Posts Tagged: Cory Doctorow

Notable Los Angeles: 4/16–4/22

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Literary events and readings in and around L.A. this week!

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Notable Los Angeles: 3/12–3/18

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Literary events and readings in and around L.A. this week!

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Notable Portland: 5/11–5/17

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Thursday 5/11: The Writers in the Schools program at Grant High School hosts a student reading to share their semester of work. Broadway Books, 7 p.m., free. Jeff VanderMeer, author of Southern Reach Trilogy, reads from his new book, Borne, a story about two humans and two creatures. VanderMeer will be joined in conversation by […]

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Notable San Francisco: 4/26–5/2

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Wednesday 4/26: Notable Spanish writer Andrés Barba is promoting the publication of Lisa Dillman’s translation of his novel Such Small Hands. This translation is the inaugural publication of Transit Books, a nonprofit publisher of international and American literature based in Oakland. This qualifies as a BIG EVENT. Free, 7 p.m., Diesel, A Bookstore. Perfectly Queer East […]

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Notable Los Angeles: 4/24–4/30

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Monday 4/24: Jeff Guinn discusses and signs The Road to Jonestown: Jim Jones and Peoples Temple. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore. Tuesday 4/25: Ed Rucker discusses and signs his thriller The Inevitable Witness. 6:30 p.m. at Diesel Brentwood. John Waters signs Make Trouble. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

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Notable Los Angeles: 11/14–11/20

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Monday 11/14: Donna Kaz discusses and signs Un/Masked: Memoirs of a Guerrilla Girl on Tour. 7 p.m. at Book Soup. Jilly Gagnon engages with an interactive reading of Choose Your Own Misery: The Holidays. 7 p.m. at The Last Bookstore. Tobias Carroll reads from Reel, and Margaret Wappler reads from Neon Green. 8 p.m. at […]

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This Week in Short Fiction

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Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Alissa Nutting has given us the story of a woman with a transparent panel covering her beating heart. Her story, “The Transparency Project,” arrived via Guernica online post on Tuesday. This story revives the playful Nutting of her 2010 story collection, Unclean Jobs for Girls and Women, after her […]

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The Fair Use Posse

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The Authors Alliance officially launches on May 21st at the Internet Archive in San Francisco. The group, founded by Pam Samuelson, Cory Doctorow, Katie Hafner, Kevin Kelly and Jonathan Lethem, is aimed at digital writers and will “represent the authors who like fair use, users’ rights, and who reject censorship and surveillance,” Doctorow stated at Boing Boing. […]

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Protecting Possum Man’s Hard Drive

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What do you do with a loved one’s letters, photos, and journals when they pass away? What about their emails, online accounts, and computer files? In an essay at Locus Online, Cory Doctorow describes his efforts to preserve the digital effects of a friend who unexpectedly died—and how that process may become standardized in the […]

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Proposed Internet Censorship In The UK

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Cory Doctorow explains a law currently proposed in the UK that would automatically censor internet user’s browsers. This automatic censoring is proposed by several Members of Parliament, the Daily Mail, and various British religious groups. The proposed web filtering aims to protect children from stumbling upon pornographic material, however, there are concerns that the filter may inadvertently make […]

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Summer Picks From Michael Chabon, Susan Orlean, Jennifer Egan, and More

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A new article over at Mother Jones gives us summer nonfiction picks from some of the biggest writers working today. Susan Orlean recommends The Looming Tower, Jennifer Egan selects The Image, and Michael Chabon has this to say about The Encyclopedia of Fantasy: “A single, immense, thrilling work of literary theory disguised as a reference […]

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Notes on E-books and Readers

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The big news this week was the iPad announcement, including the tech-world’s dismissal of it. (Fraser Speirs addresses that nicely.) But there’s a lot more happening in the world of e-books. For example, NASA just opened an e-book section and its first offering is a history of the X-15 hypersonic test aircraft. And the Library […]

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Secret Treaty Is Very, Very Scary

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Boing Boing, the EFF and Michael Geist are reporting that a secret treaty that could determine the future of file sharing is being negotiated without any input from the public at an international conference in Seoul. The treaty, called the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, has, of course, leaked, and it goes way beyond counterfeiting. Instead, according […]

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The Rumpus Sunday Book Blog Roundup

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It’s summertime. BookExpo is in the past. Writers have taken a little break from accosting critics. The book blogs finally have some free time. And like most people, they are spending that time poking around the Internet and finding lots of things that are a little bit brilliant, from a homeless book club to a […]

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