Titles can be sticky, none moreso than “We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks.” The “we” mentioned could be speaking in first-person perspective in regards to the muckracking online collective, which helped power the biggest security breach in government history. Then again, is the story of WikiLeaks anything other than our story? The story of anyone online who’s ever wanted to know more, who ever wanted to remove the veil of secrecy? If anything, director Alex Gibney might have shot himself in the foot: he could never begin to grasp the magnitude of our collective societal curiosity that has helped bring down walls during the current administration. Nevertheless, “We Steal Secrets” seems unfinished (fair enough, given it tells a story that's still in progress), but never inadequate, doubling back to present an account on the beginnings of WikiLeaks. This involves perusing the considerable intellect and damning vanity of Julian Assange, who has smartly denounced...
WUXI, China/HONG KONG (Reuters) - Local creditors of Wuxi Suntech, the bankrupt unit of Chinese solar panel maker Suntech Power Holdings Co Ltd, on Wednesday claimed the subsidiary owed them a combined $2.5 billion, at the start of a debt restructuring process expected to last months.
Two recent high-profile HBO movies, “Phil Spector” and now the Liberace tell-all “Behind the Candelabra,” each touch upon a theme that should possess special resonance around Hollywood – namely, an aging man who can’t trust hangers-on to love him for himself, as opposed to his money and power. Admittedly, the protagonists in the two films... Read more »
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's air force chief says his troops need to be ready to act quickly in case of an attack from Syria.
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