Twenty Years of 'OZ': The Show That Changed TV Forever

At the end of the last millennium, HBO gave the green light to a prison drama with a difference, and television hasn't been the same since.


The Heartbreaking, Hopeful, and Hypnotic Tale of a Wizard Named Oz

Self-appointed wizard Oberon Zell-Ravenheart raises unicorns and practices magic in a new documentary by Danny Yourd.


Tigers Kill People a Lot More Often Than You Think

Last Sunday a zookeeper named Samantha Kudeweh was killed by a tiger at Hamilton Zoo. This isn't a rare event.


Australian Comedian Aamer Rahman Thinks Stand-Up Can and Should Tackle Racism

We talked to Rahman about the idea of reverse racism, Charlie Hebdo, and the place of politics in stand-up.


I Don't Care How Many People Watch 'Orange Is the New Black'

Please stop trying to convince me that Netflix should be releasing ratings information. The last thing I care about with a TV show is how popular it is. It just needs to be good.


Down in the Hole

The cops definitely use the box as a tool, and it’s been seriously overused. In New York, the box is officially called a Special Housing Unit (SHU), and it is a serious tool to keep the inmates in check. I did very limited box time, and it scared the...


Nick Gazin's Comic Book Love-In #77

Hello... Hello... Is it comics news you're looking for? Let me share some neat things with you. Like a statue of fat Batman, some scans of old issues of Oz magazine, and murals done in honor of the passing of Spain Rodriguez.


A Dirty Little Rag With Filth In It

Back in the late 1950s, when Richard Neville finished high school, Australia was in many ways, uh, what’s the word? Oh that’s right…totally fucked.