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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. 
  • An attempt to trademark a logo with "hon" and the Oriole "O" creates another hontroversy

    An attempt to trademark a logo with "hon" and the Oriole "O" creates another hontroversy
    When Marco Gentile, the Orioles' vice-president for corporate partnerships, saw a new design for hats and t-shirts being sold in the midst of 2014 pennant fever his response was immediate. "That's not good," said Gentile, a Baltimore native. "That's not...

    43rd Legislative District

    43rd Legislative District
    Location: In north/northeast Baltimore, roughly between Charles Street and Harford Road from North Avenue to the city line. Demographics: Adult population of about 95,000 adults, almost 63 percent black and 30 percent white.   Incumbent Senator: Joan...

    "Weird Al" Serenades the Inner Harbor: "Weird Al" Yankovic, Pier Six Pavilion, July 11

    There's many different ways you could look at "Weird Al" Yankovic: a comic genius, an opportunistic hack who got lucky, and all points in between. But if you still harbor an inner 11-year-old who once thought UHF was the greatest movie ever, and wore...

    Mutek: Considerably Human

    To clarify: Mutek is not a giant rave. Yes, there is some bad-ass lighting and visuals, and the dude dancing next to me last night made me want some of that, but, really, the festival is a whole bunch of nerds. Granted, these are quite fashionable nerds--...