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I Take My Rum With Extra Gunpowder

Dan Miles | Posted 11.08.2014 | Taste
Dan Miles

The taste however is surprisingly smooth with a smoky finish that lingers like Russians on the Ukrainian border, a little bite from the chili and then something indescribable, not quite metallic, not quite organic, yet quite lovely, if impossible to define.

Learn Why This Artist Draws With Gunpowder

Posted 04.11.2012 | Arts

Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang is known for his aesthetically exquisite choreographed explosions. Yet for an artist so concerned with destruction, Cai's...

Cai Guo-Qiang's Latest Blockbuster Comes To...Industrial Ukraine?

VernissageTV | Posted 10.28.2011 | Arts

Izolyatsia is a new art center in the industrial city of Donetsk, Ukraine. The center just opened with a solo exhibition of Cai Guo-Qiang. The show ti...

Man Sentenced After Smoking Meth With Blowtorch

Robin Wilkey | Posted 09.18.2011 | San Francisco

Joel Blanchard, the 65-year-old man who started a fire while smoking meth with a blowtorch near a container of gunpowder that he had been stockpiling,...

Fireworks and the Fourth

Kate Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kate Kelly

Though the beauty of fireworks against the night sky is incomparable, maybe we ought to be satisfied with good friends, good food, and an annual renewal of resolve to do some form of volunteer work to "make the world a better place."