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Calendar, Night&Day You Mean It’s True? Damn.

You Mean It’s True? Damn.

Trevor Paglen documents democracy's most obscure swamps: secret testing installations that don't appear on maps, extraordinary rendition centers run by the military in lawless corners of the world. While these subjects are often the disreputable domain of conspiracy thrillers and…
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Calendar, Night&Day This Is Not a Military Hangar

This Is Not a Military Hangar

One thing President Barack Obama’s lauded “transparency” will never clear up is our black empire, the classified assemblage of secret sites, operations, and agencies that gobbles up billions of taxpayer dollars every year but doesn’t exist, at least to civilians…
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Music, Autechre Crafts, Then Shreds, IDM Clichés

Autechre Crafts, Then Shreds, IDM Clichés

It's probably the worst acronym in music history. IDM. Intelligent Dance Music. The words come out in a pompous snort, sneering down at anything that deigns to be merely "dance music," the fecal by-product of unevolved dunces more attuned to…
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News, Sucka Free City

BART’s Radar Dreams

Who knew BART had teamed up with the Defense Department and a major corporate purveyor of war machines to revamp the subway system? Yeah, it sounds crazy-weird, but it's true — in fact, the collaboration is the subject of a…
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News, Matt Smith

Chemical Welfare

When Bechtel Corp. inflates federal infrastructure contracts, manipulates politicians into serving the company's economic ends, and egregiously fails to comply with Army project specifications such that mountains of aging nerve gas bombs spend excessive time deteriorating on military compounds, I…
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Calendar, Night&Day Keeping Occupied

Keeping Occupied

Legend has it that Italian director Gillo Pontecorvo's 1965 film The Battle of Algiers has served a pretty dubious dual purpose. A docudrama that chronicles the popular uprising in the Algerian capital during the late '50s against French colonial rule,…
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News, Feature Asking, Telling

Asking, Telling

Aaron Belkin has never held a gun, let alone fired one. The political science instructor has no military experience, but not because he is an openly gay man. Even if he were allowed to join the Army or were drafted,…
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Calendar, Halloween

REAL ASTROLOGY For an Unreal World

Aries (March 21-April 19): So did you hear that the Pentagon spent over $5 million last year to build a third golf course at Andrews Air Force Base? Or that the CIA is ordering La-Z-Boy recliners for its offices at…
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Hey, Sailor!

It's time to amend the old adage that you should never trust a sailor in port: Newly released Pentagon documents prove that you shouldn't trust the U.S. Navy -- or its advocates -- when it shops for a place to…
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