Everyone has a favorite dive bar. The best ones are cheap, sticky, and unpretentious, with questionable bathrooms and a rogues' gallery of regulars. They make perfect spots to talk to strangers, get in fights, or bury a broken heart. Some of the greatest holes-in-the-wall have been shuttered -- Mars ... More >>
Recently, Voice Media Group held a competition to help determine the best music writing in the pages and on the blogs of its 14 papers. This winning piece by Shea Serrano first appeared on L.A. Weekly's West Coast Sound music blog.
By Shea Serrano
1:04 pm: In about 25 minutes, I'm going to be ch ... More >>
Fools Gold Day Off
Monday, September 5
Better than: Catching bullets at a parade.
New York City empties out on Labor Day weekend, but for the past two years those who've stuck around have been able to see behind the curtain on what's next, on what's nexter-than-next, and the emerging ... 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.
You're Nearly There: Christian Sex Education for Preteens
Author: Mary Kehle
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Daniel examines his raw meat options on Freaky Eaters.
We now acknowledge the primacy of reality TV - and TV in general - to the foodie experience. Stand around the water cooler in any office on Thursday morning, and the conversation is likely to turn to who won the Quickfire on Top Chef the ... More >>
via People.comIt's a showdown in Times Square. The Naked Cowboy, Robert Burck, has flexed his legal muscles, sending a cease-and-desist letter to Sandy Kane (a former stripper famous for closing her act by lighting her breasts on fire), the New York Post has reported. But why does Kane, a pyr ... More >>
You've never heard of Morgan Blair. No one has, really--she's an illustrator fresh out of RISD, four months into a Bushwick lease, probably still unpacked. But last fall, some of her drawings showed up on Juxtapoz's online "Reader Art" section--a recurring feature that ranges from undiscovered tal ... More >>