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Politics | Op-Ed

Victor Davis Hanson: Our Summer of Cultural Suicide

Professional sports, universities, and the motion-picture industry all know that what they are doing is bad for business. They also are ignorant of history and cannot be persuaded that they are destroying themselves.

News | The News

National Museum Of African American History: Valuing ‘Hard Work,’ Being ‘Polite,’ ‘Objectivity’ All ‘Aspects’ Of ‘Whiteness

Literature from the National Museum of African American History & Culture says concepts like valuing hard word and time, and being polite and objective are all aspects of whiteness or white culture in the United States. “The National Museum of A

Miscellaneous | This is stuff I like

Slang words from the 1950s that we should bring back - Insider

Slang is an ever-changing thing — but here are 10 slang terms from the 1950s that we think deserve a comeback in 2020.

Miscellaneous | Education

And Now a UCLA Crucifix for Prof. Gordon Klein Along Academia’s Appian Way | The American Spectator | Politics Is Too Important To Be Taken Seriously.

There is a tragically moving scene at the end of the fabulous epic film Spartacus, where we see that the Romans...

Psychology | Future of Work

The Office Is Far Away. Can Its Culture Survive?

Bosses fear that if remote working arrangements last much longer that relationships will fray and innovation may suffer.

Food & Drink | Food & Drink

Mai-Kai Cocktail Guide

Updated April 27, 2020 NEW: The Atomic Grog joins The Trader Brandon Transmissions Don’t miss our Tiki Tuesday chat April 28 with Brandon Kleyla on his Instagram page. UPDATED: MAI-KAI GALLON…

Entertainment | Culture/Art

Ian Glaubinger "Tiki Bars Across the USA" Print (Timed Release)

4-color screenprint on French Paper Parcel Wrap Kraft18 x 24 inchesnumbered (edition size TBD)**this is a timed edition, therefore the edition size will be determined by how many prints sell in a 72-hour period This print will be available for sale Apr

News | News

This Week's Sanity Report from Israel March 15, 2020

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel March 15, 2020 Although Israel has closed its international borders to counter the coronavirus, Israelis continue with their life-enhancing activities and innovative developments. These include medical breakthro

News | News

This Week's Sanity Report from Israel March 1, 2020

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel March 1, 2020 The coronavirus is currently one of the top “bad news” stories, but Israel is busy countering it – there are seven relevant articles in this week’s positive Israel newslette

News | News

This Week's Sanity Report from Israel Feb. 16, 2020

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Feb. 16, 2020 This week’s newsletter is full of examples of Israeli individuals and innovations going above and beyond what previously was imaginable. Controlling a single cell, decoding brain signals and

News | News

Downtown’s Broadway poised to be first LA street to ban cars

A 1.5-mile stretch would be open to pedestrians, bikes, scooters, and buses—but not private vehicles.

Politics | Op-Ed

Enough Of Hollywood’s Vapid, Hypocritical Girl Power Schtick

Last night’s Academy Awards ceremony was quite possibly the greatest display of heroism since D-Day. I may, in fact, be underselling it. After all, the men who stormed the beaches of Normandy were wearing gauche, cliched uniforms. At least the actor

News | News

This Week's Sanity Report from Israel Feb. 9, 2020

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Feb. 9, 2020 The highlights include: A new treatment may be a future cure for Alzheimer’s and other brain diseases. Microsoft Israel is developing an app to help patients find clinical trials. WIZO celebrates

News | News

This Week's Sanity Report from Israel Feb. 2, 2020

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Feb. 2, 2020 Israel is essential for maintaining the safety and smooth-running of governments, world economies, global health systems, multinationals and more. This week’s newsletter includes recent news o

News | News

This Week's Sanity Report from Israel Jan. 26, 2020

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Jan. 26, 2020 The highlights include: A new Israeli treatment could be a cure for Type 2 diabetes. An Israeli wristband device treats irregular heartbeats. A government leadership program for children of Israeli

Politics | Hollywood Propaganda

Freeform's 'The Bold Type' Lectures Against 'Toxic Masculinity' via Woke Female SJWs

As we usher in the new year, we also get to usher in Hollywood’s many liberal shows that have come back from their winter break. Freeform’s The Bold Type is definitely at the top of the list of leftist agenda-driven shows, and Thursday’s episode “Legends

Politics | Op-Ed

The Abuse of Men Has to Stop

Men have been left out in the cold too long.

