When we were good and drunk, we would put Neil Young's American Stars 'n Bars on the record player. It was the fall of 2011 and I was living with two of my best friends in a dilapidated cottage with a huge ranch-style yard in the middle of Los Angeles. Most of the place was outside-- the doors of m ... More >>
At the end of 2013, before our collective spirits had been broken by the endless Polar Vortexes inflicted upon us, we extended a challenge to you, our readers: show us what you remember about the past year in news. Our 2013 news quiz brought in lots and lots of people willing to take that challenge ... More >>
The last time we spoke to white supremacist Craig Cobb, he was inviting white New Yorkers to join his Aryan colony in North Dakota. Cobb was in the tri-state area to appear on the Trisha Goddard Show, where he took a DNA test to check his racial purity. Turns out -- as it usually does on shows like ... More >>
I just got back to New York after a couple years abroad in Texas, and I'll be damned if some stupid, awful bullshit didn't trail home with me. As you've no doubt heard by now, the Texas Legislature is on the verge of passing some incredibly broad anti-abortion legislation , designed to ban abortions ... More >>
The substance of this story was almost fit to print. We all know Mayor Bloomberg's stance on guns. He is a co-founder and head of Mayors Against Illegal Guns - a group of America's most powerful metropolitan leaders that all share a very strong stance on gun control. And he's backed his message wit ... More >>
When Punk Authority (Software Recording Co.), Pete Swanson's new EP, is emanating from my iPhone, a funny thing happens: my German Shepherd rushes in from wherever else he was in the house, snuffling and whimpering and breathing heavily. The ears flatten against his head. His entire body heaves. "Fo ... More >>
Kid Millions is juggling a shitload of action. The drummer extraordinaire just played another epic gig this past weekend with Oneida, the psych-rock jamming savants he's anchored since 1997. Man Forever, the bohemian collective of shape shifters he's united to realize his percussive-based spiritual ... More >>
You'd think it was still August. Evidence: 1. People are acting crazy! 2. People are getting nekkid! Seriously, in two otherwise unrelated stories from our nation, in just one day, women have taken off their clothes to do otherwise mundane things (in public) and gotten arrested. Shall we comp ... More >>
A confederacy of dunces
With Spitzer at the table, Pataki's casino cronies pull an inside straight
The Senate voted today to confirm Judge Samuel Alito to the Supreme Court by a 58-42 margin. Rhode Island's Lincoln Chafee was the only Republican to vote "no." So did Jim Jeffords, the Vermont Republican-turned-independent. Four DemocratsRobert Byrd of West Virginia, North Dakota's Kent Conra ... More >>
The fight over Alito misses the daily defeat of legal abortion
American casualties reach grim milestone in Iraq
The lavish inaugural will cost you a lotas if it's any of your business
A military court, an alleged rape victim, and the question of reporters' rights
On marriage "defense," the right is now speaking loudly, not holding its peace
Really F-word-deleted brilliant: If anyone gets annoyed by anything, it's profane!
Academics Look at the Social Phenomenon of 'Passing' and Ask: What Could Be More American?
Oscar Declares War on the War
Paul Wellstone's Lesson for the Overwhelmed Dems
Silicon Alley Looks to Expand in Bloods' Long Island City
Strike Continues at One of Waterfront's Last Big Factories
Buford Furrow's Journey of Hate to L.A.
Part two of our Jazz Supplement