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Founder and Editor in Chief of the Online Magazine Salon, David Talbot.

Founder and Editor in Chief of the online magazine Salon, David Talbot. Last week the magazine had to lay off 13 employees because of financial problems. It was one of three online journalism sites to do so. Talbot started the magazine in 1995. Before that he was the arts and features editor of the San Francisco Examiner. Talbot is also the author of “Burning Desires: Sex in America.” This interview was conducted live before an audience and taped for broadcast.

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Inner Workings Of DarkSide Cybergang Reveal It's Run Like Any Other Business

New York Times investigative reporter Michael Schwirtz gained access to the dashboard of DarkSide, a Russian ransomware operation that's pulled in more than $90 million since it began last August.

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'Mercury Rising' Explores The U.S.'s Treacherous Attempts to Control Space

In his new book, Mercury Rising, Jeff Shesol writes about Friendship 7, the United States' first mission to put an astronaut in orbit around the Earth and, more broadly, about how Cold War fears fueled the early days of the space program.

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Time-Traveling TV Romp 'Loki' Satirizes Comic-Book Conventions

The new Disney+ series takes one of the most charismatic actors and characters in the entire Marvel Universe — Tom Hiddleston as Loki — and puts him in a show that's lots of fun.

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