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July 15, 2013

Best of the Weekend: Amanda Eliasch’s Life of Film, YouTube goes to Hollywood, Cory Doctorow

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We’ve gone through the weekend papers and picked out the best bits, so you don’t have to

We’ve gone through the weekend papers and picked out the best bits, so you don’t have to:

1. It’s a wonderful life, The Sunday Times (£)

The filthy-rich socialite and photographer Amanda Eliasch has made a shockingly frank film about her crazy life, featuring affairs, plastic surgery and sperm cakes

2. Last Song for Migrating Birds, National Geographic

From glue-covered sticks in Egypt hang two lives, and a question: How can we stop the slaughter of songbirds migrating across the Mediterranean?

3. Lunch With the FT: Cory Doctorow, FT (£)

The novelist, blogger and activist talks sci-fi economics, four-course breakfasts and getting things done

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4. YouTube goes to Hollywood, FT (£)

At Google’s vast new complex in LA, an entertainment revolution is under way. The cream of YouTube talent is flocking in to shoot their crowd-pulling videos – courtesy of Google. The aim? A fusion of old and new media. Matthew Garrahan takes an exclusive tour

5. Architecture: what tech giants’ buildings say about them, The Observer

Google proposes a relatively sober ‘groundscraper’ while Apple’s California design has something cultish about it

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