John Gilmore
John Gilmore
John "Jonathan" Gilmore is an American author and gonzo journalist known for iconoclastic Hollywood memoirs, true crime literature and hard-boiled fiction. A motion picture, television and stage actor in Los Angeles and New York in the 1950s, his friends including James Dean and Marilyn Monroe. Gilmore emerged as a writer from the Beat Generation in the 60s, influenced by Jack Kerouac and befriended by cult author William S. Burroughs.
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DDOS Attack Using Internet Of Things On Major Sites Is A Digital Nuclear Attack
Huffington Post - 4 months
Reprinted from OpEdNews.com This hack of some of the world's biggest websites, through interference with DNS functions, might be considered to be comparable to detonation of a digital nuclear bomb. It reveals vulnerabilities and actors willing to exploit those vulnerabilities. This is ramping up of cyber-war to a new level of aggression that could prove profoundly more disruptive than shutting down of too-big-to-fail banks. Yesterday, Twitter, Netflix, Spotify, Airbnb, Reddit, Etsy, SoundCloud and The New York Times websites were taken down by a DDOS (dedicated denial of service attack)-- a massive use of hundreds of thousands, possibly millions of hacked, infected devices coordinated into a bot net, to tie of bandwidth so regular users couldn't access the sites. In the past, most DDOS's were launched using hacked, virally infected computers. This time, the NY Times reports, in a must-read article, the hacked devices were "...internet-connected devices like cameras, baby mon ...
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Mitchell Kapor seeks to meld business, social good
San Francisco Chronicle - over 3 years
The software executive had started a new venture after departing from his first, the pioneering consumer software company Lotus Development Corp., but the visit wasn't about either firm. The next year, Kapor, tech luminary John Gilmore and poet and former Grateful Dead lyricist John Perry Barlow formed the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) to protect First and Fourth Amendment rights in the nascent digital age. EFF now helps determine copyright and privacy policy online and has been a prime investigator of recently exposed government surveillance programs. Kapor dropped out of business school and, in 1982, teamed up with Jonathan Sachs to start the Lotus Development Corp., a pioneer of spreadsheet and word-processing software. "There's an admirable belief about the virtues of meritocracy - that the best ideas prove the best results," Kapor says. Pretend a white entrepreneur with a computer science degree from Stanford and a minority entrepreneur without a college education make ...
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Wayne Meisel: Building A Seminary Student Movement: A Missing Voice In The Cause For Change
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
Last year, I met with a group of students from Princeton Theological Seminary in the offices of the Bonner Foundation to talk about student involvement in the local community. One student, Lauren Gully, shared with me her frustration about the disconnect she experienced between her theological study and her desire to engage in the world. Lauren explained: "It would be so easy just to sleep through these three years while in school." She didn't want to spend all of her time on her studies and close her eyes to the rest of the world, but instead stay involved in the social justice issues that compelled her to go to seminary in the first place. Lauren and her peers continued meeting at the Bonner Foundation over M&M's and beer on a regular basis and as the year went on, each student in the group found an issue that they were passionate about and an organization where they could invest their time and talents. Lauren approached John Gilmore, the seminary's good-nat ...
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Cory Doctorow: 'I Can't Read This Without Crying'
Huffington Post - about 4 years
Cory Doctorow's new book Homeland is the sequel to his popular YA book Little Brother, which again features teenage activist Marcus Yallow, this time in a WikiLeaks-like plot as he is pursued by government agents and tries to find the courage to match his convictions. For an afterword, bringing the fictional events of the book into their real world contexts, Doctorow turned to his friend, the activist Aaron Swartz. As has been heavily reported elsewhere, Swartz committed suicide earlier this month. Below, we reprint Swartz's powerful afterword in its entirety. First, we asked Doctorow about what it is like to read the stirring words of his late friend - especially its painful last line. Why did you ask Aaron to write an afterword for Homeland? When I finished the sequel to Little Brother, I knew right away that I wanted an afterword from Jake Appelbaum, who is one of the unsung heroes of government transparency and personal anonymity and who has been victimized by ...
