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Every Musical Genre Has Its Keith Richards

You’ve heard of Bach, right? Johann Sebastian? That rather dour-looking Baroque composer of cantatas, oratorios, and liturgical music? Turns out + more

Hey CK, I’m gonna need an advance on my paycheck…

More than a thousand guitars, amps, and assorted gear belonging to the late Walter Becker will be auctioned this weekend + more

A Portrait of the Music Snob as a Young Man

Big milestone in music history today: On October 10, 1969—exactly fifty years ago—King Crimson released its debut album, In the + more

Fright Night

There are few things that truly terrify me. Falling into a giant vat of mayonnaise is one; being trapped in + more

Weekend Miscellany

According to Jack Kelly over at Forbes, it really doesn’t matter whether you go to college: you’ll earn about the + more

Dio benedica l’Italia

In the small towns of eastern Tuscany—where I recently spent the better part of a week—a cappuccino can be had + more

This weekend is supposed to be chilly.

With a cold weekend ahead, why not just decide now to head over to the Greek Festival (if you live + more

God Bless America

Just got back from a glorious two-week vacation, during which time the missus and I drove more than 3,000 miles, + more

Because, mountains.

A trip home was long overdue, especially one filled with family, fishing, glaciers, hiking, and camping. And my visit last + more

Life Lessons from Peanuts

As a kid, I didn’t just look like Charlie Brown—I was Charlie Brown: loser, misfit, blockhead. Probably why I loved + more

Miscellany

It’s been a week since we last posted – on accounta we’ve been busier’n a borrowed mule around here. Don’t + more

Taco Very Much

Earlier this week, a 41-year-old man died seven minutes into a taco eating contest. “We are not ruling a cause + more

On Aesthetic Disputes

In the seventh in a series of columns on public philosophy by Agnes Callard at The Point, she writes that + more

Miscellany

“We’re inundated with media stories about how we’re not getting enough sleep, not spending enough time with our families and + more

Thank you, Internet…

…for all things design and cat – the best of two wonderful worlds. Cat pin puns from Niaski: Pablo Picatso, + more

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