I was recently confronted outside a local tavern in the wee hours of the morning after a busy night of drinking. A man I had never met before accused me of writing some stuff that had upset some of his friends. The friends in question were legendary skateboarders Chris Senn and John Cardiel. I haven’t written about anything regarding skateboarding in damn near two years. If anything, I was pumped those dudes would even read any shit I ever wrote. … read more
I asked several of my foodie friends to take me to Korean restaurants, and, independently, each ordered exactly the same thing for our meal: Beef Bul Go Gi and Dol Sot Bop along with the customary bowl of rice and various kimchee and vegetable side dishes. The meals were delicious and easy. Bul Go Gi is a Korean style beef barbecue; it is salty-sweet and not too spicy. It is sold everywhere in Korea, even at the 7-Eleven.
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My apartment complex has a pair of neighbors who are constantly fighting, and I mean hardcore. Every week there’s some kind of knockdown-dragout between them. Just last week the woman cut the guy up all across his back, leaving him bleeding and yelling for help. So my questions to you … how the fuck does no one go to jail after all that? … read more
Artist Todd Powelson and writer Anna West know that taking themselves and art too seriously makes for a dull life, and these two are anything but dull. Powelson is an experienced artist, graphic designer and illustrator, and West is a marketing guru and writer. Together they created the fun, off the wall, all-encompassing art blog known as ArtDuh. … read more
New and recent releases from Austra, Citizen Fish, Deafheaven, Gang Gang Dance, I Was Totally Destroying It, The Kills, Nader Sadek, Pet Shop Boys, The Raveonettes, Shannon & The Clams, Sims, tUnE-YarDs, Wormrot, Young Widows, and many more are reviewed this month.
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Sometimes it feels like I am beginning to drink earlier and earlier in the day. It’s not a bad thing—it’s just with this arid wasteland of desert we live in and those summer months creeping up on me, I have a problem trying to meet the needs of my drinking regimen—equalizing the demands for light and dark beer in my diet. Luckily, local brewers have cured my woes by creating artistic renditions of the breakfast drink. Here is a divine lineup of brews to enjoy before that bastard sun rises. … read more