There are some things we may not want to look at. Drawings of dismembered children. Drawings of those children being sexually abused. Monsters ruining Christmas by sucking a family’s innards out. In 1994 those drawings and others gave Pinellas County an unhappy first – the only trial which convicted a comic book artist of ‘artistic… Continue reading Boiled Angels, Serial Murder, and the Obscenity Trial of Mike Diana
The Internet’s First Amendment: Section 230’s Freedom of Digital Speech
Section 230 has significantly shaped the internet as we know it today. Understanding its history can help to understand how to, and how not to. improve it.
Keep Off This Street: The Epidemics of Polio and COVID19
(Originally published on April 27,2020 on wmnf.org) Empty beaches, hollow pools, abandoned and quiet streets. Bans on gatherings. Fear layering daily activities with hesitation, and loss. While the Spanish Flu of 1918 is evoked by the onset of the latest coronavirus, another epidemic lingers in memory. Polio ravaged children and adults in the first half… Continue reading Keep Off This Street: The Epidemics of Polio and COVID19