The collector-scum world can get disturbingly insular, curtains-drawn creepy, and far removed from, you know, fun. Which is why Jeremy Thompson's label Sing Sing Records and his brand-new book, Wired UP! Glam, Proto Punk and Bubblegum European Picture Sleeves 1970 - 1976, are a welcome blast of Pop ... More >>
Each Thursday, your Crap Archivist brings you the finest in forgotten and bewildering crap culled from basements, thrift stores, estate sales and flea markets. I do this for one reason: Knowledge is power. How to Live With a Bitch Author: Legendary coot George Leonard Herter Date: ... More >>
photo from SXSW 2006 by me There was this adorable moment last year on the last night of South by Southwest, when proud Williamsburgers Matt & Kim were playing the backyard rattletrap-gazebo of the amazingly rad dive Ms. Bea's. Matt was standing up on his stool, looking out at the hundreds of drunk ... More >>
VLS Beach Reads: Relax with a pre-Scientology L. Ron Hubbard, other people's notebooks, and a carnivorous plant
Do bookstores have a future?
Uncovering a secret history of stuttering research
A half-forgotten mystery writer's cranium-busting novel tantalizes and antagonizes
Lost anvils, fallen women, misplaced prosthetics, and other old classifieds
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We narrowed your choices down to the very best of the season so you're not overwhelmed
You cool kids are all wearing those zany slogan T-shirts? How quaint.
Hey, remember when climate change was a swell idea? Coconuts were in the offing.
In our minds and in our cars: Technology killed the 'literary' readeragain
Doormen in blue: The guest list at Pier 57
Academics discover why horse skulls, bottles of urine, and other oddities keep turning up behind the walls of British homes
Can't sell your book? Maybe your agent hasn't even read itand never will
The Strangest Children's Book of the 19th Century Teaches You the Facts of LifeComplete With Singing Vagina
Don't try this at home: The end of the world as we know it is just a term paper away
Bibliophile Paul Collins Pumps Up the Volumes
English as a Really Foreign Language