News | News

This Week's Sanity Report from Israel Jan. 19, 2020

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Jan. 19, 2020 The earth-shattering Israeli innovations and activities in this week’s newsletter are again making a global impact. The US and UK have adopted new Israeli medical devices and have invited doz

Miscellaneous | Potpourri

Why Ricky Gervais’s Criticism of Hollywood Is So Satisfying | Psychology Today

Ricky Gervais’ message may resonate because he calls out entitlement, self-importance, and moral hypocrisy.

Miscellaneous | Potpourri

The Narcissism and Grandiosity of Celebrities | Psychology Today

Here is a thought: Entertain us at the movies and in concert halls, and leave the science for scientists.

Politics | The War On Gender

'Saved By The Bell' Revival Casts Biological Male to Play 'Most Popular Girl in School'

Did you know that a revival of Saved By The Bell was in development? If you're a nineties child like me, you probably watched the show more than you care to admit. It's been a while since we've heard any news about the revival since it was announced in Se

News | News

This Week's Sanity Report from Israel Dec. 29, 2019

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Dec. 29, 2019 Many of the latest Israeli discoveries, innovations and activities can only be described as “miraculous”. They include new molecules that promise cures for Lupus, cancer, age-related di

News | News

This Week's Sanity Report from Israel Dec. 22, 2019

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Dec. 22, 2019 The highlights include: Trials of an Israeli treatment for pancreatic cancer have already extended lives. School students brought their teacher back to life with CPR. The UN heard about Israeli equ

Politics | Op-Ed

What Good Is Cheaper Stuff If It Comes At The Expense Of Community?

Should we be so eager to destroy communities for cheap consumer goods? Perhaps a little less efficiency in capital allocation wouldn't be so bad, after all.

Entertainment | Entertainment

The Only Thing Marvelous About Season Three’s Mrs. Maisel Is Her Selfishness

Midge Maisel’s brand of enlightenment clearly involves placing her own desires above the needs and wants of those she has a duty to put first.

Miscellaneous | Other Stuff

How the Loss of the Landline Is Changing Family Life

The shared phone was a space of spontaneous connection for the entire household.

News | News

This Week's Sanity Report from Israel Dec. 9, 2019

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Dec. 9, 2019 The Highlights Include: Israeli researchers have discovered a new way to destroy pancreatic tumors. A Tel Aviv conference featured the latest life-saving Israeli medical technology. Israeli technolo

Entertainment | Culture/Art

theLAnd Magazine

By locals, for locals.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

X doesn't mark the spot: As Millennials and Baby Boomers feud, a generation is left out

Generation X has largely earned a reputation for being disconnected politically, and is overshadowed by the older Baby Boomers and the younger Millennials.

News | News

This Week's Sanity Report from Israel Nov 24, 2019

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Nov 24, 2019 The highlights include: Doctors can now repair knees using Israeli-developed artificial cartilage. Israel received a humanitarian award for its aid to Puerto Rica. An Israel-developed herbicide cont

News | News

This Week's Sanity Report from Israel Nov. 17 2019

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Nov. 17 2019 The highlights include: A new Israeli treatment successfully protected six severely ill sepsis patients. An Israeli emergency paramedic delivered 3 babies in 48 hours. Israeli heart surgeons saved 8

Entertainment | Culture/Art

THE FENCE | Award Winning Short Film

Set on the rough and ready streets of 1980's Bristol. This Short follows a council estate boy and his scoundrel friends as they rip through the estates. Moto...

Politics | Op-Ed

The Derangement Syndromes of Our Time – American Greatness

In the absence of religion, patriotism, and traditions of family and community, people have found new ideologies to absorb their passions.

