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Guardian (UK), 10/28/2013

The total surveillance the population is irreversible. The French entrepreneur, who lives in California, draws this devastating conclusionJean-Louis Gassée from the NSA affair: "We have given absolute knowledge to a group of people who want to keep this knowledge to themselves, who seem to believe that they know best themselves - for reasons they cannot or do not want to name - and who yourself about the law have asked. General Keith Alexander, the head of the NSA, suggests that 'courts and politicians' prevent the media from exposing our espionage activities. Is the situation hopeless? Can we only pray that one day we won't choose the bad guys who have the surveillance tools to our detriment will use? I am afraid it is so. "

Glenn Greenwaldcomments on the latest revelations, paying particular attention to the Hypocrisy of Europeans a: "First, notice howuninterested Chancellor Angela Merkel responded when it was revealed months ago that the NSA was monitoring German citizens en masse and how it only became outraged when it was revealed that it too was a target. ... Second, all these governments are now declaring how new these revelations are, how happy they were to find out all of this and how much they advocated reforms. If that's true, then why are they allowing the person who gave them all of these insights - Edward Snowden - from the American government prosecuted becomes?"

Also: the authorChristopher de Bellaigue would that modern istanbulExchange at any time for the old one described by Orhan Pamuk.
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Elet es Irodalom (Hungary), 25.10.2013

That Terézia Mora Understandably, Hungarians are also happy to have received the German Book Prize 2013. She talks to László J Győri about her novel "Das Ungeheuer" (The Monster), with which she wants to scourge the hardships of the world of work, and about the special status of the Hungarian literature in Germany: "It is well known in Germany that books are published in Hungary that are also of interest to the German public. You have to be happy about that, that is not a matter of course. We have to like the important authors Kertész, Esterházy and Nádas to be thankful. They prepared the way for the others. (…) We are still popular, only our government is not. But the Hungarians are not confused with their government. (...) We know here that a country can get a government that is not good for anyone. "

Guernica (USA), October 15, 2013

Journalist and civil rights lawyer Alia Malek covers the Armenian refugee wave, the the civil war in Syria has triggered since 2011. Many Armenian Christians have been living in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo for more than 100 years, where they have represented a significant minority in Syria since the 1915 genocide. Now many have no choice but to emigrate to a country that they not as their home look at. Armenia benefits from this emigration. "The government and private individuals supported Syrian Armenians in finding jobs and transferring their businesses to Armenia. After all, the community was in Aleppo hardworking and wealthy and Armenia needed workers, investment and a boost to the economy, which depended heavily on subsidies. Many saw the loss of Syria as an answer to Armenia's problems. "

Also: authorDaniel Woodrell ("Sweet Mister", "Winter's Bone" - a novel that has been rejected at least ten times) talks about life in the Ozarks and his new novel "The Maid's Version".

Express (France), 10/25/2013

There's a genre of Politics booksthat is popular in France. Immediately after leaving a cabinet, you come up with your salty insider memories. So did Nicolas Sarkozy's former minister of culture Frédéric Mitterrandwho is well known in France as a moderator and author. Jérôme Dupuis is in express somewhat strange about this book because Mitterrand is practically exclusively about that pretty bum writes of colleagues and sons of colleagues. But he also reports a misunderstanding between Nicolas Sarkozy and Angela Merkelthat the NSA may have missed. Mitterrand noted what Sarkozy said about Merkel: "My only problem with Angela, really my only one, is hers cabbage soup. Every time she invites me, she wants me Red cabbage soup do. She likes red cabbage soup with paprika best. She firmly believes this has been a preference of mine since I first praised the soup out of courtesy. Every time she wants to make me this soup, I try to wave it down, but she thinks I'm doing it out of reluctance. I loathe red cabbage soup with paprika. In the kitchen, that's probably the thing I hate most. "

Pitchfork (USA), October 21, 2013

Ten years after Elliott Smith died under unclear circumstances, Jayson Greene lets friends and companions retell the career of the musician. When Smith in 1998 for his song "Miss Misery" in Gus van Sants Film "Good Will Hunting" for you Oscar was nominated, it was still considered an insider tip and was mainly revered by fellow musicians.
"MARGARET MITTLEMAN [manager]: The Oscar organizers wanted him sitting on the stairs performed. They really wanted him to be that guy who comes out and sits on the stairs. So I walked up to Oscar producer Gil Cates, shivering, and said, 'I'm sorry, this isn't going to happen. He won't do it. ' Elliott didn't say anything, I had to take care of everything, it was very stressful.
LARRY CRANE [producer]: The Oscar people came up to Margaret and said he should just play a verse and a chorus and Elliott said, 'Then I won't do it at all'. It was as simple as that. So they said they were going to let someone else play their song: 'This is Billy Joel!' Or Matt Damon with top hat."

