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1. Think you know everything from the 2008 campaign? Think again. The fascinating Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime by John Heilemann (of New York) and Mark Halperin (of Time)
was a favorite among VSL readers this month. The writers conducted more than 300 interviews with 200 sources, and got insiders to cough up astonishing artifacts, including emails and recordings. To read the original email, CLICK HERE.

2. Another favorite from January? The Web site Walk Score, which provides an interesting and environmentally sound way to rate U.S. cities: by their “walkability.” Just put in any address to find its score, and discover which cities are considered the most foot-friendly. You may be surprised. To read the original email CLICK HERE.

3. The incredible photo collection Murmur by Richard Barnes was another VSL reader favorite this month. For two years, Barnes photographed massive swarms of European starlings congregating for their biannual forage in the Roman countryside. The results are startling, surreal and beautiful. To read the original email, CLICK HERE.

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