Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Lunchtime Links: Family Labyrinth Costume is the Best Ever, New Kimpton hotel at Pearl gets Architect, Pakistani Drone Victim Comes To Congress For Answer, How to Break Into a Computer (and...

...Prevent It from Happening to You), San Antonio Wookie Walk is Coming, 14 Facebook Tools You Didn't Know Existed + More

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1. Dallas architectural firm bringing its expertise to new Kimpton hotel at Pearl "The Pearl Brewery Brewhouse is being renovated into what will soon become the Hotel Pearl. The 146-room venue is slated to debut in the summer of 2014." (SBJ)

2. A Grim Report on Press Freedoms Under Obama "Today the Committee to Protect Journalists unveiled a detailed, sober assessment of press freedom in the United States during President Obama’s tenure. The report concluded that far from fulfilling his campaign promise to improve transparency, the president has instead presided over an unprecedented campaign to contain leaks and to control media coverage of government operations." (Moyers & Company)

3. Why Did America Kill My Mother? Pakistani Drone Victim Comes To Congress For Answer "The Rehmans' story, documented extensively in a report released last week by Amnesty International and in a new documentary from filmmaker Robert Greenwald, serves as a wrenching, first-hand rebuke to the Obama administration's frequent claims that drone strikes have caused few if any civilian casualties. Bibi was the only person killed in the strike. Nine people, including the two children, were hurt." (Huffington Post)

4. Sriracha sauce factory odor causing headaches, burning eyes, city says "The city of Irwindale filed suit in Los Angeles County Superior Court on Monday, claiming that the odor was a public nuisance and asking a judge to stop production until the smell can be reduced." (LA Times)

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