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Psychotherapist Philip Chard talks about drug ads, and how the fake positivity influences people to buy dangerous substances. Read more

Out of My Mind by Philip Chard 2 Comments

Mark Stein unearths many quizzical facts in Vice Capades, starting with the anti-tobacco tract written by Britain’s James I. Read more


The War on Drugs began in the 1930s when the director of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics launched a scare campaign equating pot with heroin and convinced Congress to outlaw marijuana. Martin Torgoff’s Bop Apocalypse: Jazz, Race, The Beats, ... Read more


Walking Simulators, the Resident Evil 2 Remake, and YouTube Streaming Comes to the PlayStation 4!AudioListen to the latest PressureCast on iTunes, Stitcher or Direct Link.VideoLet us know what you think. Leave us a voice or text message at 95.. Read more

Video Games are Dumb

Well before it became a political football, China made headlines with tales of economic growth in the face of a global downturn and reports of poor conditions in its factories. Eric Jay Dolin’s well-crafted account of chapter one in Read more


The Ryan Braun case raises plenty of questions about the rules of baseball, all right, just not the one sportswriters... Read more

Taking Liberties 11 Comments

In the firmament of celebrated Americana, there is Mom, apple pie, football and beer—but there most certainly... Read more

News Features 2 Comments

Noir. The word has at least two meanings—the first is blackness, darkness and mystery; the other defines a genre of fiction in which hard-boiled detectives and cops mop up crime or commit them, and the common theme is death of the cop or th... Read more


In his infamous roast of Bob Saget, Norm MacDonald did a ballsy routine he'd later describe as having "no jokes and no delivery, only context." It was a remarkably incisive experiment, but sure enough, even with the worst material and the worst de.. Read more

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%uFFFD Seven people died of heroin overdoses in Milwaukee County last year, and six in 200 Write: or comment on this story online at ,Cover Story Read more

Happening Now 11 Comments

China’s fascination with crickets has recently been exhibited in cricket beauty Los Angeles Times ,Chuck Shepherd's News of the Weird Read more

News of the Weird 3 Comments