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Best of the Week

No Strings Attached

David Roberts | Outside | 12 April 2011

Outstanding profile of Alex Honnold, exponent of the most dangerous form of
  rock-climbing -- free-soloing. No ropes, no other aids, no partner. Its only
  rule: if you slip, you die. Reading to make you shiver then sweat
      1. http://thebrowser.com/articles/no-strings-attached

The Bugger, Bugged

Hugh Grant | New Statesman | 12 April 2011

A real gem. Hugh Grant turns investigative journalist to unravel the
  mysteries of the News International mobile hacking saga. Unexpectedly
  fascinating read from start to finish. Thanks to @polit2k for this great
  spot [2]Comments
      2. http://thebrowser.com/articles/bugger-bugged

Grounds For U.S. Military Intervention

Henry A. Kissinger & James A. Baker | Washington Post | 8 April 2011

Former Secretaries of State argue that "choice between 'idealism' and
  'realism' is a false one". Suggest “pragmatic idealism” as best future
  foreign policy strategy - protect national interests whilst promoting
  democracy and freedom [3]Comments
      3. http://thebrowser.com/articles/grounds-us-military-intervention

When Did Girls Start Wearing Pink?

Jeanne Maglaty | Smithsonian | 8 April 2011

Quite recently, in fact. Pink was boys' colour in 1920s, shifted to girls by
  1940s. Gender-neutral phase in 1970s. Pink-blue divide back in 1980s,
  spurred by prenatal testing: expectant parents wanted gender-specific
  layette [4]Comments
      4. http://thebrowser.com/articles/when-did-girls-start-wearing-pink

In Praise Of Marx

Terry Eagleton | Chronicle Review | 10 April 2011

"Marx was no more responsible for the monstrous oppression of the communist
  world than Jesus was responsible for the Inquisition". He respected the
  creative energy of capitalism. But he also saw its costs, and its weaknesses
      5. http://thebrowser.com/articles/praise-marx

Where We All Will Be Received

Nell Boeschenstein | This Recording | 8 April 2011

Super essay on Paul Simon's Graceland, one of the great albums of modern
  times, in celebration of its 25th anniversary. Despite courting political
  controversy, the album was seen "as breaking the dam for the world music
  trend" [6]Comments
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/where-we-all-will-be-received

Real Housewives Of Wall Street

Matt Taibbi | Rolling Stone | 13 April 2011

"Huge roaring river of cash" has flowed out of Fed since 2008 crash, to prop
  up US financial system. Now Fed has been forced to open its books. Money has
  ended up in some odd hands. Those of Morgan Stanley's boss's wife, for
  example [7]Comments
      7. http://thebrowser.com/articles/real-housewives-wall-street

Twitter's Forgotten Cofounder - Noah Glass

Nicholas Carlson | Business Insider | 13 April 2011

Unmissable interview with the Twitter founder you never heard of - a man
  abandoned by his friends and forgotten by history. "Some people have gotten
  credit, some people haven't. The reality is it was a group effort"
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/twitters-forgotten-cofounder-noah-glass

FiveBooks Interview

[9]Patrick French on India
      9. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/patrick-french-on-india

Author  of  acclaimed  new  work _India: A Portrait_ takes us around the
  world’s largest democracy, from the dance bars of Bombay to Kerala crab
  curry on the Southwest coast

Featured Topic

      10. http://thebrowser.com/topics/poetry

From poets on poetry and lives of the great poets, to fact-checking verse
  and Google Voice as poetry ... something for the bard in us all

Reader Recommendations

@BostonReview: "Miéville seems to suggest the real world is composed of
  consensual fantasies of varying degrees of
  power." http://bit.ly/gB5pAF [12]#browsings
      12. https://twitter.com/search?q=#browsings

Book of the Week

[13]The Empty Space by Peter Brook
      13. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/empty-space-by-peter-brook

[14]Michael Billington says: One reason why this book resonates is that
  things we take for granted now – that theatre should be a shared experience,
  that it should be communal – were things that Brook was writing about with
  great clarity in 1968.
      14. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/empty-space-by-peter-brook#book-recommender-0

Video of the Week

[15]A Perfect Match. BMW Classic
      15. http://thebrowser.com/videos/perfect-match-bmw-classic

Short film to persuade you that BMWs just go on getting better as they get

Quote of the Week

[16]Scott Adams, on timing
      16. http://dilbert.com/blog/entry/best_work

"Your best work involves timing. If someone wrote the best hip hop song of
    all time in the Middle Ages, he had bad timing"

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