Posts filed under "Culture"

On Drugs

March 27, 2014
In the underground, drugs are here to stay. That's for sure. As far back as you want to look, you'll find artists and freaks surrounding the drug scenes of whatever era they're born into.

Instagram Barbie Boobs

November 19, 2013
My daughter was napping, and I settled myself down for a rest on the couch. I sent a couple of photos from the morning’s pumpkin patch trip to my husband, and then decided to flip through Instagram. Scrolling and tapping my way through the photos of friends and strangers, I came across something peculiar, and I paused.

As Real as it Gets

November 1, 2013
Seated, my hands rested on my bare thighs and crossed legs as the young man looked earnestly in at my face. He was searching my expression to the question he had just asked, “When are you going to get a real job?”

My Own Private Playa

October 11, 2013
I have never been to Burning Man. There, I said it. Perhaps some day if the timing and the reason is just right I'll go, but it's not anything I'm planning on. Don't get it twisted, though, it looks like an exceedingly cool event with a ton of awesome art and music and performances and really everything a young bohemian type could ask for.

Let’s All Laugh About Abuse via Twitter

July 10, 2013
I have no idea who Kelly Oxford is, but she ruined my Imgur experience last night.

Quantity over Quality: the Troll Takeover of Instagram

June 26, 2013
The recent addition of videos to Instagram seemed to appear suddenly; I hadn’t considered that the photo sharing application would deem it necessary to encroach upon the turf of Vine and Snapchat.

American as Apple Pie: The World Naked Bike Ride

June 10, 2013
A couple of weeks ago our good friend and fearless leader of the World Naked Bike Ride, Jon Dutch, suggested enthusiastically that The Burro join up with the World Naked Bike Ride (WNBR) and provide some unique documentary coverage of this wild, annual ride. The World Naked Bike Ride has been an annual ride here in Portland since 2004, with as many as 7000 riders in recent years.

Insomniac Events CEO Pasquale Rotella Indicted

May 17, 2013
Electric Daisy Carnival founder and Insomniac Events CEO, Pasquale Rotella, could be facing up to 13 years in prison for alleged embezzlement, bribery, and conspiracy in connection with the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

Here Come the Drones

April 19, 2013
Censorship is turning into something else. The whole complex system of governments, corporations, and scheming bastards who do their best to run the world is upping the stakes for saying things they don’t want you to say.

Hanging in the Balance

April 3, 2013
“Censorship reflects a society’s lack of confidence in itself. It is a hallmark of an authoritarian regime.”

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