Rolling Stone

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The Curse of the Ramones

How a group of Queens high schoolers changed music forever while barely managing to remain on speaking terms.

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Beyond Laughter

A profile of Andy Kaufman.

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Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail in '72

“One afternoon about three days ago the Editorial Enforcement Detail from the Rolling Stone office showed up at my door, with no warning, and loaded about 40 pounds of supplies into the room: two cases of Mexican beer, four quarts of gin, a dozen grapefruits, and enough speed to alter the outcome of six Super Bowls. There was also a big Selectric typewriter, two reams of paper, a face-cord of oak firewood and three tape recorders – in case the situation got so desperate that I might finally have to resort to verbal composition.”
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The Strange and Mysterious Death of Mrs. Jerry Lee Lewis

How Jerry Lee Lewis got away with murdering 25-year-old Shawn Michelle Stevens, his fifth wife.

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The Silence Is Broken

A conversation with Prince.

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The War on Planned Parenthood

“As an American woman, I currently have less reproductive autonomy than I would have had the day I was born.”
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Coyote Bros

How three friends and a team of frat brothers made a fortune smuggling people along the most heavily patrolled stretch of highway in Texas.

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The Rise and Fall of Wrestling's Weed-Dealing, Cat-Breeding Phenom

How the heir to the Hart wrestling dynasty burned every bridge from Canada to Mexico.

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Tales From the Big House: Al Capone and Other Alcatraz Cons

Between 1937 and 1973, Earl Johnson served out the sentences on nine felonies, worked for Charlie “Cherry Nose” Gio, became friends with a Soviet spy, and tried to kill “Joe Cargo” Valachi of the Cosa Nostra with a poison dart.

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How America Made Donald Trump Unstoppable

“In less than a year Trump has succeeded in turning the USA into a massive high school.”

Notes from the GOP campaign trail.

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The Boy Who Heard Too Much

Matthew Weigman was blind, overweight, 14, and alone. He could also do anything he wanted with a phone. Sometimes that meant calling Lindsay Lohan. Other times it meant sending a SWAT team to an enemy’s door.