It's Memorial Day weekend. And as any back-yard playa who's ever organized a bad-ass barbecue block party will recognize, you can't honestly call it a holiday blowout unless you hold strong and fast to the following checklist: (1) The guest list should be designed to draw a crowd that's about 2 to 3 percent beyond max capacity. (2) The food's gotta have soul: e.g., ribs, chicken wings, fried fish, corn on the fucking cob, and some greens. (3) The drinks should be strong enough to knock you out, and there's gotta be some kind of nice, spiked, fruity punch for the ladies. And finally, (4) the entertainment must include a rapper, a diva, a dancehall DJ, a couple of reggae heads, and... More >>>