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11.09.14 Amy K. Nelson

On Sunday morning, some Long Island residents awoke to KKK propaganda packets outside of their homes that used the death of Michael Brown, the Missouri teenager who was shot and killed by police officer Darren Wilson on August 9. Two calls were placed to Suffolk county police on Sunday morning — one from Port Jefferson, […]

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09.02.14 Marina Galperina

Residents of Hampton Bays, Long Island have been finding bags of Jolly Ranchers and fliers inviting them to join the KKK’s Loyal White Knights strewn across their lawns and slipped into their mailboxes. The Southern Poverty Law Center told CNN this weekend that this is part of the organization’s seasonally-expanding efforts to gain members in several cities across the […]

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06.20.13 Andy Cush

Surely one of the more bizarre stories you’ll read this week: Glendon Scott Crawford, a 49-year-old employee of General Electric living in Galway, NY, had a plot to build a device that would kill people in their sleep using high-radiation X-rays. Crawford called it “Hiroshima on a light switch,” and he intended to use it to […]

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04.03.12 Bucky Turco

Over the weekend I attended the National Faith and Freedom Conference, an annual event thrown by a prominent faction of the Ku Klux Klan in Zinc, Arkansas, a tiny town just (population: 103) outside the city of Harrison (population: 12,943). I was accompanied by Gawker‘s Hamilton Nolan to document the fringe gathering for sheer, morbid […]

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08.31.11 Myles Tanzer

The three horsewomen of the sexpocalypse known as the Kardashians are mostly harmless. They have a mindless TV show, huge weddings sponsored by brands, and own Dash — the worst store in Soho/the whole world. The sisters also have a new line being sold at Sears and so we whipped up this apt mockup of […]

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07.18.11 Marina Galperina

Here’s the Klan’s signature cowardly dunce-cap updated with McDonalds brand imagery stitching. Double disgusting! Designer Erik Bergin baits controversy with a series of shamefully stigmatized headdresses, remixed. The one textured with cigarette butts puckers out, resembling the Pope’s pointy hat. Also available in a “thug life” theme and in form of a sort of nail-ridden […]

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01.18.10 Copyranter

As I honor the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. by sitting on my couch in sweatpants with a big striped cat on my lap, let us look back to the roaring, lynching 1920s. The Klan had reformed in 1915 and was reaching its peak in national popularity, even settling into AlternaTown USA, Seattle. And […]

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08.27.09 Bucky Turco

What could be more bizarre than a group of moronic teenagers in Virginia using sod at an elementary school to spell out the letters “KKK” and make a big ol’ swastika? One of them was black. Outlandish or par for the course? If both the right and the left can toss around the Nazi symbol […]

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