Articles by BattyMcDougall




The Yes Men are at it again. You can help them, and the world… Tired of hearing about climate change? Then do something. Now. December 7-18, 2009, the world’s leaders will meet…



We Choose the Moon is a site that tracks the activities of the Apollo 11 mission as it happened 40 years ago. The transmissions from the spacecraft, CAPCOM, and the lunar lander…







What really happened to Russia’s missing cosmonauts? An incredible tale of space hacking, espionage and death in the lonely reaches of space. There are those who believe that somewhere in the vast…


Every gamer’s wet dream came true at Bordello on May 9 as Devil’s Playground presented Video Game Girls burlesque. The dancers arrived armed and outfitted for an arcade battle, and included Super…




Every time a new superhero blockbuster comes out, it’s as if a comic-book shop has exploded, showering chunks of itself across the country: bat-logo on a billboard here, Superman on the subway…


The best way to understand the financial crisis is to understand the meltdown at AIG. AIG is what happens when short, bald managers of otherwise boring financial bureaucracies start seeing Brad Pitt…


The best way to understand the financial crisis is to understand the meltdown at AIG. AIG is what happens when short, bald managers of otherwise boring financial bureaucracies start seeing Brad Pitt…



Douglas Rushkoff writes: With any luck, the economy will never recover. In a perfect world, the stock market would decline another 70 or 80 percent along with the shuttering of about that…


Wired: What’s the significance of the superhero? What’s interesting about the iconography or the archetypes? Alan Moore: I don’t actually think that anything is, at the moment. I don’t really think that…


I currently reside in Alberta, where the Athabasca Oils Sands are located. Albertans have only two opinions of the Oil Sands; they either love it or they hate it. The talk of…