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Are Girl Scout Cookies Healthy?

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014
No. But this is going to be a really short article without some additional context... Those cute little girls selling cookies around your neighbor are delivering junk-food snacks that are astonishingly unhealthy. ( Just four Samoas have 50% of your recommended saturated fat intake for the day... ) To be fair, the Girl Scouts do […] Full article »

ObamaCare: Day One

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013
It didn't take a government shutdown to eliminate the government's healthcare exchange, just some overloaded web servers! A historic moment in technology failures that begs for a little sassy commentary. !By Lou Cabron Full article »

Five Strange Facts about the Life of Annette Funicello

Monday, April 8th, 2013
The stories you haven't heard about the former star of Walt's Disney Mickey Mouse Club -- including the death threat on her wedding day, Annette's unusual connection to Devo, her reaction to one of Howard Stern's jokes, and a secret visit to a porn theatre in the 1970s!By Destiny Full article »

The Eight Geekiest Halloween Costumes

Thursday, October 25th, 2012
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Seven Forgotten Classics by Davy Jones

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012
1. The Greatest Story Ever Told I'm a fan — and there's one song Davy Jones should be remembered by. In 1986, the 41-year-old former teen idol recorded his own secret anthem. I think of it as his personal "My Way" — an original song about a life spent in show business, where (more than […] Full article »

The Secrets of Stieg Larsson

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo shattered publishing records as both a book and an e-book. But one of Amazon's top-selling Kindle bloggers reveals the dark secrets that haunted its author. By Me and My Kindle Full article »

Why Thomas S. Roche Dreams of a Zombie Apocalypse

Monday, October 31st, 2011
Why the prolific author sees sex, lies, videotape and zombies in our dystopian, new media future — and what he's learned today about violence, gender, paranormal phenomenon, and WikiLeaks. By Destiny Full article »

Resurrecting Reznor’s ’90s Discovery – Mondo Vanilli (an Interview)

Monday, May 30th, 2011
R.U. Sirius remembers when he recorded an album for Trent Reznor's label as part of an aborted six-album deal for the world's first virtual reality band. By Lou Cabron Full article »

The Secret History of Charlie Brown’s Christmas

Tuesday, December 7th, 2010
As America settles in tonight for the 45th broadcast of "A Charlie Brown Christmas," YouTube is revealing one of Charlie Brown's strangest secrets. Though it was the first animated Peanuts special, it followed a six-year period where the whole gang was recording commercials for Ford Motor Vehicles. Year after year, Ford cranked out animated Peanuts […] Full article »

Sir Mix-A-Lot Re-Mixed: “Baby Got Back” for the Holidays

Monday, November 29th, 2010
"Oh my god, Becky. Look how much you ate over Thanksgiving!" I'm determined to start a new holiday tradition, celebrating what's either the tackiest rap video ever, or an important cultural touchstone. (VH1 ranked "Baby Got Back" as the sixth-greatest song of the 1990s and one of the 20 best hip hop songs of all […] Full article »

Meeting Trent Reznor on X at the Sharon Tate Horror House

Friday, July 2nd, 2010
A very special edition of the Mondo 2000 History Project that also features Timothy Leary, Gibby Haynes from the Butthole Surfers and the Red Hot Chili Peppers' Anthony Kiedas. By R. U. Sirius Full article »

Introducing the Mondo 2000 History Project

Tuesday, June 8th, 2010
The magazine's legendary editor finally reveals how psilocybin mushrooms, LSD, and a high school underground newspaper all fermented into High Frontiers magazine, Reality Hackers, and eventually MONDO 2000. By R. U. Sirius Full article »

Dana Plato and the Diff’rent Strokes Curse

Saturday, May 29th, 2010
The death of Gary Coleman offers a sad coda to the death of his TV co-star, Dana Plato, 11 years earlier. By Destiny Full article »

Nancy Drew’s Sexy Secrets

Friday, April 30th, 2010
It may be a children's dectective story, but it sure looks like sexy lesbian bondage. By Destiny
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The Most Depressing Children’s Books Ever Written

Sunday, March 21st, 2010
When children's picture book authors go bad — a lot of good characters will die. By Destiny Full article »

Ten Albums that Defined the Dot Com Era – Part 2

Thursday, December 31st, 2009
Remembering acid-soaked sushi on New Year's Eve, 1999 — and five more definitive dotcom-era albums. By Steve Robles
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Ten Albums That Defined the Dot Com Era

Saturday, November 21st, 2009
What music brings back memories of geek dreams, easy money and the glory days of Napster? By Steve Robles
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“Every Sizzler restaurant in America?!”

