Michael Mann

Steven Soderbergh: “Film-making is like sex. If I accidentally give someone else pleasure, that’s fine”!

Steven Soderbergh is showing me a collage he’s been making. Half-finished, it sits on a table in his New York office. Composed entirely of movie stars in character, the work gives pride of place to Robert De Niro as a mohawked Travis Bickle in Taxi Driver. He’s flanked by River Phoenix, John Belushi, Sacha Baron Cohen, Dennis Hopper and Catherine Deneuve.

World powers, Iran to hold nuclear talks in New York on September 18

Six world powers and Iran will hold new talks in New York on September 18, EU and U.S. officials said Sept. 4, as efforts intensify toward clinching a nuclear deal by a November deadline.

The talks will involve United States, China, Russia, Britain, France and Germany and be led by European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton, her spokesman Michael Mann said.

Iran nuclear talks end, next round July 2: EU

Iran and six world powers wrapped up Friday a fifth round of nuclear talks having started to draft an accord, and will meet again on July 2, the EU said.
"We have worked extremely hard all week to develop elements we can bring together when we meet for the next round in Vienna, beginning on 2 July," said spokesman Michael Mann.