Apparently the best way to dodge facial recognition technology is to become a Juggalo

We are being watched. Everyone from Ticketmaster to Spanish comedy club owners are mapping the contours of your mug using facial recognition technology. Meanwhile, law enforcement and the U.S. government are cataloging your angelic smile, as are tech juggernauts like Amazon and Facebook. For the average American, it’s…

Insane Clown Posse loses a major battle in its fight against gang designation 

It’s a sad day for those who are down with the clown, as a federal appeals court has dismissed a lawsuit filed by the Insane Clown Posse to try and stop the FBI from labeling the group’s fans—Juggalos—as a “loosely-organized hybrid gang.” The rap duo initially filed their lawsuit a few years ago, but a judge threw it…

Prep for Halloween ICP-style with this Juggalo-inspired look

Few could have predicted the comeback the Insane Clown Posse and its fans are enjoying in 2017. Juggalos have mostly been punchlines for more than two decades, but thanks in large part to September’s Juggalo March, they seem to have captured America’s heart. So we’re celebrating the unlikely resurgence of Insane Clown…

Here's what it looks like when the Juggalos march on Washington

At long last, the Juggalo March on Washington has arrived, with fans of the Insane Clown Posse streaming in to Washington D.C. today to protest the government’s classification of their group as a “hybrid” gang, a distinction that can be used to make it harder for Juggalos to find work, housing, and access to social…

D.C. socialists to offer support, cold Faygo to their marching Juggalo brothers and sisters

Tomorrow marks the Juggalo March On Washington, an event that will see fans of the Insane Clown Posse descend on the U.S. capitol in order to protest the government’s classification of them as a “hybrid gang.” But the Juggalos and Juggalettes marching tomorrow for their right to avoid discrimination on the basis of…

Fay-go prepare yourself with this schedule for Saturday's national Juggalo march

The time of the Dark Carnival is finally upon us: This Saturday will see the Insane Clown Posse’s personal fan army—a.k.a., the Juggalos—march on Washington D.C. for a political rally to protest their treatment by the federal government. And while there was a time once when seeing a group of clown-makeup wearing…

Did 1997 contain the worst two weeks in music history?

Sean O’Neal: In the topic of “Worst Music Year,” 1997 is a frequent contender. Some of this can be attributed to distaste for a single genre—boy bands and the Spice Girls, mostly, whose dominance was complete anathema to anyone who’d spend the earlier part of the decade convinced the alt-rock “revolution” was anything…

A titanic, bittersweet symphony: 35 pop-culture windows into 1997

Two years after warring electronics companies competing to develop high-capacity CDs declared a truce, their compromise format, the DVD, first went on sale in the U.S. in March of 1997. (Twister, The Mask, GoodFellas, and The Road Warrior were among the first batch of titles.) DVDs didn’t hit major retail chains like…

Insane Clown Posse releases manifesto detailing plans for pro-Juggalo march

In October, Insane Clown Posse’s Violent J announced that he and “the Juggalo family” were planning a march in Washington D.C. to protest the Department Of Justice classifying the Juggalo community as a “hybrid-gang” in 2014. The protest was penciled in for September 16, 2017, and now that we’re only a few months from…

Learn how to fight staleness in this year’s Gathering Of The Juggalos infomercial

Every year, fans of clown-based rap music, executives from the face paint industry, and pop-culture aficionados who ride the line between ironically liking something and actually liking something look forward to the Gathering Of The Juggalos. It’s the one chunk of the year when the outcasts of the world can truly…

Let’s remember all of 2015’s “12th questions”

For the past year or so, The A.V. Club has used its 11 Questions feature to ask celebrities about their first jobs and worst living situations. Part of that feature—the 12th question—also asked the interviewee to come up with a question for the next interview subject without generally knowing who they were. Those 12th…

ICP forced to cancel show due to “a dispute over Faygo”

The Dark Carnival has hit an unfortunate, beverage-related hiccup, with the Insane Clown Posse announcing that they were forced to cancel a show last night owing to “a dispute over Faygo.” Specifically, over the group’s right to douse any venue at which they perform in showers of the Detroit-based carbonated elixir, a…

2015 Gathering Of The Juggalos: Children, a wedding, and Juggalos For Jesus

The word “family” is ubiquitous at the Gathering Of The Juggalos, the infamous yearly festival of arts and culture thrown by Detroit’s notorious Insane Clown Posse. It is used by Juggalos only slightly less frequently than Smurfs use “smurf” and Jews employ “shalom,” and serves a similarly vast array of purposes.…