Entertainment | Culture/Art

L.A. Taco - Celebrating The Taco Lifestyle in Los Angeles

We are completely obsessed with Los Angeles, and introduce you to the best tacos, art, music, and people.

Food & Drink | Bars/Restaurants/Venues

Tiki bar 'boom': What's behind the latest revival in metro Detroit?

Tiki bars have come and gone, but the latest iteration of tiki, in metro Detroit at least, swings in favor of the fun and frivolous, a balm after the professorial stylings of the classic cocktail revival of the last decade.

Miscellaneous | Miscellaneous

Finding America at a Back-Roads Gas Station – American Greatness

DICKERSON, Md.—Everything happens for a reason.

At least that's what people tell you when your plans go south.

Driving from Pittsburgh to Washington, D.C., recently, I did as I nearly always do: I clicked the "avoid highways" option on Google Maps and c

Entertainment | Celebrities!

Celebrities on Planes in the 1970s: The Photos

In these photographs from the same decade—when air travel wasn't the nightmare it is today—​movie stars and musicians relax, party, and pose on their private jets.

Politics | Op-Ed

The Conventional Wisdom About Millennial Suffering Is A Myth

Despite a sense of unearned victimhood, millennials haven't had it harder than those who came before them. In most ways, the opposite is true.

Politics | Politics

Middle-Class Americans Are Sick of Elite Privilege - The Atlantic

If Democrats want to address simmering middle-class anger, they need to deliver justice.

Travel | Israeli Culture

From Small Marketplaces to the Culinary Markets: The Evolution of Food in Israel

When did cooks become chefs and then cultural idols? When did we become so addicted to food and cooking blogs? How did breakfast become a culinary event?...

Miscellaneous | Other Stuff

How To Combat Our Culture’s Rampant Self-Supremacy Problem

The terms self-supremacy and self-supremacist capture the intent and the ultimate agenda of power elites. Self-supremacists are control freaks.

Travel | Travel

Things Americans didn't realize were American until they went abroad - INSIDER

Cultural differences can lead to moments of confusion for Americans traveling abroad. Here are 10 things that have surprised Americans outside the US.

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

We’re Jews, We’re Not White, We Define Ourselves | Jewish Journal

Last Sunday, I took my son Alexander, 9, to hear a performance of the Hebrew Choir Festival, which “aims to promote Hebrew as the common global Jewish language.” He didn’t want to go — it was a gorgeous afternoon — but I increasingly prioritize stuff like this.

News | Israel/Jewish Community

Dershowitz: Jews Must Never Be Afraid to Use Their Well-Earned Power

No other group is ever accused of having too much power and influence. That false claim – dating back to times and places where Jews had little or no influence – is an anti-Semitic trope that tells us more about the anti-Semites who invoke it that it

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

Now they call us ‘White Jews’: A new American antisemitism

If you remain silent when you hear the term “white Jews,” you are not doing your part to stop this creeping hatred.

Politics | PC Culture

PETA Strikes Again: Stop Using 'Anti-Animal Language'

On Tuesday, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) issued a tweet calling for human beings to stop using “anti-animal language” and using “speciesism” in conversations. PETA demanded some changes to everyday language, including:

Miscellaneous | Interesting stories

The Story Of 'Whittier Blvd.,' A Song And Place Where Latino Youth Found Each Other

One of the first Chicano rock bands, Thee Midniters were often called East L.A.'s Beatles. Their instrumental track "Whittier Blvd." was a regional smash that pointed to a coming cultural movement.

Politics | PC Culture

This New Study About The Unpopularity Of Political Correctness Will Shock You | Daily Wire

On Wednesday, Yascha Mounk, lecturer on government at Harvard University, wrote a fascinating piece for The Atlantic regarding a new study from Stephen Hawkins, Daniel Y

Politics | Op-Ed

Stop Apologizing for Our History | National Review

Today’s ill-informed critics of Churchill would be speaking German if he had not led the fight against Hitler.

