From Laura Poitras to Jacob Appelbaum to Sarah Harrison, Berlin has become a haven for American journalists, activists and whistleblowers who fear America's unlimited appetite for surveillance and put their trust in Germany's memory of the terror of the Stasi. Read the rest
Ever since the Supreme Court told us that money was speech and corporations are people, it's been permissible for big corporations and plutocrats to make anonymous unlimited donations to political races -- but you can bet that the Senators who owe their seats to the dark cash know exactly who they're beholden to. Read the rest
In "continuing education" seminars, cops are instructed to be on the lookout for people with nice stuff that can be easily resold, figure out a crime that those people might be guilty of, and tell the City Attorney so that that stuff can be grabbed through "civil forfeiture." Read the rest
Niall sends us, "a newly-published 5,500 word interview with Iain Banks, conducted by Jude Roberts in 2010 as part of her PhD on The Culture, and includes discussion of how themes of gender, embodiment and violence work themselves out in his novels; published as bonus content for this year's fund drive for Strange Horizons." Read the rest
Can you guess what Deborah Delane Asher, seen in this mugshot, was arrested for?
Boo-Hooray gallery/publisher has installed an exhibition titled Cut-Ups: William S. Burroughs 1914-2014, a collaboration with Emory University celebrating the deeply powerful creative technique leveraged by Burroughs and his best friend Brion Gysin to transform their literary, audio, visual, performance, and magical works. Read the rest
Another reminder from National Wildlife Federation naturalist David Mizejewski that the zombie apocalypse would be an effortless breeze for mankind, thanks to animals just ripping them right up for us: "These intelligent canids would quickly learn that they could take down zombies one by one, especially the eastern populations of coyote, which are larger and bolder due to past interbreeding with wolves and domestic dogs."
Check back next week to see how another type of beast would deal with The Walking Dead.
Animals eating the zombies is contingent upon the continued existence of animals. Support the National Wildlife Federation to make sure they're around when the next major outbreak occurs.Read the rest
"Cambodian scrotum theives," "Dating Rules From My Future Self,"Fake articles and entries in dictionaries, encyclopedias, and other reference books, lists, and directories as well as fictitious places, streets or other intentionally fake insertions in maps," "The Fax Machine Monster of Basildon," Read the rest