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The Robot Zombie: A Bitter Cocktail for the Van Halen Reunion

Van Halen is back, and still, reportedly, hating.

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Let's Be Fair to Common; Sarah Palin's Favorite Band Advocates Satan and Teacher-Student Sex

Some conservatives are upset that Michelle Obama invited the rapper Common to the White House. But is there a different standard for white rock bands?

Former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin likes Van Halen so much that she named her kid, Trig Paxson Van Palin, after the '80s rock outfit. "[I] always liked the middle name Van because, you know, growing up in the '80s, Van Palin would be a really cool name," she told the Anchorage Daily News soon after Trig was born in 2008. Who knew the woman whose name has become synonymous with America's far-right family values movement was so comfortable with Satan, booze, drugs, and student-teacher relations?

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