Newsletter 721


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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]Brain Time
    Links:
      6. http://b.rw/RkFXqP

David Eagleman | David Eagleman | 5 July 2012

Fascinating essay. "The days of thinking of time as a river—evenly
  flowing, always advancing—are over. Time perception, just like vision,
  is a construction of the brain and is shockingly easy to manipulate
  experimentally" [7]Comments
    Links:
      7. http://thebrowser.com/articles/brain-time

[8]Connecticut's Ribbon Of Hardship
    Links:
      8. http://b.rw/OdeR1d

Esmé Deprez | Businessweek | 5 July 2012

"If income inequality is a topic of ferocious political disagreement,
  the issue of mobility provides one thing that liberals and
  conservatives agree on: Inching from one end of the economic spectrum
  to the other is too hard" [9]Comments
    Links:
      9. http://thebrowser.com/articles/connecticuts-ribbon-hardship

[10]High-Minded Bigots
    Links:
      10. http://b.rw/Od8zPa

Francis Wade | Foreign Policy | 5 July 2012

Sectarian rioting in Burma raises a question: Did we over-romanticise
  the pro-democracy opposition, mistaking their battle against the junta
  for broader commitment to universal human rights? And how will Aung San
  Suu Kyi play this? [11]Comments
    Links:
      11. http://thebrowser.com/articles/high-minded-bigots

[12]The Stupidity Of Computers
    Links:
      12. http://b.rw/Odbvvd

David Auerbach | n+1 | 5 July 2012

Accessible essay on history and future of artificial intelligence.
  "Rather than underscoring the impoverishment of semantic analysis, the
  great success of Google has indicated how much can be done in the
  absence of that analysis" [13]Comments
    Links:
      13. http://thebrowser.com/articles/stupidity-computers

[14]Quite Likely The Worst Job Ever
    Links:
      14. http://b.rw/M0U7i8

Mike Dash | Smithsonian | 3 July 2012

Dash takes us on an excursion underground, to the sewers of 19th
  century London where "toshers" roamed the tunnels, searching for items
  of value. Biggest danger was not disease or death by suffocation but
  attacks by sewer rats [15]Comments
    Links:
      15. http://thebrowser.com/articles/quite-likely-worst-job-ever

[16]The 20 Most Beautiful Bookstores In The World
    Links:
      16. http://b.rw/NCfgt5

Emily Temple | Flavorwire | 4 July 2012

Photo gallery. From converted Dominican churches and movie palaces to
  contemporary design and making use of the outdoors: Twenty bookshops
  from Buenos Aires to Beijing. A bookworm's delight [17]Comments
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/articles/20-most-beautiful-bookstores-world

FiveBooks Interview

[18]Craig Brown on Diaries and Autobiography
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/craig-brown-on-diaries-and-autobiography

The Private Eye satirist and author recommends five entertaining
  published diaries, from Andy Warhol to Harpo Marx – and tells us why
  parody is a pickpocket [19]Read on
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/craig-brown-on-diaries-and-autobiography

Featured Special Report

[20]Hunt for the Higgs Boson
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/reports/hunt-higgs-boson

As CERN claim discovery of a new particle consistent with the Higgs
  boson, we delve behind the news and ask: What is the elusive Higgs
  boson? Why does it matter whether it exists? If its discovery is
  confirmed, what happens next? [21]Read on
    Links:
      21. http://thebrowser.com/reports/hunt-higgs-boson

Reader Recommendations

@obitmag "To Paint is Very Difficult…" Happy Birthday to Frida Kahlo
  t.co/VBaokiVI #longreads #longformorg #somethingtoread [22]#browsings
  [23]More like this
    Links:
      22. https://twitter.com/search?q=#browsings
      23. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

Book of the Day

[24]Book of the Day
    Links:
      24. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/sun-also-rises-by-ernest-heminway

[25]The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Heminway
    Links:
      25. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/sun-also-rises-by-ernest-heminway

[26]Wai Chee Dimock says: “When the book came out, all his Paris
  acquaintances had great fun speculating about who he had based his
  characters on” [27]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      26. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/wai-chee-dimock-on-hemingway-paris
      27. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[28]The Book That Can't Wait
    Links:
      28. http://thebrowser.com/videos/book-cant-wait

How to ensure that people who buy a book read it straightaway? Print it
  with disappearing ink. Hmm...
  [29]More videos
    Links:
      29. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[30]Enoch Powell, on politics
    Links:
      30. http://conservativehome.blogs.com/thetorydiary/2012/06/impressive-performance-by-sir-john-major-at-leveson-inquiry.html

"Politicians who complain about the press are like sailors
    complaining about the sea"

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

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