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  • Mortal Kombat

    The new Mortal Kombat, which is technically the ninth of the franchise, is almost everything I want from an MK game.

  • Baryogenesis Is Very Generous

    We think that the universe started with a big fireball, aka the Big Bang. After that, there was a period of rapid expansion, or inflation, as the universe cooled. At the end of this inflation, it’s likely that there was just as much matter as...

  • Bald at the Zoo

    They took my toupee. Wouldn't give it back. Pigs never let you have anything you want. That's part of the fun of being a pig. You can take anything you want, and no one can do shit about it. Except richies, but who's rich in the fucking desert?

  • The Heart of Bleakness

    Walking through the jungle in the dead of night with a group of Rwandan rebels best known for their expertise at rape and murder wasn’t exactly what we had planned for our first trip to the Democratic Republic of Congo.

  • Ovum Easy, Please

    Those blessed with a vagina or a girlfriend with functioning genitals may be aware that a female’s reproductive organs occasionally excrete a gloppy white fluid.

  • Records

    Ty Segall Goodbye Bread Ty Segall’s last album, Melted, was a real epic destroyer. Each song was a banging, clanging hit. In between then and now he released an EP of T-Rex covers, and it seems like he’s still in T-Rex mode

  • Sofex Was So-So

    “You know, it’s weird, man. It’s like everybody’s real cordial with each other. But, at the end of the day, we’re, like, buying weapons to destroy each other. I don’t want to, like, sound liberal or anything

  • Abracadabra Insurance

    If you can get past the ridiculous goatees and rabbits constantly shitting in your top hat, being a magician doesn’t seem like such a horrible gig. The hours are flexible, donning a velvety cape commands a certain amount of mystique, and it doesn...

  • Relationship Story

    One night in March, entering a café grinning uncontrollably, as he almost always did at this point in a new relationship...

  • Christopher Kuzma

  • Bovine Kampf

    Aproz lies in a remote mountain region in southwest Switzerland. It’s a place where the local population feverishly anticipates heavyweight bouts between contestants with names like Dynamite and Tyson. These 1,400-pound gladiators aren’t...

  • Suicide Practice

    Photos by Angela BoatwrightStylist: Annette Lamothe-Ramos