ruff linkage 201350

[weekly linkdump, somewhat edited]

#best news this week

Gilles’ Nelson Mandela Tribute Mix – “Gilles pays tribute to the late, great, Nelson Mandela with this extended mix from his earlier tribute on BBC 6 Music.” One of the most touching tributes to come out after the death of Nelson Mandela.

#watch and

Slam Shell 2013 – Giant Oil Spill – “Slam Shell! Activists hijack the oil giant’s greenwashing event in Berlin. With an ingenious prank, a local group reminded Shell that their plan to drill in the Arctic is potentially disastrous for the environment.”


NO INTERNET WEEK: FULL DOCUMENTARY – “what would happen if 5 digital natives were forced to go cold turkey for a week? Would it be reminiscent of a scene from Trainspotting? Or would they regress to some kind of IRL utopia?”

Tobacco Body – “See how tabacco changes people”

Three Things Humanity Needs to Do to Survive the Apocalypse – “What, I wondered aloud to Newitz recently, should humans do, specifically, to survive mass death? Three lessons from the book and our conversation seemed to bubble up to the top: If humanity is going to make it, we’re going to have to emulate the most resilient proto-mammals in geohistory, listen closely to the message of Occupy Wall Street, and start engineering our globe to prepare for major climate change—right now.”

‘I Will Die Soon; I Know That’: Meeting the Real Christiane F – “Three decades later, aged 51 and living back in Berlin, Christiane recently published her memoir, Christiane F – My Second Life. Her health is failing as a result of the hepatitis C she contracted in the 80s, but she spoke with me about some of the stuff that’s happened to her since she was thrust into the international spotlight 30 years ago.”

Xbox Live among game services targeted by US and UK spy agencies – “NSA and GCHQ collect gamers’ chats and deploy real-life agents into World of Warcraft and Second Life”

NYC Crime Map – Hmmm.

David Simon: ‘There are now two Americas. My country is a horror show’ – “a coruscating speech about the divide between rich and poor in America, and how capitalism has lost sight of its social compact.”


Der unbekannte Mani Matter – “Mani Matter ist längst ein Mythos: Die Schweizerinnen und Schweizer summen seine Lieder und haben ihr fixes Bild von ihm. Aber der Berner Chansonnier hatte noch verborgene, unbekannte Seiten; deutlich wird das auch in jenen Lied-Texten, von denen es keine öffentlichen Aufnahmen mit Mani Matter gibt”

Interview: «Wenn ich Heroin nehme, ist das wie ein erotischer Akt» – “Heroin ist auch hier eine Art Ersatz. Wenn ich Heroin nehme, ist das wie ein erotischer Akt. Ich vermisse den Sex daher nicht.”

«Es kommt zur Machtumkehr» – “Der Kinderpsychiater Michael Winterhoff schlägt in seinem neuen Buch Alarm: Eltern zögen eine Generation von Narzissten und Egomanen heran.”

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