In a decision with potentially large ramifications, New York Federal Judge LaShann DeArcy Hall won't dismiss a libel suit against "Shitty Media Men" creator Moira Donegan.
Explaining, the judge says it is possible that Donegan created the entry herself. The judge believes that Elliott should be able to explore whether the entry was fabricated. Accordingly, discovery proceeds, which will now put pressure on Google to respond to broad subpoena demands. The next motion stage could feature a high-stakes one about the reaches of CDA 230.
Ordinary Sunday Brunch
“Sunday is the only day you have to push like a handcart,’ Thomas wrote in The Book Of Everything. ’ The other days roll down the bridge by themselves.”
– Guus Kuijer, The Book of Everything
Ordinary Sunday Brunch
[Mu1] “(Geoff) Emerick, who died Tuesday night at the age of 72, was a crucial collaborator in the Beatles’ glory years, helping them find endless new ways to reinvent the way music sounded — and the way people around the world heard it. He’s one of the few non-Beatle voices to appear on one of their records — you can hear him say “Take two” at the start of “Revolution 1,” as John Lennon responds with a cheerful “okaaaay.””
[Mu2] Steve Baltin for Forbes: “In a conversation I have waited years for as well, (Steve) Perry opens up about being absent from music, finding other creative endeavors, rediscovering his love for songs from Led Zeppelin and the Four Tops, getting the blessing from George Harrison’s widow Olivia to cover “I Need You” and stories of classic Journey songs.”
[Mu3] Opera legend Montserrat Caballe has died: “For sheer vocal glory, reviewers wrote, few voices, if any, could rival Ms. Caballé’s. She was possessed of a lyric soprano that, though light and shimmering, was not without heft. It was renowned for its riverine suppleness, and for an ethereal translucence that few other voices could equal.”
[Ar1] Banksy gets one over on the art collector set: “The spray-painted canvas “Girl With Balloon” went under the hammer at Sotheby’s in London, fetching more than three times its pre-sale estimate and equaling a record price ($1.4M USD) for the artist. Then, as an alarm sounded, it ran through a shredder embedded in the frame, emerging from the bottom in strips.”
[Ar2] “It may have taken 13 years, but another painting looted by the Nazis during World War II will be given back to the family of Jewish Dutch art dealer Jacques Goudstikker.”
[Ar3] “Art often imitates life, but when an anthropologist and a geologist investigated a 2000-year-old carved statue on a tobacco pipe, he exposed a truth he says will rewrite art history.”
[Hi1] Want to stand out for Halloween? Here’s a guide to some great ideas from historical figures.
[Hi2] Pictures of silence and hope: Library partners with deaf school to preserve history in photos.
[Hi3] Sure, the story of King Arthur drawing Excalibur from the Lady of the Lake is pretty cool. But have you heard about the eight-year-old girl who pulled a sword that’s at least 1,000 years old out of a Swedish lake?
[Hi4] “A philosopher explains how our addiction to stories keeps us from understanding history”
[Fo1] You are never going to win the advocates vs. frayed parents fight: “A new report from the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity, released last month, claims that parents are buying more fast food for their kids than ever before.”
[Fo2] I did a five month stint in the hospital a few years ago, and despite the excellent medical care the food was so bad I actually didn’t mind getting mine through tubes. This German chef seems to have found his calling doing something about that.
[Fo3] Hall of Fame worthy headline here: “Sweden’s Disgusting Food Museum hopes to make a gross profit”
[Fo4] News you can use: “15 hacks for storing food that can make it last twice as long”
[Sp1] Remember Sports Illustrated’s five-part expose into improprieties at Oklahoma State University back in 2013? At the time, it sounded like a bombshell report..In the end, the SI juggernaut suffered death from a thousand pinpricks and the whole thing ended with a whimper. You know it’s bad when the NCAA publicly says your report is unfounded. Most of us pretty much forgot about the whole affair. That is, except John Talley, who filed a lawsuit against SI in July 2014 over some of the claims made in the report.
[Sp2] Russia, Russia, Russia: “U.S. Charges 7 Russian Intelligence Officers With Hacking 40 Sports And Doping Groups”
[Sp3] “”I try not to call it gambling. Gambling to me sounds like rolling the dice, not knowing what the outcome is,” he said. “And gamification, powered by big data, you have all of the information that you need to make a very, very reasoned decision.”