Newsletter 710


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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

[6]Spoiled Rotten
    Links:
      6. http://b.rw/NrWqWo

Elizabeth Kolbert | New Yorker | 25 June 2012

"Contemporary American kids may represent the most indulged young
  people in the history of the world. This is a social experiment on a
  grand scale, and a growing number of adults fear that it isn’t working
  out so well" [7]Comments
    Links:
      7. http://thebrowser.com/articles/spoiled-rotten

[8]And The Good Ship Greece Sails On: 'Letter' To An Italian Colleague
    Links:
      8. http://b.rw/MJSxi8

Yanis Varoufakis | Yanis Varoufakis | 24 June 2012

"It is not that the members of our elites cannot see that Europe is
  like a train derailing in slow motion." They can see it, but they can't
  articulate a sensible policy response. So they hope for the best. And
  the lights go out [9]Comments
    Links:
      9. http://thebrowser.com/articles/and-good-ship-greece-sails-letter-italian-colleague

[10]Our Underground Future
    Links:
      10. http://b.rw/MJSdjv

Leon Neyfakh | Boston Globe | 24 June 2012

Does the future of our cities lie underground? Many think so: “As
  cities are built up, they’re getting congested, and going underground
  is the only way to build capacity." Perhaps not for houses, but for
  malls, stadia, power plants? [11]Comments
    Links:
      11. http://thebrowser.com/articles/our-underground-future

[12]Kingpins
    Links:
      12. http://b.rw/L99YGz

William Finnegan | New Yorker | 25 June 2012

Fascinating account of crime, drugs and politics in Mexico. "The power
  of organised crime now holds hostage large areas of the country,
  including major cities, and terrorises the rest with performances of
  stupefying violence" [13]Comments
    Links:
      13. http://thebrowser.com/articles/kingpins

[14]The Many Sides Of Jack Dorsey
    Links:
      14. http://b.rw/LL0yAo

Steven Levy | Wired | 22 June 2012

"Dorsey is trying to create magic in an industry where people have not
  previously sought wonder and delight. In short, he hopes to pull an
  Apple on the entire financial world." Here's what Twitter's co-founder
  is up to with Square [15]Comments
    Links:
      15. http://thebrowser.com/articles/many-sides-jack-dorsey

[16]The Most Amazing Bowling Story Ever
    Links:
      16. http://b.rw/L6fU3d

Michael Mooney | D Magazine | 20 June 2012

Let's keep things in proportion. If you don't bowl, this isn't for you.
  But if you do bowl, take a seat, pour a drink—you're going to be here
  for a while. The story of how Bill Fong came agonisingly close to
  bowling perfection [17]Comments
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/articles/most-amazing-bowling-story-ever

FiveBooks Interview

[18]Sarah Churchwell on The Great Gatsby
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/sarah-churchwell-on-great-gatsby

F Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel, set during a hedonistic zenith
  before the Great Depression, has fresh appeal today as we face down our
  own crisis, says the professor of American literature [19]Read on
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/sarah-churchwell-on-great-gatsby

Featured Special Report

[20]Great Obituaries
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/reports/great-obituaries

Raise a glass to life's characters with our collection of writing about
  eventful, unconventional lives. RIP [21]Read on
    Links:
      21. http://thebrowser.com/reports/great-obituaries

Reader Recommendations

@davehill77 The Battle for the Soul of Occupy Wall Street
  [22]t.co/50XcyrAL #longreads #ows @longform [23]#browsings [24]More
  like this
    Links:
      22. http://t.co/50XcyrAL
      23. https://twitter.com/search?q=#browsings
      24. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

Book of the Day

[25]Book of the Day
    Links:
      25. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/collected-poems-by-john-betjeman

[26]Collected Poems by John Betjeman
    Links:
      26. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/collected-poems-by-john-betjeman

[27]Matthew Engel says: “Betjeman conjured up an Englishness that
  nobody else has. He combined an evocation of England with a command of
  ordinary human emotions” [28]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      27. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/matthew-engel-on-britishness
      28. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[29]Growing Reddit
    Links:
      29. http://thebrowser.com/videos/growing-reddit

Reddit co-founder explains a little about how the site grew. Including
  how the founders posted content from dummy accounts to make it look
  busy...
  [30]More videos
    Links:
      30. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[31]Jay Rosen, on pragmatism
    Links:
      31. http://pressthink.org/2012/06/covering-wicked-problems

"Our knowledge advances not when we have the best theory, or the
    best data, or the best lab, but when we have really good problems"

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

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