The last week of September is traditionally reserved as a time of reflection and celebration of one of America's favorite pastimes, and no, I'm not talking about post-season baseball here. I'm referring to the banning, censoring and otherwise challenging of the printed word. So this coming Wednesday at Housing Works bookstore, Mike Edison, the author of 28 pornographic novels and a memoir about his time spent at Hustler, Screw, Cherry, Penthouse and High Times (plus a stint behind the drum kit for ultimate freedom of expression advocate GG Allin) is throwing the third annual Banned Book Party. He's joined by publishing guru Richard Nash, formerly [...]
"The charitable way of looking at startups like Karizma, 'a location based video chat messenger that banks on the theory that people want to video chat with people who are geographically close to them,' or Sonar, which allows people to 'connect with others right around them for [...] live interactions,' is to say that they have the potential to connect us to other people in a manner totally unlike, say, Facebook. That is: in real life. But let's be honest, this is insane."