Miscellaneous | Judaism

Sitting Next To Your Spouse In An Orthodox Synagogue

On separate seating in the synagogue

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

A Journey to the Moral Center of "Bro"

I've been thinking about Brad a lot lately, ever since I watched the Netflix hit rom-com, To All The Boys I've Loved Before, based on the book of the same name by Jenny Han. I felt I needed to know: Why do I care so much? Why now? Why this bro?

Politics | Interesting Links

Is Islam a Religion of Peace?

Is Islam a religion of peace? Is it compatible with Western liberalism? Or does Islam need a reformation, just as Christianity had the Protestant Reformation...

Politics | Op-Ed

Is Diversity Really Our Strength? | National Review

Every successful experiment in diversity requires commonality.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

Online Museum Is Preserving 'Endangered' Sounds for Future Generations | Mental Floss

Test your knowledge with amazing and interesting facts, trivia, quizzes, and brain teaser games on MentalFloss.com.

Politics | Op-Ed

How to Think about Privilege | National Review

Progressives misuse the term “white” as a catch-all for everything they dislike.

Miscellaneous | Other Interesting Stories

7 awkward situations people didn't have to worry about 30 years ago

Awkward moments are a given if you're a human being who works, dates, and has friends. But some of the most awkward situations possible have to do with digital technology and would have been unimaginable to previous generations.

Miscellaneous | Interesting stories

The Colorful History of the Rowdies, Radicals and Ruffians of Ocean Beach

Grassroots and Progressive views on local, national and world news

News | The News

Generation Shapiro | National Review

Shapiro is someone that both Trump’s right-leaning opponents and right-minded friends respect.

Entertainment | Culture/Art

Defining Tiki – An Observation

Disclaimer: This subject has been very hot-button in many social media forums as of late. The statements in this blog are the opinions of the writer. Tiki has experienced a resurgency of sorts with…

News | The News

LES FEMMES - THE TRUTH: On Cultural Appropriation and Whoopi Goldberg

Culturally insensitive first graders do Mexican Hat Dance! You've all heard the diatribes against those who commit the mortal sin of "cu...

Travel | Travel

Route 66 – the US road trip favourite – is under threat

There are few journeys as quintessentially American as a road trip along Route 66, but the “main street of America” may be under threat.

Music | Music

Dear Cool Dads and Moms: Stop Bringing Your Children To Concerts

They won’t have fun. You won’t have fun. The people around you definitely won’t have fun.

Miscellaneous | Other Stuff

Where Has Teen Car Culture Gone?

Something is missing in the lives of today’s adolescents: that magical coming-of-age feeling when a whole world opened up.

Food & Drink | Food & Drink

Are We Done Hating Brunch? | The New Yorker

Sadie Stein writes about the resurgence of brunch in popular culture.

Politics | Politics

Opinion | Three Cheers for Cultural Appropriation - The New York Times

If we make people stay in the ethnic and racial lane assigned to them by accident of birth, we’ll lose everything that makes this country great.

Miscellaneous | Mid Century

These photos show an idealized vision of midcentury America… with a subtle hint of weirdness

Not much is known about Nina Leen, the Russian-born Life photographer who moved to New York in 1939 and proceeded to spend the next four decades making some of the best — and least remembered —…

Miscellaneous | Interesting Stuff

I'm British, and I experienced the biggest culture shock when I started working in the US

The UK and the US are not all that different. But as a British person living and working in America, I experienced a huge culture shock at work.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Stuff

To Brits with knickers in a twist over Americanisms: don't get your panties in a bunch | Science | The Guardian

Many ‘American’ phrases are actually British but a new book argues why we say what we say reveals a lot about our cultures

Miscellaneous | Interesting Stuff

10 Ways Americans and Europeans Differ | HowStuffWorks

HowStuffWorks looks at come of the cultural differences between Europe and America, like ice consumption, metric system and portion sizes.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Stuff

The Overwhelming Emotion of Hearing Toto’s “Africa” Remixed to Sound Like It’s Playing in an Empty Mall | The Ne

Jia Tolentino writes that editing a song to sound like it’s coming from a specific space—such as “Africa,” by Toto, as if it were playing in a mall—fights against the digital isolation of our times.

