Reading roundup: “Birdman,” more win Oscars, Gov. Mike Pence on Fox

Coffee and newspaper for reading roundup post

So this happened at the 2015 Oscars: Neil Patrick Harris showed up on stage and live to the world, stripped down to his undies. Happy Monday!

Here’s a roundup of 10 or so more links to start off your week:

  • “Birdman” took Best Picture and Best Actor nods went to Julianne Moore and Eddie Redmayne to conclude a veeeery long 87th Academy Awards broadcast. (NBC News) | Lady Gaga brought down the house with her “Sound of Music” medley. (Billboard) | Lupita Nyong’o, Jennifer Lopez were among the red carpet’s Best Dressed. (Entertain This)
  • In a chilling video,  terror group Al-Shabaab called for attacks on shopping malls in Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States. But how worried should shoppers be? (CNN)
  • Gov. Mike Pence, who was in Washington, D.C., this weekend, said on “Fox News Sunday” that it isn’t “helpful to question the president’s patriotism or motives.” (Politico)
  • North Vermillion’s Class A state football title will always be overshadowed by a tragic accident that claimed the life of player Braeden Hollowell and the Clark sisters. (IndyStar)
  • Calling all Shondaland fans: Oscar nominee Viola Davis, star of ABC’s “How to Get Away With Murder,” will be in Indy on March 2 for the Steward Speaker Series. (IndyStar)
  • 10 tricks to appear smart in meetings. Funny ‘cuz they’re true! (The Cooper Review)
  • Asset forfeiture laws sometimes snare people facing minor drug possession charges — or no charges at all — forcing them to engage in lengthy legal battles to recover their cars, homes or cash. (IndyStar)
  • How do you stay calm during a plane crash? Being an expert on meditation helps. (New York Times)
  • So awful: Draven Rodriguez, the teen who proposed the instant-classic yearbook photo featuring himself, his cat and some awesome lasers, has committed suicide. (Gawker)
  • See Indy over 28 years through the lens of Mike Fender, an amazing photographer who said Friday he’s leaving IndyStar to join the newsroom of Angie’s List. Good luck in your new career, Mike!  (IndyStar)

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Author: Cori

Cori Faklaris (aka "HeyCori") is a PhD researcher at Carnegie Mellon University's Human-Computer Interaction Institute in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. Faklaris is an social media expert and longtime journalist who brings this expertise to her work in usability for privacy, security and emerging technologies, such as the Internet of Things.

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