Off The Record
Living Through the Hell That Was Church-Sanctioned Gay Conversion Therapy
The latest episode of our new animated series "Off the Record" reveals the reality of Australian ex-gay programs .
An Orgy Organiser Explains How to Throw the Best Sex Parties
Spoiler alert: you need plenty of lube and a copy of Michelle Branch's seminal hit "The Game of Love."
A Brief History of the Smiley Face, Rave Culture's Most Ubiquitous Symbol
The smiley in electronic music isn't merely cute—it's a symbol of defiance.
A Brief History of Masked DJs—From Orbital to Marshmello
How dance musicians find their identities by losing themselves.
Here Are the Best Cocktail Bars in D.C.
Whether you’re a D.C. power broker or on a Tinder date, these cocktail bars whip up classy drinks and let you get down to business.
Dance Music 101: An Online Reading Course
Brush up on your knowledge of the major electronic genres with the latest installment of Off the Record.
EDC's 20-Year Anniversary Poster is a Secret Tribute to One of the Greatest Album Covers of All Time
The strikingly familiar image proves remixing isn't limited to music.
A Brief History of Aphex Twin Trolling His Fans
Writer Michaelangelo Matos dives into the producer's trickster side, from his recent 'Cheetah' EP to his real-life eccentricities.
Moby's New Memoir Is as Neurotic—And Stubbornly Optimistic—As the Man Himself
In his new column Off the Record, rave historian Michaelangelo Matos reviews Moby's new memoir, 'Porcelain.'
Desktops Urgently Need a More Secure Chat Program
New clients are starting to emerge beyond the buggy code of Pidgin and Adium.
Dear Slack, Please Add OTR
The popular group messaging app could make a big difference to its users by adding end-to-end encryption.
A Popular Server for Encrypted Chat Has Been 'Intentionally' Shut Down
The CCC's jabber service has been down for more than 24 hours.