In the end, Smith was allowed to play the song himself, standing up and in full length. However, it won Celine Dion.


San Francisco Magazine (USA), 10/22/2013

Gary Kamiya has lived in San Francisco and has always been fascinated by Tenderloin, the most notorious neighborhood in the city where drug dealers, prostitutes and thieves are up to mischief. Although TL, as it is called there, is located in the middle of the city center, one makes itself Gentrificationas it is rampant in other American cities, there not noticeable yet. Why is that, Kamiya wonders, when San Francisco is in the money? The main reason is the peculiar living situation there: There are almost only one-room apartments in TL. They are ideal for young people, says the city and wants to attract them with cheap rents and thus upgrade the district. If that succeeded, it would come like a miracle, thinks Kamiya. "In the end, according to the scenario, the area will become a functioning, crazy one Patchwork quilt: a patchwork of prosperity and poverty that changes from block to block, from building to building, blacks and whites, Asians and Latinos. One-room apartments next to renovated apartments, social housing next to new condominiums. It's not Pacific Heights. But it's a productive, vibrant neighborhood in the heart of San Francisco. ”Gentrification without its tenderloin soul and lose its charm?

Magyar Narancs (Hungary), 10/03/2013

The project is much discussed in Hungary Holocaust memorial. The art historian and university professor Péter György criticizes the designation and the concept of the planned memorial at the former freight yard in Józsefváros, which "House of Fates"(Sorsok Háza) and above all to commemorate the murdered children. The memorial is to be opened next year to commemorate the seventieth anniversary of the deportation of the Hungarian Jews. György is disturbing even the name "House of Fates". "We can only talk about the death of a person as a fateful event if that person was free to die his own death. (...) For this reason, an exhibition is inconceivable that shows the life of the Jews ... in such a way as led it Step by step inevitably into the ghetto ... That would look like trying to embed National Socialism in European tradition. It is not too late to change the name and the concept associated with it. "

Technology Review (Germany), October 22, 2013

When the pharmaceutical company Sanofi last year Colon cancer drug Zaltrap brought it to market, something unprecedented happened: the doctors at New York's great Memorial Sloan-Kettering cancer center decided the price was $ 11,000 a month for too high and publicly stated not to want to prescribe it. "It was the first time that prominent medical professionals spoke out against the introduction of a high-priced cancer drug," reports Barry Werth. Sanofi then halved the price - but not for the patients: "The group did not reduce the official price, but offered doctors discounts and other perks of around fifty percent. So Sanofi paid Awards to doctorswho have favourited Zaltrap. In other words, the decision was not aimed at lowering the cost of those who paid for the drug, but rather to tempt doctors and institutions to get out of the substantial mark-up To capitalize - as long as the offer is valid. "

LA Weekly (USA), 10/28/2013

A new Horror wave, called Mumblegore, is plaguing US indie films, reports Amy Nicholson: their protagonists are closely networked, do not shy away from even the most modest means of production and are characterized by their very own approach to the genre. But most important for their success "is the triumphant advance of Video-on-Demand. In 2003, a no-name film should have sold a lot of DVDs. A costly risk for both producers and audiences who have to bet $ 15 on a film that ends up being worthless. Streaming portals like Netflix, iTunes and Amazon Prime have reduced the prices per viewing to a few pennies and, conversely, promise their customers a whole cornucopia of films. This means that producers who keep their costs low - very low - can assume that your investment will be recovered. Suppose they produce horror films. 'This is the new drive-in theater-time'says Devin Faraci, editor of the online magazineBadass digest. 'The youngsters need something to make out with and the most obvious thing to do is to make and buy horror films. That goes back to the time when these weird old exploitation strips were made. Then a guy with money said we want to make a film, 10,000 Virgins go to Hell. You have seven days to shoot, I need seven breasts and two beheadings for the trailer - get to work. '"

For further information has Westword thankfully "11 Mumblegore Movies You Need to See"listed.

Economist (UK), October 26, 2013

The Economistreaching for the stars: More and more companies are interested in interstellar space travel. If only it weren't for the distance that would allow even the Voyager probe, which shoots through space at 17 kilometers per second, to reach Alpha Centauri B in 75,000 years. "Nuclear energy could remedy this. Dr. Dyson's bomb-powered vehicle would about 130 years need to get this distance behind you ... But nuclear missiles bring theirs own problems with himself. On the one hand, they are very large because of the fuel they are carrying. ... And the fuel involved, an isotope called ³He, is not easy to find. The Daedalus team believes that it is probably from the Atmosphere of Jupiter could be broken down by people who have then already spread out in the solar system. " Economist at this point, how is the trade could be organized in an economically sensible way between the star systems.

