Glad you asked. It’s a UN organization that very soon will decide if the global internet is in need of some good old fashioned censorship, regulation, bandwidth throttling and lowered expectations of privacy and free speech.
We defeated PIPA and SOPA last year, now we must encourage our own government to carry out our wishes internationally. Other foreign [...]
Non-writing related, however if H.R. 3261 does pass, it will most certainly effect the way you consume your media, books included.
While the Stop Online Piracy Act sounds like it might be a good thing, it really isn’t. It puts the ability to censor websites and their content in the hands of major corporations and the enforcement of such in the hands of third-party ISP’s, completely foregoing legal due-process for any who might be targeted. [...]
This just ended up going viral over the weekend.
San Francisco writer, Joe Quirk, author of “Ultimate Rush,” an amped up delve into bike messenger culture as it happens on the streets of SF, recently found out a movie based almost entirely on his book was about to hit theaters — without his permission or [...]
This might be old news to some of you, but I just heard about this today. Apparently Levi’s has managed to marry Bukowski’s “The Laughing Heart” with a sixty second “film” — aka commercial designed to sell you cool. It’s playing on the pre-roll in theaters all over.
I love Levi’s. I only rock them. [...]
I’m reading Nelson Algren’s “Notes from a Sea Diary: Hemingway all the way,” and came across this brilliant nugget in the story entitled, “July 14th Raft of a Summer Night.” Algren was wailing away at editors, publishers and critics regarding so many classic books being out of print, yet so many of those same classic’s [...]
Reading is tactile and cerebral. I never thought I could get used to an e-book platform. They all seemed too mechanical and I was slow to allow any shitty corporation to 1984 [...]
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according to PW Daily.
Not sure if this is a good thing or what. While i certainly don’t side with the traditional Publisher-Author model, my reasons for it are mostly financial. The authors simply don’t get a big enough cut for their work. [...]
If you’re not an avid LH reader, then you need to question your [...]
Hit the jump to see the good doctor, Raj Patel author of two best selling, hard hitting, socially conscious [...]