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Mike Daisey returns with altered version of The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs

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Mike Daisey. Photo by Stan Barouh Mike Daisey’s fall from grace was well documented after This American Life retracted a story about the worker abuses that the playwright claimed he saw at Chinese consumer electronics factories. Daisey — after several days of painful rumblings in which he said, among other things, “What I...
Mike Daisey returns with altered version of The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs

Spare Rib: Rosie Boycott joins team relaunching feminist magazine

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Boycott to be part of group working on 27 May online relaunch of title she co-founded, with print version planned for the autumnSpare Rib co-founder Rosie Boycott has joined the team planning to relaunch the 70s radical feminist magazine online and in print later this year.Boycott, who co-founded the title...
Spare Rib: Rosie Boycott joins team relaunching feminist magazine

Ira Glass: Playwright Mike Daisey lied to me about Apple piece

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Mike Daisey This American Life today retracted a story that it aired in January which included excerpts from the one-man show “The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs” by playwright Mike Daisey. In a blog post titled “RETRACTING “MR. DAISEY AND THE APPLE FACTORY,” the popular radio host wrote that...
Ira Glass: Playwright Mike Daisey lied to me about Apple piece

Watch the journalist who busted Mike Daisey report from Foxconn’s iPad factory

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Mike Daisey Here’s what journalism actually looks like. Hats off to Marketplace Shanghai Bureau Chief Rob Schmitz who follows up his truth-squadding of playwright Mike Daisey’s play, The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs, with this first-hand account of life at the massive Foxconn manufacturing center in China. According to...
Watch the journalist who busted Mike Daisey report from Foxconn’s iPad factory

Lucy Prebble: 'Gaming is an artform just like theatre'

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Enron playwright Lucy Prebble became hooked on computer games as a child. And, she says, they are as well crafted as works for film, TV or the stageThe first thing I remember is Zork. The year I was born, four guys who had invented a programming language at MIT released...
Lucy Prebble: 'Gaming is an artform just like theatre'

Sheila Heti: 'I love dirty books'

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The Canadian has become a literary sensation in the US with a novel drawing heavily on her own life and philosophy. Here she talks about art, female friendship and sexual honestySheila Heti's novel, How Should a Person Be?, has taken the States by storm. Dubbed "HBO's Girls in book form",...
Sheila Heti: 'I love dirty books'

Mike Daisey: ‘I would like to apologize’

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Mike Daisey Ten days after being put in an unflattering spotlight after public radio’s This American Life retracted its story about him, playwright Mike Daisey has posted a public apology on his blog. Daisey, whose one-man show “The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs” both raised awareness of issues...
Mike Daisey: ‘I would like to apologize’

Noises off: Theatre enters the tweet zone and art thrives in a cold climate

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Should theatre seats be reserved for tweeting? Plus, why the people of Antarctica give art a warm welcomeThis week, Noises Off is shouting "Macbeth!", whistling, spitting, turning around twice and sleeping with a script under its pillow. Theatre blogs and podcasts have turned their attention to myths in need of...
Noises off: Theatre enters the tweet zone and art thrives in a cold climate

First Look Trailer: Netflix Original Series 'House of Cards'

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With less than three months to go before our premiere, we’re proud to share the first trailer from the Netflix Original Series House of Cards.From acclaimed director David Fincher, award-winning playwright and Academy Award® nominated screenwriter Beau Willimon, and Academy Award® winner Eric Roth, this wicked political drama slithers beneath...
First Look Trailer: Netflix Original Series 'House of Cards'

Bonnie Greer: 'Let the young lead' - video

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Comment is free interviews: Playwright and commentator Bonnie Greer argues that the west needs to give priority to young people if its ageing society is to avoid being overtaken by the economically powerful and demographically youthful eastBonnie GreerOliver LaughlandPhil Maynard...
Bonnie Greer: 'Let the young lead' - video

In defence of Mike Daisey: never mind the facts, focus on the writing | Michael Wolff

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The This American Life controversy shows that the problem with journalism may not lie with facts or truth, but the form itselfMost journalists are terrible writers. Their copy is either overhauled by diligent editors, which produces something formulaic and generic, or not, and then it is often a sludge of...
In defence of Mike Daisey: never mind the facts, focus on the writing | Michael Wolff

Dennis Deems' Favorite Techdirt Posts Of The Week

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I'm Dennis Deems, a composer, songwriter, and playwright living and working in almost total obscurity. These are my favorite Techdirt posts of the past week. Would you like DRM with that? EA Labels President: DRM Is A Failed Strategy, But SimCity Didn't Have Any DRM I'm depressed. I mean,...
Dennis Deems' Favorite Techdirt Posts Of The Week

Mike Daisey gives anyone a free byte of his Steve Jobs play

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Playwright behind monologue about the late Apple founder jeopardises his European premiere by saying he will allow anyone to perform his play royalty-freeA playwright has jeopardised the European premiere of his work by announcing plans to make the script available for performance by any other performer, at any time, anywhere...
Mike Daisey gives anyone a free byte of his Steve Jobs play
The Agony And Ecstasy Of Mike Daisey

Chancellor returns to The Spectator

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Alexander Chancellor has found a new berth at an old berth. The man who edited The Spectator for nine years from 1975 onwards has returned as a columnist for magazine.His first column, under the title Long Life, will be published this week. It follows his recent departure from The Guardian.The...
Chancellor returns to The Spectator

Daisey Cutter: The Ultimate Apple Fanboy, Mike Daisey, Is Back With An Slightly More Realistic Show

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Mike Daisey, noted fabulist, is back at his original theatre in DC, The Woolly Mammoth where he is holding encore presentations of his debunked – and now slightly rewritten – show about working conditions at Foxconn. Gone are the guards with guns, the fake crippled man who touched the totemic...
Daisey Cutter: The Ultimate Apple Fanboy, Mike Daisey, Is Back With An Slightly More Realistic Show

Lucy Prebble's 10 favourite games - in pictures

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Ever since she first played the rudimentary, text-based Zork as a girl, the playwright has had a passion for computer gamesLucy Prebble...
Lucy Prebble's 10 favourite games - in pictures

Way to start my day off right! RT @DUKEpress "Poet & playwright Sonia Sanchez is @ShelfAwareness's Book Brahmin today: http://bit.ly/bviKaU"

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Way to start my day off right! RT @DUKEpress "Poet & playwright Sonia Sanchez is @ShelfAwareness's Book Brahmin today: http://bit.ly/bviKaU"
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