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Photography – Pictures of the Year winners gallery

Artist – Jude Buffum, does hilarious art with classic 8-bit videogame imagery

Yahoo war reporter Kevin Sites is now in Chechnya

Q&A with Kevin Sites

WFMU – Compilation of the month: Shut up and Play (mp3’s of inane between-song banter). Featuring Slayer, Mercyful Fate, and the infamous Venom in Cleveland tracks

WFMU – And if you liked those, in this post are a few Paul Stanley from KISS clips

KSL – Family resolution causes concern in Kanab

Iraq – Toll in Iraq’s deadly surge: 1,300

CIA – Pillar to press: don’t get fooled again

NYT – More tin than gold for Olympic spots

NYT – poor and muslim? jewish? soup kitchen is not for you

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Artist – Alex Gross

Bruce Sterling on the Sony rootkit scandal

World’s smallest videogames (playable on web)

Pancake Mountain coming to DVD – children’s show featuring appearances by Henry Rollins, Anti-Flag, etc.

Anti-Authority Section:

Pillar’s critique is one of the most severe indictments of White House actions by a former Bush official

Vice President Cheney authorized Libby to leak classified information

NYT:

White House knew of Levee’s Failure on Night of Storm
Ex-Cheney Aide testified leak was ordered

Drug runners gun down journalists in Mexico

Arrested Development, “should have been popular”

The Web This Morning

Photo:

Burma nights, Rangoon Lights, photos by John Stanmeyer

Still photographer on the set of Munich

Inside the walls with Mara Salvatrucha, Luis Sinco

Nancy Kaszerman on shooting The Red Carpet

Alec Soth’s Niagara (different than previous mention)

Other:

Former Green Beret blogging from Iraq…

…His blog (by the way, the Pulitzer is only award to work appearing in a US newspaper)

People who cut themselves will now be given clean blades in UK

Gay Witchhunt in Cameroon

Four now dead protesting cartoons

Latest edition of the North Star Chronicles, polygamist newsletter from Canada (PDF)

MP3’s of the People’s Temple Choir, now you can listen to the sounds of Jonestown

Alternative considerations of Jonestown, People’s Temple

NYT:

Company, by  Max Barry

Travel story on Sarajevo

Al Qaeda’s Jamal Ahmed al-Badawi escapes Yemeni jail in 460 foot tunnel

Ethnic fracturing in Iraq

From This Decisive Moment On

New show of portraits by Henri Cartier-Bresson addresses issue of how his increasing fame impacted photographs he took of other famous people; show, at Cartier-Bresson Foundation in New York City, reflects power dynamic between photographer and subject; p

Jerome Liebling, a photographer, filmmaker and teacher, died Wednesday at 87. Obituaries appear on the Web sites of The New York Times, The Daily Hampshire Gazette and Hampshire College, where his students included James Estrin, now a staff photographer at The Times and a co-editor of Lens.