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Ryan Bradford

Ryan Bradford lives and writes in San Diego. He is the author of Horror Business.

Ryan Bradford is a writer. The problem, he says, is that these days, most writing gigs are for websites that call stories “content,” and search-engine optimization—not creativity, or even quality—is the goal. Read more

Seen Local

AFI frontman Davey Havok has always felt like something of a trend-chaser—an artist who never seems to be satisfied in the genre he’s in. Read more

The Spotlight

Turns out my friend Taylor has been working on a parody of Bonnie Tyler’s “Total Eclipse of the Heart” called “I Totally Shit When I Fart,” which makes me thankful that beauty can still exist in this rotten world. Read more

Well, That Was Awkward

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“You just made a nonsentient object jizz!” I finally say. Never in my life did I ever think I’d be saying that into a microphone on Valentine’s Day. Read more

Well, That Was Awkward

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Full disclosure: I’ve known Ryan Seaman, the drummer for iDKHOW (stylistic shorthand for I Don’t Know How But They Found Me) for a long time. Read more

The Spotlight

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My voice raises an octave in relation to how small each new discovery is, and pretty soon my voice is so high that it’d send dogs into hysterical howls if any were nearby. Read more

Well, That Was Awkward

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I’m not saying porn will ever stop being titillating, but can it ever really feel new? Augmented reality (AR) porn seems to be the industry’s answer to this conundrum (cumundrum? Sorry.). Read more

Love and Sex Issue

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There are a lot of reasons to dislike KISS—they’re outdated, cheesy, etc.—but there’s one, big, fat, over-the-hill reason to despise them: Gene Simmons. Read more

The Spotlight

If there’s one constant on the internet, it’s this: whatever we think is fun, joyful, harmless, good or praiseworthy, give it enough time and it will become the exact opposite of that. Read more

Well, That Was Awkward

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Extreme Herman Melville voice: Call me Ryan. Read more

Staycation Issue

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My grandpa dies a couple days before Christmas. He was 92 years old. Read more

Well, That Was Awkward

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After fronting Chicago’s seminal cult ska band Slapstick in the ’90s, Kelly moved on to sing and play bass in his best-known project, The Lawrence Arms. Read more

The Spotlight

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A google search of Pitbull (aka Mr. Worldwide [or as my editor mistakenly referred to him: “Mr. Everywhere”]) reveals he’s either a really big rapper or an adorable hound. Read more

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There are right opinions and there are wrong opinions and what I’m about to say is, objectively, a wrong opinion: Hot Snakes are better than Drive Like Jehu. Read more

The Spotlight

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When I was recently scammed out of $30 from an internet con artist named “Amanda Cesario,” I wanted blood. Read more

Well, That Was Awkward

Curses! Foiled again! All I wanted this year was to get that pesky gas tax repealed. And I would’ve gotten away with it too, if it weren’t for those meddling liberals! Read more

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Missing Persons are creepy and I love it. Now, they’re not creepy in any traditional sense, but in a Lynchian way. Read more

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Gift option #5: An offer to be confrontational on the phone Read more

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For the past decade, Tristan Shone's been creating the soundtrack to a long industrial nightmare under the moniker Author & Punisher. Read more

Music Feature

Fucked Up always been an album band, and a great one at that. Read more

The Spotlight

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Tammy Greenwood is a novelist and educator. Read more

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