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Village Voice Media suspends publication of all syndicated cartoons.

Apple with and without Steve Jobs.

Fewer requests for superbowl passes this year.

Settled Gatehouse case leaves unanswered the question: When does linking become stealing.

Ten pornstars who twitter. (via Fimoculous)

Publishers Weekly editor in chief ousted in surprise shakeup.

Three teenage girls who sent naked pictures of themselves via their cellphones were charged with disseminating child pornography. Sending nude pictures is part of a pattern of teenage behavior that the Family Violence Prevention Fund has labeled digital dating violence. The digital violence can, according to the group, include sending nonstop text messages or posting cruel comments on a boyfriend’s or girlfriend’s Facebook or MySpace page. This fascinating article in the New York Times unfortunately crosses the wires between new kinds of freedom and new forms of stalking.


Stephen Elliott is the author of seven books, including the memoir The Adderall Diaries and the novel Happy Baby. He is the founding editor of The Rumpus. His feature film debut, About Cherry, was distributed by IFC. His second movie, based on his novel Happy Baby, is forthcoming. More from this author →