What It Do: When You’ve Lost Manchin

Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia is one of the United States Senate’s most reliable advocates for gun ownership rights. The NRA itself has consistently given him an “A” score for his voting record, which makes it odd that he became the target of a recent ad released by the …

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What It Do: Nestlé Quikening

Peter Brabeck, chairman of Nestlé Group, believes organic farming is rubbish. He insists fresh water should be considered a “raw material” and controlled entirely by private interests. For good measure, he also thinks the hours in a work week should be substantially increased (though presumably not the overall compensation for …

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What It Do: Happy Dead Soldier Day

The first Memorial Day occurred in 1865, when black residents of Charleston, SC organized with teachers and ministers to transform a field of unmarked graves into a proper burial ground. Over 250 Union troops had died at the Charleston Race Course Prison, and the people were paying their respects by …

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What It Do: Rotten To The Core

Let’s first dispense with the obvious: Abercrombie & Fitch, a major component of the pop culture zeitgeist that began in the mid-‘90s, has been revealed to be the brainchild (in its modern incarnation) of a cultural sociopath. CEO Mike Jeffries, who looks like the lovechild of Gary Busey and Sloth …

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Jazz Fest 2013: Spirits Of The Delta

NOTE: Some names and identifying characteristics have been changed out of respect for the privacy of the individuals involved. All situations and quotes are faithfully recounted.

 

The New Orleans air was electric when I stepped off the train. The skyline glowed against the dark and brooding sky, distant heat …

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What It Do: The Gravity Of Reality

George W. Bush’s second term was marred by the albatross of Iraq, an ascendant Democratic Party, and the chickens of his administration’s shitty policy choices coming home to roost. Bill Clinton was hamstrung by some tapes and a blue dress. I believe there was a cigar involved.

Reagan will be …

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What It Do: Stooges Brass Band – Watch The Throne

Stooges Brass Band, a mainstay in second line parades and bar shows around New Orleans, have earned growing recognition in the broader music world for their creative incorporation of modern musical elements within a brass band framework.

Recent accomplishments include winning the Red Bull Street Kings brass band competition in …

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What It Do: What’s Really Good (In NOLA)

When I recently joined the teeming masses of music lovers descending on New Orleans for the 2013 Jazz And Heritage Festival, my ignorance of the city weighed more than my backpack. I had a (very) limited budget, no knowledge of how to get around, and zero insight into where to …

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What It Do: Things That Don’t Suck

It’s easy to get caught up in the seemingly unending torrent of things in the world that, frankly speaking, suck nasty toe cheese. There’s the ongoing effort by the world of high finance to turn the global economy into a gated community, with most of us on the wrong side …

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What It Do: The Conspiracy Hustle

The first information I saw about the Boston Marathon bombing was a Facebook post from BuzzFeed. Within minutes, Huffington Post had a “live update” page going. Over the next few hours, media outlet updates mixed with personal reactions, which were mostly variations on expressions of horror at the bombing and …

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