Social Media Revolution

Frank Rich:

Perhaps the most revealing window into America’s media-fed isolation from this crisis […] is the default assumption that the Egyptian uprising, like every other paroxysm in the region since the Green Revolution in Iran 18 months ago, must be powered by the twin American-born phenomena of Twitter and Facebook.

The Other Side of the Wind

The Guardian:

An unfinished “masterpiece” filmed by Orson Welles nearly four decades ago is finally to reach the screen.

“The Other Side of the Wind” portrays the last hours of an ageing film director. Welles is said to have told John Huston, who plays the lead role: “It’s about a bastard director … full of himself, who catches people and creates and destroys them. It’s about us, John.”

I cannot wait.

Skipping

Bill Keller:

One night, when they were all walking down the street after dinner, Assange suddenly started skipping ahead of the group. Schmitt and Goetz stared, speechless. Then, just as suddenly, Assange stopped, got back in step with them and returned to the conversation he had interrupted.