The media has predictably worked itself into a frenzy over the news that the new Spider-Man of Marvel Comics's Ultimate line is going to be half-black and half-Hispanic, with right-wing commentator Glenn Beck bizarrely attributing the character to First Lady Michelle Obama, and the Drudge Report even more bizarrely suggesting that the character "could be gay." I mean, I don't know. I guess he could be gay, in the same way anyone you meet at random could potentially be gay. And yet I so rarely drop that afte
Douglas Rushkoff, author of numerous books and and comics including the Vertigo series "Testament," appeared on the Colbert Report last night to promote his new book, "Life, Inc." about the problems of dealing with a world that operates a corporation.
The problem with this, says Rushkoff, is that we end up "measu