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Say goodbye to TV’s golden age: Why Comcast’s rise and net neutrality’s downfall will change everything –

Posted by , Wednesday, April 30, 2014

What We Lose When We Rip the Heart Out of Arts Education

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The oculus could change entertainment as we know it

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FW: Elephant Painting An Elephant

Zuda...The 4-yr old painting elephant. thanks to George Milman
Posted by , Tuesday, February 4, 2014

amazing gifted artist

from Michael Hamilton
Posted by , Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Study: America’s culture economy is doomed –

Posted by , Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Miley Cyrus: Dealing with the ‘sexualization of childhood’ – Canada – CBC News

Posted by , Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Rumsfeld unreflective about his role, filmmaker says – Feature: Toronto International Film Festival – Interactive –

Posted by , Saturday, September 14, 2013

ABANDONED STATIONS | More Intelligent Life

Posted by , Thursday, September 5, 2013

In ‘Wild Tales,’ Graham Nash opens up about sex, drugs and music behind Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young – NY Daily News

Posted by , Sunday, September 1, 2013

George Clooney To Hedge Fund Honcho Daniel Loeb: Stop Spreading Fear At Sony – Yahoo! Movies Canada

Posted by , Saturday, August 3, 2013

Toronto’s Caribbean Carnival a spectacle of rhythms, costumes – Toronto – CBC News

Posted by , Saturday, August 3, 2013

Matt Taibbi Explains the Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Cover | Matt Taibbi | Rolling Stone

Posted by , Sunday, July 21, 2013

Were Paleolithic Cave Painters High on Psychedelic Drugs? Scientists Propose Ingenious Theory for Why They Might Have Been

Posted by , Monday, July 15, 2013

Were Paleolithic Cave Painters High on Psychedelic Drugs? Scientists Propose Ingenious Theory for Why They Might Have Been

Posted by , Sunday, July 14, 2013

Party hats top surveillance cameras for George Orwell’s birthday – Your Community

Posted by , Saturday, June 29, 2013

France opens new front in war with Internet giants – FRANCE 24

Posted by , Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Pricey tickets for Rolling Stones tour test limits of live-concert market –

Posted by , Monday, June 3, 2013

Jane Mayer: How Far Did PBS Go to Avoid Offending a Sponsor? : The New Yorker

Posted by , Monday, May 27, 2013

Alexa O’Brien: A review of Alex Gibney’s ‘We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks’

O'Brien ..
The public needs an accurate accounting of the "facts" concerning the Manning's prosecution and the criminal probe into Julian Assange and WikiLeaks-- certainly more than we need Hollywood scripts by documentarians, like Gibney, or the former editors of major newspapers, like the Guardian and the New York Times, who haven't bothered to show up to the legal proceedings, which are underway for more than a year and a half-- proceedings, I might add, which are now the subject of their creative fancy and economic enterprise. If "We Steal Secrets" or the subsequent Q & A with director, Alex Gibney, revealed anything, it's that the filmmaker is quite uninformed about the trial of Bradley Manning. He can barely speak on the topic or on that of the largest criminal probe of a publisher and its source in history. Which begs the question: What was Gibney relying on for his costly 'string of pearls' reportage, beyond his hackneyed entourage of unexamined glory-boats, bearing witness on the silver screen to their privileged punditry-- that is, talking about themselves amongst themselves for their own benefit-- certainly not the public's-- or future generations?
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Posted by , Sunday, May 26, 2013

Kevin Gosztola: ‘We Steal Secrets’ Documentary is a Wikileaks Hit Piece

Gosztola on FDL ...
Overall, the film makes the choice to be about the personalities of Assange and Manning rather than a film that truly explores what it has been like for those involved in the release of over a half million documents to be targeted by the most powerful country in the world. WikiLeaks forced state secrets revealing corruption, crimes, fraud, misconduct, etc, into the open for the world to see, but, rather than telling a lesser known story about the backlash led by the US government against the organization, Gibney opts to highlight Manning’s struggle with his gender identity and how Assange’s egotistical personal battles have been a drag on WikiLeaks, which have been covered extensively by establishment media
and in a related story, see "WikiLeaks Leaks Transcript of "Anti-WikiLeaks Documentary" @ Common Dreams - i haven't seen Gibney's other film "Taxi to the Dark Side" but can only imagine that among its tepid, hand-wringing criticism of torture that it narrows the debate with the typical "but Teh Terrorists attacked us" line of bullshittery .. read more
Posted by , Saturday, May 25, 2013

Ray Manzarek-The Story of Riders on the Storm – YouTube

Posted by , Monday, May 20, 2013

Ray Manzarek – Music Biography, Credits and Discography : AllMusic

Posted by , Monday, May 20, 2013

Ray Manzarek of The Doors dies at 74 – Arts & Entertainment – CBC News

Posted by , Monday, May 20, 2013

Jane Mayer: A Word from Our Sponsor – Public television’s attempts to placate David Koch

Mayer in The New Yorker ..
Last fall, Alex Gibney, a documentary filmmaker who won an Academy Award in 2008 for an exposé of torture at a U.S. military base in Afghanistan, completed a film called “Park Avenue: Money, Power and the American Dream.” It was scheduled to air on PBS on November 12th. The movie had been produced independently, in part with support from the Gates Foundation. “Park Avenue” is a pointed exploration of the growing economic inequality in America and a meditation on the often self-justifying mind-set of “the one per cent.” As a narrative device, Gibney focusses on one of the most expensive apartment buildings in Manhattan—740 Park Avenue—portraying it as an emblem of concentrated wealth and contrasting the lives of its inhabitants with those of poor people living at the other end of Park Avenue, in the Bronx. Among the wealthiest residents of 740 Park is David Koch
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Posted by , Monday, May 20, 2013