One year ago today
Roger Ebert on how the press reports mass killings: When an unbalanced kid walks into a school and starts shooting, it becomes a major media event. Cable news drops ordinary programming and goes around the clock with it. The story is assigned a logo and a theme song; these two kids were packaged as the Trench Coat Mafia. The message is clear to other disturbed kids around the country: If I shoot up my school, I can be famous.
Five years ago today
Tiny, laser-cut assemblable dinosaurs: She uses a laser to cut the parts for her designs, and her store is full of tiny things - city rings, tiny T-Rex, and tiny letters.
Ten years ago today
Sf story about Saddam's Frazetta-dealer: Chris Nakashima-Brown's latest story is about the art dealer who supplied Saddam with his kitschy barbarian-art paintings.
I write books. My latest is a YA science fiction novel called Homeland (it's the sequel to Little Brother). More books: Rapture of the Nerds (a novel, with Charlie Stross); With a Little Help (short stories); and The Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow (novella and nonfic). I speak all over the place and I tweet and tumble, too.