Thursday, October 23, 2014

‘Citizenfour,’ a Documentary About Edward J. Snowden - NYTimes.com

‘Citizenfour,’ a Documentary About Edward J. Snowden - NYTimes.com:



"There are two ways to look at “Citizenfour,” Laura Poitras’s documentary about Edward J. Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor whose revelations of widespread surveillance launched a hundred Op-Ed columns a year ago. The first and most obvious is as a piece of advocacy journalism, a goad to further argument about how security and transparency should be balanced in a democracy, about how governments abuse technology, about how official secrets are kept and exposed. The second is as a movie, an elegant and intelligent contribution to the flourishing genre of dystopian allegory."



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Sunday, October 19, 2014

Cuba’s Impressive Role on Ebola - NYTimes.com

Cuba’s Impressive Role on Ebola - NYTimes.com:



"Cuba is an impoverished island that remains largely cut off from the world and lies about 4,500 miles from the West African nations where Ebola is spreading at an alarming rate. Yet, having pledged to deploy hundreds of medical professionals to the front lines of the pandemic, Cuba stands to play the most robust role among the nations seeking to contain the virus."



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Volatility Unlikely to Alter Fed’s Policy Course - NYTimes.com

Volatility Unlikely to Alter Fed’s Policy Course - NYTimes.com:



"WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve is watching carefully as financial markets bounce around, but the likely course of monetary policy remains the same, officials have said in recent public comments and interviews."



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Saturday, October 18, 2014

Jorge R. Gutierrez Talks About His Film ‘The Book of Life’ - NYTimes.com

Jorge R. Gutierrez Talks About His Film ‘The Book of Life’ - NYTimes.com:



 "From Mexican folk art to Sergio Leone to Radiohead, the director Jorge R. Gutierrez reached far and wide for inspiration in making “The Book of Life,” his first 3-D animated feature. The story of a woman and the two men who pine for her in a small Mexican village is at the heart of this mythic adventure, which has tinges of spaghetti westerns and makes room for magic, bullfighting and pop music."



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Mexico Finds Many Corpses, but Not Lost 43 - NYTimes.com

Mexico Finds Many Corpses, but Not Lost 43 - NYTimes.com:



"IGUALA, Mexico — With borrowed shovels and pick axes, the farmers drove their battered pickup trucks to a series of suspicious clearings in the countryside, jumped out and started digging."



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The Rebirth of Tijuana - NYTimes.com

The Rebirth of Tijuana - NYTimes.com:



"Tijuana, Mexico — IN Tijuana the other day, I met a waitress named Mari."



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