Opinion

UC Davis Pepper Spray Photograph by Louise Macabitas

Sometimes, When “All the Facts are In,” It’s Worse: The UC-Davis Pepper-Spray Report

You know how every time somebody in law enforcement does something that looks bad, we’re told that we should “wait until the facts are in” before passing judgment?


The free members of Russian punk group Pussy Riot ~ DOOM Magazine

So, What Does That “M” Stand For These Days, MTV?

We sure as hell know it isn’t “music,” as much as you like to pretend it still does.  In order to further that illusion, every year you hold the MTV Video MUSIC Awards.

Alternative Press #291 October 2012 Blood On The Dance Floor

Damn Straight This Is My Last Issue of Alternative Press

How a single article finally left me completely outraged at the reining “alternative” music mag: Rape apology and Blood on the Dance Floor

Noel Gallagher

Noel Gallagher and His Fiendish Deadly Spider, Or All The Music News That’s Not Fit To Print

And the nominee for currently most editorially bankrupt music news is…”Noel Gallagher forces festival quarantine after bringing a deadly, green-fanged spider on site”


Urban Decay ` Who Are You Calling A Groupie? ~ DOOM! Magazine

Who Are You Calling a “Groupie?”

Right, so. There’s a lot wrong with this statement. And before you harp on me about “it’s just one website, and a make-up company at that!” lemme tell you: there is a popular idea that women have three roles in music: fan, muse or groupie.

Kony 2012 "Campaign" Material

This Is Not a Post About Kony 2012

Well, it kind of is.  It kind of isn’t.  This is a post about a lot of things. We live in a culture where we all truly believe we can become experts in something overnight, that we should be handed all the information we could ever need immediately and have our decisions made for us. This is not isolated to global events or situations. We have been trained to expect simple answers with simple solutions.

Patrick Stump ©2010 Libbi Rich DOOM! Magazine

Patrick Stump: Fear and Loathing in Fandom

Today I read a heartbreaking blog entry by multi-talented musician, Patrick Stump. For nine years, Stump served as Fall Out Boy’s lead vocalist, primary composer, and guitarist. Stump’s treatment by ‘fans’ during his solo run, is heart-rending and shockingly repulsive.


Welcome to Oscar Grant Plaza ©2011 Charles Hutchins/Flickr CC BY2.0 - DOOM! Magazine

Concern Mounts For Occupy Oaklander Still In Police Custody

Occupy Oakland concerned over condition of arrested occupier Khali (Marcel Johnson), in police custody since OPD raid at Oscar Grant Plaza Dec. 16, 2011


What Rolling Stone's '100 Greatest Guitarists' Issue REALLY Says - DOOM! Magazine

What Rolling Stone’s ‘100 Greatest Guitarists’ Issue REALLY Says

Rolling Stone’s ‘100 Greatest Guitarists’ list is a testament to how long rock and roll has been a boys club…and how little we have encouraged women in music.

Cameraman trapped by NYPD at Occupy Wall Street day of action - A small section of protesters attempted to remove barriers from the edge of the park just after noon today. NYPD response was swift and heavy, including to any media in their way. ©2011 Adrian Kinloch CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 - DOOM! Magazine

NYCLU, Major Media Organizations Criticize NYPD’s Mistreatment of Press during Zuccotti Eviction

In a letter sent today to Mayor Michael Bloomberg and NYPD Commissioner Raymond Kelly, the New York Civil Liberties Union objected to the Police Department’s mistreatment of journalists covering Occupy Wall Street protests.

Bella Swan, Lisbeth Salander and How Two Extremes Don’t Make a Right - DOOM! Magazine

Bella Swan, Lisbeth Salander and How Two Extremes Don’t Make a Right

Recently, a friend asked for tips on how to write a strong female character without pissing people off.  My tip for him and any other writers out there is this…


Occupy Wall Street Arrests Highlight Need for New Media - The First Arrest of Occupy Pittsburgh; Pittsburgh, PA ©2011 Ran Case - DOOM! Magazine

Occupy Wall Street Arrests Highlight Need for New Media

When faced with disinterested, apathetic mainstream media and lazy or dishonest reporting, it’s become the responsibility of the people to cover what’s really happening.


#OccupyWallSt Oct 1 ©2011 Sign0fH0pe CC By 2.0 DOOM! Magazine

A Protester’s Account of the Occupy Wall Street Brooklyn Bridge March

We watched from above as people began climbing the cords and metal of the bridge to escape the cops. People on the pedestrian bridge were trying to pull people up out of the roadway.

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Courtney Love’s Bad Romance

Last Fall Courtney Love covered Lady Gaga’s Bad Romance. Am I the only person in the world that thought this was awesome?


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