Stalking

Word of Mouth
9:21 am
Sat March 16, 2013

Word of Mouth 03.16.2013

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Our niftiest and spiffiest content, all in one great show. This week, a look at the shifting human condition. Holocaust survivors being turned into holograms, a Russian "Swiss Family Robinson" that missed most of the 20th Century, corporate anthropologists, transplant "tourism," the nasty effect of internet comments, and a former professor pens a memoir about being stalked by an ex- student online.

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Word of Mouth
11:25 am
Thu February 28, 2013

Give Me Everything You Have

Credit via indiebound.org

Today’s digital world has turned the feedback process into a real-time drama.  Home videos, blogs, book review; once posted, everything is fair game for comments, ranging from the rational to the vicious.  Few people know this better than James Lasdun - a poet and author, most recently of Give Me Everything You Have.  The new book is a chilling account of his relationship with a former student turned stalker, who since 2007 has been working to tear down Lasdun’s personal and professional reputation through a terrifying online campaign of hate mail and public commentary.

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