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05.07.14 Marina Galperina

Putin has just signed new laws requiring individual bloggers to register their identity with the government, among other restrictions on internet freedom and privacy. Bloggers will now be treated as “media outlets” and be subject to similar regulations, vague guidelines and severe punishments. This is your five-minute explainer, with information culled from several English and Russian-language […]

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10.07.13 Marina Galperina

It’s the end of the federal government as we know it, for now… So if you’re concerned about the Meals on Wheels services for veterans, the National Weather Service or national parks, we can’t help you. The government is closed. But if you miss the National Zoo’s Pandacam, you can watch Art F City’s resident Panda Blogger on this […]

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02.03.11 Marina Galperina

LiveJournal blogger Kikhot1953 just confessed to blowing up a statue of dead dictator Joseph Stalin in Zaporozhye, Ukraine on Dec 31. He says that innocent people were being harassed by the police, so it was time. Anonymous (until they track him down), he writes: It was not my intention to intimidate or harm anyone. On […]

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01.14.11 Marina Galperina

Photographer Gabriela Herman’s Bloggers project “puts faces to URLs” and those faces are laptop-lit, popping out of the night and heavily-curtained rooms. That’s less documentary and more chiaroscuro. Most of our blogging and masturbating-to-pornography environments aren’t identical. I think? […]

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12.31.09 Cajun Boy

Well here’s a little something that should give us all pause…instead of using their time and resources to pursue people looking to blow up planes, representatives from the Transportation Safety Authority (TSA) are going after travel bloggers who dare to shed light on their idiotic directives. […]

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