]#browsings
  [25]More like this
    Links:
      21. http://twitter.com/AmandaGiracca
      22. http://twitter.com/SimoneGorrindo
      23. http://velamag.com/there-are-no-goodbyes-in-the-army
      24. https://twitter.com/search?q=#browsings
      25. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

Book of the Day

[26]Book of the Day
    Links:
      26. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/aspects-wagner-by-brian-magee

[27]Aspects of Wagner by Brian Magee
    Links:
      27. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/aspects-wagner-by-brian-magee

[28]Ed Smith says: What Brian Magee has done brilliantly is to write a
  book that explains how we make sense of this person who has influenced
  so many intellectuals and so many creative talents [29]FiveBooks
  Archive
    Links:
      28. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/ed-smith-on-my-life-and-luck
      29. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[30]Window Seat to North Korea
    Links:
      30. http://thebrowser.com/videos/window-seat-north-korea

Pyongyang through the window of a bus
  [31]More videos
    Links:
      31. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[32]Charles Simic, on art
    Links:
      32. http://nyrbclassics.tumblr.com/post/22124272297

"Every art is about the longing of One for the Other. Orphans that
    we are, we make our sibling kin out of everything we find"

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

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