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In the News 16.09.14 : Today’s Articles of Interest from around the Internets

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In the News 08.09.14 : Today’s Articles of Interest from around the Internets compiled by P.F.M.
Today’s Articles of Interest from Around the Internets

 


 

1. The Plus Side

“For anyone accustomed to navigating the anxious crowds at uptown Fashion Week, Full Figured Fashion Week can feel like passing from a land of famine into one of plenty. The guests are more racially diverse—there were plenty of white people, but much of the crowd was African-American and Latino—and they come in every shape and size: short women with slim waists and enormous breasts, tall women with narrow shoulders and thick torsos, round women, pear-shaped women, and a few mesmerized men.”

 
Read the rest of this article at The New Yorker

 


 

2. Playboy Interview: Steve Jobs

“We’re living in the wake of the petrochemical revolution of 100 years ago. The petrochemical revolution gave us free energy—free mechanical energy, in this case. It changed the texture of society in most ways. This revolution, the information revolution, is a revolution of free energy as well, but of another kind: free intellectual energy.”

 
Read the rest of this article at longform.org

 


 

3. Caught in the Act

As an actor, Pacino has always been unafraid to do what he needs to in order to be in the moment; he trusts his instincts and explodes with whatever feelings come up. Performing, for him, is not so much a profession as a destiny. “This is what I’m meant to do,” he told me. “It’s the cog in my life. With this, everything suddenly coheres. And I understand myself in that way.

 
Read the rest of this article at The New Yorker

 


 

4. The iPhone 6′s New Camera Could Forever Change Filmmaking

“. . . the iPhone 6 offers is what Apple’s Phil Schiller called “technology used by high-end DSLRs” during yesterday’s product announcement. Coupled with the ability to grab 1080p high-definition clips at 60 frames per second, take 240-fps slow-motion shots, provide cinematic video stabilization, and offer up to 128 gigabytes of storage, there’s more than enough oomph in the iPhone 6 for a few takes. It’s the kind of power that could, like other developments in filmmaking . . .”

 
Read the rest of this article at wired

 


 

5. The Eternal Paternal

When he began his career, more than fifty years ago, Cosby wore natty suits and narrow ties, but these days his performance attire tends to be casual, often flamboyantly so: T-shirts, sweatpants, sandals, socks. He had been provided a chair and a small side table, and as he settled in he rubbed his knees and looked around. “Well, here I am”

 
Read the rest of this article at The New Yorker

 


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[image : photography by Melanie Acevedo for domino magazine]

 
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