Read this charming sci-fi short story about love, radio waves, and David Bowie

To mark the anniversary of David Bowie's birth and death last week, author and activist Sam J Miller wrote a new short story for titled "Let The Children Boogie." Set in the Hudson Valley in 1991, the story follows two queer teenagers named Laurie and Fell as they discover each other, and rock & roll, and a strange message broadcast over radio waves that may or may not come from the future. — Read the rest

Growing Up Bowie: Mark Dery's "All The Young Dudes: Why Glam Rock Matters"

Mark Dery's new ebook, All The Young Dudes: Why Glam Matters (the debut publication from Boing Boing's digital imprint) is a delightfully Derynian cultural excavation of the deeper definition of masculinity in the 20th century and beyond. His extended essay on the post-meterosexual landscape takes as its point of departure the doomed-teen anthem penned by David Bowie and performed by Mott The Hoople:

And what, exactly, was a young dude?

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1974 anti-fascist version of "Space Oddity" sung in Spanish by Hermanos Calatrava

Coming across unanticipated music in a skateboard video is a small and necessary joy. While watching ANTIHERO's "Fantastic Voyage" full-length video, at minute 7:48, a familiar acoustic melody, a slow building crescendo with the accompanying snare that I immediately recognize as David Bowie, soundtracks the ongoing onslaughts on skate spots by the ANTIHERO team. — Read the rest

Boing Boing Gift Guide 2016

Here's this year's complete Boing Boing Gift Guide: more than a hundred great ideas for prezzies: technology, toys, books and more. Scroll down and buy things, mutants! Many of the items use Amazon Affiliate links that help us make ends meet at Boing Boing, the world's greatest neurozine. — Read the rest

Hannibal's long(pig) con "Naka-Choko" [TV Recap, S2E10]

"Boundaries will always be subject to negotiation," Alana tells Hannibal. It's almost like she's watching this show.

This week's offering was another "palate cleanser" course in Japanese cuisine and that slice of ginger became much, much more literal. Yet "Naka-Choko" seems to be a retread of last week's themes — the growing intimacy between Will Graham and the serial killer he's trying to snare as well as Will's further descent into his psychological darkness. — Read the rest

Gonzo: the Life of Hunter S. Thompson

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This oral biography of Hunter S. Thompson, written by Jann Wenner and Corey Seymour, consists of anecdotes culled from interviews with 120 of Thompson's acquaintances, beginning with his childhood in Kentucky and ending with his death in 2005 in Woody Creek, Colorado. — Read the rest