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Five Things You Need to Know Today: July 5, 2012
Braintree Patch - over 4 years
Born on this day: P.T. Barnum (1810), former U.S. Senator from Massachusetts and ambassador, Henry Cabot Lodge Jr. (1902), true crime author John Gilmore (1935), Goose Gossage, who played for nine different MLB team (1951), and "Carmela Soprano" Edie Falco (1963). 1. The Town Council's Committee on Personnel Issues meets at 6 p.m. on the lower level of Town Hall this evening to discuss the re-appointment and job description of Town Clerk Joe Powers. 2. Thayer Public Library is hosting Animal Games for ages 5-11 in the Logan Auditorium from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Open Scrabble on the lower level at 6 p.m. 3. Mostly sunny today highs in the 80s and partly cloudy tonight, high around 65 degrees in Braintree, according to the National Weather Service. 4. Are you a Braintree Republican or Democrat interested in participating in an anonymous survey based on local, state and national issues arising this election year? Email joseph.markman@patch.com. 5. Activities today at t ...
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Jesse Kline: Free expression even includes crude sites for the depraved
Natiobak Post - over 4 years
Now that Luka Magnotta has been successfully apprehended by German police, the public’s attention has turned to who else can be blamed for the grisly events that have taken place in the public spotlight over the past couple weeks. Should we blame Toronto police for ignoring a Montana lawyer who says he told them about the dismemberment video? How about the website Best Gore for hosting the video? Montreal police have confirmed they are planning to charge the Edmonton-based website that hosted the video of Lin’s gruesome death, although a spokesperson says they “have no idea what these charges are going to be or how it’s going to take place.” It is most likely, however, that the website operator will be charged under Canada’s obscenity laws, which give police broad leeway to prosecute anyone who produces or distributes “obscene” material. Related Brian Hutchinson: Miserable life growing up may be why Vancouver schools were targeted in body-parts deliveries Joe O’Connor: Luka ...
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New Orleans Saints 2012 NFL Draft Expectations
isports web - almost 5 years
Allow me to just preface this pre-draft article with a little disclaimer to explain my absence from Saints reporting over this year’s offseason thus far. The overall negativity of the news on the New Orleans Saints this offseason, with the whole “Bountygate” thing as it has unfolded up to this point, with an unpaid one year suspension to Head Coach Sean Payton, suspensions of 8 games to General Manager Mickey Loomis and 6 games to Linebackers Coach (and now interim Head Coach) Joe Vitt, not to mention the soon-to-come over the top penalties to the allegedly involved players on the defensive side of the ball, has kept me from writing any news on the team so far this offseason. If you really want my personal opinion on the whole subject, the penalties being handed down by “Dictator-in-Chief” Roger Goodell are way too exhorbitant and over the top. If you really believe that every team didn’t have similar programs going on in their locker rooms, you are either just plain ignorant or ...
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Olympic in impressive victory - Midulster Today
Google News - over 5 years
Cookstown then steadied the ship and John Gilmore had a shot saved on sixty five minutes while they then grabbed their fifth on seventy minutes when Ryan Devlin and Mark Loughran playing a one-two through the midfield to set up Liam Hoy on a determined
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Lucidity: Interior Views, comedian Hari Kondabolu, Oysterfest, author John Gilmore - Montreal Mirror
Google News - over 5 years
by MIRROR ARTS ARTISTAT: The number of years that Galerie Donald Browne (372 Ste-Catherine W., #528) has been showcasing some of the best contemporary talent around, including Shari Hatt, whose latest exhibition The Studio Visit opens at the gallery
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Four arrested in two unrelated meth cases - Cookeville Herald Citizen
Google News - over 5 years
Daniel John Gilmore, 20, of W. 7th St., Cookeville, and Clayton M. Randall, 28, of Mascoe Hamlet Road, Gainesboro, were arrested Sunday by Monterey Police Officer Larry Bates. In the Cookeville case, Officer Herrick went to the W. Broad St. residence
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Saints adding tight end John Gilmore - ESPN (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