Visual Arts | Chicago Arts

A New Exhibit Spotlights a Rarely Seen Keith Haring Mural | Chicago magazine | March 2018

The Chicago Cultural Center displays one of our city’s most impressive public artworks in March.

Music | Music

Quincy Jones Has a Story About That | GQ

Quincy Jones has run with Frank Sinatra. Michael Jackson. Malcolm X. Prince. Tupac. Even Leni Riefenstahl—and the 84-year-old music legend has a tale for every famous name.

Miscellaneous | Other Stuff

Whatever Happened to Generation X?

As they head into middle age, the “slacker” generation of Philadelphians — sandwiched between the never-say-die boomers and the all-about-us millennials — is feeling overlooked, overworked and overwhelmed. But their chill, pragmatic approach to li

Sports | Cycling

Ride On Flair

These are one inch flair buttons. There are 8 buttons in this set. Set inspired by Leslie Ashe.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

27 fascinating maps that show how Americans speak English differently across the US

A survey of more than 30,000 people, turned into a series of maps, showcase the linguistic quirks that make American English such a fascinating dialect.

Entertainment | Culture/Art

Art-topia, Part 3: Everyone’s business

Accompanied by a thriving local economy, this interconnection of neighborhoods can also lend a sense of living in a real city, rather than a collection of suburbs and shopping malls linked by freeways.

Miscellaneous | Random shit

3 Things People Who Served In The Military Do That Make Them Look Like Tools

While it’s great to be proud of one’s service, it’s also the mark of a huge tool bag if he is unable to talk about anything but his time in the belly of the beast.

Miscellaneous | Other Kinds of Whatnot

Generation X had the luxury of being rebel slackers, but Millennials have to be total squares

You know Generation X. The ones who skateboarded through high school with flannel shirts and angry music during a period of economic stability. The ones who criticized the establishment while…

Entertainment | Culture/Art

Diving Into the 1980s Mod Scene with Photographer Paul Hallam

We spoke to Hallam about his new book, Odds & Sodds , a collection of photos from the early-80s mod scene.

Music | Music

Goth So White? | Black representation in the Post-Punk scene

Before post-punk and Goth in the early days of Punk, British film director, DJ and musician Don Letts pretty much ran the scene at The Roxy in London, spinning primarily reggae…

Visual Arts | Visual Arts

Surreal Collages Revealing the Absurdity of Popular Culture | AnOther

A new exhibition by Belgian artist Sammy Slabbinck turns clippings from vintage magazines into witty compositions

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links!

What's the Truth About the First Thanksgiving?

Should Americans celebrate Thanksgiving as a day of gratitude? Or should they mourn it as a day of guilt? Michael Medved, author of The American Miracle, shares the fascinating story of the first Thanksgiving.

Miscellaneous | OTHER STUFF

Photographing Eastern Europe's Fading Jewish Architecture – Tablet Magazine

Photographer David Kaufman looks at the world through a historical lens. Quite literally, in fact, as he shoots with bellows, the folding attachment used on cameras since the Civil War. Though Kaufman is fascinated by the past, his old-fashioned equipmen

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

Where the Small-Town American Dream Lives On | The New Yorker

As America’s rural communities stagnate, what can we learn from one that hasn’t?

Politics | Politics

No gracias, La Gracia

What she loves is a purified, whitewashed version of our culture—a safe and romanticized Mexico she built for herself while vacationing in resorts and wintering in Sayulita. Then she tried to sell it back to a community.

Entertainment | Culture/Art

Critiki’s Ten Best Tiki Bars in the World 2017

These are the ten best tiki bars found in the world today, as rated by the best tiki experts around: the members of Critiki. Critiki is a travel guide and historic archive of Polynesian Pop culture…

Politics | Politics

A Chicano Community In San Diego Is Outraged Over A White Woman's Attempt To Open A 'Modern Fruteria'

Jenny Niezgoda clearly didn't do her homework. The travel blogger and self-proclaimed "barefoot bohemian" released a now-canceled Kickstarter campaign and accompanying video for her next passion project - a "plant-based cocina" and "modern fruteria"

Politics | Education or Indoctrination?

