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Wednesday, April 6, 2016

The "Torist"

The Literary Magazine of the Dark Web

The editors are betting that anonymity can help creativity to thrive.

Nathan Smith | April 5, 2016

Of all the places to start a literary journal, the dark web—the shadowy corner of the Internet known primarily for illegal activity—seems like an odd choice. For starters, readers might have a hard time tracking it down (“the dark web, as Kaveh Waddell has previously noted in The Atlantic, “is accessible only through Tor, a network of computers that passes web requests through a randomized series of servers in order to preserve visitors’ anonymity”). And most people who frequent the dark web likely aren’t there to check out some new short stories or poetry.

"The Torist - "New literary journal hosted on Tor. We aim to foster cooperation between technical & humanities-based communities." Edited by Robert W. Gehl, associate professor at the Univ. of Utah's Department of Communication, and GMH." Source:

<more at; related articles and links: (The Research Pirates of the Dark Web. After getting shut down late last year, a website that allows free access to paywalled academic papers has sprung back up in a shadowy corner of the Internet. February 9, 2016) and (The Dark Web Now Has a Literary Journal. January 25, 2016)>

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