The link below is to a book review of ‘Drone Warfare,’ by John Kaag and Sarah Kreps.
Originally posted on Flavorwire:
One of the things literature does better than almost any other medium is allow us to experience another person’s quality of mind, and sometimes even inhabit it. It follows, then, that every avid reader has a favorite literary character — whether they’re beloved for dastardly deeds, tough-girl antics, sex appeal, or a high snark quotient — and that there are many impossibly good ones out there. After the jump, you’ll find 50 of the best. To be clear: a great character isn’t always one you like (just ask Claire Messud), but one that is somehow extraordinary, or evokes some kind of delicious story-feeling in the reader. As always, this list reflects the personal tastes and proclivities of its creator, and many great characters didn’t make the cut (Jo March, Huck Finn, Merusault, Anne Shirley, looking at you), so if your favorite isn’t on here, and them on in the comments.
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The link below is to a book review of ‘A Poisonous Thorn in Our Hearts: Sudan and South Sudan’s Bitter and Incomplete Divorce,’ by James Copnall.
The link below is to a book review of ‘The Great Gatsby,’ by F. Scott Fitzgerald.
The link below is to a book review of ‘The People’s Republic of Amnesia: Tiananmen Revisited,’ by Louisa Lim.
The link below is to a book review of ‘China’s Foreign Policy,’ by Stuart Harris.
Originally posted on TechCrunch:
Instapaper, bringing bookmarks into the future, has just launched a big redesign of the iOS version of the app with loads of new features and a brand new business model.
betaworks’-ownedInstapaper has always been a paid product, going for between $3 and $4 dollars on mobile and costing approximately $1/month as a subscription. Today, the company is pivoting to entirely free apps and services, with an option to get unlimited access to a host of new features.
With the launch of Instapaper 6, iOS users will now be able to save any article with a single tap thanks to the open System Share Sheet in iOS 8. Before, users had to copy and paste the link and save it in the Instapaper app, or email the link to their personal Instapaper email to cue it up in the app. The one-click save also hooks into notifications to keep…
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