Volume 21 Issue 3

  • Finding Drugs on the Ground with Mad Mike the Hippie Bum

    Mad Mike the Hippie Bum, who is homeless by choice, can support himself by paying close attention to the ground under his feet, which is impressive no matter what you think of his lifestyle.

  • Excerpt from the Novel ‘Family Life’

    We are honored and humbled to be able to publish an excerpt from Family Life, Akhil Sharma's second novel. His first novel, An Obedient Father, won the PEN/Hemingway Award. He was a recipient of the Whiting prize and was one of the New...

  • Do Me, Doctor

    A fashion shoot about faking sick so you can get naked in front of your doctor.

  • The Final Frontiers of Private-Issue New Age Music

    Music, like most creative endeavors, was primarily seen as a vehicle for self-awareness, meditation, and recovery. New age musicians were looking to have a relationship with something beyond the material world.

  • Under the Volcano - Mining Conflicts in Guatemala Are Erupting in Violence

    In 2000, engineers from Radius Gold, a Vancouver-based mining company, discovered a belt of gold deep inside the Tambor mountains in southern Guatemala. Few locals were consulted before Radius moved in. Few of them knew anything was happening at all.

  • The Death of a Romanian Kangaroo

    ”More and more kangaroos show up in Romania, like we’re turning into Australia,” an animal rights activist said. “Last year, I personally followed a driver who was transporting a kangaroo. Two other kangaroos were attacked and eaten by stray dogs.”

  • Depicting New York City Through Ordinary Objects: Neil Winokur's New York

    Nobody I talk to under the age of 40 knows the work of Neil Winokur, which is odd in light of the 68-year-old photographer’s achievements: His work has been collected by the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the LA County Museum.

  • Readers Poll of the 20 Best TED Talks

    we asked our readers to submit their picks for the 20 most informative, provocative, and inspiring TED Talks.

  • The Walking Dead: A Hardcore Porn Parody Review

    The tagline for this Walking Dead porno parody is "A jizz shot was the only sure-fire way to return these undead creatures to the grave!" It reminds me of some advice I was given in my youth on how to avoid impregnating girls.

  • The Exorcism Industry Joins the 21st Century

    How to drive out demons using the power of Christ and Skype.

  • The Wide World of Bookies

    Betting on sports is only legal in four states: Delaware, Montana, Nevada, and Oregon. The rest of the country has to make its bets illegally, through bookies. As with any enterprise that holds the promise of easy money, there’s never a shortage of...

  • Personal Loss and Rewatching 'The Hills'

    Everyone knows the moment or month or era when life happened, all at once, and established some set point of desire or values or best-ever happiness. Flash-flooded with detail, and then flash-frozen in time, it’s usually a quick, early thing: an...