The late, great, never-quite-dead Tabloid was launched in March 1997 by my dear friends Ken Layne and Charlie Hornberger, as a direct assault on the mediocrity of daily journalism in America. I helped them edit the thing in '98-99, when the daily grind, poverty and San Francisco had worn them down. Our diaspora of correspondents included such deranged luminaries as Tim Blair, Ed Mazza, Tony Pierce and Rob McLean.
The Bungled Opportunity
This Was Supposed to Be a Useful Pre-Election 'Analysis,' but Then, We Were Supposed to Have a Useful Clean-Politics Candidate 10 Years Ago...
Tabloid - November 7, 2000
Bulworth at the Beverly Hilton
Candidate Beatty Gives Vigorous Speech to Impotent Audience
Tabloid - September 30, 1999
New Utopia to Rise From the Sea!
Prince Lazarus Building Tax-free Island of Polygamy and Eternal Youth
Tabloid - December 9, 1998
Castro Cracks Down on Sex, Drugs, Rock
Vice Raids Nab One of the Last Remaining Original Revolutionaries
Tabloid - November 2, 1998
Nutty Paper Loses Fight for City's Cookies!
Judge Rules That Cookie Files Are Not Public Records
Tabloid - October 1, 1998
Where Are the New Stephen Cranes?
Writer/Lout Did More in 28 Years Than Anyone Does in a Modern Lifetime
Tabloid - September 11, 1998
Ugly Irwindale Is McPig of the Year!
SoCal's Filthiest Suburb Scarfs Twice as Many Big Macs as Any Other City
Tabloid - September 10, 1998
Nonsense Index Soars 141.06!
Profit-Flaking Jitters Rout New Infestors! Rally up as Drop Points to Weird!
Tabloid - September 4, 1998
Choose Your Horror
How to Maintain Outrage in a Tawdry Era
Tabloid - August 31, 1998
The Savage Lust for Business News
Reporters Now All Work for Fund Managers, Who Don't Bother to Read
Tabloid - August 14, 1998
Flesh-Eating Maggots Attack U.S.!
Carnivorous 'Screw-Worm,' With Insidious Ties to Nixon and CIA, Reappears in the South
Tabloid - August 10, 1998
Bus Tour of the New Economy
The Aesthetic Nightmare and Walking Dumb of the Silicon Valley
Tabloid - July 31, 1998
No Sheepskin, No Job, Loser!
Why Twain, Hearst, Mencken and I Couldn't Work for Today's Papers
Tabloid - July 13, 1998
Fear & Loathing at the Multiplex
Notes on a Hated Movie, and an 18-year-old's Eventful Encounter
With a Savage (and Influential) Southern Gentleman
Tabloid - May 27, 1998
Non-Political Dispatch From Havana
Self-censored Impressions of Communist Cuba, Sent by Illegal E-mail
Tabloid - February 24, 1998
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