The death of a Southern California woman from Iraq over the weekend set off a national furor, mostly via social media sites like Facebook and Twitter.
Shaima Alawadi, a 32-year-old Muslim woman, was beaten in her El Cajon home east of San Diego last week and died in a hospital Saturday, according t ... More >>
The subgenre of hardcore called powerviolence is known for heavy riffs, blast beats and a wacky, off-beat sense of kitschy humor. It's also a very tight-knit community. While not immune from the drama and politics that plague every scene, powerviolence denizens tend of have each others' backs ... More >>
You are getting very thirsty...Updated after the jump: How to get your $2.75 back, if the Four Loko case is won!
Months after Phusion Projects pulled their "blackout in a can" off the nation's shelves and replaced it with a watered-down, far less enticing alternative (something of a ghetto p ... More >>
Retro: State and federal authorities up and down California and over to Vegas have busted up a big non-cigarette tobacco ring that allegedly avoided paying taxes -- $35 million in California excise taxes.
A bevy of state and federal agencies were involved in the three-year investigation, rac ... More >>
All photos courtesy of Josh Freeman and his squidsJosh Freeman, 34, is the guy behind those infamous Squid Hats on Etsy. You know, the ones that made the rounds of the weird crafts blogs not too long ago? Here below, he tells the story behind the Internet's most bizarre headgear.
What's with ... More >>