Few writers have seen their words blamed for obscenity trials, White House shootings, and triple suicides, but fuck all you other writers—I’m a unique case. I get into more trouble than anyone I’ve ever met. So as I sat for nearly two-and-a-half years locked in a cell, I put pencil to paper and tried to [...]
One Man’s Miraculous Ability to Absorb the World’s Guilt
Death in Mexican Popular Culture
Edited by Harvey Bennett Stafford Contributions from Diego Rivera, José Posada, Cuauhtémoc Medina and Lorna Scott Fox
How a culture approaches and depicts death says a lot about the way it faces life. In America, death is a fixture of pop culture, shown in fantasies that are violent but curiously detached from reality and moral lessons. In Mexico, death occupies a much different cultural space. Muerte! explores the lurid history of Mexico’s fascination [...]
An Irreverent Survey of Sex in the Scriptures
Ben Edward Akerley
That’s right, friends. We’re talking about the Holy Bible, a book filled with incest, rape, adultery, exhibitionism, debauchery, abortion, prostitution, drugs, bestiality, castration, scatology—all the nasty stuff! First published to national religious nausea in 1985, this expanded edition of The X-Rated Bible excerpts and explains many of the weird dirty stories found in the Holy [...]
Edited by Missy Suicide
Pin-Up Punk Rock and Goth Girls.
Getting a Life in a Locked-Down Land
Many of us feel like fugitives from the media-driven stereotype of a booming country composed of compliant consumers. Where are the seekers, the free thinkers, the advocates, the rebels?
In this brutally honest love letter to the individual, to freedom, to life itself, longtime alternative journalist Sam Smith takes on our political alienation and makes it personal…
National Emergencies and the Cult of Secrecy
What would have happened on September 11, 2001 if the first two hijacked airplanes had instead crashed into the White House and the U.S. Capitol, killing the President, Vice President, and almost all members of Congress?
The Shadow Government would have taken control of the U.S. governement.
The Incendiary Aesthetic of FlameRite Zippos
Edited by Tom Hazelmyer
For almost a decade, the radical art group Flame Rite has been producing Zippo lighters featuring the work of prominent comic artists. These “miniature billboards” that normally display a corporate logo have been reinvented as witty pop-art confections. Charles Burns’s ominous Smoking Skull, Daniel Clowes’s creepy-comic Eightball, Big Daddy Roth’s wacky Rat Fink, the fabulous [...]
Probe Magazine on JFK, MLK, RFK and Malcolm X
Edited by James DiEugenio and Lisa Pease Introduction by Judge Joe Brown
“Probing deep into four hidden histories… the material released should dispel any notions of ‘lone nuts’ or coincidence… These articles cut a clear path through the thick jungle of disinformation that has grown around these events and expose the truly hideous teratomas that thrive and bloom under the canopy of ‘national security.’”—New York Press
The Incredible World of Japanese Fantasy Films
Stuart Galbraith IV
We’ve located some copies of this amazing, long-out-of-print book that currently sells for a minimum of $75 and as much as $218 online. Now you can purchase the remaining copies from Feral House directly for $35 apiece. Mushroom men. Gargantuan Space Turtles! Evil Brains from Outer Space! Colossal Cuttlefish! They’re all here in Monsters Are [...]
The Life and Art of Edward D. Wood, Jr.
Rereleased to coincide with Ed Wood, a Tim Burton movie based on the book, this authoritative underground biography brings to life the renegade filmmaker. “Finally the Ed Wood story told in all its naked wonder. Nightmare of Ecstasy is an hilarious but heartbreaking portrayal of a brave, eccentric and sometimes insane film director. I stayed up all night reading it with my mouth hanging open.” — John Waters. “Stranger, weirder, more tragic than the Ed Wood movie.” — Edward Everett Horton