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  • Blogs

    November 21, 2013

    The Melody of the Mexican Drug War

    Narco Cultura opens with three young boys sitting outside the yellow police tape of a drug-related murder scene in Juarez, Mexico. The boys relate how they watched hooded killers unload their pistols before finishing the job with an AK-47. "They shoot randomly and liquidate everyone," one of boys sa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2011

    Inside Scientology's Labor Camp That Benefits Tom Cruise: The Photos

    Tom and Katie, beneficiaries of menial labor?​One of the many accusations made about Scientology in Lawrence Wright's masterful piece in this week's New Yorker is that the organization's "Sea Org" members -- who sign billion-year contracts -- work for a measly $50 a week and do hard labor that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2010

    The Peggy Lipton Affair Takes Down Another Albany Big Shot

    ​We got yet another fascinating look inside the Albany favors factory yesterday when Andrew Cuomo released his latest revelation in the state pension fund scandal. Pat Lynch, the uber-lobbyist and close friend and ally of Sheldon Silver, was slapped with a half-million-dollar fine and banned f ... More >>

  • Music

    September 28, 2004

    Tonic for Americans

    Afropoppers, geezers, Qur'an readers, and Christians invite your participatory discretion

  • Music

    June 22, 2004

    Squirt You

    August precedents, timely details, and timeless novelties you will find nowhere else

  • Music

    January 14, 2003
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    September 3, 2002
  • Specials

    August 13, 2002