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Meeting Trent Reznor on X at the Sharon Tate Horror House

Friday, July 2nd, 2010
A very special edition of the Mondo 2000 History Project that also features Timothy Leary, Gibby Haynes from the Butthole Surfers and the Red Hot Chili Peppers' Anthony Kiedas. By R. U. Sirius Full article »

Introducing the Mondo 2000 History Project

Tuesday, June 8th, 2010
The magazine's legendary editor finally reveals how psilocybin mushrooms, LSD, and a high school underground newspaper all fermented into High Frontiers magazine, Reality Hackers, and eventually MONDO 2000. By R. U. Sirius Full article »

Eight Druggiest Rock Star Stories

Tuesday, April 21st, 2009
Which music legend has the craziest drug story? Ingest the wild answers from RU Sirius's new book, Everybody Must Get Stoned. By RU Sirius
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Bush Administration’s Greatest Hits (To Your Face)

Tuesday, December 4th, 2007
There have been so many awesome hits! We have only scratched the surface here. Collect them all! By RU Sirius
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The QuestionAuthority Proposal

Monday, November 26th, 2007
It's time for all those who oppose authoritarian governance and culture to put aside their differences and join together in a coalition that can act as a counterforce to this gathering threat to our liberties. By RU Sirius
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The Open Source Party Proposal

Monday, November 26th, 2007
A call for dynamic discourse about the things that really need to change, and how to evolve a new political organization that could kick up some noise by the time the next political season (2010) rolls around. By RU Sirius
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Catching Up With an Aqua Teen Terrorist

Thursday, November 15th, 2007
January 31, 2007: a day that will live in infamy. The great city of Boston was brought to its knees by the appearance of unexpected L.E.D. placards in places where they didn't belong. An interview with one of the evildoers. By RU Sirius
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Prior Permission From Government to be Required for Each Flight

Monday, October 22nd, 2007
The Department of Homeland Security quietly moves closer to an invasive "Secure Flights" proposal. By RU Sirius
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Reverend Billy Wants You To Stop Shopping

Monday, October 15th, 2007
In a trek across America, hilarious performance artist Reverend Billy delivers a brilliant but critical message. By RU Sirius
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Is The Net Good For Writers?

Friday, October 5th, 2007
10 professional writers answer the most important question of our time. By RU Sirius
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Art or Bioterrorism: Who Cares?

Wednesday, September 26th, 2007
The FBI detained artist Steve Kurtz for 22 hours. But when tests proved the bio-chemicals he'd had were completely harmless — they prosecuted him anyways. By RU Sirius
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Rodney Brooks’ Robots are Fast, Cheap, and Out of Control

Friday, September 21st, 2007
He's an MIT Professor of Robotics and the CTO of iRobot Corporation — and this video catches him asking the ultimate question about the coming robotics revolution. By RU Sirius
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Ed Rosenthal: Big Man of Buds

Monday, September 10th, 2007
An interview with the legendary pot activist. By RU Sirius
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The NoSo Project: No Social Networking

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2007
Learn about a real-world platform for temporary disengagement from your social networking environment. By RU Sirius
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Don’t Go There: Top 20 Taboo Topics for Presidential Candidates

Wednesday, August 8th, 2007
They call it retail politics. It's a politic that has to appeal to an awful lot of people, but it doesn't have to appeal to them all that much. The successful presidential candidate wants to establish just enough passion for their political stances that voters will waddle down to the polling place on the first […] Full article »

Has ‘The Man’ Infiltrated Burning Man?

Thursday, August 2nd, 2007
Burning Man this year has invited some companies to be part of a "World's Fair of Clean Energy." Burners freaked. By RU Sirius
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Senator Vitter’s Suppressed Statement

Wednesday, July 18th, 2007
A handwritten draft of the statement Senator Vitter planned to give before the press conference about his involvement in the "D.C. Madam" scandal. By RU Sirius

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Don’t Call It a Conspiracy — the Kennedy Brothers

Thursday, July 12th, 2007
It was a government at war with itself. A new book claims that the Kennedy brothers conspired to make peace, and Robert F. Kennedy believed his brother paid the ultimate price for it. By RU Sirius Full article »

Steve Wozniak v. Stephen Colbert — and Other Pranks

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2007
Steve Wozniak talks about his punking the Secret Service, ethical phone phreaking, and programming the Apple II by hand. by RU Sirius

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Anarchy for the USA: A Conversation with Josh Wolf

Tuesday, June 26th, 2007
Anti-globalist activism, anarchism, and his new projects to "Free The Media" and give prisoners a voice in the blogosphere. By RU Sirius

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How the Internet Disorganizes Everything

Thursday, June 14th, 2007
The author of Cluetrain Manifesto explains how "everything is miscellaneous" in a web-based society — we dip into the vast pool of uncategorized information and use it to make our own sense of things. By RU Sirius Full article »

A Conversation with Justin Kan of

Wednesday, June 6th, 2007
When Justin Kan clipped a mobile camera onto his cap, opening, it was just another step along the way to the fully mediated life. By RU Sirius Full article »

Raising Hunter S. Thompson

Thursday, May 31st, 2007
In the play, "Gonzo: A Brutal Chrysalis," performer and writer "B. Duke" incarnates the Last Free American Writer. By RU Sirius Full article »

Give Me Immortality Or Give Me Death!

