Old folks cry, young lovers smile and cynical hipsters get confused when she's onstage. What is Lavender Diamond's peace-love-and-ecology frontlady BECKY STARK up to?
Thurston Moore & Byron Coley have an audience with YOKO ONO. Discussed: the Peace industry, Fluxus, Sarah Lawrence and her life/art before Lennon. Plus: "Yoko Tanka," a review of Ono's recordings in tanka form. With photography by Eden Batki and a selection of vintage Ono photos.
Ever been harassed by a cop? Then you know how suicide bombers get made, says DAVE REEVES.
Columnist DOUGLAS RUSHKOFF says 9/11 CONSPIRACY THEORISTS are distracting many of our brightest minds from the ongoing horror show in plain view.
Journalist Joel Rose visits 80-year-old Zen humorist/media innovator HENRY JACOBS. Plus, an appreciation of Jacobs' radio and TV work by filmmaker Mike Mills.
DEERHOOF dude Greg Saunier spiels on the joy of all-ages gigs. Plus photos of DC's early punk scene, from by photographer Susie J. Horgan's Punk Love book.
Fashion!!! Fringe knitter TINA MARRIN works off the grid in her cozy, color wonderland.
Byron Coley remembers the SUN CITY GIRLS.
Columnist MOLLY FRANCES hops on Miranda July's time machine to visit a land of seeded fruit.
Soon the State will have Hummers with cannons that can heat up people's skin half a kilometer away. The Center for Tactical Magic has some more evolved ideas about mobilizing vehicles for change. Plus: what to do when cops really want to search your car.
New "People Are Talking" columnist Brian J. Davis on what SIMON COWELL, Secretary of Defense ROBERT GATES and KELLY CLARKSON have (respectively) been up to this summer.
PShaw's "Strings": full-page comics in full color.
"Bull Tongue" columnists Byron Coley & Thurston Moore review the latest emanations from the deep underground.
C & D drink beers and check out new records by Alan Vega, Magik Markers, Blues Control, Celebration, White Rainbow, Devendra Banhart, Daniel A.I.U. Higgs, Angels of Light, Wolves in the Throne Room and Marie Sioux. They also share their feelings about the Faust IV reissue and The Source: The Untold Story of Father Yod, Ya Ho Wa 13 and The Source Family book.