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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]Anne Boleyn: Witch, Bitch, Temptress, Feminist
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/Jt2bDy

Hilary Mantel | Guardian | 11 May 2012

"Anne Boleyn is one of the most controversial women in English history;
  we argue over her, we pity and admire and revile her, we reinvent her
  in every generation. Her rise is glittering, her fall sordid. God pays
  her out" [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. https://thebrowser.com/articles/anne-boleyn-witch-bitch-temptress-feminist

[7]When Is A Terror Threat Not A Terror Threat? Let's Ask A Man Called
Felix...
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/M6RUjN

Phillip Knightley | Independent | 11 May 2012

"All intelligence services rely on convincing the public that there is
  a monster out there in the big wild world waiting to grab them." The
  truth is more complicated, as KGB founder Felix Dzerzhinsky could tell
  us [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. https://thebrowser.com/articles/when-terror-threat-not-terror-threat-lets-ask-man-called-felix

[9]How The World's Top Stradivarius Dealer Misplayed
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/IHrJM3

Carsten Holm | Spiegel | 10 May 2012

Dieter Machold ran a family business of impeccable reputation, trading
  in antique violins. When he needed capital, his banks were happy to
  accept a Stradivarius or two as security. Until, one day, the music
  stopped [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. https://thebrowser.com/articles/how-worlds-top-stradivarius-dealer-misplayed

[11]The Sword And The Word
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/J5uUeM

Anonymous | Economist | 11 May 2012

"Seen from the outside, feuds between Sunnis, who make up roughly 80%
  of the world’s Muslims, and the Shia minority (most of the rest),
  remain savage and are, in some ways, worsening." One reason may be the
  West pulling out of Iraq [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. https://thebrowser.com/articles/sword-and-word

[13]Arts And Crafts And Money
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/JHOY8P

Christopher Graham | Morning News | 10 May 2012

Reporter visits giant craft fair. "If artisanal work is a silver bullet
  against commercially induced malaise, then the rehabilitative outlook’s
  not only technologically bleak but almost entirely decorative and
  hugely expensive" [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. https://thebrowser.com/articles/arts-and-crafts-and-money

[15]Bloodless Bean-Counters Rule Over Us – Where Are The Leaders?
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/KbqTqY

Charles Moore | Telegraph | 11 May 2012

The workplace is beset by "managerialists". You know the type. They
  speak in jargon and don't understand what their staff do. Their
  internal communications are propaganda, "consultation" amounts to
  advance notice. And they bleed us [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. https://thebrowser.com/articles/bloodless-bean-counters-rule-over-us-–-where-are-leaders

FiveBooks Interview

[17]Michael Morpurgo on Books for Children
    Links:
      17. https://thebrowser.com/interviews/michael-morpurgo-on-books-children

Former Children’s Laureate and award-winning author picks his favourite
  five children's books. His choice ranges from Kipling, to Lear, to
  Louis Stevenson - plus the first sad book he really loved [18]Read on
    Links:
      18. https://thebrowser.com/interviews/michael-morpurgo-on-books-children

Featured Special Report

[19]Parenting
    Links:
      19. https://thebrowser.com/reports/parenting

What's the best way to bring up children? Indeed, is there a right way
  at all? [20]Read on
    Links:
      20. https://thebrowser.com/reports/parenting

Reader Recommendations

[21]rszbt Any questions? @[22]moorehn explains: MT @[23]michaeljentsch:
  JP Morgan's Loss l American Public
  Media[24]t.co/7ziNZUrr" @[25]polit2k #[26]browsings [27]More like this
    Links:
      21. http://twitter.com/rszbt
      22. http://twitter.com/moorehn
      23. http://twitter.com/michaeljentsch
      24. http://t.co/7ziNZUrr
      25. http://twitter.com/polit2k
      26. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#browsings
      27. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

Book of the Day

[28]Book of the Day
    Links:
      28. https://thebrowser.com/recommended/stories-vladimir-nabokov-by-vladimir-nabokov

[29]The Stories of Vladimir Nabokov by Vladimir Nabokov
    Links:
      29. https://thebrowser.com/recommended/stories-vladimir-nabokov-by-vladimir-nabokov

[30]Maxim D Shrayer says: This is my favourite collection, and a lot of
  my own work on Nabokov deals with the stories.  [31]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      30. https://thebrowser.com/interviews/maxim-d-shrayer-on-nabokov
      31. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[32]Walt Disney's Taxi Driver
    Links:
      32. https://thebrowser.com/videos/walt-disneys-taxi-driver

Travis Bickle, meet Mickey Mouse [33]More videos
    Links:
      33. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[34]Eric Puchner, on parenthood
    Links:
      34. http://www.gq.com/news-politics/mens-lives/201205/cooler-me-eric-puchner-gq-may-2012-doppelganger?printable=true

"If someone asked me to prove my undying love for my daughter, I
    would tell him that I have pretended to be over 50 different Pokémon
    characters. I have watched an entire Pokémon Advanced Battle DVD,
    which is essentially like roasting your soul on a spit"

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

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