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Here's something of interest: Dreams with Sharp Teeth, a film about Harlan Ellison. There's an interesting line in the trailer, where Ellison says, "The trick is not becoming a writer, the trick is staying a writer." He's wearing a strange, old man's hat, and if you...

Sean Wallace (oldcharliebrown) said to me, "We're done. To the printer!" Well, okay, maybe he didn't say the final bit, al la Adam West's Batman, but the point remains: I went through the proof yesterday, admired the work of copy editors, made a few notes, and...

This, however, is quite sad to read: French philosopher Jean Baudrillard, a social theorist known for his provocative commentaries on consumerism, excess and what he said was the disappearance of reality, died Tuesday, his publishing house said. He was 77. Baudrillard died at his home in Paris,...

The Chinese government began blocking access to the popular blogging site LiveJournal on Friday, cutting off its citizens from the roughly 1.8 million blogs the service hosts. SixApart, the company behind LiveJournal, says there are 8,692 self-reported Chinese bloggers on the site, a number that's likely...

Shakespeare, it is said, had little interest in the publication of his plays. I take this little bit of information from the introduction to Othello, because it is written there, and continues with, "Those that appeared during his lifetime with the authorization of the company...

Has everyone seen this: LJToys. It is, essentially, a counter that works within your livejournal, and takes into account those people reading off friendspages. Unfortunately, it requires you to use the mood icons. Personally, I've never felt the need to use mood icons, but I rigged...

Doesn't this cover just say 'gay porn' to you? The guy totally has Fuck-Me-I'm-Gay-and-Torn-Up-About-It-Eyes. It's a young adult novel, however, and on the HSC list. I saw it last night and was told, in no uncertain terms, that it was not about gay love, which I...