Mayoral Survivor Contest: The BEAST Wants You to Run for Mayor!

Rather Ridiculous : Media Forfeits Balls - Al Uthman

What FDA Ruling? Keeping Kids on Drugs - Matt Taibbi

Shitty Hall: Shady Start to Mayoral Race - Eric Gauchat

A Lesson in Family Values: Scamming the Media, Parlock Style -William Rivers Pitt

Wake Up and Smell the Jungle Rot - Stan Goff

Pano's Controvery Rages on?

Kitty Kelley's The Family: - Book Review by Matt Taibbi


Buffalo in Briefs


Notes from the Big House: The Peda-files

Ask Dr. Rotten: Interview with Sacred Seeds' Main Man

True Horrors of Local Bureacracy: Wrath of the Rath- Jonathon Chance

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Kino Korner


alexisonfire, Moneen at the Showplace


Ketchup Samurai Hip Hop Reviews




Deep Fried - Jason Yungbluth

Bob The Angry Flower - Stephen Notley

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ATTENTION BEAST READERS! The BEAST needs you to be the next Mayor of our dear city. That's right! We want you, a lowly loyal BEAST reader, to be the next Mayor of the city of Buffalo. WE ARE TOTALLY SERIOUS! We are launching a search for 16 contestants willing to run for the position of Mayor in 2005...

Rather Ridiculous Al Uthman

Outrageous. Dishonest. Detestable.

No, I'm not talking about Dan Rather's now-famous fiasco involving forged documents. I'm talking about the ridiculous storm of overreaction to it...

Never Go Against The Family Matt Taibbi

Kitty Kelley's "explosive" nearly 700-page tome on the Bushes, The Family, has been barely out on the streets for a day, but the early news reactions have already made it plain: The sprawling biography simply doesn't matter. The predominant media take on this book is likely to go something like this: In Bush tome, unreliable menopausal scandalmonger again misses mark; world waits out irritating media buzz.

Shitty Hall Eric Gauchat

When the polls open in a little over a month, voters are going to have a lot on their minds. Campaigns are kicking into high gear for the final stretch, and we're sure to see some fireworks before November. Already we've been treated to one hell of a circus, nationwide and back home. Certainly, we'll have plenty more to look forward to for this season and the year to come, before Tony goes up for reelection.


A Lesson in Family Values William Rivers Pitt

Meet Phil Parlock. Parlock is a family man and a staunch Republican. Parlock has a very sad story to tell about how rotten Kerry supporters are. You see, they made his little girl cry.



What FDA Ruling? Matt Taibbi

The following is a transcript of an address given to the American Pediatric Society at the conclusion of its annual convention in Boca Raton, Florida, last week. The keynote speaker, noted pediatric pharmacologist Dr. Matthew C. Taibbi, addresses recent revelations about the effects of antidepressants on minor children..


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