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Today, porn sites set to go .XXX

Today, porn sites set to go .XXX

It's either a new, safer era for adult content on the Web or the first step in creating a digital porn ghetto, depending upon who you ask. On Tuesday at 11 a.m. ET, more than 100,000 websites are expected to go live with the new .xxx domain. The suffix was approved as a "top-level domain" address last year by ICANN, the international [...]

The Homeland Directive: Taut technothriller for the paranoid era

The Homeland Directive: Taut technothriller for the paranoid era

Robert Venditti and Mike Huddleston's stand-alone graphic novel The Homeland Directiveis a tight, suspenseful technothriller (in Bruce Sterling's definition of the term: "a science fiction story with the president in it"). Mysterious government spooks are hunting a pair of CDC epidemiologists. One is murdered, the other, Dr Laura Regan, is framed [...]

Dirty, Drunk, and Punk: the untold history of Toronto’s BUNCHOFFUCKINGGOOFS

Dirty, Drunk, and Punk: the untold history of Toronto’s BUNCHOFFUCKINGGOOFS

Jennifer Morton's Dirty, Drunk, and Punk: The Twisted Crazy Story of the Bunchofuckingoofs is an impossible and glorious history of Toronto's legendary punk band/bike gang/social phenomenon Bunchofuckingoofs, who maintained a series of club houses/speakeasys/music venues/communes in Kensington Market called Fort Goof, stuffed full of vicious [...]

Deathless: Cat Valente’s beautiful fantasy of Stalinist Russia and the Siege of Leningrad

Deathless: Cat Valente’s beautiful fantasy of Stalinist Russia and the Siege of Leningrad

Catherynne M Valente's Deathless is a beautiful Russian fairy-tale set in the Stalinist era, brilliantly conceived and executed. Masha is the youngest of four sisters in Petrograd and, over the years, she has watched the birds come for her sisters. They thump against the windows and fall to the ground and spring up as soldiers and thump again [...]