Alex Segura

Senior Vice President of Publicity and Marketing at Archie Comics and Editor of Dark Circle Comics. My first novel, Silent City, is out now from Codorus Press. It's a mystery set in Miami. I'm in a band: Faulkner Detectives. We play in and around NYC. Born and raised in Miami. I've written some comics, including ARCHIE MEETS KISS. I live in lovely Kew Gardens, Queens with my awesome wife and our two cats, David Byrne and Mimi. Music, sports, movies, comics and book lover. This is my Tumblr. For more info, visit my website.
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Sept. 1967. Archie’s Girls Betty and Veronica, Issue #141

Pretty Deadly by Cameron Stewart

Patti Boyd / photo by Norman Parkinson, 1967.

Andy Warhol at the Factory photographed by Billy Name, 1964

Bob Montana

Gisele (words by me!)

Samm Schwartz.

The St. Louis County medical examiner’s autopsy of the 18-year-old killed by police in Ferguson, Missouri, found marijuana in his system. With the events leading up to the shooting of Michael Brown still unclear (and with websites like the Drudge Report highlighting the marijuana detail), reports about the autopsy results beg the question of whether marijuana use triggers the kind of violent or belligerent behavior that might lead to a confrontation with police. The short answer is no. — A January study of aggressive behavior published by University of Tennessee and Florida State University researchers concluded marijuana use “did not increase the odds of any type of aggression.”
Once upon a time wars were fought for fun and profit; when Rome overran Asia Minor or Spain conquered Peru, it was all about the gold and silver. And that kind of thing still happens. In influential research sponsored by the World Bank, the Oxford economist Paul Collier has shown that the best predictor of civil war, which is all too common in poor countries, is the availability of lootable resources like diamonds. Whatever other reasons rebels cite for their actions seem to be mainly after-the-fact rationalizations. War in the preindustrial world was and still is more like a contest among crime families over who gets to control the rackets than a fight over principles. But times have changed, Krugman points out. “If you’re a modern, wealthy nation, however, war — even easy, victorious war — doesn’t pay,” he writes. “And this has been true for a long time.”