Friday, May 18th, 2007
According to transhumanist Michael Anissimov, there's an even chance that we're looking at immortality or existential destruction in the next 20-40 years. By RU Sirius Full article »

Air Guitar Nation Rocks On

Thursday, May 10th, 2007
The road to airy stardom is covered in the hilarious film Air Guitar Nation, which is opening this weekend in movie theaters around the country. By RU Sirius Full article »

Keith Henson Back in Jail – Space Elevator Will Have To Wait

Wednesday, May 9th, 2007
Just before his epic conflict with the Scientologists, Henson was scheduled to talk at a European Space Agency conference on how Space Elevators could completely solve the carbon and energy problems. By RU Sirius Full article »

Closing Pandora’s Box: The End of Internet Radio?

Thursday, May 3rd, 2007
Tim Westergen from is trying to keep Internet Radio alive and diverse. By RU Sirius Full article »

Create an Alien, Win A-Prize!

Thursday, April 19th, 2007
The A-Prize offers to reward the first person who creates an "artificial lifeform" or reveals that one has been created. By RU Sirius Full article »

Homeland Security Follies

Tuesday, April 10th, 2007
Security expert Bruce Schneier says that nearly everything the government is doing about terrorism is wrong. By RU Sirius Full article »

David Sedaris Exaggerates For Us All

Thursday, April 5th, 2007
As long as the reader has a good time, and as long as the writing is good, anything a creative writer does to get over in today's publishing environment is justified. By RU Sirius Full article »

Prescription Ecstasy and Other Pipe Dreams

Thursday, March 29th, 2007
Have you ever walked into a pharmacy with a prescription for Acid and Ecstasy? You will. By RU Sirius Full article »

Drugs and Sex and Susie Bright

Thursday, March 15th, 2007
It's everybody's favorite topic: Drugs, sex and chicks. As promised a few weeks ago, we now present part two of our interview with "sexpert" Susie Bright. By RU Sirius Full article »

Whatever Happened to Virtual Reality?

Friday, March 9th, 2007
In the early nineties, Virtual Reality was all the rage. What happened? VR maven Jaron Lanier tells. By RU Sirius Full article »

SF Writer Rudy Rucker: Everything Is Computation

Thursday, March 1st, 2007
In this interview, Rucker leads us through complex, technology-rich, multi-leveled worlds that teach us about how the world works through the eyes of a mathematician, a scientist, and a humorist. By RU Sirius Full article »

Sex Expert Susie Bright Lets It All Out

Thursday, February 22nd, 2007
Interview with Susie Bright: "avatar of American Erotica," sex scene choreographer for the Wachowski Brothers, and editor of The Best American Erotica 2007. By RU Sirius Full article »

How The iPod Changes Culture

Wednesday, February 14th, 2007
When I sat down to interview Steven Levy, author of The Perfect Thing, I realized that most of the questions I'd prepared were about my ambiguities. By RU Sirius Full article »

When Cory Doctorow Ruled the World

Thursday, February 8th, 2007
Science fiction writer and Boing Boing contributor talks about his new book, Overclocked. By RU Sirius Full article »

Keith Henson Talks about Memetics, Evolutionary Psychology & Scientology

Monday, February 5th, 2007
Given his battle with Scientology, this interview presents a broader view of Keith Henson. By RU Sirius Full article »

“Scientology Fugitive” Arrested

Sunday, February 4th, 2007
On Friday, Arizona police arrested a 64-year-old man -- a fugitive since 2001 in a bizarre war that mixes free speech, copyright law, and the Church of Scientology. By RU Sirius Full article »

Girls Are Geeks, Too

Wednesday, January 31st, 2007
Are women geeks the exception that proves the rule, or the vocal edge of a phenomenon that gets suppressed or ignored? Interview with the editors of the book, She's Such a Geek. By RU Sirius Full article »

Jimmy Wales Will Destroy Google

Monday, January 29th, 2007
Interview from The RU Sirius Show with the founder of Wikipedia. By RU Sirius Full article »

Did Bush Spin Like Nixon?

