Weekly newsletter 28


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Best of the Week

[5]What You Don't Know Can Kill You
    Links:
      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
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/what-you-dont-know-can-kill-you

[7]Putin’s Rasputin
    Links:
      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]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/putin’s-rasputin

[9]A Sociology Of Steve Jobs
    Links:
      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]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/sociology-steve-jobs

[11]What Options Are Left For The Single Currency?
    Links:
      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
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/ticking-euro-bomb

[13]The Woman Who Knew Too Much
    Links:
      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
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/woman-who-knew-too-much

[15]The Deaths Map
    Links:
      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
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/deaths-map

[17]Amanda Knox: What's In A Face?
    Links:
      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
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/articles/amanda-knox-whats-face

[19]Charles Darwin, Economist
    Links:
      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
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/articles/charles-darwin-economist

FiveBooks Interview

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

Featured Topic

[23]Epic Adventures
    Links:
      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
    Links:
      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
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      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
    Links:
      28. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/rural-taste-lebanon-by-chérine-yazbeck

[29]The Rural Taste of Lebanon by Chérine Yazbeck
    Links:
      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
    Links:
      30. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks

Video of the Week

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

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

Quote of the Week

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

"Humour is the politeness of despair"

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

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