How Jerry Lee Lewis got away with murdering 25-year-old Shawn Michelle Stevens, his fifth wife.
Wednesday, December 26
Dan Akroyd, John Belushi, cocaine, and the making of The Blues Brothers.
Monday, December 24
A profile of Beck on the eve of his new album and nearly 20 years after the release of “Loser.”
Saturday, December 22
Grammy-winning liner notes describing the rise, fall, and rebirth of Roky Erickson, who founded the psychedelic rock pioneers The Thirteenth Floor Elevators before a charge stemming from a single marijuana joint landed him in a Texas mental hospital.
Friday, December 21
How the pop psychedelic author helped jumpstart the modern apocalypse movement after an alleged visit from “Quetzal-coatl, a mystical bird-serpent in Mayan myths.”
Thursday, December 20
Their partnership lasted a mere four years, but transformed comedy forever. Mike Nichols and Elaine may give their first joint interview since breaking up 51 years ago.
“I read an article a few years ago that said when you practice a sport a lot, you literally become a broadband: the nerve pathway in your brain contains a lot more information. As soon as you stop practicing, the pathway begins shrinking back down. Reading that changed my life. I used to wonder, Why am I doing these sets, getting on a stage? Don’t I know how to do this already? The answer is no. You must keep doing it. The broadband starts to narrow the moment you stop.”
Tuesday, December 18
Sunday, December 16
Saturday, December 15
Thursday, December 13
On the reality TV empire of Thom Beers, creator of Deadliest Catch.
“Oh God, everybody hates Jane Austen. They don’t have the balls to say it.”