Thursday, October 8th, 2009
Why one man and his wife want to photograph every single restaurant in the all-American steakhouse chain. By Destiny
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Secrets of Al Franken

Monday, July 20th, 2009
The newest Senator from Minnesota enjoyed many strange adventures over the last 30 years — and even left behind some incriminating videos. By Destiny
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Transhumanist Salvation or Judgment Day?

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009
What happens when humans can really merge with robots, and there's real nanotechnology? R.U. Sirius confronts the ultimate question: will technology save humankind — or destroy it? By Lou Cabron
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‘How I Sued a Craigslist Sex Troll’

Thursday, May 7th, 2009
After answering a personal ad, he'd discovered Jason Fortuny published his sexy picture on the web. In his first interview, 'John Doe' describes his legal revenge. By Lou Cabron
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20 Funniest Reactions to the Jason Fortuny Verdict

Thursday, May 7th, 2009
A judge orders a Craigslist sex troll to pay $74,252.56 in fines. Is it the internet's turn to get some Lulz? By Lou Cabron
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Researcher Finds Bad Sex Information Online

Wednesday, May 6th, 2009
A medical school instructor reviewed 34 health web sites — and discovered big mistakes in their information about birth control and sexually transmitted diseases. By Lou Cabron
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Top Six Inaccurate Sex Facts on the Web

Wednesday, May 6th, 2009
A Stanford researcher's list of which sexual health information most web sites will get wrong. By Lou Cabron
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Will ‘The Hunt for Gollum’ Satisfy True Fans?

Friday, May 1st, 2009
While the Lord of the Rings nerds are waiting at their computers, we take a wider look at the project. By Jeff Diehl
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Eight Druggiest Rock Star Stories

Tuesday, April 21st, 2009
Which music legend has the craziest drug story? Ingest the wild answers from RU Sirius's new book, Everybody Must Get Stoned. By RU Sirius
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What Happened to the Perry Bible Fellowship?

Monday, March 30th, 2009
Cartoonist Nicholas Gurewitch is creating a TV show, a movie — and a message for his fans cleverly tucked into the last strip. By Destiny
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Blossom Dearie’s “Conjunction Junction” Romance?

Monday, February 9th, 2009
She still entertained audiences until the age of 80. Remembering two Schoolhouse Rock singers and the affection they shared. By Destiny
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Five Most Violent Super Bowl Ads

Monday, February 2nd, 2009
Watch videos of this year's wackiest Super Bowl slapstick, including two "forbidden" videos which never aired. By Destiny
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Bush’s Last Day: 10 Ways America Celebrated

Wednesday, January 21st, 2009
The former President's departure is celebrated with anger, humor, pornography, The Onion — and some shoes. By Lou Cabron
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Christmas with Hitler

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008
Disturbing Nazi propaganda from Joseph Goebbels shows what a "war on Christmas" really looks like. By Lou Cabron
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Elvis Presley’s Strangest Christmases

Monday, December 22nd, 2008
It's how the king of rock and roll stole Christmas — with gusto, greed, and ultimately resurrection. By Destiny
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Death at Christmas

Friday, December 19th, 2008
No matter how bad your holiday is, five examples from history prove that it could've been worse! By John Marr
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Timothy Leary’s New Book On Drugs

Wednesday, December 17th, 2008
An interview with the editor of a surprising new book, Leary on Drugs, from Re/Search Publications. By Jayden Devereux
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20 Wildest Reactions to Obama’s Victory

Monday, November 10th, 2008
Americans celebrated Barack Obama's victory with nudity, passion, technology, and cartoons. By Destiny
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Oakland Celebrates Obama’s Victory

Wednesday, November 5th, 2008
A crowd at Jack London Square celebrates Obama's victory — including tearful cheers and thoughts about the future and the past. By Lou Cabron Full article »

