12 Sep
The historic trial of Russian feminist & political activists

In case you’ve avoided reading any online articles that had the words “pussy riot” because you thought it was spam or NSFW, let’s catch you up quickly. Pussy Riot! is a Russian punk performance collective and feminist/political activist group. In February 2012 five members staged a protest performance, or “punk prayer”, inside the Cathedral of […]


30 Aug
Two more volumes on the Russian criminal subculture

Gang and criminal subcultures are always fascinating, especially when the criminal culture comes from Russia — home to the second highest prison population per capita in the world (naturally, USA is #1! #1! #1!). We previously covered the first Russian Criminal Tattoo Encyclopedia awhile back, and unsurprisingly it has remained one of our most popular […]


4 Jul
Sure Bear Hands has some issues with our bullshit, but they still want to celebrate the 4th of July with all y'all

In honor of America’s birthday (‘MURICA’S NUMBER 1 MOTHERF*CKERS), post-punk/experimentalists Bear Hands have released a 12-minute video containing 3 songs titled Songs from Utopia Volume 1  — a collection of “quasi-political thought pieces” (tracklist below). The EP serves as a manifestation and recognition of urban consciousness, a collection of aware, outspoken songs regarding what the […]


24 Apr
Cupcakes, crossbows & crossing the Cossacks

Read more Bureaucracy for Breakfast HERE In real life, I’ve managed to avoid crossing paths with the intensely racist right wing crowd. Well, I guess there’s no difference between “intense racism” and racism, but stay with me here. I’m no stranger to anti-Semitism or Confederate flags, but besides a few unpleasant moments the people who […]


14 Mar
Also starring Ann Coulter as succubus & Santorum as... insane

Read more Bureaucracy for Breakfast HERE Are you sitting down? OK, great. In this comfy position maybe you can accept this well thought-out thesis without turning into a lamebrain naysayer: Believe it or not, the campy, Vamp’r infested world of True Blood is the perfect place for many of our extreme right wing media whores […]


20 Jan
The best way to cleanse yourself from the foul taste of the GOP

My god what a shit show the 2012 Republican Presidential campaign has turned into… wait a second, was it ever good? You got one crap stain who left his wife with cancer so he could hook up with a younger mistress talking about the “sanctity of marriage” (you know, because Jesus doesn’t want “gays” to […]


7 Oct
One half of The Cool Kids drops solo mix effort

Only a few months after The Cool Kids dropped their long anticipated debut long player, When Fish Ride Bicycles, one-half of the The Kids — Sir Michael Rocks — releases his brand new solo mixtape for the wolrd to hear. Premier Politics takes the signature golden era boom-bap style of the Chicago denizens but gives […]


23 Sep
A Q&A with jewelry designer/humanitarian Kali Arulpragasam

Kali Arulpragasam is a UK-based jewelry designer and creative force behind the avant garde line SUPERFERTILE. Her controversial, often violence-plagued work — which includes jewelry emulations of gunshot wounds, slashed flesh and head trauma — has been heavily influenced by issues involving environmental decay, geopolitics and human rights. Much like the work of her little […]