Weekly newsletter 28

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Best of the Week

[5]What You Don't Know Can Kill You
      5. http://b.rw/r1gHYx

Jason Daley | Discover | 3 October 2011

Sharks kill a grand total of, on average, one US citizen each year.
  Meanwhile cattle gore or stamp 20 to death. But a cow doesn't induce panic
  like a shark. Why? "In short, our risk perception is often at direct odds
  with reality" [6]Comments
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/what-you-dont-know-can-kill-you

[7]Putin’s Rasputin
      7. http://b.rw/nB3vum

Peter Pomerantsev | LRB | 12 October 2011

On Vladislav Surkov, "real genius of Putin era". Half-Chechen. Expelled from
  drama school. Bodyguard then PR man for Khodorkovsky. Recruited by Yeltsin.
  Chief ideologue, grey cardinal of Putin. Kremlin power player par excellence
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/putin’s-rasputin

[9]A Sociology Of Steve Jobs
      9. http://b.rw/r0VTme

Kieran Healy | Kieran Healy | 10 October 2011

Customers have emotional relationships with Apple. They associate it with
  charisma and perfectionism. Yet those beautiful iPhones come from sweatshops
  in China. Jobs's successors will have to resolve that cognitive dissonance
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/sociology-steve-jobs

[11]What Options Are Left For The Single Currency?
      11. http://b.rw/nDtfC7

Various | Spiegel | 7 October 2011

"There is no precedent for this crisis, nor is there a recipe that could be
  applied to resolve it. Europe's politicians have maneuvered themselves and
  their people into an unparalleled situation." Final part of excellent euro
  report [12]Comments
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/ticking-euro-bomb

[13]The Woman Who Knew Too Much
      13. http://b.rw/pmJInf

Suzanna Andrews | Vanity Fair | 11 October 2011

On Elizabeth Warren, scourge of the banking elite: “We cannot run our
  country without a strong middle class. We cannot run a democracy without a
  strong middle class. If we hollow out the middle class, the country we know
  is gone" [14]Comments
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/woman-who-knew-too-much

[15]The Deaths Map
      15. http://b.rw/ppkaEO

Jeremy Harding | LRB | 12 October 2011

US-Mexico border is an artificial line across interlocking ecosystems, under
  pressure from top-heavy consumer lifestyles to the north, congestion of
  poverty in the south. Result? A twilight world of flight, seclusion,
  incarceration [16]Comments
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/deaths-map

[17]Amanda Knox: What's In A Face?
      17. http://b.rw/nnZSRn

Ian Leslie | Guardian | 8 October 2011

"We all have an inherent bias towards assuming that we can discern a
  person's inner mental state simply by observing them." And for Amanda Knox,
  this proved disastrous. Excellent piece looks at dangers of judging by
  appearances [18]Comments
      18. http://thebrowser.com/articles/amanda-knox-whats-face

[19]Charles Darwin, Economist
      19. http://b.rw/qeKoZQ

Robert Frank | American Interest | 5 October 2011

"One century hence, if a roster of professional economists is asked to
  identify the intellectual father of their discipline, a majority will name
  Charles Darwin." Right now, many would say Adam Smith. So where does Darwin
  fit in? [20]Comments
      20. http://thebrowser.com/articles/charles-darwin-economist

FiveBooks Interview

[21]Eva Hoffman on Memoirs
      21. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/eva-hoffman-on-memoirs

To tell your own story is to confront and construct your deepest sense of
  self.  The  author of _Lost in Translation_ tells us about five striking
  memoirs of identity, dislocation and belonging [22]Read on
      22. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/eva-hoffman-on-memoirs

Featured Topic

[23]Epic Adventures
      23. http://thebrowser.com/reports/epic-adventures

Extreme tourism, unwise adventure and plain bad luck. Enjoy it all from the
  comfort of your armchair [24]Read on
      24. http://thebrowser.com/reports/epic-adventures

Reader Recommendations

_obitmag #browsings #longreads_ A Fond Farewell: Funeral sex may be death's
  best  antidote.  People  flirt  at  funerals…Really? [25]t.co/vDNEIpUe
  [26]#browsings [27]More like this
      25. http://t.co/vDNEIpUe
      26. https://twitter.com/search?q=#browsings
      27. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

Book of the Week

[28]Book of the Day
      28. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/rural-taste-lebanon-by-chérine-yazbeck

[29]The Rural Taste of Lebanon by Chérine Yazbeck
      29. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/rural-taste-lebanon-by-chérine-yazbeck

Samantha Clark says: “We went to Lebanon last May and discovered this book.
  It   is   very   beautiful,  with  a  lot  of  very  quirky,  original
  recipes”[30]FiveBooks Archive
      30. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks

Video of the Week

[31]The 7 Biggest Economic Lies
      31. http://thebrowser.com/videos/7-biggest-economic-lies

According to Robert Reich. Who doesn't take long to "debunk" each and every
  [32]More videos
      32. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Week

[33]Boris Vian, on humour
      33. http://www.mondaynote.com/2011/10/09/too-soon

"Humour is the politeness of despair"

[34]More quotes
      34. http://thebrowser.com/quotations

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