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Paul Levinson's The Silk Code won the 2000 Locus Award
for Best First Novel. He has since published Borrowed Tides (2001),The Consciousness Plague (2002), The Pixel Eye (2003), and The Plot To Save Socrates (2006). His science fiction and mystery short stories have been nominated for Nebula, Hugo, Edgar, and Sturgeon Awards. His eight nonfiction books, including The Soft Edge (1997),
Digital McLuhan (1999), Realspace (2003), and Cellphone (2004), have been the subject of major articles in the New York Times, Wired, the Christian Science Monitor, and have been translated into nine languages. He has appeared on "The O'Reilly Factor" (Fox News), "The CBS Evening News," "Scarborough Country" (MSNBC), the NewsHour with Jim Lehrer (PBS), Nightline (ABC) and numerous national and international TV and radio programs. He is Professor and Chair of Communication & Media Studies at Fordham University in New York City.
SHARE Sunday, February 10, 2008 Barack Obama May Be The Greatest Orator of our Time
Obama's speech tonight at Jefferson-Jackson Democratic was a pleasure to behold and hear on television. The best part was Obama's confrontation of the charge that he's an idealist, with pie-in-the-sky hopes. His answers swept through the best of American history ... It's hard to imagine anyone with any sensitivity not being moved.
SHARE Tuesday, February 19, 2008 Two Pieces of Nonsense Yesterday about Bill Clinton and Barack Obama
1. Bill Clinton should be praised not criticized for standing up to anti-abortion protester. 2. Obama didn't "plagiarize" Deval Patrick as the Clinton campaign claimed. Obama should have given credit to Patrick, sure - but "plagarism"? Hardly - you can't steal that which someone gives you voluntarily. Clinton campaign: wake up.
(4 comments) SHARE Saturday, February 9, 2008 MSNBC: Stop Sniping at Hillary
I'm an Obama supporter, but MSNBC has got to stop its ad hominem attacks on Hillary Clinton and her campaign... they unfortunately go well beyond David Shuster's outrageous comment about "pimping out" Chelsea... Chris Matthews and Keith Olbermann on MSNBC have also contributed to this problem...
SHARE Thursday, February 21, 2008 Obama Success Disproves His Critique of Television and Video Games
One segment I didn't like in Obama's otherwise excellent speech last night was his whipping television and video games as activities we must pull our kids away from ... but the very generation that is leading Obama's successful revolution was raised on TV and video games, and refutes the view that these media engender public apathy.
SHARE Friday, February 22, 2008 New York Times Needs Named Sources for McCain Lobbyist Story
Unnamed sources have their role in journalism. But in a story of this magnitude, concerning someone who has all but received the Republican nomination for President, the public interest requires real names of real sources... I say this as an Obama supporter - but also a professor who wants to uphold the highest standards in journalism.
SHARE Thursday, February 7, 2008 Cylon Mitt Romney Exits Race
Mitt Romney's withdrawal speech was about as Neanderthal and ugly a speech as a Republican - or anyone - ever made. It should be a wake-up call for all Democrats and people who love freedom and truth to redouble their efforts.