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Viral Video: RIP Sidney Lumet

Famed Hollywood director Sidney Lumet died over the weekend, which is a sad passing given his immense talent.

Along with classic movies like “Serpico” and “Dog Day Afternoon,” Lumet also directed “Network.” It is BoomTown’s go-to film for the answers to every one of life’s questions.

At the very least, because of its iconic “mad as hell” scene with actor Peter Finch, embedded here:


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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald