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  • This Guy Wants to Start His Own Aryan Country

    You know who really gets the shitty end of the stick nowadays? White people. Sure, they come out best in socioeconomic standings and suffer no persecution for the color of their skin, but they have to put up with non-white people living among them. The...

  • In Search of Great Men

    Using 15-day Amtrak USA Rail Passes, I crossed our country to photograph my fellow passengers, asking them where they came from and where they were heading: an 18-year-old facing felony mescaline charges, a woman returning to Madison for her ex...

  • Are Anti-Gun Murder Squads Killing Pro-Gun Campaigners?

    Probably not, but the death of a firearm-loving YouTube sensation has conspiracy theorists going wild.

  • The National Helped Elect Obama, but Don't Call Them a Political Band

    I read 27 interviews with the National to prepare for my time with them. There were six questions that every interviewer asked. If you want to know why Matt doesn't scream in his songs anymore, if they think they're a literary band, and what it's like...

  • Someone's Super Bowl

    This is how we wind up with something like Saturday's SEC Championship Game, which is an orgy of crass bloat and khaki-clad excess to some, something much more important than the Super Bowl to a great many others, and objectively a good deal stranger a...

  • Even That Jerky Fireman Has Quit Cheering for the Jets

    The Patriots killed the Jets, a sprinkler system delayed a football game, and Justin Bieber played at halftime during the championship game of the Canadian Football League. Hockey continued to not happen, and there's sad news about the head of the...

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  • Blowjobs, Satanists, and Tiny American Flags in Valley Forge National Park

    Beneath the park's quaint exterior is a subculture of anonymous gay sex and satanism. I haven’t seen any dead bodies, but there’s always something going on in the wilds—beyond the road, out where the sex addicts and scary monsters lurk. That’s where I...

  • We Talked to the Swedish Pirate Party About America's Infowar

    Last week, I reported that Pirate Bay's alleged power failure seemed to be caused by a much more complicated tangle of political happenings. But it's not just Pirate Bay, file-sharing sites are going down left and right, so we thought we'd clear our...

  • The Jets Are America's Team

    The Cowboys aren't America's Team, though they're called that. The Jets, mediocre and unprepared like us, get that honor. That the team's owner wants a Mitt Romney win more than a Super Bowl is sad icing on the despair cake.

  • I Interviewed a German Record Store Owner About America

    There are very few places where kindness to your fellow man or woman exists anymore. As I walked around Hannover on a blue-skied sunny morning, I discovered the excellent Rockers Records and chatted with the owner Chris over a coffee to find out what's...

  • The Giant Insane People of the NFL Are Back, Finally

    Professional football is played at speeds too fast for the viewer to follow what is happening. The games are too long and the stop-and-start action is constantly interrupted by homophobic, misogynistic beer ads. The rules are bizarre. And the game...

  • Question of the Day - Where Is Main Street?

    The other day, 'New York' magazine went out to Main Street and asked the plain folks what they thought of Wall Street. Turns out, they’re against it. That’s unfair, though. Why only tell one street’s story? So we went out to Wall Street—the real one...