An Ode to Perry’s Beard

Here at the Last Word, we have a head editor. He’s pretty useless, annoying, and genuinely uninteresting, but his face is adorned with perhaps one of the greatest achievements in mankind’s history. Known simply as The Beard, it has grown to mythic stature worldwide, with Time magazine naming it one of the 100 most influential…

Golf Still Searching for ‘Next Tiger’

Arguably the biggest tournament within the sport of golf, The Masters is a timeless tradition that transcends generations. And yet, this year it saw its worst television ratings since 1993. Coincidentally, 1994 was the last year both Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson were absent from a Masters weekend. “Coincidentally.” Are you surprised? Ever since Tiger…

America Finally Excited about the Other Kind of Football

On Tallahassee as part of the American soccer revolution  The World Cup is only a few months away, which means it’s about that time for America to start pretending like it cares about soccer again. Time to pop the old FIFA disc into the Xbox and get into the spirit for soccer’s greatest tournament. At…

Top 8 Political Ads of All Time

Curt Clawson, a businessman running for the House of Representatives in Florida, decided to give voters  some peace and quiet in his $110,000 ad featuring some of Florida’s best beach waves. It’s a strange sight that needs to be seen to be believed, but Clawson isn’t the only one to get wild with his ads.…

Old South Spring Formal Expose

And in local news, the Greek formal season is finally here. Yes, that magical time when for the price of initiation and the tolerance of an Irishman, you too can enjoy dancing, road trips, and more “experience” than your children will ever care to know about. Oh, and did I mention horses? Lots and lots…

Kate Durbin Interview

Max Berman:You approach feminism in a non-traditional way with your writings as well as social networking platforms, can you tell us more about your Women as Objects tumblr project? Kate Durbin: I started Women as Objects in 2011 after I encountered all the brilliant, culture-shaping art that teen girls were creating on tumblr. It wasn’t exclusively…

More SNL Than Freaks and Geeks

On the seamlessly endless durability of American Journalism. It’s probably true: print journalism is donezo. Save an “ew, iPods are so corporate, let’s all get record players” reimagination (take a number behind mom jeans, analog photography, and pea-soup furniture), newspapers will continue sliding closer and closer to paper mâché project relegation. Just ask Pew –…