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Zach Baron

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Fear and Self-Loathing in Las Vegas

Retracing Hunter S. Thompson’s steps 40 years later.


Kanye West: A Brand-New Ye

“Like they said in Step Brothers: Never lose your dinosaur. This is the ultimate example of a person never losing his dinosaur. Meaning that even as I grew in cultural awareness and respect and was put higher in the class system in some way for being this musician, I never lost my dinosaur.”


50 Cent Is My Life Coach

Making vision boards with rap’s strangest fallen star.


Where the Wild Things Go Viral

Inside BuzzFeed’s adorable animal machine.


The Secret Double Life of Mister Cee, Hip-Hop's Most Beloved DJ

A profile of the Hot 97 DJ a few months after “he told the truth about who he is, even if it’s not entirely clear—even to Mister Cee himself, even now, to this day—what exactly that truth is.”


MediaTakeout: Fear of a Black TMZ

The story of, a gossip site with a monthly audience of 16 million and a loose relationship with the truth.


Shane Carruth Will Have Another

A drunken evening with the Primer and Upstream Color director.


The End of the Story

Eleven books into his planned thirteen book The Wheel of Time cycle, the most popular fantasy series since Lord of the Rings, Robert Jordan saw death on his own horizon and planned accordingly. A 31-year-old former Mormon missionary inherited his universe.