Kylee Kimbrough lost her childhood, lost her sobriety, lost her living situation, and finally even lost her son. Then she found the drums.
Arts & Culture
Friday, December 12
Wednesday, December 10
The making and near unmaking of Paul Thomas Anderson’s breakout film.
Tuesday, December 9
The short-lived literary career of Breece DʼJ Pancake and his roadmap to a world of oppressive poverty.
Thursday, December 4
Monday, December 1
On Ferguson, Cosby, and what ‘racial progress’ really means.
Sunday, November 30
An interview with Stevie Wonder.
Wednesday, November 26
Tuesday, November 25
The rapper who never grew up.
Previously: "The Zen of Eminem," Zadie Smith's 2005 profile for Vibe.
Monday, November 24
On the then-new phenomenon of dead downtowns.
It is not only for amenity but for economics that choice is so vital. Without a mixture on the streets, our downtowns would be superficially standardized, and functionally standardized as well. New construction is necessary, but it is not an unmixed blessing: its inexorable economy is fatal to hundreds of enterprises able to make out successfully in old buildings. Notice that when a new building goes up, the kind of ground-floor tenants it gets are usually the chain store and the chain restaurant. Lack of variety in age and overhead is an unavoidable defect in large new shopping centers and is one reason why even the most successful cannot incubate the unusual--a point overlooked by planners of downtown shopping-center projects.
Sunday, November 23
Friday, November 21
The story of 11-year-old Sally Horner’s abduction changed the course of 20th-century literature. She just never got to tell it herself.
Previously: Vladimir Nabokov's 1964 Playboy interview.