Interviews

Why Thomas S. Roche Dreams of a Zombie Apocalypse

Monday, October 31st, 2011
Why the prolific author sees sex, lies, videotape and zombies in our dystopian, new media future — and what he's learned today about violence, gender, paranormal phenomenon, and WikiLeaks. By Destiny Full article »

What Happened to the Perry Bible Fellowship?

Monday, March 30th, 2009
Cartoonist Nicholas Gurewitch is creating a TV show, a movie — and a message for his fans cleverly tucked into the last strip. By Destiny
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Records Broken By the Perry Bible Fellowship?

Saturday, January 5th, 2008
What's behind the freak success of the mind-blowing comic strip? By Lou Cabron
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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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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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Beyond the ‘Zipless Fuck’ With Erica Jong

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2007
The famous sex novelist of the ground-breaking "Fear of Flying" answers the question: what comes after the zipless fuck? By Susie Bright
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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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D.C. Sex Diarist Bares It All

Tuesday, September 18th, 2007
Jessica Cutler talks about the hypocrisy of Capitol Hill's Christian conservatives, the differences between prostitution and getting paid for sex, and which drugs are best for getting it on. By Susie Bright
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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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Secrets of the Perry Bible Fellowship

Tuesday, September 4th, 2007
An interview with cartoonist Nicholas Gurewitch. By Lou Cabron
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The D.C. Madam Speaks!

Monday, August 27th, 2007
One of the first interviews with Deborah Jeane Palfrey, the brothel owner who exposed some of Washington's most powerful perverts. By Susie Bright
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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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Deep Throat, Big Brain — Sex Blogger Chelsea Girl

Thursday, August 16th, 2007
In this conversation, we discuss her scholarly interest in Victorian erotica, and — of course — her blog. By Susie Bright
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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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The Prince of Gonzo Porn

Thursday, July 19th, 2007
A conversation with Jamie Gillis, the first male superstar of porn. By Susie Bright

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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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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 Justin.tv

Wednesday, June 6th, 2007
When Justin Kan clipped a mobile camera onto his cap, opening justin.tv, 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 »

The Future of America Has Been Stolen

Thursday, May 24th, 2007
Investigative reporter Greg Palast says 4.5 million votes will be shoplifted in 2008, thanks largely to the "Rove-bots" that have been placed in the Justice Department following the U.S. Attorney firings. By Jeff Diehl 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 SaveNetRadio.org 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 »

Official Launch: 10ZM.TV

Monday, March 19th, 2007
Have you checked out MondoGlobo's new video show? You may have, and don't even know it! By Jeff Diehl 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 »

Who are Second Life’s “Patriotic Nigras”?

Thursday, March 8th, 2007
In their first interview, online pranksters reveal the secrets of their attack on John Edwards virtual headquarters with flying penis monsters. They explain their philosophy about Second Life, how they operate -- and who they're voting for. By Lou Cabron. 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 »

Is Yahoo/Flickr DMCA Policy Censorship?

Tuesday, February 13th, 2007
Photographer and blogger Thomas Hawk tells the story of his Flickr stream vs. Michael Crook. By Jeff Diehl 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »