Well, I guess that makes it official. The Prime Minister of Italy was also the top
boss of the Sicilian Mafia. Like, forever.
Makes you wonder how many other heads of state are organized crime capos. Oodles of
them, most likely.
Here comes "Buy Nothing Day." A worthy cause just for the sake of freaking
out the straights.
It always kind of bugs me when I see a campaign that dead people can do better
than live people.
Well, the French finally decided to go easy on the top-dog malefactors in
their massive oil-and-politics scandal. Enron people will get off the same
The wackiest thing about the Elf-Aquitaine scandal was the sex
angle. Namely, Christine Deviers-Joncour, the self-proclaimed "Whore of the Republic." I'll
be sorry to see Christine fade into Monica Lewinsky obscurity,
because when it came to cherchez-la-femme, Christine classed the
whole planet up. Snazzy Paris love-nest, ancient Greek statuary, a
real paying job, and so chic, too.
The top Elf-Aquitaine moment for me was when cops apprehended fugitive oil exec
Alfred Sirven and he ATE HIS CELL PHONE. Yes, he ATE it. Dang!
Rudy Rucker and I have a joint story out in the Jan 2003 ASIMOV'S. It's
called "Junk DNA." It's probably the weirdest, gnarliest piece of prose that
ever appeared under my byline.
Remarkably rich art site here at aeroplastics.
Gregory Green makes fake terrorist bombs as artworks. I bet Greg's in all kinds of
hot water these days.
Swell biopunk aesthetic going down here.
Toy season with Dana Wyse.
Has Naomi "No Logo" Klein been informed?
The least scarifying images in Robert Gligorov's extensive oeuvre.
And lots, lots more!
Bruce Sterling writes books like Darwin watched animals. Find out more about him,
and read tattered electronic copies of Cheap Truth, at the
Bruce Sterling Online Index.
He lives with his wife Nancy and their two daughters in Austin, Texas.