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The Mystery Guide to The Beastie Boys' Paul's Boutique
“Let the funky aliens figure it out.”
A Night With Smash Mouth in a Park in Connecticut
At the Under the Sun 2014 summer tour, everyone's an All Star.
Meeting Sleeping Beauty
The secret muse of Gabriel García Márquez finally reveals herself
The Ultimate Thumb Drive
A film about Roger Ebert reminds us of a time when movie criticism mattered
Love and Rockets
A new retrospective of Chuck Jones’s animation reminds us of a time when Hollywood had more spunk and cartoons weren’t for kids
All The Ivy League Zombies on The New Republic Masthead
“Don’t Send Your Kid to the Ivy League,” warns a publication whose masthead is swarming with Ivy League graduates
Isn’t It a Pity: George Harrison Memorial Tree Killed by Beetles
Weakened by the drought, the memorial pine tree was infested in L.A.’s Griffith Park
Williamsburg Coffee Shops Aren't Afraid of Starbucks
Williamsburg in 2014: not worried about Starbucks. Maybe kind of nervous about Whole Foods.
Photos: Sally Rudolph and Charles Brand, a Love Affair in Letters
The love affair between Sally and Charlie was full of tenderness and perseverance and longing
Kanye West Says He’ll Have a New Album Ready by Fall
Plus, he's written a club anthem that's “so good that the album has to be balanced against it.”
Review: Richard Linklater's 'Boyhood' Projects a Spellbinding View of Memory
Filmmaker crafts a new kind of coming-of-age story, in real time
James Garner, One of Old Hollywood's Finest, Dies at 86
The maverick actor was found dead at his Los Angeles home on Saturday
T. Rex & Me
Peter Larson is a big name in the world of really big lizards
The Fight to Save a Suspended Salon.com Parody Twitter
Only like 500 people read @SalonDotCom, but they all went out and started parody accounts of their own.
Young opera stars are gravitating to small cities in Germany, where a third of the world’s performances are held
Madness in the Park
John Lithgow joins a long line of actors to play the crazy King Lear
Blues Guitar Hero Johnny Winter Dies
The Texas blues-rock heavyweight died in his Zurich hotel room at the beginning of a world tour
Book Review: 'The Last Magazine' by Michael Hastings
A star reporter’s posthumous novel charts the decline of print journalism from the vantage point of a newsweekly that may seem familiar
Palestinian Artist Khaled Jarrar Can’t Get to New York's New Museum Show
Israeli forces barred artist Khaled Jarrar from the border, and he misses collaborative New Museum show
Dolly Parton to Release LGBT Dance Album
The country star reportedly to unveil her gay-friendly dance album soon
'A Replacement Life' Is Both Tender and Powerful
The novel is like a story that a grandparent might tell you at the dinner table—one of those stories that the young may ignore only to regret their impatience later
Weird Al on 'Mandatory Fun' and Dressing Up as Hitler
We chatted with Yankovic about making amends with Coolio, dressing up as Hitler, and whether or not Mandatory Fun will be his last conventional album ever
Baseball’s Battered Bastards Made the Game Fun
A new film, The Battered Bastards of Baseball, captures the last hardscrabble days of the game.
Tommy Ramone Helped Make the Ramones the Punk Beatles
“Our music is an answer to the early Seventies, when artsy people with big egos would do vocal harmonies and play long guitar solos and get called geniuses,” Tommy said. “That’s bull----! We play rock and roll.”
A Trip to Katz's, 25 Years After ‘When Harry Met Sally’
How ‘When Harry Met Sally...’ helped make the Manhattan delicatessen an international staple.
Nadine Gordimer, Powerful Anti-Apartheid Voice and Nobel Laureate, Dies at 90
Gordimer was an uncompromising moralist who became one of the most powerful voices against the injustice of apartheid
Did Richard III Kill the Princes in the Tower?
History may have dealt England’s hunchback king a bad murder rap
Alan Furst on 'Midnight in Europe,' and Why His Women Like Laughter and Sex
More from Sean Elder’s interview with Alan Furst, author Midnight in Europe, the latest in his bestselling Night Soldiers series.
