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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. 
  • Free Will Astrology 9/24/14

    ARIES (March 21-April 19): It’s no secret. The wealthy 1 percent of the population has been getting progressively wealthier. Meanwhile, the poor are becoming steadily poorer. I’m worried there is a metaphorically similar trend in your life. Am...

    The Mail 9/24/14

    The Mail 9/24/14
    Mencken Unmasked I saw with interest your cover story, “The House That Mencken Built” (Feature, Sept. 10). Here is a question that still has yet to be fully answered: Was the Sage of Baltimore pro-Nazi—or at least pro-German—in...

    Do Androids Read Electric Books?

    Do Androids Read Electric Books?
    If you’re a careful reader of this paper, you may have looked at the cover and thought “What the fuck is up with City Paper and all of this ‘Blade Runner’ shit?” Well, over the last year, a couple of our writers have been...

    The Sage in Black and White

    The Sage in Black and White
    The Negro brain, Mencken wrote in 1910, “is not fitted for the higher forms of mental effort.” This from the same man who probably did more to help black writers—including the likes of W.E.B. Du Bois, Langston Hughes, and James Weldon...