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Ah the lands of Facebook, Flickr and Instagram are abuzz with the sights and sounds of Burning Man. Even Seth Rogen announced at James Franco’s Roast on Comedy Central that he was going to Burning Man this year. Yes, it’s really the cool thing to do, at least once, and yet I’m not writhing in pain that I’m not sitting on the playa right now, or sitting in 12 hour lines that is Exodus.

2007 was my first of 3 burns, The Green Man. The themed burn all about going green and powering your camp with solar and composting your hippie hearts out. Being the proactive (read: anal) type that I am, I did as much research to find out EVERYTHING so I could anticipate my every playa need, complete with vinegar to soak my feet in when the alkaline playa dust ate away at me, to solar Christmas lights to light my tent & bike, even to a plastic jug holding kitty litter for those moments when I had to pee something fierce and didn’t want to leave my tent. Read More…

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X-Live at The Sinclair

by Sean Koepenick August 29, 2014

image via Cambridge, MA Yes, this was a Tuesday night. But it is X for chrissakes, so who cares? I had missed them the last time they came to town, so it was time to get back on that horse. I arrived at the club around 8 PM. Since I was already at my 2 […]

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The 5 Best Philip K. Dick Books

by Tony Shea August 28, 2014

Philip K. Dick was one of the great visionary science fiction writers of the 20th century, publishing forty-four novels during his highly decorated and award-winning career. Dick was nominated five times for the Nebula Award, won the John W. Campbell Award for his novel Flow My Tears the Policeman Said, as well as a Hugo […]

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Transition Time…Again: Dating

by Lenny Schmidt August 27, 2014

Relationships. The thought of a new relationship was scary, creepy, awful, bad, and painful… notice a theme? This was a transition I thought I’d never go through again. DATING!? Ugh! A new relationship with a new person? Blah! Now I have to learn someone else’s crazy? I have to find someone who will put up […]

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Fiction: Afterlife (Chapter 23)

by Mike Monroe August 25, 2014

If you’ve never read Afterlife before, click here to go to the first chapter. Photo by Michael Monroe Afterlife is a sci fi/western action serial published every other week. Join us in a post-apocalyptic journey through a future where life has become little more than a struggle for survival. However, where there’s life, there’s always […]

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Johnny Ramone Tribute – 10th Anniversary – Hollywood Forever Los Angeles

by Staff August 24, 2014

Dan O’Day McClellan, Nate Johnson and Tony Shea contributed to this article. It’s that time of year again when we celebrate the life of punk rock legend Johnny Ramone at Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles.

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Let’s Go to the Carnegie Deli, Shall We?

by Tony Shea August 24, 2014

After a long night out in Manhattan, and a very few hours of sleep, I’m off to the legendary Carnegie Deli to strap on the feedbag and recharge, since the restaurant’s motto is “If you can finish your meal, then we’ve done something wrong.” Indeed.

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Tarantino – Ranked Worst to First

by Tony Shea August 23, 2014

image via By now, Torrance, California’s own Quentin Tarantino has etched his name onto the wall of great American filmmakers. Along the way QT has won a slew of awards, both here at home and abroad, become wildly rich, and established a trademark style that is as visceral as it is distinctive. The teaser for […]

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Scenes from a Park Bench – Central Park – NYC

by Tony Shea August 19, 2014

Since I moved to New York a few months ago, my legs have been getting a workout for sure. I estimate that I have walked 500 or so city blocks by now in my treks, playing tourist. Of note so far, I’ve marched across the Brooklyn Bridge, visited the Bronx Zoo, seen the Jeff Koons […]

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Me and Charles Bukowski

by Tony Shea August 17, 2014

Charles Bukowski would have been 94 years old yesterday. The patron saint of writing drunks or drunken writers, Bukowski was a true American original who stared into the abyss and lived to tell the tale, producing more than 50 books of poetry and prose during his astonishingly prolific career. Through it all, Bukowski rode the […]

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A Burlesque Tribute – Rolling Stones (NSFW)

by Nate "Chops" Johnson August 17, 2014

In honor of Mick Jagger’s recent birthday, The Dragonfly in Hollywood held “A Burlesque Tribute to the Rolling Stones.” The performances ranged from sultry sexy classic burlesque with furs and feathers to avant-garde to the downright bizarre (which included a giant teddy bear dancing on stage). Check out the slideshow below. Warning NSFW.

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Laurence Hulse – Hottest Guy in the World (This Month)

by Mary Kay Holmes August 16, 2014

But I love your feet/only because they walked/ upon the earth and upon/ the wind and upon the waters/until they found me – Pablo Neruda

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It Came from 2000: The Palm VIIx

by Jay Hood August 15, 2014

Tap. Tap. Tappity tappity tap. Tap TAP TAP TAP! That, my friends, is the sound of productivity. That is the sound of a captain of industry hard at work. That is the sound of a mover. The sound of a shaker. The sound of a man doing BIG things. Checking his calendar. Checking his notebook. […]

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Local Possum Arrested After Outrageous Ruse

by L.D. Stringer August 14, 2014

Xavier P. Possum finds himself in the Los Angeles County Jail tonight charged with multiple counts of fraud, essentially facing life in prison since the average lifespan of a possum is only 6 to 7 years.

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In Memoriam: My Last Magazine Subscription

by Jay Hood August 13, 2014

It ended with a one-two punch. A weak jab followed by the knockout blow. Both thrown in quick succession. And when it was over, I no longer had a print magazine subscription in my name.

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