The New Orleans Saints will sign veteran tight end John Gilmore, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Ironically, he was drafted by the Saints in 2002, but never played for the team. Gilmore was recently released by the Pittsburgh ... - -
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Hills, Gilmore among Steelers' final cuts - Los Angeles Times
Google News - over 5 years
The Pittsburgh Steelers released five players Saturday to reach the required 53-man maximum, including offensive lineman Tony Hills and veteran tight end John Gilmore. Hills was a fourth-round pick by Pittsburgh in the 2008 draft who had made just four ... - -
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2011 NFL preview - Daily Helmsman
Google News - over 5 years
n Key additions: WR Jerricho Cotchery (Jets); TE John Gilmore (Buccaneers); CB Curtis Brown (draft). n Outlook: The Steelers overcame injures and the loss of Ben Roethlisberger to suspension last year and still made the Super Bowl
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Defense reinforces self-defense claim in Stan Moretti murder trial - Fayetteville Observer
Google News - over 5 years
McLeod's records showed he was sometimes violent, said psychiatrist John Gilmore of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Gilmore and others treated McLeod between 2003 and 2006, he said. Moretti is accused of murdering McLeod by running him
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Steelers seek total package at tight end - Washington Observer Reporter
Google News - over 5 years
PITTSBURGH - When the Steelers paraded veteran tight ends Daniel Graham, Reggie Kelly and John Gilmore through training camp, many figured the team was looking for someone to play the
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Thirty-six Former Nittany Lions in NFL Training Camps - GoPSUsports.com
Google News - over 5 years
... 16-year professional career, the mantle of seniority among Nittany Lions in the NFL has been passed to New York Giants' offensive tackle Kareem McKenzie and Pittsburgh Steelers' tight end John Gilmore, who are each entering their 11th season
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Pittsburgh Steelers training camp: Cotchery pays visit - SportingNews.com
Google News - over 5 years
Veteran TE John Gilmore was signed from the Bucs last week but he is not a lock to be the top backup. Notes: After the Packers and quarterback Aaron Rodgers zipped through their defense in Super Bowl XLV, the secondary has absorbed a ton of criticism,
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of John Gilmore
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2012
    Age 76
    Gilmore has since published the novel, Hollywood Boulevard, and another that he calls his "true crime, creative nonfiction", On the Run with Bonnie & Clyde, was published in September 2012.
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  • 1997
    Age 61
    In 1997, in "Laid Bare", his first book of memoirs, Gilmore recounts his associations beginning in the 1950s and through the 1960s with Hank Williams, Janis Joplin, Jack Nicholson, Jane Fonda, Dennis Hopper, Brigitte Bardot, Jean Seberg, Steve McQueen, Irish McCalla, Jayne Mansfield, and other personalities.
    More Details Hide Details Married and divorced three times, John Gilmore has a son, Carson Gilmore (an actor and published author), and a daughter, Ursula Gilmore, an artist, journalist and businesswoman. Gilmore is currently single and living in the Hollywood Hills. He is frequently interviewed in the media from the Los Angeles Times and New York Times to international publications, and documentaries, and is described as a noir cult figure, a "cultural icon," with numerous books in the works. He is published worldwide and recently completed an in-depth memoir, "a personal journey," Gilmore says, into the short life of Marilyn Monroe: Inside Marilyn Monroe.
    In 1997, Gilmore wrote a second, more detailed (embellished) book on his relationship with James Dean, entitled Live Fast, Die Young: Remembering the Short Life of James Dean.
    More Details Hide Details Author Donald Spoto interviewed Gilmore about Dean for his bio Rebel: The Life and Legend of James Dean, as other authors, i.e. Joe Hyams, Val Holley, Paul Alexander, Liz Sheridan had interviewed Gilmore previously.
  • 1996
    Age 60
    John Gilmore's second 1996 release received praise from the New York Times Book Review for his story on the life and crimes of multiple murderer, Charles Schmid.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 1994
    Age 58
    In 1994, Gilmore wrote a book that chronicled the famous Black Dahlia unsolved homicide.
