Cory Doctorow at Busboys and Poets Monday, Feb. 25

Cory Doctorow wants my royalty check, but I tolerate him anyway. Science-fiction author, essayist, and co-editor of the anti-copyright, anti-SOPA, pro-file-sharing tech blog BoingBoing, Doctorow and his fellow, ahem, “netizens” are part of a diabolical cultural shift that insists the music industry should die quietly because rock ’n’ roll ain’t worth paying for. Because I’m a capitalist and aesthetic entrepreneur, Doctorow and his overcoated, slick-haired, Philip K. Dick-lookin’, Matrix-lovin’ cronies get me steamed. But as a punk rocker dedicated to anarchy, nihilism, black leather jackets, and destruction of “The Man,” can I really hate them? Doctorow pimps his new novel, Homeland, at Busboys and Poets tonight; I’ll distribute 500 free photocopies of the book outside. Cory Doctorow speaks at 6:30 p.m. at Busboys and Poets, 2021 14th St. NW. Free. (202) 387-7638. busboysandpoets.com.

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