Newsletter 760


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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]Keystone
    Links:
      6. http://b.rw/NxMKgZ

John Richardson | Esquire | 10 August 2012

Report from Fort McMurray, Alberta, "little Canadian town that might
  just destroy the world". Huge reserves of tar-sand oil waiting to be
  piped to Texas refineries. But should US be feeding or fighting
  addiction to foreign oil? [7]Comments
    Links:
      7. http://thebrowser.com/articles/keystone

[8]What’s Behind North Korea’s Strange Architecture?
    Links:
      8. http://b.rw/Pa2bwu

Bradley Martin | Boston Globe | 12 August 2012

"The streetscape of Pyongyang tells much of the story of North Korea:
  The gulf between the strange ambitions of the buildings and the often
  invisible citizens for whom they are notionally built" [9]Comments
    Links:
      9. http://thebrowser.com/articles/what’s-behind-north-korea’s-strange-architecture

[10]Giant Size
    Links:
      10. http://b.rw/RNKEvP

Tom Breihan | Classical | 13 August 2012

If you're over seven feet tall, between 20 and 40 years old, and in the
  US, you're one of only 70. Breihan investigates what it's like to be a
  giant. He should have some idea. He measures up at six foot eleven. And
  three quarters [11]Comments
    Links:
      11. http://thebrowser.com/articles/giant-size

[12]Lamborghini Morsi
    Links:
      12. http://b.rw/Nvp8tx

Marc Lynch | Foreign Policy | 13 August 2012

After weeks of looking ineffectual, the Egyptian president, Mohamed
  Morsi, has exploded into life, removing the military top brass and
  cancelling their controversial constitutional amendments. Here's what
  it means [13]Comments
    Links:
      13. http://thebrowser.com/articles/lamborghini-morsi

[14]For Jennifer Sultan, A Dot-Com Bust
    Links:
      14. http://b.rw/NxYGfh

Russ Buettner | NYT | 11 August 2012

Ten years ago her internet company sold for $70m. Now she sits bankrupt
  in a prison cell, unable to raise bail and facing upwards of 15 years
  in prison for selling prescription painkillers to a cop. What happened?
  [15]Comments
    Links:
      15. http://thebrowser.com/articles/jennifer-sultan-dot-com-bust

[16]Are Tyrants Good For Art?
    Links:
      16. http://b.rw/P6LKRx

John Gray | BBC | 10 August 2012

Thriving culture doesn't need modern Western levels of democracy and
  personal liberty, but it does need some freedom to breathe. Ancient
  China and tsarist Russia produced great art. Maoist China and Soviet
  Russia stifled it [17]Comments
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/articles/are-tyrants-good-art

FiveBooks Interview

[18]Robert Shiller on Human Traits Essential to Capitalism
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/robert-shiller-on-human-traits-essential-capitalism

The Yale economist says rising inequality was a major cause of
  America's economic problems, and that little is being done to reduce
  the disparities. He gives us a reading list to understand how we got to
  here [19]Read on
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/robert-shiller-on-human-traits-essential-capitalism

Featured Special Report

[20]Paul Ryan
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/reports/paul-ryan

He's the man with the (budget) plan. What will the selection of the
  Wisconsin congressman as vice presidential candidate do for the Romney
  campaign? [21]Read on
    Links:
      21. http://thebrowser.com/reports/paul-ryan

Reader Recommendations

@rszbt THIS: MT @NickMalkoutzis: For Wrong-Headed Reasons, EU Leaders
  Are Leaning Toward Greek Exit, by @WhelanKarl [22]t.co/eX80RgU6
  [23]#browsings [24]More like this
    Links:
      22. http://t.co/eX80RgU6
      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/catcher-rye-by-j-d-salinger

[26]The Catcher in the Rye by J D Salinger
    Links:
      26. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/catcher-rye-by-j-d-salinger

[27]Woody Allen says: “ This made me want to live in New York and go to
  the bars where Holden went. For all its satire, it’s a very romantic
  portrait of the city” [28]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      27. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/woody-allen-on-memory
      28. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[29]The Lego Story
    Links:
      29. http://thebrowser.com/videos/lego-story

17 minutes of animated awesome, to celebrate Lego's 80th birthday
  [30]More videos
    Links:
      30. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[31]Paul Auster, on jokes
    Links:
      31. http://www.theparisreview.org/interviews/121/the-art-of-fiction-no-178-paul-auster#.UAcFBgHgJTo.twitter

"The joke is the purest, most essential form of storytelling. Every
    word has to count"

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

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