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 >>
A few new wine and cocktail books have hit the market, just in time for holiday gift giving--or, you know, serving as the gift you buy yourself when shopping for others. But unless you're a sommelier student or burgeoning professional in the biz, you'll find that these seemingly spirited topics ofte ... More >>
Electric Daisy Carnival, which ended early this morning, promotes itself as being "all about the experience," and it's indeed much more than just a bunch of DJ sets and some carnival rides in a parking lot. There's a reason fans from around the world (115,000 of them!) descended on Las Vegas this pa ... More >>
Are you a musician? Is your group having issues? Ask Fan Landers! Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist, and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you ... More >>
A visit to one of the city's most evolved taquerias
What the hell is this? It looks like some abstract 3-D painting. [See Tejal Rao's review of Neta in photos] This week, Counter Culture sneaks into Tacos Cachanilla in the shadow of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Basilica in Sunset Park. It's probably the city's most evolved taqueria and claims to mo ... More >>
brendan-c/flickrLife of pie.Sure, he's from Chicago and he's been called a "pizza douche," but Patrick Bertoletti, who happens to be ranked second in the International Federation of Competitive Eating, says he's eaten at more than 200 different pizzerias around the world, including New York's ... More >>
Ashton and Demi and Sex Trafficking
It's Cinco de Mayo! We're going to go ahead and admit that we have no idea why Americans celebrate the holiday other than to over-indulge in margaritas, tacos, and cervezas. As it turns out, though, tonight's schedule of dance parties is more than willing to accommodate. If you want to get y ... More >>
The substance has helped addicts kick heroin, meth, and everything in between. Is it the trip that does the trick?
Journalists discuss the dangers of reporting in Mexico
Always chaos, but these aren't the worst times
So what happened to the immigrants given a fresh start by Reagan in 1986?
This traveling film fest goes national (except to Arizona)
Regional slurs, as promised!
Okay, honestly, owning an iPhone, working as a blogger, and being a human being and everything, I know I'm supposed to really, really care about whatever Steve Jobs is talking about right now. So I do! Here are pictures of Steve Jobs saying things. And! We! Are! Doing! It! Live! So! Keep! Ref ... More >>
A 7.2-magnitude earthquake -- the biggest to strike in the area since 1892 -- hit Baja California Sunday at 3:40 p.m., according to the United States Geological Survey.
Regional slurs can be so tasty!
Disney's heritage, and a really bad film
Stop sending Mexico your worst, USA
DJs do battle in a bookstore?
In this week's installment of Hugs and Kisses, Everett True reports back on his DJ set, the one he was fretting over last week. One week less than last week nine more months until ATP NY [sigh]. Hugs and Kisses The Down Under Outbursts of Everett True This week: ATP Australia, part two So t ... More >>
Useless things that make Mexicans great
The spectacles don't quite hide the game's lack of ideas
Narrative gimmickry can't save vapid, globally conscious puzzle-film
Building walls and fences to keep out Mexicans and Canadians
A new flea at the Seaport, and other downtown shopping adventures
Monterreys vanguard boyband from another dimension
A history of celebrity sex tapes, real and fake, from Joan Crawford to Paris Hilton
Techno and Tex-Mex Push Their Love Over the Borderline
Weekly Webzine From the Museum of Sex
Latin Alternative Rock Sets Its Sights on New York
At a spotty indie showcase, less is more