Weekly newsletter 11


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Best of the Week

[1]Black Ops And Blood Money
    Links:
      1. http://b.rw/ldEtpi

Matthew Teague | Men's Journal | 1 June 2011

Gripping back-story to arrest of American contractor Raymond Davis, held in
  Lahore for shooting two men who were about to shoot him, and eventually
  freed after huge diplomatic row between US and Pakistan. He was indeed a spy
  [2]Comments
    Links:
      2. http://thebrowser.com/articles/black-ops-and-blood-money

[3]Aging: To Treat, Or Not To Treat?
    Links:
      3. http://b.rw/kxEQVg

David Gems | American Scientist | 13 June 2011

"It is possible to slow aging in laboratory animals. In fact, it is easy."
  So addressing the ethical dilemmas raised by "decelerated aging" is no
  longer a distant philosophical problem. It is a pressing scientific issue
  [4]Comments
    Links:
      4. http://thebrowser.com/articles/aging-treat-or-not-treat

[5]A Brief History Of The Corporation: 1600 to 2100
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/mB4pNI

Venkat | RibbonFarm | 8 June 2011

Not so brief actually but outstanding on globalisation and the end of the
  corporation. We are entering an era of Coesian growth which "is
  fundamentally not measured in aggregate terms at all. It is measured in
  individual terms" [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/brief-history-corporation-1600-2100

[7]The Indignity Of Industrial Tomatoes
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/jpl39P

Barry Estabrook | Gilt Taste | 13 June 2011

Best piece you'll ever read about tomatoes. Unless you're a farmer from
  Florida. In which case you might want to go back to gassing those hard,
  perfectly round, nutrient-poor, taste-free, green orbs with ethylene to turn
  them red [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/indignity-industrial-tomatoes

[9]Pakistan's General Problem
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/lFDoUb

Mohammed Hanif | Open | 10 June 2011

Pakistani military outsourced soldiering to freelance militants. Shopped for
  insurgents in markets, set up "factories" for them in the mountains. Now
  reaping what it has sown. Pakistan is an "international jihadi tourist
  resort" [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/pakistans-general-problem

[11]The Epidemic Of Mental Illness
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/kk42tK

Marcia Angell | NYRB | 9 June 2011

10% of Americans over the age of six take antidepressants. What's going on
  here? The drug companies have captured the system. Through lobbying and
  marketing, they decide what constitutes a mental illness, and how to treat
  it [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/epidemic-mental-illness

[13]Being Ernest
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/kJNsPp

John Walsh | Independent | 11 June 2011

Good read on Hemingway, drawing on "psychological autopsy" by American
  psychiatrist. Suffered bipolar mood disorder, depression, chronic
  alcoholism, repetitive traumatic brain injuries, psychosis. And a very
  troubled childhood [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/being-ernest

[15]The Match That Would Never End
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/moC7Ii

Ed Caesar | GQ | 17 June 2011

Wimbledon throws up surprise in first-round draw, pitting John Isner against
  Nicolas Mahut again. Last year it took no less than three days and 183 games
  to separate them. Lovely article revisits the longest tennis match of all
  [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/match-would-never-end

FiveBooks Interview

[17]Giles Coren on Food Writing
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/giles-coren-on-food-writing

_The London Times_ award-winning food columnist takes an irreverent look at
  the world of food writing, from restaurant critics to celebrity chefs

Featured Topic

[18]Autism
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/topics/autism

Leading  academics, and parents with their own personal experiences of
  autism,  discuss  what  best to read on the disorder. Accompanied by a
  selection of must-read articles

Reader Recommendations

@[19]polit2k Greece's  ace  card: help us or we'll take you all down -
  Telegraph -[20]goo.gl/sVVcA [21]#browsings
    Links:
      19. http://twitter.com/polit2k
      20. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/comment/jeremy-warner/8581092/Greeces-ace-card-help-us-or-well-take-you-all-down.html
      21. https://twitter.com/search?q=#browsings

Book of the Week

[22]Daughter of the Desert by Georgina Howell
    Links:
      22. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/daughter-desert-remarkable-life-gertrude-bell-by-georgina-howell

[23]Jo Tatchell says: "A biography of a fearless, motivated woman, who
  bashed  her  way  through  the  deserts, sitting with Bedu sheikhs and
  tribespeople to become one of the seminal adventurers and shapers of the
  region"
    Links:
      23. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/jo-tatchell-on-desert-nations

Quote of the Week

[24]Oliver Reichenstein, on pricing
    Links:
      24. http://www.informationarchitects.jp/en/ia-writer-on-prices-and-features

"The right price for a product is the highest price you can ask for, but
    with one condition: that your customers remain happy after they buy it"

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