Wednesday, January 24th, 2007
The great question now regarding the Iraq debacle isn't: Should we stay or should we go? The more important question is: Have we learned anything? By RU Sirius Full article »

Why Chicks Don’t Dig The Singularity

Friday, January 19th, 2007
By focusing on technology, sex and relationships, author Joe Quirk is broadening the audience for the study of the genetic roots of human behaviors. By RU Sirius Full article »

Robert Anton Wilson 1932-2007

Thursday, January 11th, 2007
This time around, it appears that Mr. Wilson has actually left corporeality, appropriately on 1/11 (at 4:50 am -- you hardcore number freaks can get to work on the meaning of that one... I do see a five in there!). By RU Sirius Full article »

Hallucinogenic Weapons: The Other Chemical Warfare

Wednesday, January 10th, 2007
An Interview with Dr. James S. Ketchum, author of Chemical Warfare: Secrets Almost Forgotten, the story of how he helped the Army Chemical Center research psychedelics and deliriants for use as non-lethal weapons. By RU Sirius Full article »

Paul McCartney On Drugs

Wednesday, January 3rd, 2007
Lizzie hated babysitting for the McCartneys because they were slobs (messy house) and because there were "drugs all over the place." By RU Sirius Full article »

The Chicks Who Tried to Shoot Gerald Ford

Tuesday, January 2nd, 2007
As a nation eulogizes Gerald Ford, we remember the crazy 70s figures who tried to kill him. By RU Sirius Full article »

Thou Shalt Realize the Bible Kicketh Ass

Thursday, December 21st, 2006
What if The Bible were happening right now? That's the question Douglas Rushkoff has been trying to grapple with in Testament, a series of graphic novels that transpose Biblical stories into contemporary narratives. By  RU Sirius Full article »

Atheist Filmmaker Issues ‘Blasphemy Challenge’

Wednesday, December 20th, 2006
If Brian Flemming has his way, we'll get a real War on Christmas, complete with atheistic shock troops confronting believers with the non-logic of their dearest religious beliefs. By RU Sirius Full article »

Author Slash Trickster “JT LeRoy”

Monday, December 18th, 2006
Laura Albert, or, the woman known as the man JT LeRoy, is a simple gal who likes food, good friends and the odd, occasional, scandalously-complex, literative meta-performance; apparently in that order. By RU Sirius Full article »

Wonderful Wizardry of ‘Woz’

Thursday, December 7th, 2006
An Interview with Gina Smith, co-author of Steve Wozniak's autobiography, "iWoz" By RU Sirius Full article »

Is It Fascism Yet?

Tuesday, November 28th, 2006
I thought it would be interesting to ask a few folks representing a variety of views whether they think America is now a fascist state. By RU Sirius Full article »

Counterculture and the Tech Revolution

Sunday, November 19th, 2006
The connection between the contemporary global economy and the countercultural attitudes of the 1960s and 70s. By RU Sirius Full article »

Mondology Volume 1 Free Audio Download

Monday, November 13th, 2006
Some of these readings, mash-ups and tunes tap gently on your head; some tickle your funny bone; and some, we hope, will drill a hole right through your skull. By RU Sirius Full article »

Interview With Valleywag Nick Douglas

Thursday, November 2nd, 2006
Spilling the goods on Oracle's Larry Ellison, Google's Marissa Mayer, and all manner of California reporters, geeks, and venture capitalists. By RU Sirius Full article »

Libertarian Chick Fights Boobs With Boobs

Monday, October 30th, 2006
While most of the dialogue during this campaign has been sex-negative, there have been a few cases in which women candidates have tried to use their ample bosoms to attract positive attention. By RU Sirius, Full article »

Detention and Torture: Are We Still Free, or Not?

Monday, October 23rd, 2006
Just as great as the vitriol coming from presidential critics right now, is the mixture of signals from the activist media regarding the Military Commissions Act signed by Bush last Tuesday. By RU Sirius Full article »

Violet Blue SHOCKER: “I’d Do Bruce Campbell!”

Thursday, October 19th, 2006
We get into some interesting questions about evolutionary psychology and women's sexuality; about the awful state of sex education in the US; about how media corporations try to purchase edginess. By RU Sirius Full article »

Dan the Automator Remixes the Blue Angels

Thursday, October 12th, 2006
It was Fleet Week in San Francisco, and The Blue Angels tried to shock and awe us with their aerobatics. But after a while, we just thought of it as part of the mix. By RU Sirius Full article »

Neil Gaiman has Lost His Clothes

Wednesday, October 4th, 2006
Gaiman has been touring America promoting his new collection, Fragile Things: Short Fiction and Wonders. By RU Sirius Full article »

California Cults 2006

Wednesday, September 27th, 2006
The presence of trippy and sometimes destructive fringe cults across California might be an inevitable side-effect of the state's early-adopter post-modernism. By RU Sirius Full article »

Willie Nelson’s ‘Narcotic’ Shrooms

Wednesday, September 20th, 2006
The mainstream media tends to use law enforcement misnomers for illicit drugs, when reporting news around drugs. By RU Sirius Full article »

9/11 – The Wingnuts v. The Sheeple

Thursday, September 14th, 2006
We live in paranoid times. I'd like to think that there is still space in public discourse for agnosticism; for uncertainty; and for considering the ideas of the other. By RU Sirius Full article »

The LA Cop Who Became the Leading 9/11 Conspiracy Spokesman

Wednesday, September 6th, 2006
An ex-narc finds himself speaking to auditoriums packed with enthusiastic hemp-wearing lefties having their darkest suspicions confirmed. By RU Sirius Full article »

Journalism is Dead

Wednesday, August 25th, 1999
People raised on the Web will no more believe that the truth radiates from the pages of The New York Times than from the latest Eminem CD. Full article »