    More Details Hide Details Occurring in 1947, at a time when his father was on the police force, Gilmore's book Severed: The True Story of the Black Dahlia Murder earned him wide recognition. According to the Publishers Weekly review, in the book "Gilmore presents evidence that strengthens the LAPD's case against chief suspect Jack Wilson, a reclusive, alcoholic burglar and possible serial killer". Marilyn Manson, who made paintings based on photos from the book, said: "Severed is my favorite book... John Gilmore is my favorite writer. It has been my desire to direct Severed as a movie... my directorial debut ". The motion picture rights to Severed: The True Story of the Black Dahlia Murder had been under option by Edward Pressman Films for six years, during which time David Lynch was brought in to direct. Due to disagreements in the approach to the subject, despite having developed a script, the deal with David Lynch dissolved. Chris Hanley was then producing Severed: The True Story of the Black Dahlia Murder, for Edward Pressman Films, with Floria Sigismondi involved as director. Colin Wilson says of Gilmore's Severed: The True Story of the Black Dahlia Murder: "The best book on the Black Dahlia--in fact, the only reliable book."
  • THIRTIES
  • 1975
    Age 39
    In his first book on Dean, The Real James Dean, published in 1975, Gilmore caused considerable controversy when he stated that their friendship involved an experimentation with homosexuality.
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  • 1971
    Age 35
    In 1971, Gilmore published his first account of '60s cult leader and convicted murderer, Charles Manson titled The Garbage People.
    More Details Hide Details Modestly successful, it gained a much larger audience through a 1996 re-release, and like most of Gilmore's books, remains in print.
  • 1970
    Age 34
    After writing a series of action pulp novels in the 1960s under the pseudonyms Neil Egri and Mort Gillian, in 1970 Gilmore published The Tucson Murders, through Dial Press, New York, a hardcover nonfiction true crime detailing the life and crimes of Charles Schmid, the "notorious pied piper of Tucson".
    More Details Hide Details Following this, Gilmore published his second nonfiction, The Garbage People, a hardcover exploration into the lives of Charles Manson and the Family. A few years before the so-called Manson Murders, and while an actor, Gilmore met actress Sharon Tate at 20th Century Fox studios. Writing on his Website about Sal Mineo, Gilmore says of Dean's other co-stars in Rebel Without A Cause that Dean avoided both Nick Adams and Natalie Wood and that "once off the set, he went out of his way to go in the opposite direction." Also a friend of another Rebel co-star, Dennis Hopper, Gilmore hung out with him in Hollywood and in New York City. In the late 1950s, John Gilmore spent time in Paris, France, frequented the Beat Hotel, sustained friendships with novelist Françoise Sagan and movie star Brigitte Bardot. He met William S. Burroughs and wrote a novel that was opted by Henry Miller's publisher, Maurice Girodias of Olympia Press. However, the novel was not published due to financial troubles related to Olympia Press. Girodias later started a publishing company in New York: Girodias Press, and with the encouragement of William Burroughs, Gilmore's novel was again set to go to press, this time under the title "Passenger of Satan." Again the company folded. The book was later published by Creation Books in the UK, under the original title, "Fetish Blonde". Gilmore says, "The novel underwent a number of changes in those decades but the guts remained the same."
  • TEENAGE
  • 1955
    Age 19
    As a select group of friends in leather jackets, hanging out nights at Googie's on Sunset, next door to Schwab's Drugstore, Dean, Gilmore and others were referred to as the "Night Watch," as reported in the Hollywood Reporter during April, 1955, and the Hollywood Citizen News during May, 1955, at the time Dean was starring in the film, Rebel Without a Cause.
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  • 1953
    Age 17
    While Gilmore was living in New York City in the spring of 1953, a mutual friend, movie bit-player and extra, Ray Curry, introduced him to actor James Dean.
    More Details Hide Details Gilmore and Dean developed a friendship along with TV director James Sheldon, Eartha Kitt, and Broadway director, John Stix. After Gilmore returned to Hollywood, the friendship with James Dean was renewed, Eartha Kitt sometimes making it a trio in riding motorcycles along Sunset Boulevard. Gilmore and Dean also rode their motorcycles along Pacific Coast Highway, often at speeds in excess of the posted limits.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1935
    Born
    Born on July 5, 1935.
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