FEATURE: Bi Club // DNA

Ah yeah, bisexuals. You know them. See them on the street sometimes. Very obvious. That is a lie. It is a condition of using ‘LGBTQI’ in Scrabble (it’s allowed) that, to make the ‘B’, you must use one of those blank tiles that has been told it can be anything. Bisexuals, it seemed to me…

2014 En Review // Salon, VICE, Spook Magazine, IGN

I only worked as a journalist for about six months of this year. I’d pushed myself too hard, and I’d started waking up with the shakes, the sweats. I’d internalised a lot of bad human times out there on the fringe and you don’t just turn them off. Not if you care about things and…

FEATURE: The Story So Far Cry // Hyper

Back in 2012 when Far Cry 3 was just a cool whisper on the island wind before it’d be a GotY typhoon, Ubisoft initiated Protocol Pre-Release Hype as big studios like to do because money and fame and bitches. Usually this will amount to a slew of carefully curated hands-on demos and maybe they’ll fly…

INTERVIEW: Benicio Del Toro // AskMen [video]

Been writing in and around entertainment’s mouth for so long I wound up as AskMen’s entertainment editor for about two years there. It was a funny time. John Cleese told me some incomprehensible shit on speakerphone once. I talked to Dolph Lundgren about chicks and muscles. Then there was Benicio Del Toro. I am not…

INTERVIEW: The Used’s Bert McCracken // Hysteria

Hysteria wanted to put The Used dude Bert McCracken and Parkway Drive man Winston McCall on the cover of issue #18 so they asked me, “Asshole, think of something.” Being a massive fucking genius I thought it’d be OK if we put Bert (who is tiny now he’s not a mad alcoholic anymore) in a shopping…

FEATURE: I’ve Failed, I Must Kill Myself // Hyper

Samurai were such badasses. Look at these guys, they have swords and hair and everything. Video games and pop-culture at large like to portray only the warlike and ritualised aspects of them, though. In truth, if you were a samurai bro and there was no fighting going on, life was boring as shit. And you…

INTERVIEW: Tool’s Maynard James Keenan // triple j

There’s this funny thing that can happen when you start hanging around music and writing about it and maybe feel like a cool badass for a while until you realise you’re still nothing and no one reads the byline: Certain bands seem to follow you around. Or you follow them around. Or they just find you, because…

INTERVIEW: Periphery’s Misha Mansoor (On Video Games) // Hysteria

Bahahaha. Periphery had a new record out and who cares, you’re gonna like it anyway or hate it anyway. That’s music innit. So I thought, “Man I know how much of a titanic dorkola Misha is, let’s talk about video games for half an hour.” I’d just heard him give Final Fantasy VII the treatment,…