Sad news. Noted science fiction author Octavia E. Butler is dead. SEATTLE (AP) — Octavia E. Butler, considered the first black woman to gain national prominence as a science fiction writer, has died, a close friend said Sunday. She was 58. Her most famous novel was Wild Seed.
Definition of an American Loser. What a disgrace.
The Media is waking up to Craigslist: Tradional media continue to grapple with new media. Last night’s episode of Nightline had a segment on Craig Newmark and his Internet-classifieds Website. While the show devoted some time to smiling customers, it mostly focused on the negative aspects of Craigslist. Besides a quick mention of the shady… Continue reading
Dershowitz and Bennett on the cowardice of our press: When we were attacked on Sept. 11, we knew the main reason for the attack was that Islamists hated our way of life, our virtues, our freedoms. What we never imagined was that the free press — an institution at the heart of those virtues and… Continue reading
Dan Brown, cracker-jack researcher. (Um, NOT.) As I’ve written in my book, to this day, ignorance and misunderstanding of Lemaître’s background and his specialty continues to color popular accounts of his work in the most slipshod fashion. This is most amusingly on display in Dan Brown’s lightweight thriller Angels and Demons, where he refers to… Continue reading