Abu Ghraib victim now advocate

He’s the man in the mask. From the NYT: Ali Shalal Qaissi, an Abu Ghraib torture victim, and the advocacy group for former prisoners that he helped start. Here.

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Milosevic found dead

From the BBC: Slobodan “Milosevic was found lifeless on his bed in his cell” Here.

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No more old stuff

That’s the last of the old content. I needed to have it all linked through the blog so that people can find it. Back to the new content.

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Olbermann and O'Reilly

 From MSNBC: Bill O’Reilly is threatening callers to his radio show who mention Olbermann’s name. Ted Baxter told uncooperative listeners that he’ll turn their phone numbers over to Fox security, and that Fox security will in turn contact the local authorities. Here.

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Final Fight!

Wired reviews the latest incarnation of Final Fight, a game about which they say,  “For my my money, the original Final Fight was one of the best arcade games ever.” FYI, sounds like the new version sucks. Here.

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Pictures of the Year Winners

Winners Gallery from the Pictures of the Year Photojournalism contest. This is one of the top two US contests. Here.

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NC Campaign Commercial

Vernon Robinson, Republican, is running for Congress in North Carolina’s 13th District. Check out his campaign ad via the link at WFMU.

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Pulitzer Finalists Leaked

From Editor and Publisher, the finalists for the Pulitzer Prize, photography:

SPOT NEWS PHOTOGRAPHY

Los Angeles Times (Gaza pullout)
Dallas Morning News (Katrina)
The Associated Press (Katrina)

FEATURE PHOTOGRAPHY

Los Angeles Times (Catholic priests in Alaska)
Rocky Mountain News (death sentence)
South Florida Sun-Sentinel (Holocaust survivor)

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Remote South Dakota is new home for FLDS

From The Salt Lake Tribune, here.
A third outpost created by followers of fugitive polygamist leader Warren Jeffs has been discovered in the Black Hills of South Dakota.

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How to Edit 40,000 Photos in a Day

From Photo District News, the photo editing process at US Weekly. Here.

Senior editor Albert Lee picks up a picture of Jennifer Garner clowning around in her Oscar dress.

“What the hell is she doing?” Lee cries. “Eff her!” He casts Garner aside.

Behind the Shadow: Fumito Ueda

Interview at Wired with Fumito Ueda, one of the most creative videogame designers. Here.

“I really like boss fights in video games, and I wanted to create high-quality ones. When I start playing a game, I want to get to the boss fights quickly. Fighting a boss is a really fun element in games, and I wanted to have a lot of that.”

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Labels Halt Downloads to Increase CD Sales

From the NYT:

“The labels are shooting themselves in the foot,” said Tim Quirk, executive editor of the Rhapsody music service. To the labels, Mr. Quirk advises, “every single track that you are worried about is available for free whether you want it to be or not.”

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The Web This Morning

Photography – Olivier Rebbot, gallery link after Peter Howe introduction

Photography – John Ficara’s Black Farmers in America

Photography Dispatch – Iraqi Special Police Commandos by Guy Calaf

Film Review – Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Impassioned Eye

Photography – Idols + Believiers by Jocelyn Bain Hogg

Artist – Christian-themed artist Thomas Kinkade is accused of ruthless tactics and seamy personal conduct

Balkans – Milan Babic kills himself

Punk Rock – Riot at British Invasion concert