Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2012

    Metallica Releases PSA To Help FBI Catch Fan's Killer

    No one has ever mistaken heavy metal pioneers Metallica as the type to give a public service announcement. However, recently the band used their celebrity to take up a special cause--  help the FBI catch the a fan's killer. The band released a PSA in order to help uncover new information that c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2011

    How 'Glee' and Lady Gaga are Making Losers Cool

    ​Remember your first day as a freshman in high school? The unbearable weight of what seemed like countless eyes on you like a ton of fleshy bricks (ew)? That helpless feeling almost always accompanied by an urgent rush to the nearest restroom, where you strategically planned your day to avoid unc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 24, 2010

    Author Tracks Pterodactyls Among Us

    ​We told you last month about an academic in Long Beach warning about flying predators: snakes formally known as Chrysopelea paradisi to be exact. Now, another academic in Long Beach is illuminating the world about a different, much larger flying predator--and this one not only glows in the dark, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2010

    Paging Samuel L. Jackson! Flying Snakes Invade Long Beach Convention Center!

    ​ The heart of the matter on the Long Beach Convention Center Grand Ballroom B stage was Chrysopelea paradisi. And what are Chrysopelea paradisi, you ask? They're freakin' flying snakes, that's what they are.With visions of flying snakes launching themselves from the stage and onto the academics w ... More >>

  • Film

    October 21, 2010

    'Boxing Gym' Packs a Punch

    The beauty and rhythm of the fight in Frederick Wisemano's knockout doc

  • Music

    September 6, 2007

    The Conservative Pundit's Nightmare

    Shock! Rapper Common links public and private issues with thoughtfulness!

  • Features

    June 28, 2007

    From Hunter to Hunted

    In his quest to free slaves around the world, Aaron Cohen thought hed seen it all. Then he went to Myanmar

  • Columns

    May 17, 2007


    'There is no life left in the paper. No humor, no edge, no spank. You are plain and boring. I dont know what you did to all these good people to run away, but I can guess. I wont pick up OC Weekly Scarlet Letters

    Chapman U. dean under scrutiny for scolding outcast fraternity

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2007


    A man using crutches but holding a gun still failed at carjacking. A motorist threw hot coffee on a bicyclist. Before he lost his wig and shoes, a man tried to steal a Nintendo game from a Laguna Beach hotel room. A man sitting in a restaurant issued death threats. A burglar stole only syringes from ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2007

    Mike from Rancho Santa Margarita: Slag Off!

    A couple of weeks ago in the wake of the Virginia Tech massacre, the Los Angeles Times published a great article about how minorities fret that one of their own is the guilty party whenever a violent tragedy occurs. Shameful apprehension is exactly what I feel whenever I read stories involving the c ... More >>

  • News

    April 26, 2007

    Angry Asian Rap Stalls Case

    VA Tech murders give OC Sheriff pal excuse

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2007

    Va Tech Murders Give OC Sheriff Pal Excuse

    At the insistence of John Barnett, OC 's legendary defense lawyer, a San Bernardino County judge refused to allow opening statements Monday in the jury trial of Raymond K. Yi, a former OC reserve deputy who faces six felony charges for a 2005 gun-related temper tantrum on a golf course. Barnett, fa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2007

    More Mexican Pooping Conspiracies

    If there's one thing the Anti-Immigrant All-Stars are good at, it's at spinning wild, wacky conspiracies about Mexicans. The latest going around, as I reported last week, was a supposed Mexican shit epidemic plaguing the streets of Dana Point. As the article points out, none of the day laborers inte ... More >>

  • News

    June 1, 2006
  • Music

    December 4, 2003

    Road Ready

    Smelling fresh and clean with Death By Stereo