Volume 20 Issue 4

    • 12.27.13

      Can I Get in the Van?

      It dawned on me: Black Flag did not have a bass player. I decided right then and there to find out where Greg Ginn was living, hitchhike across the country, and persuade him to let me try out—just as I had attempted to do when I was 16.

    • 12.25.13

      The New Roma Ghettos

      In the last two years, as the Eurozone crisis worsens, Slovakia seems to be scapegoating its precarious minority of Roma—the ethnic group better known as Gypsies. Racist violence, evictions, threats, and more subtle forms of discrimination and...

    • 5.9.13

      The Dog Hunters

      With a population of 1,166, the Queensland town of Esk is most notable for being on the way to somewhere else. Residing there are two men who are known for their skills as dog hunters. We caught up with both of them.

    • 4.28.13

      Start Spreading the Nuge

      "Good evening, welcome to the six o'clock Nuge. I'm Ted Nugent. Today, Ted Nugent shot a stupid chipmunk in the face. Ted Nugent is live on the scene. Ted?"

    • 4.23.13

      Employees of the Month

      Michael is our facilities manager, but we prefer to call him Candy Man or, alternatively, Vibe Control because he's the friendliest, most upbeat person in the entire office.

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    • 4.22.13

      Killing Them Softly

      The Russian was 13 years old when he first killed a man. He has no regrets about it; the man he killed had mistreated his little sister. He built a weapon called a chupa chupa—a blade tied to a length of PVC pipe—and plunged it into his victim’s neck...

    • 4.19.13

      The Overtime Secret

      Twenty-nine year old author DODD HIGGINS is a millionaire at 29! He did it all while pursuing his CHOSEN CAREER as an UNPAID INTERN! How did he do it?

    • 4.16.13

      Sparkology Is for Yuppies Who Can't Get Laid

      Alex Furmansky founded Sparkology, a dating website for “young urban professionals” that requires members to either receive invites from members or to have a degree from an elite university. I didn’t know what a young urban professional is or why they...

    • 4.16.13

      The Minor Outsider

      He was 29 and he liked to watch people shoot drugs into their arms on YouTube while he ate the Safeway version of Cheerios. He believed this had something to do with being afraid of, but interested in, death. He’d never done heroin. He was a coward.

    • 4.15.13

      An 11-Year-Old Is Suing the Jehovah's Witnesses

      In 2006, Australia instituted mandatory background checks for those who work with children to ensure they’re not baby touchers or prone to cooking little kids in cauldrons. But apparently, God thinks this law is wrong, at least according to the country...

    • 4.15.13

      The Warrior State

      Kidnappings are common in Guerrero—the state, just south of Mexico City, is one of the poorest in the country and the site of the worst violence in the battle between the drug cartels and Mexican authorities. As a result of the violence, hundreds of...

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