Category Archives: World

How Some Creatives are Surviving (and Growing) in the Internet Era

We recently looked at how the internet, though a serious tool for promoting the work of artists, musicians, and so on, is, at the same time, undermining the incomes of…

Is the Internet Making Us Poor?

There are more opportunities than ever before for doing things on our own, whether its being an independent author or artist or setting up a company. Much of that is…

Death by Domain: Social Networking Site Chime.in

You may not have heard of Chime.in, but, launched in 2011, this social networking site was presented by its founding company — UberMedia — as a competitor to Facebook and…

NY Comic Con 2013: Why We Love it

Seeing strange people on the streets of Manhattan isn’t unusual. But, if you were anywhere near the Jacob Javitz Convention Center this weekend, you’ll have seen the hoards of graphic novel…

Masonic Youth.

Freemasons Desperately Seeking Attention

Freemasons in Britain are “advertising for an 18-25 year old to appeal to a ‘younger generation’,” according to The Telegraph. “The successful applicant for the UK post,” the newspaper reports, “does…

Remembering Kenneth Minogue, philosopher and outsider

“Minogue was shouted down at public meetings,” Peter Oborne recalls in Britain’s Telegraph newspaper, and, unlike other, more comfortable thinkers of the time — and despite having published more than…