Orion Jones's Contributions
  • Codex v. Vizplex

    No, I'm not promoting a fight between two futuristic boxers. I'm talking about the publishing industry and how Sunday afternoons of the future will be spent. Will Gutenberg's printing press go the way of the...

  • So Who Gets the Keys to Neverland?

    Considering how much attention the media pays to celebrities when they're alive, it seems inevitable that the death of Michael Jackson will set a new precedent in wrangling over a legendary entertainer's spoils. ...

  • Voices on the Ground: Iranians in Spain

    Iranian expats living in Spain have recently illuminated the backdrop of the YouTube and Twitter main stage by which the Iranian elections are currently understood. Speaking with several of them over the last...

  • Iran's Presidential Elections, Round One

    Campaigning has officially stopped one day before Iran's presidential election. Voters will go to the polls tomorrow to choose from four official candidates who are (deep breath)... Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the...

  • Except For Swedish Pirates, Old Europe Gains At The Polls

    Center-right parties have won a majority of seats in Europe's Parliamentary elections, the results of which were released today. If you thought the financial crisis had given capitalism a bad name, election...

  • Pornography and Hotmail Scandals Not Helping Gordon Brown

    Today is make it or break it for Gordon Brown, the embattled U.K. Prime Minister and leader of the Labour government. A rapidly evolving series of scandals is shaping the future of his party, and Brown...

  • Will The E.U. Elections Bring Back Merry Old England?

    England's Labour Party, led by Gordon Brown, is expected to lose seats in the E.U. Parliamentary elections on June 4th. Labour has fallen behind rival parties while financial woes and scepticism of the E.U. have...

  • Will The Vultures Reign In The E.U. Elections?

    In the run-up to the European Union's Parliamentary elections next week, ideology has taken a backseat to a general grumbling for political change. Unfortunately, this grumbling is unlikely to be backed by actual...

  • Sport and Socialism, A Winning Combination

    Soccer is much derided for its violent fans and general mayhem, but as Barcelona celebrated its victory over Manchester United in the European League Championship last night the atmosphere here in the Catalan...

  • HIV/AIDS Prevention Takes One Step Forward And Two Steps Back

    After famously testifying he once took a shower to reduce the risk of contracting HIV, Jacob Zuma has ascended to the presidency of South Africa. This stands as cause for concern. As if the shower episode wasn't...