The lady cop that is responsible for stopping the lunatic that shot and killed 13 people and wounded 30 others at Fort Hood on Thursday is being recognized as a fearless, fast acting heroine. Sgt. Kimberly Denise Munley is a 34-year-old mom of a 3 year old daughter and lives with her husband in Kileen, TX. According to the New York Times, she ran head-on into a dangerous situation, even while being fired at by the suspect. Luckily she was not seriously ... Read More

Grunge, the photos

BY Laurie in General |

My main squeeze, photographer Michael Lavine, has a new photography book out titled Grunge. The foreward is written by Thurston Moore, and the book contains stunning photos of street kids in Seattle in the late 80's, as well as lots of seminal bands from the early 90's. It's pretty cool, and I'm super proud of him. Check out our review and a few images. Grunge By Michael Lavine and Thurston Moore (Abrams Image) The aesthetic of the underground music scene has been ... Read More
Our friend Michael sent this over, and it is precisely why I love YouTube so much. Not only do we get to peruse our favorite year in fashion, 1968, but I now have a new musical obsession: the way out sounds of one Mr. Mort Garson, an electronic composer. ... Read More
These past few weeks have presented two different kinds of swarms: ladybugs, (there is literally one stuck in my hair as I type this,) and skinny attractive people carrying instrument cases who are here touring as part of the CMJ Music Marathon. It’s hard to choose which bands to leave the house for, but a few have such a loud buzz surrounding them that you feel compelled to go sniff them out for yourself. One of those bands is Brunswick, New ... Read More
Edited by David Henry Sterry and R.J. Martin, JR. Soft Skull Press In these dark days of brokedom, who amongst us hasn't lingered a bit too long in the Etc. section of the Craigslist job postings? I mean, I do have dainty feet with nicely trimmed toenails, and if I could make my rent just by stepping on some random businessman's face, well who's to judge?? Granted, I am not brave enough (or hard up enough) to go through with such an evening's work (just yet), ... Read More
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