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  • 'No Place to Hide' a vital discussion on Snowden's revelations

    Glenn Greenwald's "No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State" comes with a built-in challenge: creating a sense of drama when we all know the basics of the tale. In December 2012, the Rio de Janeiro-based journalist, then writing for the Guardian, received an email from someone calling himself Cincinnatus, after the Roman farmer "who, in the fifth century BC, was appointed dictator of Rome to defend the city against attack."
  • Susan Rasky dies at 61; reporter became Berkeley journalism lecturer

    Susan Rasky dies at 61; reporter became Berkeley journalism lecturer
    Susan Rasky, an award-winning congressional correspondent who mentored a generation of young political journalists as a senior lecturer at UC Berkeley, died Sunday at her home in El Cerrito, Calif. She was 61 and had breast cancer. A graduate of Los...

    Saul Landau dies at 77; leftist writer and documentary filmmaker

    Saul Landau, a leftist writer and filmmaker best known for the documentaries "Fidel" and "Paul Jacobs and the Nuclear Gang," died Monday at his home in Alameda, Calif. He was 77 and had bladder cancer. His death was confirmed by John Cavanagh,...

    Saul Landau, Documentary Filmmaker, Dies at 77

    Saul Landau, a prolific, award-winning documentary filmmaker who traveled the world profiling political leaders like Cuba's Fidel Castro and Chile's Salvador Allende and used his camera to draw attention to war, poverty and racism, died Monday night at...

    Michael Hastings' family reportedly planned 'detox' at time of crash

    Journalist Michael Hastings’ family was about to stage an intervention to try to  get the reporter into “detox” on the same day his Mercedes burst into flames after hitting a tree, Los Angeles coroner’s officials said Tuesday....