This day in history

2012, 2017, 2021.

Cory Doctorow
2 min readAug 17, 2022


#10yrsago RIAA budget shrinks nearly 50% over two years

#10yrsago Major American firms pay more in CEO compensation than they do in fed tax

#10yrsago Batman Earth One: rebooting the bat

#5yrsago Steve Bannon calls left-wing reporter out of the blue and unloads on alt-right and GOP

#5yrsago Homeopathic infant teething products contain dangerous levels of deadly nightshade

#5yrsago Texas Republicans will now require women to carry “rape insurance” if they need abortions

#5yrsago Charlottesville white supremacist strips off uniform and insists it’s just for lulz

#1yrago Big Oil caught lying about methane

#1yrago Sandman Slim’s final adventure: King Bullet brings in Richard Kadrey’s masterpiece for a hell of a landing

Cory Doctorow ( is a science fiction author, activist, and blogger. He has a podcast, a newsletter, a Twitter feed, a Mastodon feed, and a Tumblr feed. He was born in Canada, became a British citizen and now lives in Burbank, California. His latest nonfiction book is How to Destroy Surveillance Capitalism. His latest novel for adults is Attack Surface. His latest short story collection is Radicalized. His latest picture book is Poesy the Monster Slayer. His latest YA novel is Pirate Cinema. His latest graphic novel is In Real Life. His forthcoming books include The Shakedown (with Rebecca Giblin), a book about artistic labor market and excessive buyer power; Red Team Blues, a noir thriller about cryptocurrency, corruption and money-laundering (Tor, 2023); and The Lost Cause, a utopian post-GND novel about truth and reconciliation with white nationalist militias (Tor, 2023).



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