The Oscar-nominated documentary feature “The Square,” a masterful documentation of the Egyptian revolution following the sit-ins at Tahrir Square in 2011.

What We’re Reading

A weekly selection

I’ve been thinking about New York Magazine’s recently published profile on Ezra Klein all week. Although the tale is somewhat tired — Klein from Daily Bruin reject to popular blogger to Washington Post superstar — the piece is a nice reminder about the robustness of modern journalism. “The column inches devoted
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Living a nightmare

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Got questions? Crazy questions, weird questions, questions you can’t ask anyone else? Ask anonymously, but remember your question will be answered through a megaphone. Hey Megaphone, This doesn’t happen that often, but when it does, it makes me feel crazy. Sometimes I dream that my boyfriend did something, but I’m
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Why all the hubbub for the royal baby?

Unless you don’t have access to the Internet, a television or old-fashioned gossipy gawkers, you know that a baby boy was born to Prince William and Duchess Catherine on Monday, to the great excitement of the entire world. It seems like an awful lot of frenzy over a baby that
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Custom Screening: Front page problems

Some years ago, The New York Times published an anthology of its front pages on the days of important historical events. Though the book’s ‘best-of’ style of selection made for good reading, the real fun was to be had with the accompanying CD-ROM which included every front page of the
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Pension funds can be an answer to Occupy’s call

One of the central criticisms to the Occupy movement — both from supporters and dissenters — has been its lack of a plan, a focus — of something other than occupying. People have come out in droves all over the country, from Wall Street in New York City to Huntington,
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Former UC regent Ward Connerly accused of mishandling funds

Former University of California regent Ward Connerly, best known for his efforts to end affirmative action in California and across the nation, has been accused of mishandling funds by a former employee. In addition to facing allegations of excessive compensation by former employee Jennifer Gratz, the nonprofit American Civil Rights
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