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2008 Stories by ERIN SMITH

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  • Square Pegs

    published November 20, 2008

    Horrorpunk originators and smooth chested crooners who ushered in the infamous devillock hairstyle (that flaccid black spike that shoots down the... More >>

  • Dynamic Duo

    published October 30, 2008

    Dance-punk band the Faint and schizophrenic rapper Kool Keith come together for a night of retro ’90s magic. Underground successes at the... More >>

  • Bill Kills!

    published October 9, 2008

    Host of NBC’s Last Comic Standing, Bill Bellamy is a familiar name to people who remember when the M in MTV began to be replaced with... More >>

  • Goin' Batty

    published October 2, 2008

    Bats have always gotten a bad rap. For as long as ghost stories and gory fables have infiltrated the minds of the imaginative and paranoid, bats... More >>

  • Fancy Footwork

    published September 25, 2008

    As a way to relieve the stress and burdens of everyday life, few activities outside of sex and recreational drug use have proven more efficient... More >>

  • Silent Mode

    published September 18, 2008

    It is a testament to the absurdity of modern times that once your card is up and death turns out the light in the glass house you call your body,... More >>

  • Tyde You Over

    published September 11, 2008

    As summer comes to an end (on the East Coast—ha!), it’s a good time to reminisce about endless days spent lounging on beach towels and... More >>

  • Four Eyes

    published September 11, 2008

    Remember when multicolored sneakers, shiny gold grills and the sonic trappings of classic rock came together to usher in what has now lost all... More >>

  • Totally Wired

    published September 4, 2008

    The electronics industry—commonly thought to be comprised of pocket-protecting gadget whores—is a club just as elitist as any hipster... More >>

  • Seeing Red

    published September 4, 2008

    In the grand agrarian tradition of choosing the living animal you’ll consume before it’s been slaughtered, picking the lobster of your... More >>

  • Mohr the Merrier

    published September 4, 2008

    Playing the douchebag sports agent in Jerry McGuire or briefly appearing on SNL as an underutilized performer (an experience he... More >>

  • Hang (Top) Ten

    published August 21, 2008

    I was the perfect audience for Nada Surf’s 1996 hit single, ‘Popular.’ 14 years old, trudging through 9th grade in my over-sized... More >>

  • Raptor Attention

    published August 14, 2008

    Our global love of those behemoth lizards of yesteryear—the tragic giants forgotten by the Bible but remembered by every grade school... More >>

  • Dese and Dose

    published August 7, 2008

    The New York School (just one name of many used to organized the nebulous ‘50s abstract expressionist movement) was a group of artists and... More >>

  • It's Pat

    published July 31, 2008

    Pat Benatar has always been a more commercial Joan Jett, an angrier Chrissie Hynde, the frenzied yet focused long lost pop sister to Nina... More >>

  • Silver Streak

    published July 24, 2008

    God bless the Flying Burrito Brother's Chris Hillman (he of Byrds fame) for seeing, through the haze of smoke at some local D.C. club, the true... More >>

  • Wave Hello

    published July 17, 2008

    Boasting 472 days of sunshine a year, San Clemente has always been a local's city and the destination point for those seeking solace from a... More >>

  • Bread and Butterfly

    published July 17, 2008

    If just the thought of intentionally munching on a garlic sautéed grasshopper, its thin legs masticated to a salty pulp on your tongue,... More >>

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