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Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks Return After Four Years with "Middle America"

The track also comes accompanied by news of a North American tour.
Lauren O'Neill

People Are Going Nuts Over a Livestream of a Tiny Town Square

The number of people watching this livestream of Jackson Hole, Wyoming is a full fifth of the town’s population.
Rachel Pick
we saw this

Why Do People Keep Calling Sturgill Simpson the Savior of Country Music?

We saw the potential bridge between Waylon Jennings and the year 2015 live in concert to determine if the hype is real.
Andrew Winistorfer

Is Jane Fonda Right About 'American Sniper'?

Critics of <i>American Sniper</i> have presupposed the American public is too stupid to appreciate the film's nuances.
Mayukh Sen

A Man Was Arrested for Allegedly Assaulting His Wife with a McChicken Sandwich

The Iowa resident called the police on his wife and said she assaulted him, but they ended up arresting him instead. On the police report, the tool or weapon used was listed as "mc Chicken."
Zach Sokol
Sothern Exposure

My Summer at Fantastic Caverns, Missouri's Drive-Through Cave

It's 1966, and I develop photos of tourists in a leaky darkroom and sell them for a buck each and hope they don't fade before the people drive away.
Scot Sothern

In Defense of Chain Restaurants

Chain restaurants aren’t as bad as you think they are. They’re worse. And that’s wonderful.
Megan Koester

How to Stop Worrying and Love Motorcycle Racing

MotoGP is 100 times more compelling and impressive than any type of four-wheeled racing, and it should be, if not a top-five sport, at least more popular than the goddamned NHL. Which it’s not. Which is offensive.
Matthew LaForge