The Interestings

Laurie Anderson wrote a Farewell to Lou Reed in Rolling Stone. Eric Asimov at the New York Times called it “Sad and inspiring.” Eve Jackson with France 24 said, “Lori Anderson's remarkable reflection on her life with Lou Reed. So touching.” Natasha Mitchell at Australian Broadcasting Corporation News tweeted this quote from the piece: "I had gotten to walk with him to the end of the world".."I believe that the purpose of death is the release of love.” She then tweeted: “Exhale…"

Greg Bluestein at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution writes that Jason Carter will challenge current governor Nathan Deal next year. He also tweeted: “.@SenatorCarter: ‘I’m still mad that I finished second in my law school class. I’m not in this to finish second.’”  Daniel Malloy there said, “Huge scoop this morning from @bluestein - Jason Carter (Jimmy's grandson) running for governor.” Rick Klein at ABC News wrote, “Jason Carter running for governor of GA. wonder if he needs an oppo guy, @jecarter4.”

William Neuman at the New York Times about the Mannequins [That] Give Shape to a Venezuelan Fantasy. Philip Gourevitch at The New Yorker tweeted: “Creepy @NYTimes video on Venezuela's plastic surgery craze: ‘Inner beauty...That's a notion unpretty women invented.’” Alex Cuadros at Bloomberg News explained: “Venezuela's mannequins have giant breasts, tiny waists, full booties.” Anup Kaphle from the Washington Post said, “Mannequins with bulging bosoms and cantilevered buttocks have become standard in #Venezuela.” Laurent Thomet from AFP added, “New Sir Mix-A-Lot song: 'Cantilevered buttocks' @damiencave: Ah Venezuela....big boob mannequins common in Miami too.”

The C.I.A. Is Said to Pay AT&T for Call Data according to Charlie Savage at the New York Times. Adriel Bettelheim from Roll Call explained: “CIA pays $10 mill a year for AT&T international call data.” Heidi Moore at the Guardian said, “If true, this NYT story is amazing.” Spencer Ackerman also at the Guardian tweeted: “‘We got it for cheap’ -- shorter CIA, on spending $10 million to A&T for metadata. Great work @charlie_savage.” He also wrote, “CIA's metadata collection for ‘time-sensitive threat situations’ tho NSA emphasizes agility of its metadata collection.”

And according to Sports Illustrated, Lydon Murtha says Richie Incognito never bullied Jonathan Martin.Tom Ley at Deadspin tweeted this quote from the story: "I went to college with Richie Incognito and am his friend, but I don't have a dog in this fight!" Zach Klein with WSB TV Atlanta wondered: “Does this change.. one way or another, your view of Richie Incognito? - a 1st person account.” Ethan Skolnick at Bleacher Report suggested: “Read this.”

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