The rise of Elisabeth Murdoch

Source: The New Yorker On Saturday, July 2, 2011, a high-society traffic jam descended on the cobblestoned town square of Burford, a village sixty-eight miles northwest of London, not far from the market town of Chipping Norton. Hundreds of chauffeured cars approached a gated stone wall, which opened to a long, circular driveway and the sprawling country house of Elisabeth Murdoch, a prominent television entrepreneur … Continue reading The rise of Elisabeth Murdoch

Prisons

Two contrasting articles on prisons. One from ‘The New Yorker’ and the other one from ‘The Guardian’. Six million people are under correctional supervision in the U.S.—more than were in Stalin’s gulags. A prison is a trap for catching time. Good reporting appears often about the inner life of the American prison, but the catch is that American prison life is mostly undramatic—the reported stories … Continue reading Prisons