Since it launched on Sept. 13, 1996, Disinfo.com has evolved from a Web portal to its current incarnation as a clearinghouse for edited daily news and specialized information links. The site lives up to the name: It's covered alien abductions, mind control, Satanism, sex "magick," religious cults, even an Aryan Nation dating service. Ironically, Metzger has spawned a cottage industry of related events and products, including Disinfo.con, an academic conference dubbed the "Cyberpalooza"; an Internet talk show; and two previous anthologies, You Are Being Lied To and Everything You Know Is Wrong.
Last year, the Sci Fi Channel signed on to air the television series, but backed out at the last minute. Disinformation: The Interviews shows what we might have seen, including profiles of radical thinkers like conspiracy theorist Robert Anton Wilson and Grant Morrison, creator of The Invisibles comic books. With glossy reproductions of art by Joe Coleman and Paul Laffoley, it's a coffee-table book that even William Burroughs might have applauded.