Entries by Anne Laurie

Open Thread: New Movie Release

Any of you New Yorkers looking for something to see this weekend? Anybody already seen this documentary, at a festival? Opinions? From Andrew O’Hehir’s Salon review/interview with filmmaker Charles Ferguson: “Inside Job” offers a lucid and devastating history of how the crash happened, who caused it and how they got away with it. Furthermore, Ferguson […]

At Least They Didn’t Insult His Girlfriend

From the “Stuff too weirdly mundane to pass as fiction” files. Gawker‘s Adrian Chen sternly warns us “Don’t Post Pictures of an FBI Tracking Device You Find on a Car to the Internet“, and links to a Wired report: “Caught Spying on Student, FBI Demands GPS Tracker Back“: … Afifi, a business marketing student at […]

Liu Xiaobo Wins Nobel Peace Prize

From the NYTimes, “Chinese Dissident Awarded Nobel Peace Prize“: BEIJING — Liu Xiaobo, an impassioned literary critic, political essayist and democracy advocate repeatedly jailed by the Chinese government for his writings, won the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday in recognition of his pursuit of nonviolent political reform in the world’s most populous country. __ […]