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Massive returns on early Bitcoin investment helped WikiLeaks survive

How WikiLeaks “strategic [early] investments” in Bitcoin paid off more than 8,000 percent, from When Google Met WikiLeaks

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Spreads from The United States vs. Pvt. Chelsea Manning by Clark Stoeckley. Today is the anniversary of the conviction of whistleblower Chelsea Manning, whose trial is depicted in Stoeckley’s book.

Office still life: Korean edition of CYPHERPUNKS by Julian Assange with voodoo chips
See more of our still lifes here.

“Poetry is a step, an act of freedom taken in relation to a world defined by the majesty absurd, a human world…My only real thought about Bowie is that his art is also such a step. It sets us free in relation to a civilization that is petrified and dead.”

—   from Bowie by Simon Critchley, now available from orbooks.com and recently reviewed by Nomadic Sojourns Creative Collective
Now available: THE JIHADIS RETURN: ISIS AND THE NEW SUNNI UPRISING by renowned Middle East commentator Patrick Cockburn. Available only through orbooks.com

Now available: THE JIHADIS RETURN: ISIS AND THE NEW SUNNI UPRISING by renowned Middle East commentator Patrick Cockburn. Available only through orbooks.com

This week on orbooks.com, 20% off books on history and politics.
Tales of Two Cities, coming September 2014. Edited by John Freeman.  Illustrated by Molly Crabapple. Featuring: 
GARNETTE CADOGAN
BILL CHENG
TEJU COLE
LYDIA DAVIS
JONATHAN DEE
JUNOT DÍAZ
MARK DOTY
DAVE EGGERS
JONATHAN SAFRAN FOER
D.W. GIBSON
CHAASADAHYAH JACKSON
SARAH JAFFE
LAWRENCE JOSEPH
VICTOR LaVALLE
VALERIA LUISELLI
COLUM McCANN
DINAW MENGESTU
TÉA OBREHT
PATRICK RYAN
MICHAEL SALU
ROSIE SCHAAP
TAIYE SELASI
AKHIL SHARMA
ZADIE SMITH
JEANNE THORNTON
HANNAH TINTI
MARIA VENEGAS
and EDMUND WHITE.The best and worst of times in today’s New York.

Tales of Two Cities, coming September 2014. Edited by John Freeman.  Illustrated by Molly Crabapple. Featuring: 

GARNETTE CADOGAN

BILL CHENG

TEJU COLE

LYDIA DAVIS

JONATHAN DEE

JUNOT DÍAZ

MARK DOTY

DAVE EGGERS

JONATHAN SAFRAN FOER

D.W. GIBSON

CHAASADAHYAH JACKSON

SARAH JAFFE

LAWRENCE JOSEPH

VICTOR LaVALLE

VALERIA LUISELLI

COLUM McCANN

DINAW MENGESTU

TÉA OBREHT

PATRICK RYAN

MICHAEL SALU

ROSIE SCHAAP

TAIYE SELASI

AKHIL SHARMA

ZADIE SMITH

JEANNE THORNTON

HANNAH TINTI

MARIA VENEGAS

and EDMUND WHITE.

The best and worst of times in today’s New York.

Some shots of BOWIE by Simon Critchley, with great illustrations by Eric Hanson.