NO MORE SHAKESPEARE: Yale ‘Decolonizes’ English Department After Being Accused Of Too Much ‘Whiteness’

Yale has successfully “decolonized” its English department, and some lucky students are now enrolled in a new course created by the department to ward off claims of departmental racism. Better yet, new standards have been implemented to guarantee a mo

Politics | Politics

Breaking Bread: Appropriation or Appreciation? The Case of Mexican Food

Miscellaneous | Other Interesting Stories

How We Killed Expertise - POLITICO Magazine

Average Americans have never much liked eggheads. That’s not a bad thing in itself: Americans are a skeptical but level-headed people

Miscellaneous | Mid Century

Photographer Compares 1960s Postcards Vs. How These Places Look Today, And The Difference Is Unbelievable | Bored Panda

Not long ago an old matchbook laying on photographer Pablo Iglesias Maurer's desk caught his eye. Or rather, it was the postcard-like picture on it, of a resort

Miscellaneous | OTHER STUFF

Paying the price for breakdown of the country's bourgeois culture

These basic cultural precepts could be followed by people of all backgrounds and abilities, especially when backed up by almost universal endorsement.

Music | Music

The Best Mod Bands/Artists

in the 1950s and 1960s, mod culture dominated most of what was going on in the UK in terms of culture. Mods were hip and cool, and it was reflected in the trend setting fashion and music to come from that time period. Though originally named after those w

Entertainment | Culture/Art

The Best Tiki Albums To Get You In The Mood For Tiki Oasis

Swingers, light your tiki torches! On the eve of this year’s epic Tiki Oasis festival, in San Diego, we thought it would be prudent to kindle the beacon fire with a little Tiki 101 list. For our selections, we will be focusing on the nittiest and gritti

Music | Music

Elvis & ‘Cultural Appropriation' - Music Works Best When Borrowed

If cultural appropriation is a crime, charge Elvis Presley. Culture thrives when it’s all shook up ...

Politics | The Hall of Idiots

Why Professional Cuddling Is Booming Under Trump - Rolling Stone

In the wake of Donald Trump's election, people struggled to figure out how to cope – and some found the answer was as simple as human touch.

Entertainment | Culture/Art

Hong Kong Hustle best blog in HK | Hong Kong Hustle

Hong Kong Hustle - the best blog about music, fashion, nightlife, art, film, culture and cool in HK. Your guide to the city!

Entertainment | Culture/Art

Jaded In Chicago

Originally a printed zine from 1998 – 2004, Jaded In Chicago has returned exclusively online. Our goal is to provide coverage of Chicago’s expansive independent

Entertainment | Culture/Art

Classic San Diego Tiki - ClassicSanDiego.com

Polynesian-themed restaurants and tiki bars from the San Diego area’s past and present. How many of theses classic San Diego tiki joints do you know?

Entertainment | Culture/Art

The Mod Generation

Where mods of all generations get together to swap stories, share photos and videos, and keep up to date on the latest mod events and sounds

Entertainment | Culture/Art

Modern day Mod UK - BBC News

Extraordinary photographs of the style and community of the contemporary Mod scene

Miscellaneous | Other Stuff

The average American has only one close friend — here's how we got to this point

Stanford psychologist Emma Seppala says Americans are experiencing a crisis of loneliness, and it's partly a result of our desire for independence.

Entertainment | Culture/Art

This Teen Took Candid Photos of the 70s' Biggest Rock Stars

Photographer Brad Elterman relives his glory days of shooting David Bowie, Joan Jett, Bob Dylan, and KISS.

Entertainment | Culture/Art

We Had a Teen Interview High Schoolers About Their Music Tastes

The biggest takeaway is that trap music can help with your homework.

