"Breaking a big story is like pulling the pin on a grenade. It takes judgment and courage, or stupidity, to toss significant facts into the public domain. Until it detonates, its collateral damage is unknowable—and once it does, the consequences are unpredictable. Editors are paid almost entirely for knowing when to pull the pin and what to do at the point of impact."
"Before Paris is Burning, there was T.V. Transvestite. Shot in 1982 by filmmakers Simone di Bagno and Michele Capozzi, the documentary captures a fierce House of LaBeija ball thrown at a Harlem Bingo hall. Initially screened to a thunderous crowd in Rome that included Federico Fellini and Michelangelo Antonioni, the film found its way to NYC, where it screened at Paradise Garage in front of Andy Warhol and Keith Haring."
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"As African development quickens, government and industry are examining opportunities to get more out of the natural resources value chain by ramping up the raw materials processing sector. The approach makes sense given the growth of Africa’s 300m-strong middle class and the consequent rise in consumerism. “This is causing an increase in intra-African consumption of resources,” says Dr Frank-Jürgen Richter, founder and chairman of business strategy specialist Horasis. “The continent will need to introduce industrial-level efficiencies in order to process sufficient goods for local consumption."