Lost “Horrors” Ending Found on YouTube

Friday, October 31st, 2008
After 22 years, audiences can finally watch the 23-minute apocalypse that originally ended the musical Little Shop of Horrors. By Destiny
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The Great Google Rebellion

Sunday, October 19th, 2008
What happens when 22 million users get a non-consensual change to their home page? By Lou Cabron
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Why Sarah’s Sex Life Matters

Thursday, October 2nd, 2008
Are Sarah Palin's political positions stirring interest in her private life, or just her sexual energy? And what if she were kidnapped by left-wing lesbians? By Susie Bright
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Site Sparks Political Sexiness War

Monday, September 29th, 2008
One webmaster dares Democrats and Republicans to vote on their secret passions. By Destiny
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25 Harshest Reactions To the Wall Street Bailout

Wednesday, September 24th, 2008
Can a $700 billion plan save America's economy? Skeptical politicians and pundits weigh in, including Paul Krugman, Jon Stewart, and Stephen Colbert. By Lou Cabron
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The Ghost of the D.C. Madam

Friday, September 5th, 2008
A beyond-the-grave interview with Deborah Jeane Palfrey — and the story behind it. By Lou Cabron
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Sarah Palin Photos and a Moose

Friday, August 29th, 2008
The online world launches a very strange vetting process for John McCain's Vice Presidential pick. By Lou Cabron
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How a Barack Obama Site Made Me Famous

Sunday, August 24th, 2008
Mat Honan joked to his wife that the charismatic candidate "is your new bicycle." One month later, it landed him a book deal. By Lou Cabron
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Thomas Hawk Versus Rent-a-Cops

Thursday, August 14th, 2008
San Francisco's Museum of Modern Art threw him out and triggered an online retribution, while we finally tracked down the last security guard who tried to cross the popular blogger. By Destiny
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Craigslist Sex Troll Gets Sued

Monday, August 4th, 2008
Jason Fortuny posted a fake sex ad on Craigslist. Two years later he's appearing in the New York Times — and getting sued. By Lou Cabron Full article »

Archie Comics Fights Mp3 Pirates

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008
As Jughead and Reggie form a band with Archie, the 67-year-old comic book finally confronts new technologies and file-sharing. By Destiny
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Can Senator Lieberman Be Recalled?

Friday, July 11th, 2008
Al Gore's former running mate is so unpopular, he's now facing a petition to strip his committee leadership. But what happens next? By Lou Cabron
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Here Comes The Judge’s Porn

Thursday, June 12th, 2008
These images from Judge Kozinski's porn directory raise a serious question — is that all there is? By Lou Cabron
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The Great Wired Drug Non-Controversy

Tuesday, June 10th, 2008
The New York Times argues a 300-word Wired magazine article could encourage illegal drug use. By Lou Cabron
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Is It Legal Porn or Illegal Porn?

Thursday, June 5th, 2008
Reporter Debbie Nathan explores the FBI's dilemma: what happens when computer-generated child pornography is legal? By Susie Bright
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Death of a Madam

Saturday, May 3rd, 2008
Deborah Jeane Palfrey vowed she would never go to prison. She kept her word. By Lou Cabron
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Rush: The Last Taboo

Friday, May 2nd, 2008
The Toronto trio may be the world’s biggest cult band — and the guiltiest of pleasures. By Steve Robles
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Hating Roger Ebert

Tuesday, April 29th, 2008
A New York intellectual argues that Roger Ebert is debasing the fine art of film criticism — and so are bloggers. By Destiny
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War of the Candidate Music Videos

Sunday, March 30th, 2008
Barack Obama, John McCain, and Hillary Clinton confront an emerging YouTube demographic. But are they facing a backlash? By Lou Cabron Full article »

Google Stalker Reveals Secret Project

Wednesday, March 19th, 2008
What happens after a year of undercover development finally ends? By Destiny
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Lawrence Welk vs. The Hippies

Thursday, March 13th, 2008
On the bandleader's 105th birthday, five videos remember his skirmishes with the Beatles, Lou Reed, and a song about marijuana. By Destiny
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The Collected Controversies of William F. Buckley

