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Why is Hollywood Making a Sequel to the Napster Wars?

By Cory Doctorow (Originally published in InformationWeek, August 14, 2007) Hollywood loves sequels—they’re generally a safe bet, provided that you’re continuing an already successful franchise.…

World of Democracycraft

(Originally published as “Why Online Games Are Dictatorships,” InformationWeek, April 16, 2007) Can you be a citizen of a virtual world? That’s the question that…

A Religion of Life?

By Orla Polten “Come On, Humans, One More Effort If You Want To Be Post-Christians!” is the cheeky title of a 2006 essay on theology’s…

How Do You Protect Artists?

By Cory Doctorow (Originally published in The Guardian as “Online Censorship Hurts Us All,” Tuesday, Oct 2, 2007) Artists have lots of problems. We get…

An Essay on Essays

Some of the rhetoric books my generation used in college went back to Aristotle for many of their definitions. “Rhetoric,” he says, “may be defined…

Memorial Article: My Father, George Klacsanzky

He was not a typical father. A Hungarian-born wizard (real or not, I never quite figured out), rock musician, science enthusiast, writer, philosopher, film director,…

Atheism and Beyond Dogma

Atheism is not a belief, as many uninformed religious and even intellectual people propose (Christina, 2010). Yet, atheism can be said to be on the…

The Best Education—Opinion Piece

What is the best form of education one can receive? Should it be comprehensive or selective? And, does age play a role in education? The…

Haiku and Meditation

(Haiku is a Japanese style of poetry considered to be the smallest form of poetry in the world. Traditionally, it is written in 17 syllables,…

The Greatest God

There have been many gods that have been worshiped in countless cultures. Even in one state in one country, thousands of gods can be worshiped.…

Being a Poet is Easier than You Think

The common populace believes poetry is beyond them. They have jammed the thought in their brains that poetry is a highfalutin art form designed for…

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