Footfall: Beach Slang Cheap Thrills on A Dead End Street (This-Is-A-We-Didn’t-Get-The-Covers-In-Time-For-Tour edition)

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“The Rumba Cafe is only slightly larger than my two bedroom apartment and smells like summer in OhioMore

Scoot When You See the Boom-Boom Boots

Scoot When You See the Boom-Boom Boots

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“Boom-Boom stands in the full-length and gives his soft nose a honk: it’s time to get zanyMore

Spundalé

Spundalé

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“What does spundalé mean?” the cashier asked. I really didn’t know what it meant, and to tell him the rules wouldn’t have gotten me my stuff back. “I don’t know,” I said and skulked out of the door.More

The BULL Interview: Curtis Dawkins

The BULL Interview: Curtis Dawkins

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“It’s easy to generalize and say the men in prison are representative of the uneducated, no-good, downright evil male. But of course it isn’t that simple More

ROUND TABLE: THE DEATH OF PRINCE

ROUND TABLE: THE DEATH OF PRINCE

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“There are writers and poets who called into question the tenants of life, but it’s popular artists, and popular acts like Prince that really did this in such a widespread wayMore

Footfall: Ryan Adams Love is Hell (Mobile Fidelity Edition)

Footfall: Ryan Adams Love is Hell (Mobile Fidelity Edition)

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“It seems only fitting that the first record I find while crate digging after a wedding would be a double LP audiophile nervous breakdown from Ryan AdamsMore

Pinball and PDA

Pinball and PDA

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“I dressed up tonight, plump flesh pressed into fishnet stockings like a juicy, punk rock ham. Fresh from KentuckyMore

BULL ON TAP: STEEL RESERVE 211

BULL ON TAP: STEEL RESERVE 211

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Its 24-ounce presence sends shudders of teenage nausea throughout the room…More

On Charles Bukowski

On Charles Bukowski

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Not every angel is going to come with a halo. Some are going to come carrying a sword and some a snake and some a bottle of port…More

BULL ON TAP: SHOCK TOP PUMPKIN

BULL ON TAP: SHOCK TOP PUMPKIN

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…like drinking a regular Shock Top out of a fetid Jack-o-lantern.More

A Photo for Your Wallet

A Photo for Your Wallet

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I had dreams that a boyfriend would mean an 8 x10 photograph framed and on the mantle, whether there was an actual mantle, it did not matter.More

BULL ON TAP: BUSCH

BULL ON TAP: BUSCH

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A 4.3% abv enigma, Busch is surprisingly drinkable with as much taste as the beer’s slogan has meaning: “Clear and bright as mountain air.”More

Life Stages: An Essay Based on an Interview with Khalil Abdul-Karim

Life Stages: An Essay Based on an Interview with Khalil Abdul-Karim

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You go to parties, you kiss girls, you try liquor, you smoke weed. You still fast during Ramadan and only then do you stick to making salat five times a day.More

Spook Show

Spook Show

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I printed out a copy of the article and showed it to my brother Art.
“Do you think that’s Tommy?” I asked him.
He stared at it. “Yes,” he said. He couldn’t stop staring at the mug shot.More

The Defeatist

The Defeatist

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Gael Monfils: Why plonk down a straightforward smash when you can leap four feet in the air and karate chop the thing home?More

Insuring the Collection: A Life With Zero Deductibles

Insuring the Collection: A Life With Zero Deductibles

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Who the hell takes out an insurance policy on their records? Someone with too many records, that’s who.More

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