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Breaking Into A (Small) Run

Eggers teased diehard fans with screen shots of pages from his new book, flashing through the blurry and small pages, commenting, "This is when I discovered adjectives. Some of my friends told me that...
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Damien Jurado | I Break Chairs | Sub Pop

A little country, a little rock 'n' roll, I Break Chairs is a solid collection of guitar-driven northeastern angst.
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Taking That Last, Frightening Step Off the Edge Into Oblivion

I weigh these thoughts heavily, stand up on wobbly legs, and feel the wind against my back. On the horizon, the Channel Islands bathe in fog and I muster my strength.
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Disquiet on the Western Front

"Here is New York" - the Santa Monica exhibition of over 300 photos thematically centered on the events of Sept. 11 - is drawing so well that gallery organizers want to push the early Dec. 8 closing d...
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Please, Please, Please Gimme Some o’ Dat Plover Lovin’, Baby

Beach coitus interrupted by a Frisbee to the dome is harsh for any species, but the snowy plovers, whose breeding problems have closed Sands Beach, will get no sympathy from me.
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There’s No Beating Around the Nuclear Secrets, Bush

Let us all give thanks this week. We don't live in a nuke-worthy city, we're not on any government dissident lists, we will remain blissfully ignorant of how jacked up the world is becoming.
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The Lown Down: Audit This, California: UC Education System Reeks of Pus

The Fall Quarter "No Duh!" Award - in the category of "It's About Fucking Time" - goes to State Assemblymember Jenny Oropeza for her brilliant public realization that the UC system is a throbbing, hai...
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I Imagine Turning Parasitic Slugs Loose on Their Bureaucratic Equivalents

The bucket of slimy, hungry leeches I dumped on President Healton's duct-taped lap is stinking up her ritzy Washington D.C. office.
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Rolling on No Wheels

"I wish they'd kill him just for that - Oodaba bin Boobee, or whatever his name is." - my Christian mother, referring to bad business after the terrorist attacks.
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We Can (and Should) Dance if We Want To

Since I'm a tall, lanky fucker, I keep my booty-shakin' subtle. Tall, lanky people look like morons when they flap their limbs around the dance floor.
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I’m Paying You to Goof Off So I Can Goof Off

The six guys in orange vests trying to unclog a Del Playa storm drain today are perfect fractals of all bureaucracy. Five of them supervise. One of them works.
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The Strokes | Is This It? | RCA Records

I am a frugal reviewer and I would never endorse a $15 CD with less than four really good songs. The Strokes' Is This It? has seven, and after one listen I skateboarded home humming the guitar hooks ...
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Sidewalk Writing Stinks – Chalk It Up to Stupidity

Civil Rights are evaporating fast and I'm tempted to agree with an unconstitutional amendment. Campus would be much less annoying if we flogged every half-assed activist chalking dumb sidewalk slogans...
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When the Bullshit Hits the Fan, All You Can Do Is Duck

"These classes are going nowhere. We're all just learning to work our jaws. How many of us can blow off the reading, come to class, read a paragraph and weigh in on a subject? My guess is most. We're ...
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Inspector Urges Tenants to Report Poor Housing

Ron Mowlett is the new inspector for the Isla Vista Housing Inspection Program. Since Mowlett started in June, he has handled over 250 cases, ranging from simple permit approval to fining landlords fo...
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