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Edward Snowden: the true story behind his NSA leaks

telegraph.co.uk — It was at that point that Poitras stopped using the telephone in her apartment, bought a new computer for cash and started checking her email account only in public places. 'If I really want to have a private conversation I won't have it in my home; I go to a public place.

Jerry Lee Lewis: His Own Story by Rick Bragg, review: 'car crash fascination'

telegraph.co.uk — There are two great themes running through this book. One is Jerry Lee's love-hate relationship with Elvis; the other is his struggle with the Devil. Lewis arrived at Sun determined to topple Elvis from his throne as the king of rock 'n' roll - and for a brief while he did.

The Connor Brothers: An exclusive interview

telegraph.co.uk — The men behind the Connor Brothers, Mike Snelle, left, and James Golding PHOTO: Nigel Shafran Oddly, perhaps, none of the owners of the galleries where they have shown, or the buyers of their work, has had the opportunity to meet or talk with the Connor Brothers - at least, knowingly.

Joe Bonamassa remembers opening for BB King in 1989

telegraph.co.uk — This picture was taken the first time I met BB King, backstage at the Rochester Lilac Festival in upstate New York, where I'm from. I was booked as BB's opening act. It was the biggest crowd I'd ever played for up to that point - there were 4,000 to 5,000 people in the tent.

Peter Thiel: the billionaire tech entrepreneur on a mission to cheat death

telegraph.co.uk — Thiel, whose net worth is reported to be $2.2 billion, is Silicon Valley royalty, and a singular figure even in that rarefied world.

Leonard Cohen: 'For me to commit suicide or OD would be ... unbecoming'

theguardian.com — The poster outside Bristol's Colston Hall announced the appearance that evening of "The Poet of Rock and Roll". Inside a girl takes photographs of the road crew setting up equipment on stage - for an art project, she explains. She really wanted to photograph the concert, so she'd scrimped, saved, begged and borrowed enough to buy a couple of tickets.

Michael Palin remembers dressing up as Gumbys with his wife's neurosurgeon

telegraph.co.uk — I was in Sarawak in Borneo, and we'd been filming upriver, where the Iban people live. We got back to the hotel and there was a message to say that my wife, Helen, had rung, and could I ring back as soon as possible.

Pantanal: The activists fighting to preserve Brazil's pristine wetlands

linkis.com — Intensive farming, deforestation and pollution have left the vast Pantanal wetlands in Brazil under threat

Pantanal: The activists fighting to preserve Brazil's pristine wetlands

telegraph.co.uk — Jabiru storks swoop over the Pantanal, whose survival depends on an annual pulse of floodwater that submerges 80 per cent of the plains. PHOTO: Anastasia Taylor-Lind The Pantanal, which covers an area estimated at between 54,000 and 75,000 square miles, is located on the borders of Brazil, Bolivia and Paraguay, with 80 per cent of its area falling within the central western Brazilian states of Mato Grosso and Mato Grosso do Sul.

Somerset Maugham and the guru

telegraph.co.uk — When in December 1937 Maugham set off for India, on the journey that would plant the seed of The Razor's Edge, he was furnished with introductions to wealthy maharajas from his Riviera neighbour the Aga Khan, but his steamer trunk was also laden with books on Hindu philosophy and L D Barnett's translation of the Upanishads.
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Oct 24, 2014

My interview with Laura Poitras on her new film about Edward Snowden, Citizenfour | via @Telegraph fw.to/Oxv4adI

Oct 24, 2014

RT @GeorgiaDehn: Yayoi Kusama recalls her early days in NYC - a studio so cold she couldn't sleep, instead she painted furiously fw.to/sYjmGgY #art

Oct 23, 2014

RT @KCMANC: Who remembers the bloke in Rochdale who painted Alvin Stardust on his gable end (not a euphemism) pic.twitter.com/zYrERZ49WT

Oct 22, 2014

RT @PennyRed: Overheard in the grocery store: 'I'm just saying it can't be a coincidence that 'Obama' and 'Ebola' sound the same. #Americafuckyeah

Oct 22, 2014

Jerry Lee Lewis: His Own Story by Rick Bragg, review: 'car crash fascination' | via @Telegraph fw.to/WtLUVkf

Oct 21, 2014

RT @CliveDavisUK: "The last testament of a man who, by normal standards, should have died years ago" Jerry Lee Lewis telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/… @mickbrownwriter

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