The Tapes: Nov. 14

Posted: November 15, 2013 by shawnfury in Uncategorized
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This week’s links have some Oscar buzz. Let’s get to them.

* This story confuses me. A guy ate his dog to survive in the wilderness and a lot of people got really, really angry with him. Apparently he should have had the decency to die.

* The ACLU released a report about the 3,000 U.S. prisoners who are serving life without parole for nonviolent crimes. It’s an incredibly depressing report.

* Fascinating story by Jay Caspian King about former NFL player Brian Holloway and the events surrounding damage done to his house by local teens. 

* Also from Grantland, Mark Harris on the weirdness of the Best Screenplay award.

* Also from Harris, courtesy his Twitter, check out the roles this actress played a century ago.

* Derek Jeter is getting his own book publishing imprint. Okay.

* Participation in Pop Warner takes a big drop. Big drop. Concussions…

* A list! From New York Magazine, 30 great movies you probably haven’t seen. I’ve seen, uh, three of them.

* An old correction. Newspaper offers retraction from 1863 when it called Gettysburg Address “silly remarks”


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