Before its inglorious founder takes it down with him or before it’s chased off the Internet by enraged governments, it’s worth remembering what Wikileaks was before it became a cause celebre: It used to be a wiki. It stopped being a wiki in 2010. It was an anonymous drop-box. Whistleblowers could deposit documents without fear… Continue reading Seven things it’s worth remembering about Wikileaks
The Pussy Riot case is an affront to humanity, a miserable, dispiriting state-sponsored kicking for three angry free spirits. It’s so depressingly like the kind of relentless, malevolent crucifiction handed out to non-compliant creative people across the decades of Soviet rule it’s as if the country has lost its memory (Hari Kunzru has a post… Continue reading Who breaks a butterfly upon a wheel?