Thursday, February 28th, 2008
Five hilarious forgotten moments when the conservative commentator tore into some surprising controversies. By Lou Cabron
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Adam West and Davy Jones Meet Sexina

Friday, February 15th, 2008
She's part Britney Spears, and part secret agent. But can she top two TV icons from the 1960s? By Destiny
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There Won’t Be Blood

Tuesday, February 12th, 2008
A sizable percentage of the population is barred from donating blood – gay men. By Steve Robles
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An Obama Caucus Story from Idaho

Wednesday, February 6th, 2008
One person's observations. By Lego King
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The Mormon Bigfoot Genesis Theory

Tuesday, February 5th, 2008
Is it Bigfoot? Or a fugitive from the garden of Eden. Or maybe both. The Journal of Mormon History recently published a new investigation into stories suggesting that the giant Sasquatch monster is really Cain, the murderous second son of Adam and Eve. It may not be the first controversy tackled by new Mormon President, […] Full article »

Six Secret Lost Videos

Thursday, January 31st, 2008
Will the phenomenon begin again? Some new and hidden perspectives on the struggling science fiction series. By Destiny
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Records Broken By the Perry Bible Fellowship?

Saturday, January 5th, 2008
What's behind the freak success of the mind-blowing comic strip? By Lou Cabron
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Dead Woman Blogging

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2008
Did Theresa Duncan issue a final blog post from beyond the grave? By Lou Cabron
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2007 Re-Mixed

Saturday, December 29th, 2007
It wasn't viral videos that defined this year. It was the hilarious mashup videos that followed. By Lou Cabron
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Miracles

Tuesday, December 25th, 2007
Van Jones tells the inspiring and amusing story of his early days at the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights for a conference of the Craigslist Foundation. By Destiny
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Alvin and the Chipmunks launch iMunks.com

Monday, December 24th, 2007
The singing rodents approach their 50th anniversary with career-highlighting downloads — including "My Sharona." By Destiny
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Santa’s Crimes Against Humanity

Tuesday, December 18th, 2007
A revered and recently-departed figure "illuminizes" us on the fantastic breadth of Santa's evil. By Robert Anton Wilson
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What If Ben Were One of Us?

Tuesday, December 11th, 2007
Time magazine's former editor asks: Would Benjamin Franklin by a blogger? By Destiny
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Top 10 Pillars of Led Zeppelin Mythology

Friday, December 7th, 2007
Ten reasons the mythos of Led Zeppelin remains etched in stone at a time when anything of lasting quality in pop culture seems almost impossible. By Steve Robles
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Bush Administration’s Greatest Hits (To Your Face)

Tuesday, December 4th, 2007
There have been so many awesome hits! We have only scratched the surface here. Collect them all! By RU Sirius
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The QuestionAuthority Proposal

Monday, November 26th, 2007
It's time for all those who oppose authoritarian governance and culture to put aside their differences and join together in a coalition that can act as a counterforce to this gathering threat to our liberties. By RU Sirius
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The Open Source Party Proposal

Monday, November 26th, 2007
A call for dynamic discourse about the things that really need to change, and how to evolve a new political organization that could kick up some noise by the time the next political season (2010) rolls around. By RU Sirius
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Catching Up With an Aqua Teen Terrorist

Thursday, November 15th, 2007
January 31, 2007: a day that will live in infamy. The great city of Boston was brought to its knees by the appearance of unexpected L.E.D. placards in places where they didn't belong. An interview with one of the evildoers. By RU Sirius
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Five Awful Thanksgivings in History

Thursday, November 15th, 2007

There isn't always something to be thankful for.
By John Marr

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The Furious Passions of Norman Mailer

Monday, November 12th, 2007
He enjoyed 84 years filled with sex, brawling, boxing, and celebrity — plus a glorious feud with Gore Vidal. By Destiny.
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Are We Losing the Fight for Porn?

Thursday, November 8th, 2007
It may not matter what the courts say about free speech or what the law is about adult content — because our Department of Justice has its own agenda. By Steve Robles
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10 Best Monster Ads

Tuesday, October 30th, 2007
They come from Hollywood — and they'd like to sell you some tasty lite beer. By Destiny
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How Gay Were the Hardy Boys?

