Assistant Managing Editor, The New Republic
thehairpin.com — Baz Lurhmann's The Great Gatsby lindy-hopped away with over 50 million dollars this past weekend and inspired New York's Kathryn Schulz to put together a thought-provoking takedown of the source material: "Aesthetically overrated, psychologically vacant, and morally complacent," she declared last week.
publiceditor.blogs.nytimes.com — With press rights very much in the news this week, here are some of the most noteworthy pieces I've come across on the subject. 1. Molly Redden of The New Republic writes that there really is a chilling effect on journalism from the Justice Department's leak investigations, quoting the investigative journalist Jane Mayer: "It's a huge impediment to reporting, and so 'chilling' isn't quite strong enough.
newrepublic.com — Michael Scott's departure from " The Office" two years ago felt like the series' natural endpoint. It was sweet and sentimental, gently poking fun at one of show's basic conceits: that an unseen film crew had spent nearly a decade chronicling daily life at a Scranton paper-supply company, and the resulting documentary is what we are watching.
womenofthe112th.tumblr.com — As New Hampshire Attorney General Ayotte prosecuted the case against Michael Addison, who killed a NH policeman in 2006. "A life sentence doesn't do justice in this case" Ayotte said in her argument for the death penalty. Addison would be the first person executed in new Hampshire since 1939.
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