The Five Most Wanted Pieces of Stolen Art
They were stolen from museums in daring heists, or lost in eras of upheaval, and there's been no sign of them since
How to Steal a Billion Dollars
Art theft is the third highest-grossing criminal enterprise in the world, after drugs and weapons. Art detectives work almost blind, in the waters of the multi-billion dollar trade
A Q&A with the Reclusive Brits Behind @Vice_Is_Hip
No salvia was actually smoked in the making of this interview.
True Detective Creator Pizzolatto Reveals New Details
Details from HBO's popular occult series begin to surface
'Game of Thrones' Slays 'The Walking Dead' in 2014 Emmy Nominations
Orange Is the New Black, Breaking Bad and True Detective are strong contenders for 2014 Emmys
The Anti-Fascist Novelist
Alan Furst has found a modern audience writing about the war that shaped our world
Where American Teens were Abused in the Name of God
An evangelical film student sets out to make her senior thesis, and stumbles into an abusive American Christian academy in the Dominican Republic.
Is This the MySpace of Fine Art?
A London-based startup seeks to reshape the art world by looking to websites such as Wikipedia.
Warren G. Harding's Secret Erotic Letter-Writing Career
Let's sample a long-dead president's dirtiest of thoughts.
American Museum of Natural History Will Host Adult Sleepover
The Aug. 1 event stems from the Museum's "successful kids overnight adventure"
J.K. Rowling Updates Muggles on Harry Potter
So how are The Boy Who Lived's mid-thirties treating him?
Pink Floyd Will Release Its First Album Since 1994
The new recording won't feature founding member Roger Waters, who declined to comment on the album
Book Excerpt: Unfriending My Ex: And Other Things I'll Never Do, by Kim Stolz
This generation has spent roughly half our lives without these gadgets and apps, and the other half becoming addicted to and dependent on them
Why ‘Natural’ Wine Tastes Worse Than Putrid Cider
It is sold in every trendy European wine bar, but our critic finds the lack of additives and preservatives makes it undrinkable
Sometimes cross-dresser, often stand-up comedian Eddie Izzard on drastic weight loss and the paucity of wise Nazis
We’re All Geniuses
The deep friendship between Francis Bacon and Roald Dahl, captured in a small portrait of their mutual friend Lucian Freud
Gadget Lust: Fear and Loafing
A machine makes gluten-free bread that will not sink like a stone
East End Elegy
The arrival of the Kardashian clan in the Hamptons portends nothing good for one of America’s most exclusive summer communities
Weird Al Will Release Eight Music Videos in Eight Days
Oh, and there's a new album. Let's try to parse out the track list.
When Bobby Womack Met Gorillaz
Celebrating the legendary soul singer's unlikely last act: as a collaborator with Gorillaz and its leader, Damon Albarn
Morbid Anatomy Museum Opens in Brooklyn
The 4,200-square-foot museum houses artifacts “at the intersection of death and beauty,” according to founder Joanna Ebenstein
The Unlikely Afterlife of New York's Finest Rock Band
It's been seven months since the Walkmen broke up. Here's a survey of the members' solo offerings.
New York Artist Debuts Her Own Armpit 'Perfume' in Harper's Bazaar
“Wow,” wrote Tania from Ohio. “Just smelled your Eau de Martynka fragrance in my beauty magazine, and simply must try it. So completely unique!”
An Underwater Art Scene Blossoms in the Ocean
“I was astounded to see tubes growing out of the eyes of the statues and invertebrates making their homes on them.”
Photographs: Sculptures at the Bottom of the Ocean
The British-Guyanan underwater artist Jason deCaires Taylor is part of a worldwide movement of artists transforming spaces on the seafloor into underwater galleries.
Buzzfeed Records Your Personal Quiz Data in Bulk
Is BuzzFeed watching? The massive media company says not to worry.
Beneath the Hat
Diane Keaton shows style and substance in her new memoir, name-checking a few men along the way
Shooting at the Ivory Tower
At a time of crisis, it’s important to challenge the “gauzy, nostalgic idea of college,” director Andrew Rossi tells us.