• July 9th, 2013

"Dirty Wars" is powerful, emotional advocacy

At what point does a documentary stop being a documentary and cross over into advocacy, or drama? "Dirty Wars" was thought-provoking, but it blurred the lines between documentary and docudrama.

  • April 15th, 2013

Richard Stallman visits OSU

Saint IGNUcius

  • April 14th, 2013

Aurora Chasing

As I stayed up late last night waiting for a piece of the Sun's vomit to impact Earth's magnetosphere and release photons into my eyes, I realized that it probably wasn't going to happen. So I went to bed.

  • March 11th, 2013

Writers Talk interview with Cory Doctorow

Cory Doctorow has finished his tour of the United States, promoting his newest novel, Homeland. After a couple of failed intercepts, Doctorow and I sat down on Friday, Feb. 22 at opposite ends of the telephone network to talk about Homeland, writing sequels, writing science fiction and the absurdity of Hollywood depictions of technology.

  • January 21st, 2013

Journal-Post website exposed list of gun owners' addresses

A heatmap of the pistol permit locations  in Westchester and Rockland counties, New York. Yellow indicates areas of high concentration, orange low. This image is CC-BY-SA Ben Keith, made using Toner and OpenStreetMap.

  • January 19th, 2013

Gas line break chills dorm life

An OSU contractor performing tests for a “geotechnical drilling project” near a natural gas regulator on Lane Avenue broke the gas line, said Dave Isaacs, spokesman for Student Life. The line broke at about 4:30 p.m. Wednesday.

  • December 11th, 2012

Mirror Lake jump costs OSU $46,000

Repairs to Mirror Lake and the surrounding areas will cost an estimated $24,600, said Student Life spokesman Dave Isaacs. The public safety presence will cost an estimated $21,735, said Administration and Planning spokeswoman Lindsay Komlanc.

  • November 23rd, 2012

Mirror Lake Jump coverage

Students were encouraged not to jump in an email sent by the university Monday morning. "The combination of cold weather, alcohol, wet clothing and the slippery lake bottom can lead to lots of bad things," vice president for Student Life Javaune Adams-Gaston wrote. "I promise that your Ohio State experience will not be diminished for missing this."