Monthly Archives: April 2006

Come to the San Francisco International Film Festival tomorrow

Of course, you should be watching lots of cool stuff at the San Francisco International Film Festival. But tomorrow will be especially fun for me because I’m on a panel with a bunch of amazing filmmakers to discuss “film as …

The great e-mail debate

My column this week is about one of the biggest issues facing average internet users, as well as the companies who service them: whether it will start costing money to send e-mail. Two of my favorite tech/culture nerds, Danny O’Brien …

I was a Staten Island communard

For a month last fall, I lived in an intentional community on New York’s Staten Island called Ganas. I found them online, and thought this group of roughly 100 people living together in 10 houses sounded fascinating. I’ve always wanted …

The real mad scientists

My column this week is about a weird study conducted by a bunch of Belgian scientists who researched what happens to the videogame-playing abilities of people who are sleep deprived. Perfect information for people who like to stay up all …

Geek out about Harry Potter with academics

I’m on the panel of people who will be judging submissions for Phoenix Rising, the first academic conference devoted to all things Harry Potter. It’s going to be in New Orleans from May 17-21, 2007 (yes, that’s next year), and …

Happy Passover!

I’m on a comic book reading binge. And it’s Passover time. So here’s Dave Campbell’s review of the incredibly silly comic book Passover. He’s an angel. He’s on a mission. And, as Dave says: He has big fluffy dove wings …

The trouble with Slashdot

This week in my column, I talk about whether popular geek blog Slashdot is evolving away from its all-boy, sexist roots. I discuss a couple of incidents where my articles have been Slashdotted and huge chunks of the comment threads …

Interested in joining other magazine’s staff?

I’m the editor of a fabulous and weird indie magazine called other — we’ve been around since 2002, publishing general interest stories for freaks, geeks, queers, and political radicals. You can find us in your local independent bookstore, or in …

Keep on evolving

My article about new scientific evidence that humans have continued to evolve up to the present day — and will probably start evolving a lot faster — is the top story on Wired today.

The year’s best horror flick (so far)

I prepared for my first weekend working on the San Francisco Sex Information training staff as an intern by staying out really last last night watching James Gunn’s excellent horror flick Slither. If you have to get up at 8 …