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01. A Complicated Man: The Life of Bill Clinton as Told by Those Who Know Him

“In this, the first complete oral history of Clinton’s life, historian Michael Takiff presents the first truly balanced book on one of our nation’s most controversial and fascinating presidents. Through more than 150 chronologically arranged interviews with key figures including Bob Dole, James Carville, and Tom Brokaw, among many others, A Complicated Man goes far beyond the well-worn party-line territory to capture the larger-than-life essence of Clinton the man. With the tremendous attention given to the Lewinsky scandal, it is easy to overlook the president’s humble upbringing, as well as his many achievements at home and abroad: the longest economic boom in American history, a balanced budget, successful intervention in the Balkans, and a series of landmark, if controversial, free-trade agreements. Through the candid recollections of Takiff’s many subjects, A Complicated Man leaves no area unexplored, revealing the most complete and unexpected portrait of our forty-second president published to date.” (YUP).

02. Grass Fed | Trash Picking and the Best Chef in the World

“Back before Frank Bruni wrote his profile of Rene Redzepi — the chef of Noma, the Danish restaurant that was recently named as the best in the world by an influential European poll — for The Times, I thought I might be doing the same thing.” (T).

03. FIFA 11 Soccer – Steve Nash And Landon Donovan (Above)

“Steve Nash and Landon Donovan star in part 1 of this series which follows Nash’s attempts to play EA SPORTS FIFA Soccer 11 against Donovan and enter the EA SPORTS Pro Player Challenge. The EA SPORTS Pro Player Challenge is a new competition that will identify the best FIFA Soccer 11 gamer among professional soccer players.” (Original Winger).

04. BMW Guggenheim Lab

“In the next six years, a new collaboration between the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation and the BMW Group is seeking to explore various issues of urban life. Three labs, which will be assigned a theme, an architect, and a graphic designer, will be placed in major cities that will engage the public, bringing people together to discuss and experiment with new ideas.   Traveling across the globe, the labs will interact with people from all different backgrounds and cultures with the intention to shed light upon a broad spectrum of issues.” (Arch Daily).

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