Volume 20 Issue 4
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.
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...
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.
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...
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...