In Other News: Julian Assange and M.I.A., Ferguson Police Chief Apologizes and More

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September 25, 2014

Julian Assange Videochatted with M.I.A. Again

The Wikileaks founder spoke to a large group of people at NYC's Babycastles, calling what Google goes “digital colonialism,” arguing that it serves a very similar function to the NSA. M.I.A. said hello very briefly, and said her song "The Message" was inspired by Burning Man and a bad acid trip. Assange also critiqued Google's revolving door policies, whereby the government has access to all of the data Google has gathered (which is insane amounts.) Whatever! I’m going to throw on my Google glasses, check my Google watch, get in my Google car and drive to my Google town. (Google towns are actually coming.)

Trent Reznor/Atticus Ross Gone Girl Soundtrack Available to Stream in Full

Everyone’s favorite film composition duo has unleashed their full soundtrack to David Fincher’s new film Gone Girl, available to stream over at NPR. The movie comes out in New York tomorrow.

Remembering Speaker Knockerz

Today, Wondering Sound published a powerful essay entitled "The Lonely Rise and Untimely Death of Speaker Knockerz" by David Drake, commemorating the tragic death of rapper/producer, who passed away—all too soon—from natural causes in May.

Ferguson Chief of Police Tom Jackson Issues Apology via Vimeo

Several weeks after Michael Brown was shot and killed by Darren Wilson in the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, causing the town itself and the entire nation to erupt in protest, Ferguson Chief of Police Tom Jackson has issued this video today, via the public relations firm The Devin James Group.

And, Finally...

Morrissey is selling a shirt that says “BE KIND TO ANIMALS OR I’LL KILL YOU.” Vegetarianism’s most valiant soldier stands up yet again. He once said to the crowd at Coachella, catching a whiff of meat, “That better be the smell of human flesh burning.” Great cause, confusing message. 

Posted: September 25, 2014
In Other News: Julian Assange and M.I.A., Ferguson Police Chief Apologizes and More