You never know what you're going to find at the supermarket: the neighbor you thought never left the house, a buy-one, get-one free cookie special, intriguing new "limited edition" pop tarts. And, sometimes, perhaps, racism. I don't expect supermarket to be rigidly politically correct, but th ... More >>
The temperatures have finally started getting hot and muggy -- not that we were looking forward to that or anything -- so swimsuit season is almost here.
We went looking for bikini pictures, and on Flick's Creative Commons page found many from something called The Bikini Open. A dozen of them cried ... More >>
After a slow start for 2011 compared to the deluge of excellent records that fell upon Lonesome, Onry and Mean at the beginning of 2010, we've received some fine albums in March. Lucinda Williams, Shawn Phillips, the Hickoids, Candy Golde, and Ian Moore all have new material out and much of i ... More >>
Boise State is ready to rumbleLast night, as Boise State quarterback Kellen Moore gathered the Bronco offense in the huddle to concoct one final haymaker in their prize fight with Virginia Tech, guaranteeing we were going to see some sort of fantastic finish -- either a game-winning touchdown or ... More >>
Halloween is coming, and that means many, many costuming mistakes will be made by normally sane adults. To help stop this scourge, each Thursday we will be offering tips and analysis of what to avoid, or possibly what to do.
While we don't know when or where we'll black out/get sick this Halloween, ... More >>
J. Garland McKee
Laughin' With 'Em: Southern Negro Humor in Dialect (Americana Recording, 1969)Amos & Andy. Stepin Fetchit. Aunt Jemima. Jar Jar Binks. American history is littered with people and characters who have found success by exploiting African-American stereotypes. Meet the Rev. J. ... More >>