Politics | Politics

It feels like America is descending into chaos | New York Post

I turned 7 in 1968, and though my memories are necessarily fuzzy, I can still sum up a queasy sense of the chaos that pervaded the year as it streamed out of...

News | Interesting Stuff

How Old is "Old"? The Answers Vary by Age | Money

Definitions of "old" and "young" vary depending on your age, a new study by U.S. Trust shows.

Politics | Politics

Actually, hate speech is protected speech - LA Times

Here are the most popular slogans about speech, and why they're wrong

Miscellaneous | OTHER STUFF

How to Smoke a Cigar Like You Actually Know What You’re Doing

Wondering how to smoke a cigar without looking like a greenhorn? In this guide, we'll teach you how to puff one like a seasoned pro.

Music | Music

The genesis of punk rock.

Punk rock is considered a product of the ’70s, when bands like the Ramones, the Sex Pistols and the Clash propelled the style into the mainstream. But punk really has its roots in the early ’60s, when three chord bashers with attitude first establishe

Sports | Cycling

The SheWolves pedal for empowerment

Three years ago, Angie Beaulieu and Magz Lemaster came together to build a biking community for female-identifying individuals.

Music | Music

The Damned on the Dawn of U.K. Punk, Getting Back at the Beatles

The Damned's Dave Vanian and Captain Sensible reflect on their 40-year career, from releasing the first punk single to gigging with Motörhead's Lemmy.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

The Possible Origins of 7 Instantly Recognizable Visual Clichés | Mental Floss

Test your knowledge with amazing and interesting facts, trivia, quizzes, and brain teaser games on MentalFloss.com.

Entertainment | Culture/Art

Black Flag documentary on artist Raymond Pettibond

Documentary which largely focuses on the artwork side of Black Flag. Interviews with Keith, Chuck, Henry, Raymond and for some reason Flea. If you're into fl...

Entertainment | Culture/Art

British Mods and Rockers of the 1960's

An entertaining and informative one hour BBC program about the 1960's Mods and Rockers. Clarifying the relationship between the two youth groups. The documen...

Entertainment | Culture/Art

The Story of Skinhead with Don Letts

No racists of fascists are welcomed here! : )

Entertainment | Culture/Art

East LA Youth Culture mini doc

This mini-documentary is a student project by Pilar Tompkins Rivas, prepared for the Visual Research Methodologies Course at Claremont Graduate University. I...

Entertainment | Humor

Jonah Ray Heads to Boston in the First Episode of ‘Hidden America’

Today's a big day for early series premieres -- first IFC uploaded the season 5 Comedy Bang! Bang! premiere a week early, and now Seeso has released the first episode of Jonah Ray's travel show parody Hidden America ahead of its debut next Thurs

Music | Music

PSYCHOBILLY: A Cancer on Rock 'n' Roll (2004) A film by Mike Decay

Join the party: http://www.phantomcreep.com Director: Mike Decay - Producers: Ronni Thomas & Mike Decay - Editor: Jay Bones

Music | Music

How a St. Louis neighborhood called the Ville helped define Chuck Berry's art

Chuck Berry was to St. Louis what Prince was to Minneapolis, what Elvis was to Memphis and what Sinatra was to New Jersey: Its citizens didn’t agree on much, but Berry was sacrosanct.

Music | Music

David Byrne's New Doc 'Contemporary Color' Shows Off 'Art Sport' And Indie Stars

The newly released trailer teases a film where dance troupes from across the country pair with some of independent music's biggest stars on a (big) Brooklyn stage.

Food & Drink | Coffee

Angry Catfish Bicycle + Coffee Bar, Minneapolis, MN

Angry Catfish has the best coffee and bicycle sales and service in Minneapolis, MN. We offer bikes made by such great manufacturers as Salsa, Moots, Niner, All City, Surly, Lynskey, Shinola, Foundry, and Parlee. We also carry top of the line bicycle cloth

Food & Drink | Bars/Restaurants/Venues

HandleBarSTL | HandleBar

Entertainment | Radio

KCRW 89.9FM | Music, NPR News, Culture Los Angeles

KCRW creates & curates music discovery, NPR news, cultural exploration and informed public affairs. From Los Angeles to around the world, KCRW.com.