Monday, October 29th, 2007
Did the original author of The Hardy Boys hide secret jokes inside the books? By Destiny
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Racist Porn Stars

Friday, October 26th, 2007
Though they make millions of dollars exploiting ethnic themes, is there racism in the adult film industry? By Steve Robles
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CWILF Island: Hottie Candidate Spouses

Wednesday, October 24th, 2007
In Campaign '08 the candidates' wives have taken it to a level that didn't exist just four years earlier. By Steve Robles
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Prior Permission From Government to be Required for Each Flight

Monday, October 22nd, 2007
The Department of Homeland Security quietly moves closer to an invasive "Secure Flights" proposal. By RU Sirius
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Reverend Billy Wants You To Stop Shopping

Monday, October 15th, 2007
In a trek across America, hilarious performance artist Reverend Billy delivers a brilliant but critical message. By RU Sirius
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Is The Net Good For Writers?

Friday, October 5th, 2007
10 professional writers answer the most important question of our time. By RU Sirius
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Beyond the ‘Zipless Fuck’ With Erica Jong

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2007
The famous sex novelist of the ground-breaking "Fear of Flying" answers the question: what comes after the zipless fuck? By Susie Bright
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Art or Bioterrorism: Who Cares?

Wednesday, September 26th, 2007
The FBI detained artist Steve Kurtz for 22 hours. But when tests proved the bio-chemicals he'd had were completely harmless — they prosecuted him anyways. By RU Sirius
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D.C. Sex Diarist Bares It All

Tuesday, September 18th, 2007
Jessica Cutler talks about the hypocrisy of Capitol Hill's Christian conservatives, the differences between prostitution and getting paid for sex, and which drugs are best for getting it on. By Susie Bright
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Britney vs. Bin Laden: A Celebrity Comeback Battle

Tuesday, September 11th, 2007
Are these two really that different? Neither of 'em have had a decent hit in the U.S. since 2001, that's for sure. By Steve Robles
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Ed Rosenthal: Big Man of Buds

Monday, September 10th, 2007
An interview with the legendary pot activist. By RU Sirius
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Secrets of the Perry Bible Fellowship

Tuesday, September 4th, 2007
An interview with cartoonist Nicholas Gurewitch. By Lou Cabron
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Burning the Man With Hunter S. Thompson

Tuesday, August 28th, 2007
What would happen if the father of Gonzo journalism went to Burning Man? By Lou Cabron
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The D.C. Madam Speaks!

Monday, August 27th, 2007
One of the first interviews with Deborah Jeane Palfrey, the brothel owner who exposed some of Washington's most powerful perverts. By Susie Bright
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The NoSo Project: No Social Networking

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2007
Learn about a real-world platform for temporary disengagement from your social networking environment. By RU Sirius
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CNN Exposes Boob Job Giveaway

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2007
CNN's Erica Hill delivers a hard-hitting expose — about a web site offering free boob jobs. By Lou Cabron
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Web Fight: Wikipedia, YouTube vs. Perverted Justice

Tuesday, August 21st, 2007
Is the group behind "Dateline: To Catch a Predator" gunning for the internet itself? By Lou Cabron
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Deep Throat, Big Brain — Sex Blogger Chelsea Girl

Thursday, August 16th, 2007
In this conversation, we discuss her scholarly interest in Victorian erotica, and — of course — her blog. By Susie Bright
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Don’t Go There: Top 20 Taboo Topics for Presidential Candidates

Wednesday, August 8th, 2007
They call it retail politics. It's a politic that has to appeal to an awful lot of people, but it doesn't have to appeal to them all that much. The successful presidential candidate wants to establish just enough passion for their political stances that voters will waddle down to the polling place on the first […] Full article »

The Male Scale: 10 Archetypes

Wednesday, August 8th, 2007
Legends of the Fall - Brad Pitt
In the post-feminist era, men have come away with a spectrum of roles ranging from sensitive to heartless. By Ethan Todras-Whitehill
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Has ‘The Man’ Infiltrated Burning Man?

Thursday, August 2nd, 2007
Burning Man this year has invited some companies to be part of a "World's Fair of Clean Energy." Burners freaked. By RU Sirius
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