What we read that wasn’t about Michelle Obama’s hair…
- A veteran of the war in Afghanistan reflects on what he did.
- In the same week that PBS aired a great special on the lack of major prosecutions in the finance industry, President Obama nominated a new head of the SEC who illustrates the revolving door between regulators and the regulated.
- Some growing evidence of President Obama’s war on whistleblowers, as John Kiriakou was sentenced to more than two years in prison and a former government expert now works at the Apple store.
- Obama’s second inauguration was a significant moment for gay rights, but will his words translate into action?
- Vanity Fair profiles the refreshingly candid Jennifer Lawrence. And Roger Ebert discusses the year’s best documentaries.
- Fruitvale was the big winner at Sundance.
- Still more about the life of Aaron Swartz, his recent funeral, and the prosecutorial persecution that likely contributed to his death.
- Michael Weinreb on Donald Westlake, whose novels serve as the source for the new movie, Parker.
- Child labor and bonded workers help make your Apple products.