The Hidden Paintings of Russell Rukin

At first glance, Russell Rukin is a portrait painter – an excellent portrait painter, in fact. In each of his works, he carefully captures the expression of the model, evoking different feelings within each painting. However, there’s often more to his work than meets the eye. No part of the canvas goes unused. In m1,…

The Sweetest Things on the Deep Web

A follow-up to The Journey of cybertwee into the Deep Web “It reminds me of Neopets,” my boyfriend said. We were sitting on a couch in his living room, and I had just pulled up cybertwee’s bake sale on the Tor browser, my laptop screen now filled with pastel graphics. Back when I still played Neopets religiously, bake…

The Journey of cybertwee into the Deep Web

“Chicago has a thriving club scene, and the first time I heard about Bitcoin was when I was in college and people were talking about buying ecstasy from Silk Road,” Gabriella Hileman told me. “I was like, how could you possibly avoid being tracked doing something like that?” Violet Forest had a similar story: “I…