• The New Roma Ghettos

    In the last two years, as the Eurozone crisis worsens, Slovakia seems to be scapegoating its precarious minority of Roma—the ethnic group better known as Gypsies. Racist violence, evictions, threats, and more subtle forms of discrimination and prejudice have started to reach a cr…

  • The Dog Hunters

    With a population of 1,166, the Queensland town of Esk is most notable for being on the way to somewhere else. Residing there are two men who are known for their skills as dog hunters. We caught up with both of them.

  • Comics

    Start Spreading the Nuge

    "Good evening, welcome to the six o'clock Nuge. I'm Ted Nugent. Today, Ted Nugent shot a stupid chipmunk in the face. Ted Nugent is live on the scene. Ted?"

  • Employees of the Month

    Michael is our facilities manager, but we prefer to call him Candy Man or, alternatively, Vibe Control because he's the friendliest, most upbeat person in the entire office.

  • Skinema

    Belladonna's Dick Sauce (Animal Style)

    My eyes are currently bleeding semen. Each moment they remain open, it feels like vats of acid are being poured into my retinas. The excruciating pain is a direct result of watching porn for the past 12 hours straight.

  • Killing Them Softly

    The Russian was 13 years old when he first killed a man. He has no regrets about it; the man he killed had mistreated his little sister. He built a weapon called a chupa chupa—a blade tied to a length of PVC pipe—and plunged it into his victim’s neck. “I learned a man’s most frag…

  • Bob Odenkirk’s Page

    The Overtime Secret

    Twenty-nine year old author DODD HIGGINS is a millionaire at 29! He did it all while pursuing his CHOSEN CAREER as an UNPAID INTERN! How did he do it?

  • Sparkology Is for Yuppies Who Can't Get Laid

    Alex Furmansky founded Sparkology, a dating website for “young urban professionals” that requires members to either receive invites from members or to have a degree from an elite university. I didn’t know what a young urban professional is or why they’d have trouble meeting for…

  • The Minor Outsider

    He was 29 and he liked to watch people shoot drugs into their arms on YouTube while he ate the Safeway version of Cheerios. He believed this had something to do with being afraid of, but interested in, death. He’d never done heroin. He was a coward.

  • The Warrior State

    Kidnappings are common in Guerrero—the state, just south of Mexico City, is one of the poorest in the country and the site of the worst violence in the battle between the drug cartels and Mexican authorities. As a result of the violence, hundreds of civillians have armed themselv…

  • An 11-Year-Old Is Suing the Jehovah's Witnesses

    In 2006, Australia instituted mandatory background checks for those who work with children to ensure they’re not baby touchers or prone to cooking little kids in cauldrons. But apparently, God thinks this law is wrong, at least according to the country’s Jehovah’s Witnesses…

  • Combover

    Combover's Truth

    This town’s just one big concentration camp! It’s sunny Auschwitz. But I am my own Nazi. I keep me here. Ambition. The sweet tastes of temptation are wasting me away. Spiritually emaciated. About to fall flat and just die.

  • No Man Left Behind

    Photos by Vincent Perini and styling by Annette Lamothe-Ramos.

  • Meet the Ladies of the Free Syrian Army

    Just a few hundred meters from the Turkey-Syria border lies Atmeh, a once quiet farm town that has become a safe haven for the Free Syrian Army. Fifteen thousand Syrians roam freely, displaced by the civil war. There’s also Auntie Mahmoud’s house—a meeting place for a local all-f…

  • Scientology Hates Psychology, Especially If You're from Taiwan and Living in Australia

    Scientology’s hatred of psychiatry and psychology has been well documented, but what happens when one of their members has a breakdown? I spoke to “John,” an ex-Scientologist to find out more.

  • One Young Druze vs. the Entire Israeli Military

    Every able-bodied Israeli has to serve in the military when they turn 18. Exceptions are made for Arab citizens and ultra–Orthodox Jews, but not for the country’s 125,000 Druze, an Arabic-speaking ethnic and religious minority that is primarily based in the north of the country…

  • Li'l Thinks

    Classism

    Fun fact: when you don’t know what you’re talking about, you’re probably talking about class. I’d say half of what seems to be racist and sexist and xenophobic is classist and allowed to be because nobody gets into it, and nobody wants to. Classism in action is often tucked into…

  • The Dutch Love Ecstasy So Much Their Dirt Is Toxic

    With its liberal stance on drugs, the Netherlands has been one of the top producers of ecstasy for the past decade. What isn’t going to make you want someone to touch your genitals is that, like all manufacturing, the by-products of illicit narcotics have to be disposed of someho…

  • The Vet Who Wants to Legalize Medical Marijuana for Dogs

    Now that it’s possible to legally buy and smoke marijuana in many parts of the US, it’s safe to say that weed and its by-products will be ingested freely throughout the country in the next decade. But have you ever shotgunned a blunt into your dog’s face?

  • Sad on Purpose

    'Depression Quest' is a a text-based role-playing game that, according to its website, is “not meant to be a fun or lighthearted experience.” Its objective is to simulate the misery of clinical depression, which probably qualifies it as the most masochistic video game of all time…

  • Reviews

    I just finished listening to this for two straight days, and I love it, which brings to mind that age-old saying, “If you don’t have anything shitty to shit on, don’t shitty shit on any shit at all.”

  • Meet the Last Lykov

    When I asked 70-year-old Agafia, the sole surviving member of the Lykov clan, if she wished that the geologists who discovered her family in the isolated wilderness of Siberia’s taiga forest had never found them, she shook her head. “I don’t know if we would have survived [withou…

  • Can I Get in the Van?

    It dawned on me: Black Flag did not have a bass player. I decided right then and there to find out where Greg Ginn was living, hitchhike across the country, and persuade him to let me try out—just as I had attempted to do when I was 16.

  • Al Qaeda Wants Africa

    A soldier called our attention to a severed head facedown in the dust. “Is it Malian, do you think?” The gendarme kicked it over and studied the face. Dark blood dripped from its mouth. A fly crawled up its nose. “Nah, maybe Algerian or Nigerien."

  • Let's Get Physical

    Photos by Andrew Kuykendal and styling by Annette Lamothe-Ramos.