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Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Newspapers Will Break Your Heart: RIP The Village Voice
After 62 years, New York City's iconic, muckraking Village Voice, the original alt-weekly that spoke loud truth to power and gave "brilliantly belligerent" voice to writers like Norman Mailer, Nat Hentoff and Frances Fitzgerald, has announced it will cease print publication, though it will remain online. The news prompted both end-of-an-era grieving and celebration of the singular "freedom, ferment, fractiousness" of what determinedly remained "a writer's paper."
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Trump To Arizona Sheeple: You Know Where My Heart (Sic) Is. Yup, Alas We Do.
Another hallucinatory hiccup in the tawdry downfall of the Republic. The narcissistic dumpster went to Arizona. The crowds of protesters were huge. The crowds of supporters were thin. Still, they valiantly cheered as he lied and preened and raved that hate groups are the fault of dishonest media "trying to take away the history and our heritage.” What? Also wait. Why is a new and catastrophically failing president holding deranged campaign rallies? Keep asking.
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Monday, August 21, 2017
Note to NYPD Bemoaning Blue Racism: Blue Is Not A Race (Duh) and You're Not The Damn Victims Here
In a stupefyingly tone-deaf turn of the racial tables, a perennially offensive NYPD union has released a video claiming cops are the hapless victims of a "strange form of racism” engulfing the country. "Because I am blue, I am vilified," says a voiceover as we see a cop just indicted for killing an older, mentally ill, black woman. No. You and your ilk are vilified for killing an older, mentally ill, black woman, and over 624 other, largely black people in 2017, so get a grip.
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Friday, August 18, 2017
The Fire Next Time
After a few days' absence from the news, it's startling to behold the current madness. It's also heartening to see a growing defiance of it - from artists to non-profits - alongside an insistence it be named, shamed and held accountable. So yes, Nazis are bad, and Confederate statues are not symbols to remind the South of their vaulted history but, says Larry Wilmore, "to remind black people that they are n*ggers." Lest we forget, there are only two sides here: right and wrong.
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Saturday, August 12, 2017
The Jagged Truth: Nazis Are Nazis
In the vile wake of Charlottesville - those sweaty young white men, pasty faces contorted, screaming, "Blood and Soil!" "Jews Will Not Replace Us!" "Fuck You Faggots!" - what to say? Just this: This is racism, domestic terrorism, pure hate. This is not who we are, and this is not ok. Most vital, those "whose pigmentation matches theirs" must speak "with unflinching clarity (or) we simply amen it... They need white faces speaking directly into their white faces, loudly on behalf of love."
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Friday, August 11, 2017
Note To Wall Street: Never Mind Your Nuclear Stock Tips For “Highly Dovish Forward Guidance." On Account of Everyone Being, You Know, Dead.
We can't even. As tensions with North Korea escalate, the bloodless souls at the Wall Street Journal wrote a piece analyzing how the stock market would fare in an all-out nuclear war. Buy yen and bunds, they say, and don't mind "t he yield curve would likely flatten," along with the world. People have been duly horrified, conceding a likely bullish market on canned goods, iodine tablets and cockroaches but noting, in the end, "The dead don't care about markets."
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Wednesday, August 9, 2017
In The Best Interests of the Nation: How A Crooked President Resigns
Wednesday marks the 43rd anniversary of the resignation of Richard Nixon - a singular political milestone now devoutly to be wished. Eerie parallels abound: the charges of obstruction of justice, the lies, the reality, as Nixon conceded, that to "fight (for) my personal vindication" would absorb a nation with far better things to do. Revisiting the moment, most shocking is what seems like Nixon's gravitas. WTF: Putting those two words together shows just how low we've sunk.
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Tuesday, August 8, 2017
This Is A Sick Child: Trump Gets A Twice-Daily Folder of Good News About Himself. This Is Not the Onion, Though We Wish It Was.
Nation, the President of the United States: Thanks to leakers, VICE News reports that twice a day Trump gets delivered a folder of admiring tweets, stories, screenshots and other news about how bigly great he is; we the people pay a flunkie $89,000 a year to dig up the stuff. Sometimes, there are just photos of Trump on TV "looking powerful." What a pathetic excuse for a human being. We think we need to lie down now, or maybe throw up.
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Monday, August 7, 2017
By Any Other Name: Resisting "Weather Extremes" and Other Trumpian Crapola
About that move by Dumpster and his oil-rich goons to create a pretend-it's-not-there-and-hope-it'll-go away-even-though-we're-gonna-all-die reality: No. Their Orwellian ban on the term "climate change" - now “weather extremes," thanks - has met a flood of opposition, from scientists leaking a damning report to artists working underwater to a rogue Alt N ational Park Service upping their game. Because "climate change isn't like Voldemort - not saying its name won't keep it from happening."
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Final Chance! (We Hope!)
Another week at the circus. But take glad note: Despite denial, bravado and a Monday morning tweetstorm issuing from the Not-On-Vacation-Liar-In-Chief, Trump's numbers keep plummeting. Also hmm: In the last few weeks, we've gotten no less than 28 plaintive, fake-and-swamp-drivel-filled emails from The Trump Team asking for $1 donations and offering gear at 75% off. "Friend," they exhort, "supplies are going fast! Final chance!" God, we hope so.
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