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It's Lit

Born Against’s Sam McPheeters on His Eerily Realistic Dystopian Novel About Police Surveillance

His second novel, 'Exploded View,' sets its sights on the LAPD of 2050.
Michael T. Fournier
9.23.16
Film

Kurt Russell on ‘The Hateful Eight’ and Skateboarding with Charles Bronson

We caught up with the <i>Hateful Eight</i> star to talk about his penchant for Westerns, working with Tarantino, and that time Snake Plissken startled four badass guys in East St. Louis.
Sam McPheeters
12.22.15
Film

Legendary Special-Effects Artist Rick Baker on How CGI Killed His Industry

We met the man behind some of the most enduring special-effects imagery of the 20th century, including 'The Exorcist, 'Star Wars,' and the 'Thriller' music video.
Sam McPheeters
6.9.15
Stuff

The Worst People

“I kind of wish everyone on Earth hadn't died,” Casey Anthony said, running her fingers through Rick Santorum's hair. “Just so we could all rub it in their stupid faces that we did survive.” Howls of laughter filled the beach. Courtney Love said, “God...
Sam McPheeters
12.21.12
The Recent Unpleasantness

Reality Quiz

Greetings! In light of this week's election, your local GOP committee is sending out this quiz to gauge our party's commitment to reality. As a registered Republican, your input is crucial to determining future party direction. Remember, there are no...
Sam McPheeters
11.9.12
The Recent Unpleasantness

Yelping Halloween

I took my kids trick or treating yesterday and the second stop on our route was the Hadley household. Right off the bat, they lose a star for giving out Life Savers. Is this a 6th grade secret santa grab bag? Run out of carob chips? The candy you serve...
Sam McPheeters
11.2.12
The Recent Unpleasantness

Public Statement by Jerry Sandusky on His Release from Prison, February 2454

"First off, I'd like to offer my heartfelt appreciation for the miracle of cell-extension nanotechnology. Who knew it'd be so easy to add an extra thousand years to everyone's life? And I should acknowledge the US Supreme Court, for making sure...
Sam McPheeters
10.5.12
Stuff

The Recent Unpleasentness - Sheriff Joe Tweets

We collected the best tweets from computer-illiterate sheriff and xenophobic baked potato Joe Arpaio.
Sam McPheeters
7.20.12
The Catholic Guilt Issue

The Corpse

Of the many rumors surrounding Bredo Morstoel, here is the most endearing: He arranged his deathbed pillows into a secret signal for his grandson.
Sam McPheeters
5.2.10
The Catholic Guilt Issue

Glenn Danzig

Most performers have to span a gap between their public image and their private life, but Glenn Danzig has to jump between two distinct public versions of himself. Think of the disconnect between the cheesy camp of his Mother video and the lurid power...
Sam McPheeters
5.1.10
The Fashion Issue 2010

Modern-day Fashion Bum-outs

Ah, the past. Could the preceding eons of humanity have ever imagined how much comedy they would provide for the present? Especially in the realm of fashion?
Sam McPheeters
3.2.10
The Fiction Issue 2008

First Novel

How can I describe how it felt to complete my first novel? For me, the moment was a medley of emotion: relief, pride, closure. And sorrow. I was going to miss my quirky band of characters, all their pratfalls and gambling debts and incorrectly made...
Sam McPheeters
12.2.08
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