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  • Cory Doctorow's "Information Doesn't Want To Be Free" presents his most dystopian sci-fi yet and it's nonfiction

    Cory Doctorow's "Information Doesn't Want To Be Free" presents his most dystopian sci-fi yet and it's nonfiction
    In his new book “Information Doesn’t Want to be Free: Laws for the Internet Age,” Cory Doctorow writes that “science fiction writers are terrible at predicting the future.” But, this book, which he will be discussing at Red Emma’s on Nov. 21, shows that Doctorow, primarily known for his science fiction, might be the perfect person to parse our deeply dystopian present—because he shows us that it is not really fucked up in the ways we suspect, but in far more nefarious and disturbing ways. I left the book looking leerily at the device on which I type this, feeling that we really don’t understand how our machines work at all. 
  • 'Force Majeure,' a devastating Swedish satire, dissects masculine hang-ups

    'Force Majeure,' a devastating Swedish satire, dissects masculine hang-ups
    This slow-burning marriage drama starts out like a luxury travel-magazine ad for vacation porn. Healthy, lovely Swedish couple Tomas (Johannes Kuhnke) and Ebba (Lisa Loven Kongsli) and their healthy, lovely kids Vera (Clara Wettergren) and Harry...

    Beauty Marx: Horse Lords' latest 'Hidden Cities' hits both body and mind

    Beauty Marx: Horse Lords' latest 'Hidden Cities' hits both body and mind
    So two guys from an instrumental band are sitting in a record store talking music and politics—ouch. That sounds like the setup to a clunker of a stand-up bit. But when the record store is True Vine and those two guys are percussionist/saxophonist...

    Clicking and Streaming: "The Sacrament" and "Starred Up"

    Clicking and Streaming: "The Sacrament" and "Starred Up"
    The Sacrament Directed by Ti West Available for streaming on Netflix A Vice magazine fashion photographer receives a letter from his troubled sister Caroline (Amy Seimetz), living at Eden Parish, a secluded, communal farm run by a mysterious man...

    "The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace" tells an all-too-familiar story

    "The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace" tells an all-too-familiar story
    When Tre’Quan, a student of mine, threw hands at a student in the cafeteria of the repurposed William H. Lemmel Middle School in West Baltimore this fall and then resisted police—getting cuffed and put in the squad car—most in the school...