Entertainment | Culture/Art

9 Reasons To Bring Back Cocktail Parties (PHOTOS) | The Huffington Post

Your grandparents probably enjoyed one trend that has sadly since died a thousand deaths: The cocktail party. These gatherings dominated the 1950s and 19...

Music | Music

We Were There: Voices from L.A. Punk’s First Wave | An Oral History hosted by Alice Bag

(Originally run in Razorcake #79, April / May 2014) My name is Alicia Velasquez, but I’m better known as Alice Bag. I grew up in East L.A., the daughter of Mexican immigrants. In the late 1970s, I …

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

A Response to Yesterday’s Anti-Semitic Hate Crime from a “Whiny Brat Jew”

By now you’ve probably already heard that on Tuesday night students discovered swastikas graffitied in McCabe. I’m not sure what’s

Music | Music News

Could This Be the End of Paul Simon’s Rhymin’? - The New York Times

Mr. Simon, 74, said in an interview that he was ready to give up music, despite the popularity of his latest album, “Stranger to Stranger,” and his current tour.

Entertainment | Miscellaneous Disney

How World War II Changed Walt Disney | TIME

How two crises— a crippling strike and the Second World War— changed the Disney studio (and Walt himself) forever

Architecture & Interior Design | Threatened History & Preservation

Preservation Roundup: 13 Historic Places We Are Thankful For - Los Angeles Magazine

From Frank Lloyd Wright to Clifton's Cafeteria, this was a great year for old buildings in Los Angeles

Miscellaneous | Other Kinds of Whatnot

17 Horrifying Vintage Pictures of Disneyland Characters | Mental Floss

Yikes. Since its opening in 1955, Disneyland has been synonymous with childhood wonder and magic. Often called the "happiest place on Earth," the park gives children a chance to meet their favorite Disney characters. But one can imagine that the experience was a whole lot less magical in the '50s, when the characters were more creepy than cute.

News | Jewish Community

Orthodox Belief in God and Faith Is Spreading — Got a Problem With That? - Opinion – Forward.com

The Pew study shows Orthodox values like belief in God and adherence to custom are spreading. Mordechai Lightstone asks why any Jew would have a problem with that — even if some evangelical Christians feel the same.

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Why I Wear a Jewish Star on My Necklace – Tablet Magazine

When I was in fifth grade, my great-aunt took me to an Indian jewelry store in Chicago’s West Rogers Park neighborhood and bought me a necklace with a Jewish star pendant. It had only been three years since we immigrated from what’s now the former Sov

News | The News

'Dukes of Hazzard' Toy Car Axed Amid Confederate Flag Controversy

This isn’t the first time the Dukes’ mode of transportation has been at the heart of a controversy

News | Jewish Community

Catskills Colony Collapse: Bungalows Hit By Zoning, Will Be Replaced by Upscale Housing – Tablet Magazine

The Catskills bungalow colonies that have played host for countless Jewish vacationers for decades are now becoming extinct. On Monday, the Times Herald-Record reported that new zoning regulations in Sullivan County, NY, updated last October, have encour

Miscellaneous | Other Kinds of Whatnot

In Defense of Hipsters

Exterminate hipsters!

Not the people. The people are fine -- inasmuch as anyone even knows what they are anymore. A few are great, some are annoying, most are probably pretty unremarkable, same as with everything else. I’m saying exterminate the word "hipsters."

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Rachel Dolezal's Artwork Is Not Only Problematic, It Might Be Plagiarized

Rachel Dolezal, the former president of the NAACP chapter in Spokane, Washington, who was "outed as white" last week after allegedly pretending to be black for nearly a decade, is also an &q

Food & Drink | The Cocktail Hour

America drinks just as much as it did in the Mad Men era

Mad Men can make the 1960s seem like a non-stop booze-fest. Do not be fooled.