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Michele Lee: Remembering Cy Coleman at 54 Below

Regina Weinreich | Posted 06.05.2015 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

A great and giving storyteller, Lee's engagement should be a music fest, yes, but also anecdote-laden treat, with some tasty Broadway legend tidbits.

Richard Ford: "I Don't Think About The Culture At Large"

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 11.05.2014 | Books

Richard Ford is the author of eight novels and five short story collections, many of which center on protagonist Frank Bascombe, a sportswriter with a...

Cli-Fi Is Real

Scott Thill | Posted 12.30.2014 | Green
Scott Thill

That we have been sleepwalking through such massive destabilization for decades proves that we are much better at consensually hallucinating than we are at separating our sciences and fictions.

William Gibson: 'A Shaming Crowd On Twitter Can Feel Like Something Out Of Orwell'

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 10.29.2014 | Books

William Gibson is an author of speculative fiction, most notably his breakout debut novel, Neuromancer, which won the Hugo Award, the Nebula Award and...

Trouble Ahead: William Gibson Brings Us Another Report From the Future

John Branch | Posted 12.21.2014 | Books
John Branch

In a move that seems remarkably well timed, Gibson has returned to the future in The Peripheral, and what he finds there isn't likely to please those hoping for bright, shining visions.

When Science Fiction Gets Real

Robert Weiss | Posted 08.11.2014 | Science
Robert Weiss

Many science fiction writers have rather accurately predicted future technologies, including the rise of the Internet and the demise of quality television. In doing so, they have given us language and ideas that have shaped the digital age in which we live.

Week in Film: Transcendence, Fading Gigolo

Marshall Fine | Posted 06.18.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

There are so many potentially interesting elements swirling around Wally Pfister's Transcendence - something old, new, borrowed and blue - that the...

3 Questions About Technology We Should Be Asking Now

Russell C. Smith | Posted 04.01.2014 | Technology
Russell C. Smith

Here are a few questions worth debating on your next dinner party or trip to the bar.

Factory Farms of the Future: Part I

Sonia Faruqi | Posted 02.08.2014 | Home
Sonia Faruqi

The future of animal agriculture can be summed up in a single sentence by, appropriately, a science fiction writer. "The future is already here," said William Gibson, "it's just not very evenly distributed."

Flasher Said He Was Just Airing Penis Out: Cops

Posted 11.18.2013 | Weird News

Let's hope those orange jumpsuits have a lot of breathing room. William Gibson, 50, allegedly exposed himself outside a Goodwill store in Jensen Be...

Forgotten Books, Discovered

Nina Sankovitch | Posted 11.05.2013 | Books
Nina Sankovitch

Pacing through the website of Forgotten Books, an online library with hundreds of thousands of titles, is like walking through the aisles of a favorite bookstore.

Apophenia: "Stray Light Grey" at Marlborough Gallery

Daniel Maidman | Posted 01.19.2013 | Arts
Daniel Maidman

Not so long ago -- as late as 1988, in fact -- we had a prophet walking among us. His name was William Gibson, and in his breathtaking Sprawl trilogy, he forecast the near future of technology and its social and cultural uses and impacts.

Mirror Mirror, on the Wall, Who's the Most Futuristic of Them All?

V. Vale | Posted 11.13.2012 | Arts
V. Vale

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Picking Up the Pieces of William Gibson's Self-Destructing Poem

John Lundberg | Posted 07.15.2012 | Home
John Lundberg

You don't have to be a computer geek to appreciate Gibson's "mechanical" and artistic statement. Of course, you do have to be one to reverse it.

William Gibson: Where I Like To Read

William Gibson | Posted 03.04.2012 | Books
William Gibson

I wonder how many formal dining rooms in older houses have become studies, libraries, offices, since the 60s? Ours has.

Steve Earle: America's Hardcore Troubadour

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 09.11.2011 | Entertainment
Karen Dalton-Beninato

Steve Earle played "This City" for a New Orleans audience last night, telling us a song is done when you play it for the people you wrote it for. "Now...

They Are Women, Hear Them Roar

George Heymont | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

I was intrigued by Symmetry Theatre's claim that fewer good roles are written for women, I found myself wondering if people might not be aware of the variety of plays that do indeed have meaty roles for female characters.

The Mysterious Authority of Rock & Roll: The Music Criticism of Robert Forster

Jillian Burt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Jillian Burt

The Australian musician Robert Forster has a second career as a music critic that he didn't expect and didn't seek.

Does Inception Salvage the Summer Movie Season?

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
William Bradley

You can enjoy Inception in any number of ways, as action film with big brain, science fiction with multiple twists, spy flick, heist flick, love story, or simply a big budget spectacle.

The Next Industrial Revolution May Be Led by Personal Civil Engineering

Jillian Burt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Jillian Burt

Maybe a new generation of designers will make civic and social responsibility cool -- the Walkman of this era might be a personal solar power storage unit that can be carried around and snapped into power grid anywhere in the city.

A Master Class in Twitter with Syfy's Craig Engler (Part 2)

Annie Stamell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Annie Stamell

One of the mysteries surrounding TV figures using the social media platform to engage with fans is how much of that fan-driven conversation actually makes its way to the ears of development executives.

The Miracle Worker on Broadway

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

"No one expects you to perform miracles," says the head of the Perkins Institute for the Blind sending his prized pupil Anne Sullivan south from Bosto...

Matt Osborne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Matt Osborne

For all our worries about Big Brother intruding on our lives, Big Brother has no way to stop individuals from intruding on him.

"Miracle Worker" Author Dies

AP | POLLY ANDERSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

NEW YORK — Playwright William Gibson, whose "The Miracle Worker" has thrilled audiences for nearly a half-century with the true story of the dea...

Miami Blues: Palin And National Republicans Look Like The Sad California Republican Party

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Bradley

Don't look now, but the national Republican Party is on the verge of becoming the California Republican Party. And that ain't a good thing -- unless you're a Democrat.