IRAQ'S CHILD PRISONERS: Am looking for more on this but this piece is a start. … [Read more...]

"I think there's only one way to find out... we'll play a little game of super heroes and heroines, shall we? You be Scott. And I'll be Jean..." --Emma Frost to Scott Summers, NXM #134 … [Read more...]

"SHIP COMES IN": ALL THIS USELESS BEAUTY. Another very short snippet of the Norse myths story. In which the Aesir watch soap operas. Here for new section, here for story so far.It's at times like this she'd be tempted to spit If she wasn't so ladylike... … [Read more...]

"In Cassandra's mind, our universe and the womb she became aware in are one and the same thing. Only she and Charles are real." --NXM #122. I don't have a theory about this line yet, but I want one. … [Read more...]

FIRST AMENDMENT RESTORATION ACT: Shamelessly cribbed from Hit & Run: "Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.) has introduced a bill that would repeal the McCain-Feingold law's restrictions on pre-election political messages. Among other things, McCain-Feingold, a.k.a. the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002, prohibits political advocacy groups organized as nonprofit corporations from engaging in political advocacy (if it mentions any actual politicians) within 30 days of a primary or 60 days of a … [Read more...]

DEPT. OF WAIT AND SEE, IT MIGHT EVEN HAPPEN: From the BBC: World Trade Organization members have agreed a revised draft deal that aims to revive stalled talks on freeing up trade between rich and poor nations.Key WTO members accepted proposals to cut the subsidies wealthy countries give their farmers for exports.The deal should reduce barriers to international trade and so, it is hoped, lift millions out of poverty. Brazil's Foreign Minister, Celso Amorim, said the WTO agreement was good for … [Read more...]

"I could have built heaven on earth, if only they'd let me. I could have laid the foundation stones of paradise here on earth." --Xorn's first lines, NXM Annual 2001. Right, because that's not a creepy thing to say at all. … [Read more...]