Important work is being done toward a unified theory of famous, likable bros

Now that self-proclaimed “nerds” and “fanboys” have emerged as villains in our great culture wars, it’s come time to reevaluate the “bro” and just why the word has become such a dirty one. Sure, you know you’re in bad company when some lughead can’t address you or anyone else without it, but what of the good and…

The world's stupidest drinking game lives on in the Trump administration

Another week, another despairing look into the machinations of our deeply stupid political moment. This one, by the New Yorker’s Evan Osnos, looks at exactly what Trump’s war on the so-called “deep state” has entailed. It is, in short, a corollary of the same political disfunction that has left so many political…

Spike TV is dead, but we can still slam some brews and read its internal “manifesto”

The world has taken so much from bros. Abercrombie & Fitch golf shirts have left widespread distribution; butt-rock and dubstep are on life support; there hasn’t been a new Daniel Tosh special since 2011. It’s hard out there and the recent death of Spike TV, a Valhalla of nonstop bro-gramming, is only pouring salt…

Earnest bro urges the L.A. City Council to uphold the sanctity of chugging with the boys

For too long, the name Chad Kroeger has been associated with Canadian butt-rock act Nickelback. It’s time for that to change, as this “activist and house party enthusiast” is now the only Chad Kroeger we need in our lives. “Kroeger,” no doubt a clever alias, took to the floor of the Los Angeles City Council recently…