The secret diary of Nina Simone.
Arts & Culture
Saturday, August 9
Thursday, August 7
“My mother kept scrapbooks of everything any of her children did all their lives, and among my scrapbooks are newspapers that I wrote on the typewriter at the age of six, The Hersey Family News, with ads offering my older brothers for various kinds of hard labor at very low wages.”
A dispatch from the World Clown Association Convention.
Friday, August 1
How Gary Gygax, a semi-employed shoe repairman, built and lost the Dungeons & Dragons empire.
An interview with Joan Didion.
Thursday, July 31
“After listening to him since I was a kid and seeing him live for—gulp—nearly 40 years, I think I’m beginning to figure it out.”
When James Brown died on Christmas Day 2006, he left behind a fortune worth tens, maybe hundreds, of millions of dollars. The problem is, he also left behind fourteen children, sixteen grandchildren, eight mothers of his children, several mistresses, thirty lawyers, a former manager, an aging dancer, a longtime valet, and a sister who’s really not a sister but calls herself the Godsister of Soul anyway.
Sunday, July 27
Friday, July 25
The CEO is 32. The CFO is 28. Their startup is the second-largest burger chain in the country.
Thursday, July 24
Wednesday, July 23
An ode to the Bee Gees' strange, successful career.
A profile of author William T. Vollmann.