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Brijit Index for 4 Dec 2007

In Brijit Index on Tuesday, 4 December 2007 at 17:41

The Brijit Index is a weekly report on the most popular print, broadcast and online features from, culled from more than 75 of the world’s best and most trusted sources. The Brijit Index reflects the choices of Brijit’s growing community of smart readers and writers, and spotlights the most popular pieces from the past seven days.

1 Edge of Reason by David Fleming, ESPN the Magazine, 3 Dec 2007 — The Tennessee Titans take risks other teams are scared to, starting with drafting star quarterback Vince Young and continuing with coach Jeff Fisher’s nothing-to-lose play-calling. Altogether, this package will help you see an entirely new dimension of America’s Sunday obsession.

2 Chairlifts Are for Sissies by Josh Dean, The New York Times Magazine, 27 Oct 2007 — In the Brijit Index for the third consecutive week, this piece focuses on the sport of heliboarding, in which snowboarders can explore entire mountain ranges via helicopter. Dean details his first experience in the snowy realm and inspires confidence as his initial apprehension fades and he rides with relative ease and comfort.

3 Marseille’s Ethnic Bouillabaisse by Andrew Purvis, Smithsonian, December 2007 — From civic cooperation to unemployment-reducing tax incentives to soccer worship, Purvis catalogs how this historic city, with its mix of Muslims, Jews and Christians, could be a model for an expanding Europe. It’s a natural narrative about this diverse and surprisingly peaceful city.

4 My Favorite Nut Job by Matt Taibbi, Rolling Stone, 29 Nov 2007

5 Primer: The Coen Brothers, A.V. Club, 30 Nov 2007

6 The Kindness of Strangers by Robin Fox, Harper’s, November 2007

7 23AndMe Will Decode Your DNA for $1,000. Welcome to the Age of Genomics by Thomas Goetz, Wired, December 2007

8 On These Planes, In-Flight Service Is Super-Secret by Susan Carey, The Wall Street Journal, 28 Nov 2007

9 Darwin’s Surprise by Michael Specter, The New Yorker, 3 Dec 2007

10 What Every Leader Needs to Know About Followers by Barbara Kellerman, Harvard Business Review, December 2007


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