Jan 18, 2013 @ 12:45:00 am
Internet activist Aaron Swartz.
The memorial service for internet activist and wunderkind programmer Aaron Swartz will take place this weekend in New York. Swartz took his own life last week after months of being aggressively targeted by federal prosecutors for downloading millions of JSTOR articles. (Which he never distributed.) More about the case is available here, and those unfamiliar with Swartz should check out remembrances by Cory Doctorow and Lawrence Lessig.
We’re psyched about Apology, the new magazine by former Vice magazine editor Jesse Pearson. Inspired “in equal measure by the golden ages of The New Yorker and...by 1980s punk zines like Sick Teen,” the inaugural issue contains writing and art by John Ashbery, Bill Callahan, Johanna Fateman, Rivka Galchen, Paul Maliszewski, Sam McPheeters, Ryan McGinley, and Terry Richardson,
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