eCLIPPINGS, A Curated News Service: February 24, 2015

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THE SIGNIFICANCE OF CITIZENFOUR’S WIN
THE ATLANTIC, BY Conor Friedersdorf, February 23, 2015
Laura Poitras’ documentary won best prize for best feature documentary — “The award couldn’t have pleased the NSA …….”,  now available to see on HBO.

MY OWN LIFE – Oliver Sacks on Learning He Has Terminal Cancer
The Opinion Pages, THE NEW YORK TIMES, February 19, 2015 by Oliver Sacks
A very moving and frank revelation….please read.

‘FIFTY SHADES OF GREY’ IS AS SEXY AS A ROOT CANAL
NEW YORK OBSERVER, by Rex Reed, 02/11/15
Given 2 out of 4 stars by the famous critic Mr. Reed, I loved his review, and I also love his review of ‘Birdman”, which won best movie at the Oscars Sunday night. I wonder if he and I are the only people on the planet who disliked this movie?

DEBBIE HARRY ON FOUR DECADES OF BLONDIE
THE NEW YORK TIMES STYLE MAGAZINE, By Tim Murphy, February 22, 2015
Interesting interview. I would like to see her on March 5th at Carnegie Hall, Tibet Houses’s 25th Annual Benefit Concert.

THE SKINNY CARB
THE ATLANTIC, FEBRUARY 2015, by Olga Khazan
Article about the importance of fiber.

THE TURTLE’S POINT OF VIEW
NEW YORK TIMES VIDEO, SCIENCE TAKE by James Gorman and Poh S. Teng, February 23, 2015
“Scientists studying the behavior of endangered leatherback sea turtles put video cameras on their shells”, watch this one, and also go to The Turtle Conservancy , an organization I belong to that does very important work for the turtle.

WE HAVE BEEN WATCHING THE SAME MOVIE ABOUT AMERICA’S WARS FOR 75 YEARS
THE NATION, February 19, 2015, by Peter Van Buren
“An American Sniper” hailed as the most successful war movie of all time, ‘is just the latest in a long line of films that have kept Americans on their war game”……read this article.

HOW ONE STUPID TWEET BLEW UP JUSTINE SACCO’S LIFE
THE NEW YORK TIMES MAGAZINE, BY JON RONSON, Feburary 12, 2015
A tweet about not getting aids since she is white, and what ensued……I remember when this happened in 2013….read this piece.

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