Stories by Rod Bastanmehr

Rod Bastanmehr is a freelance writer in New York City. Follow him on Twitter @rodb. subscribe to Rod Bastanmehr's feed

Posted on: Mar 12, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Kevin Swanson asks, what would the devil do?

Posted on: Mar 12, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The shocking destruction is part of a city-wide initiative to rebrand Gangnam more 'tourist-friendly.'

Posted on: Mar 12, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The former presidential hopeful confides he never goes anywhere without his gun.

Posted on: Mar 12, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Upscale gun clubs, or "guntry" clubs" are sprouting up all over

Posted on: Feb 28, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Did these winners really deserve to walk home with the night’s top prizes, or did they just give the Academy what it wanted?

Posted on: Feb 26, 2014, Source: AlterNet

How Brooklyn's chief aesthetic is making Manhattan's top plastic surgeons a pretty penny.

Posted on: Feb 26, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Case lacks 'sufficient evidence of willful misconduct,' court says.

Posted on: Feb 26, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Wait, Ted Nugent has a brother?

Posted on: Feb 26, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Despite likely defeat, Georgia lawmakers try for new-fangled Jim Crow law.

Posted on: Jan 30, 2014, Source: AlterNet

How our least favorite conglomerate may be ridding the world of our favorite insect.

Posted on: Jan 30, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Parents call the move, "traumatic and humiliating."

Posted on: Jan 30, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The 77-year-old collapsed right outside a firestation.

Posted on: Jan 30, 2014, Source: AlterNet

She follows on the heels of conservative gay activist Jimmy LaSalvia.

Posted on: Jan 23, 2014, Source: AlterNet

North Carolina grand jury fails to indict officer who killed 24-year-old Jonathan Ferrell.

Posted on: Jan 23, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Obama announces task force to deal with epidemic of college sexual assault, says it's personal.

Posted on: Jan 23, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Jimmy LaSalvia denounces Republican 'culture of intolerance.'

Posted on: Jan 16, 2014, Source: AlterNet

From this year's most overlooked and beyond, the Academy has a more than questionable track record.

Posted on: Jan 16, 2014, Source: AlterNet

At University of Delaware, the gov. seems to have done whatever necessary to hold onto the reigns of power.

Posted on: Jan 16, 2014, Source: AlterNet

American corporations like Hanes and Levi Strauss prefer to pay Haitians slave wages to sew their clothes.

Posted on: Jan 16, 2014, Source: AlterNet

This time the people in charge of U.S. nuclear weapons were found cheating on the proficiency exams.

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