Newsletter 671


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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]On Censorship
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/Jvn30A

Salman Rushdie | New Yorker | 15 May 2012

Superb short essay in favour of boat-rocking. "Originality is
  dangerous. It challenges, questions, overturns assumptions, unsettles
  moral codes." This is where great art comes from. If we believe in
  liberty, we must celebrate it [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/censorship

[7]Economic Case For Same-Sex Marriage
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/JQKDme

Betsey Stevenson & Justin Wolfers | Bloomberg | 15 May 2012

"The joining of husband and wife yields a more productive firm, because
  it allows one spouse to specialise in earning income from working in
  the market, while the other specialises in the domestic sphere." But
  times change [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/economic-case-same-sex-marriage

[9]Imagining Myself In Palestine
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/L6d6XV

Randa Jarrar | Guernica | 14 May 2012

American citizen of Palestinian descent flies to Israel, aiming to
  visit sister in West Bank. On landing in Tel Aviv she faces
  immigration. Despite best preparations, it doesn't go well. Soon she's
  sent to the "Arab room" [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/imagining-myself-palestine

[11]How Yahoo Killed Flickr And Lost The Internet
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/JQQWXc

Mat Honan | Gizmodo | 15 May 2012

"This is the story of a wonderful idea. Something that had never been
  done before, a moment of change that shaped the Internet we know today.
  This is the story of Flickr." A revolutionary photo sharing service,
  destroyed by Yahoo [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/how-yahoo-killed-flickr-and-lost-internet

[13]A Splash Of Marilyn
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/JvgcnF

Lawrence Schiller | Vanity Fair | 8 May 2012

Photographing Marilyn Monroe. Lawrence Schiller did it, to great
  effect. His account of working with the flirtatious, calculating star
  has shades of a coming-of-age story and makes for surprisingly
  compulsive reading [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/splash-marilyn

[15]My Daughter's Favorite Sport
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/JQY7hX

Joe Posnanski | Joe Blogs | 15 May 2012

Sportswriter's daughter had never shown much interest in his area of
  expertise. Then, unaccountably, she developed an interest in NASCAR,
  one of the few sports her father knew virtually nothing about. Eh?
  Classic, charming Posnanski [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/my-daughters-favorite-sport

FiveBooks Interview

[17]Julia Lovell on the Opium War
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/julia-lovell-on-opium-war

The 19th century opium war marked the clash of the world’s great
  empires of the age – Britain and China. The historian says its legacy
  of Chinese humiliation is still felt keenly in Beijing [18]Read on
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/julia-lovell-on-opium-war

Featured Special Report

[19]Paying for the US Election
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/reports/paying-election

How much is Romney vs Obama 2012 going to cost? Who's paying? And what
  do they expect in return? [20]Read on
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/reports/paying-election

Reader Recommendations

@[21]polit2k RT @[22]ritholtz: Paul Volcker on Jamie
  Dimon [23]t.co/NWWpdSFw $$ #[24]browsings (video) [25]More like this
    Links:
      21. http://twitter.com/polit2k
      22. http://twitter.com/ritholtz
      23. http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2012/05/paul-volcker-on-jamie-dimon/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter
      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/longshot-by-dick-francis

[27]Longshot by Dick Francis
    Links:
      27. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/longshot-by-dick-francis

[28]Mary King says: “Dick Francis was a former jockey. Every book I
  have read of his is very exciting. There is always lots of mystery and
  intrigue, and a bit of romance” [29]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      28. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/mary-king-on-equestrian-life
      29. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[30]Welcome To Life
    Links:
      30. http://thebrowser.com/videos/welcome-life

What you will see when you get reborn, as required by the legal
  department [31]More videos
    Links:
      31. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[32]Marc Hanna, on politics
    Links:
      32. http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2012/may/11/time-start-thinking-edward-luce-review

"There are two things that are important in politics. The first is
    money, and I can't remember what the second one is"

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

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