LiveJournal suicides, Theresa Duncan, and why you need to shut your laptop to mourn the dead.
Will the “trauma pill” erase what makes us human?
Get your cell phone company to agree to an “open” relationship.
Hedgehogs and foxes in the Sudan divestment race.
Fair use isn’t a game of “Mother May I?” It is assertion of our freedom of speech.
That was Jicky Adler. She took off her specs, as the actors stepped off the stage, and let the black frames hang from the antique old lady-like emerald-studded chain around her neck. Accessorizing was her way of establishing an image of authority.
No one will mistake Second Life Hentai for real children but what if you Photoshop an eight-year-old head on an eighteen-year-old boyish figure?
A little alarmism once in a while is hardly a bad thing. So what’s wrong with crying about a big asteroid that will destroy the Earth and life as we know it every now and then?
The Federal Research Public Access Act hasn’t even been passed and it may already be obsolete.
Brazilian court rulings and copyright capes might spell the end for YouTube.
Are art collectors only paying for the signature on a painting? Is a painting not valuable if the signature is fake?
Meet the MySpace for people who don’t need people.
Earlier this month, the FCC mailed letters to 77 television stations as part of a probe into the use of video news releases. One Boston radio station seems to be getting half of its technology news segments from Toyota. Should companies be criticized for such sneaky marketing ploys?
Should the film industry — and taxpayers — support vile personalities, even talented ones?
Some of the summer’s best films and books aren’t new at all. A look at Jean-Pierre Melville’s re-released 1969 film Army of Shadows and Irene Nemirovsky’s Suite Française.
Is Google News’ rejection of conservative websites censorship? And do we even want an impartial news selection service?
The Duke rape case is like a Rorschach blot. From one perspective we see the race of the victim, from another angle her occupation emerges, and then it comes out that she has accused a group of rape before. But the only shape we should see yet is a question mark.
Michael Winterbottom’s tepid film effort, 9 Songs, concedes artistic limitations in order to break new ground.
David Brooks is an essayist and a satirist, not a political scientist, which is why his sweeping observations, unsubstantiated, often fall short.
The answer to the Internet’s spam infestation isn’t a government ‘do not spam’ list, but making sure you PC doesn’t become zombified.
The hit movie Mean Girls showcases the problem of bullying, but it will take more than talk to combat teen terror online.
A techno-literary reaction of horror and shock to the Abu Ghraib scandal, which has been inescapable and immediate in this networked age.
A from-the-scene report of an eventful D.C. City Council hearing last week where they considered a smoking ban on bars and restaurants like those in New York and California.
If we ignore the warnings, new electronic voting will be doomed to repeat disasters, like the 2000 presidential election, that old punch machines gave us.
The federal “Do Not Call” list is unlikely to put an end to the irritating marketing tactics of Optima Dog Food, Allstate Insurance, or Disney Cruise Lines. These telemarketing pests are now moving to “phase two” of their operations, and will continue to hassle the disinterested general public despite, or perhaps delighted by, the pariah-like [...]
Developing search engines almost cost four college students $97,800,000,000. That’s 97.8 billion dollars–the amount the Recording Industry Association of America requested for damages in a recent lawsuit against the four (more than the sales of the entire recording industry in one year). The students’ crime? Facilitating music piracy and copyright violations by operating search engines [...]
Source: AFF Doublethink Online | Joseph Hammond
Source: AFF Doublethink Online | Emma Elliott Freire