It's PBR vs. Old Style in our championship round to determine the greatest, cheapest, regionaliest beer in America.

Cheap-Ass Regional Beers Bracketpalooza: The Championship Round

August 18, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

At long last, the day has come. After a grueling, month-long tournament, we’re down to the championship to determine the cheapest, assiest, greatest, most American beer you can find in this great nation of ours.

Patrick Swayze PBR commercial

Cheap-Ass Regional Beers Bracketpalooza: The Final Four

August 09, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

After a grueling Elite 8, it’s time for the semifinals of our Cheap-Ass Regional Beers Bracketpalooza. At long last we’ve come to the Final Four, where we as a nation will determine what beers should content for the title as the most affordable, local beer you can find in America.

Cheap-Ass Regional Beers Bracketpalooza: The Elite 8

Cheap-Ass Regional Beers Bracketpalooza: The Elite 8

July 25, 2016 / by , / 0 Comment

After a brutal round of 16, we’re down to 8 remaining beers competing to represent their region as the best affordable, local beer you can find in America.

Following our drink-in round, here are the 16 cheap local beers competing to advance to our bracket's semifinal.

Cheap-Ass Regional Beers Bracketpalooza: The Round of 16

July 13, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

The people have spoken, or at least drunken.

Our bracket for determining the best of America's cheap, regional beers by means of fierce head-to-head competition.

Cheap-Ass Regional Beers Bracketpalooza: The Bracket

July 07, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

All craft beers are alike. Each cheap-ass regional beer, however, is unique in its own special way.

Trying to figure out what it means to be post-hipster now that hipster is so 2009.

What Is Post-Hipster?

May 27, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

“Hipster” is rapidly in decline, a far cry from its cultural prominence in the halcyon days of the Bush and early Obama administration. But what does it mean to be “post-hipster?”


Stupid Overpriced Shit: Urban Outfitters Edition

April 23, 2015 / by / 3 Comments

In Stupid Overpriced Shit, National Ave explores the worlds of fashion, technology, and more to illuminate all of the truly awful shit companies make money selling. In Stupid Overpriced Shit’s inaugural article, resident former Gym Class Heroes fan Chandler Dutton dives headfirst into the shitpile that is Urban Outfitters.


A Line-By-Line Analysis of “Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars

January 04, 2015 / by / 182 Comments

Bruno Mars has once again taken over the airwaves with his latest hit “Uptown Funk.” Mark Ronson also apparently helped with it, but he doesn’t sing, so who cares, right? While “Uptown Funk” may feel like just another good time jam, there are truly some deep and disturbing messages just under the surface of his Billboard hit. Here is a full analysis of Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson’s “Uptown Funk”:

We did a power hour while listening to one minute of the top 60 songs of 2009.

2010 in Music: A Power Hour Review

December 08, 2014 / by / 16 Comments

A few years stick out over the course of history as high water marks for recorded pop music. That nebulous time period between Korea and Vietnam when rock was being perfected, 1968, 1975, 1991/92, and 2001 all come to mind as years where the (broadly-speaking) pop music scene coalesced to crystallize the sound of their generation’s zeitgeist.