Guantanamo Bay prisoner’s book released
“After six years and 2,500 redactions, the first book by an imprisoned detainee is in print. Mohamedou Ould Slahi, also known as prisoner number 760, has unveiled the details of his experience after more than thirteen years in detention.” – Kirsten Reach for Melville House
‘A vision of hell, beyond Orwell, beyond Kafka: perpetual torture prescribed by the mad doctors of Washington.” –John le Carré
- Library of Congress Announces Winner of 2014 Holland Prize – “A drawing of Broadview Park Pavilion in Fort Worth, Texas by Fort Worth architect Paul M. Dennehy is the 2014 Holland Prize winner, the Library of Congress and the National Park Service announced today.” – LOC
- Je Suis Charlie Campaign Raises $40,000 – “PW’s Je Suis Charlie campaign to support free expression has raised $40,000 in contributions that will be donated to five organizations that support free speech.” Publishers Weekly
- ‘American Sniper’ Complaints Grow in Hollywood: Should Clint Eastwood Be Celebrating a ‘Killer’? – “Even as “American Sniper” breaks January box-office records and revels in six Oscar nominations, criticism over the subject of the film, sharpshooter Chris Kyle, is rising and reaching into the Academy of Motion Picture of Arts and Sciences, which votes on the Academy Awards.” – The Wrap
My two cents here is that Eastwood is telling a story, not celebrating a controversial protagonist.