Fast Company (USA), October 28, 2013

Neal Ungerleider presents a reporting website that includes intelligence tools the non-google-indexed "deep web" scoured: Vocative, a medium founded by the Israeli security entrepreneur Mati Kochavi, stands for a new trend, says Ungerleider: Open source intelligence. "In 2013, at the Defcon hacker conference, Jordan Harbinger demonstrated how he obtained sensitive information from employees of a contractor of the Department of Defense by acting as a headhunter at LinkedIn. There is evidence that NSA employees and contract partners have posted the code names of top secret projects on LinkedIn. In New York post police officers anonymized reports on their jobs and their views on criminal cases on a bulletin board like Thee Rant. Then there is that Tech firmswho have obsessively watched Quora and GitHub to find out what the competition is up to. In other words, data mining and browsing social media and bulletin boards can Stuff for many stories deliver."

New York Review of Books (USA), October 28, 2013

Fifty years after decolonization, the arab revolutions into a tragic dead end. Perhaps this background explains the great interest that the translation of Albert Camus'Triggers writings on Algeria in American cultural magazines. At that time, too, Algeria was stuck in a dilemma whose cruelty no one could feel more precisely than Camus - and which left-wing intellectuals reproach him maliciously to this day. Claire Messud, daughter of one herself pied noirdescribes it in short sentences: "Since thirties Camus recognized the moral rights of the indigenous Algerian people and demanded that these rights be granted. But his insistence on justice did not allow him to forsake the other Algerian people: he tried to come up with solutions that would protect the rights of all Algerians. Since he did not penetrate, he fell in remain silent."

Also: Stephen Breyer, Supreme Court Justice, speaks about his love Marcel Proust, With which Research he learned french.

Advocat (USA), October 24, 2013

The Advocate got the NSA investigative journalist Glenn Greenwald a detailed, if somewhat people-like, portrait dedicated: "In the five days that I spent with Greenwald," writes Natasha Vargas-Cooper, "he turned out to be lively, sociable, emotional and as total charmer. It also became clear that the greatest driving force behind his work is not a dogged commitment to abstract ideals, but rather the close relationshipthat he has built up around a few people, be it his lover David Miranda, Edward Snowden, a ghostly name on a message board on the Internet, or the band of half-blind sclerotic street dogs he cares for. "

Nepszabadsag (Hungary), October 29, 2013

Also the weekend edition of Népszabadság deals with the planned Holocaust memorial. Csaba Sós demands that the government be clear of the Disassociate the Horthy era should. "There is no reason to doubt the integrity of the government's intentions. But it must be thought further, because there was no broad, professional, democratic decision-making process consultation. The Hungarian Holocaust is not a Jewish issue, but an issue that affects society as a whole. (...) A dignified memory of the 70th anniversary of the Hungarian Holocaust is not possible without the Hungarian government clearly breaking with the spirit of the Horthy regime. She must clearly condemn it in front of the public. And it must enable the Holocaust institutions to do their job autonomous, with professional and personal independence and with sufficient funding. "

New Republic (USA), October 27, 2013

Diane Mehta provides the Comic porn characterSavita Bhabhi, a demanding woman who has feminist traits in patriarchal, porn-obsessed India, says Metha: "As a role model, Savi doesn't have the best taste - she seduces teenagers, a bra seller, a terrorist - but she is bossy, playful, provocative and get what she wants. She's having an orgy with three Her husband's poker buddies, simply because she thinks it's sexy. But she is a self-controlled woman. [Artist] Deshmukh told me that he wanted to show that sex is not a one-way street and to encourage society to be more open to female sexuality. 'I wanted to show with Savita Bhabhi that Indian women also have sexual desires,' he says. 'India is a country that is still sexually riveted. To break the chains, Indian women must show their desires.'"

New York Times (USA), October 26, 2013

Jeff Himmelman accompanies the tanker's Filipino crew Sierra Madreabandoned by the American army after World War II. Today it is with them Spratly Islands at anchor in the South China Sea and is used as a starting point for expeditions to monitor the surrounding islands. China, Taiwan, Vietnam, Malaisia, Brunei and the Philippines lay claim to the archipelago and have each occupied part of it. A high volume of oil and gas as well as a great abundance of fish make the Spratlys one highly competitive area. But the Chinese have power on the ground: "Although an arbitration ruling that is unfavorable for the Chinese - which will be passed in March 2015 at the earliest - could turn into an image problem for them, China is not really intimidated, which is partly because it is none Enforcement Mechanism gives. 'Let's be honest,' says Stephanie Kleine-Ahlbrandt [of the United States Institute of Peace]. 'In principle, the Chinese have learned to operate as hegemony as the USA. They say the US is blatant violate international lawif it's in their best interest. China sees: that's what first-class powers to do."'

Also: Glenn Greenwald and Bill Kellerhave an interesting discussion about "objective" journalism.