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I heard about this tonight: An "anonymous British philanthropist" bought what we suppose is Mikhail Gorbachev's "debut album", Songs for Raisa, in London this week, bidding $164,940 (about £100,000) at an auction to benefit the Raisa Gorbachev Foundation. Nearly 350 luminaries were present at the private...

I spent a chunk of today listening to old NWA because of a fight in the science fiction community (another one, I hear you say). There's really not a whole lot to say about the debate, except, of course, that I thought the Carl Brandon Petition...

Turns out that the fuse I replaced yesterday has a larger issue, much like the video card last week. With a sigh, I called electricians today. I don't know if I'm just lucky, or if the pool of electricians with a hint of human kindness in...

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Last week, the video card on my computer shat itself out. A cripple came and replaced it, according to the warranty. A few days later, the dryer stopped working. In the morning, I discovered the lights and the telephone had also done so, which meant a...

I don't usually do this, but is there anyone out there with a good understanding--or at least who has read all--of Octavia Butler's work who'd like to act as a reader for me? Mostly, I don't ask for test readers, because it's not a concern, but...