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Ice T Deals With A Setback

A severe car crash prompts Ice T to rethink his life situation leading to choosing either the criminal life, or to roll the dice and take the music business seriously.Read the rest

The FUGS First Rehearsal and Lou Reed's Earliest Known Recording of 'Heroin'

A cameo-filled page from John Wilcock, New York Years. With Ed Sanders' Arts Magazine, Edie Sedgwick arriving in NYC, and Nico fainting on stage.Read the rest

The Gulf of Tonkin Resolution and Its Disastrous Effect on The Vietnam War

With Lyndon Johnson's expansion of the Vietnam War in the 1960s, U.S. counterculture finds itself more involved in politics, aggressive pranks, and anti-war protest.Read the rest

Omnipotent Superhero God-Man!! (plus minor character God-Girl.)

Tom the Dancing Bug, IN WHICH God-Man must do epic battle with Captain Blasphemy, while minor character God-Girl makes an appearance.Read the rest

Mc Shan and Marley Marl

Building DJ Marley Marl's rap stable with one more emcee on the road to creating the legendary "Juice Crew" in this week's Hip Hop Family Tree strip.Read the rest

TOM THE DANCING BUG: Dr. Seuss's New Book, Based on a Shopping List He Once Wrote

Tom the Dancing Bug, IN WHICH Dr. Seuss's new book, Which Pie Should I Buy, is based on a long-lost "manuscript"!Read the rest

Early History of Andy Warhol's First Factory

The original Warhol Factory was located next to the local YMCA, with an easy view inside of exercising gymnasts - and other personal recollections from 1964.Read the rest

The Show by Doug E Fresh and Slick Rick

A little bit of information about one of the most recognizably sampled records in the history of rap music in this week's Hip Hop Family Tree strip.Read the rest

TOM THE DANCING BUG: Nate the Neoconservative Gets It, and You Don't!

Tom the Dancing Bug, IN WHICH Nate the Neoconservative is the only Serious Thinker about policy and strategy! "Sigh!"Read the rest

Andy Warhol, Virginia Woolf, and a Five Boy "Blow Job"

Andy Warhol's early silent film and its connection to alcoholism, gossip, and Willard Maas' The Mechanics of Love. Read the rest

Salt 'N' Pepa's Here...

Introducing the baddest ladies of rap to the Hip Hop Family Tree in this week's strip. Spinderella comes later. More than one Spinderella, actually. Stay tuned.Read the rest

TOM THE DANCING BUG - Cecil the Lion Is Gone, Save Pumpkin the Rhino

Tom the Dancing Bug, IN WHICH the Wildlife Naming Fund takes the legacy of Cecil the Lion and protects animals by naming every single one.Read the rest

Andy Warhol's Early Life in Nine Easy Panels

Chapter Eight of the John Wilcock comic begins on Boing Boing. (Catch up on previous installments here and here.)Read the rest

The MOVE Organization vs. The Philadelphia Police pt 2

A famous phrase in rap and pop culture gets that way thanks to the help of a terrible tragedy explained in this week's Hip Hop Family Tree (Yes, we know the record existed before the events).Read the rest

"I sacrifice thee in the name of The Second Amendment"

Tom the Dancing Bug, IN WHICH Penelope Smythe of Chagrin Falls, USA, is chosen to be a lucky sacrifice to our worship of The Second Amendment!Read the rest

The MOVE Organization vs. The Philadelphia Police pt 1

This conflict exacerbated into a major tragedy that also popularized a famous, existing Hip Hop chant. The prelude in this week's Hip Hop Family Tree strip.Read the rest

TOM THE DANCING BUG: Bill Cosby's Fat Albert, in " 'Lude Awakening"!

Tom the Dancing Bug, IN WHICH Bill Cosby's Fat Albert learns an important lesson about improper behavior on a date.Read the rest