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The 200 Best Albums of the 1960s

When considering the whole sweep of 20th century music, the 1960s loom especially large. Some of the importance placed on the music of the decade can be traced to demographics (the massive baby boomer generation born after World War II reached prime music-listening age) and technology (the consumer …

Anachronistic

My Photographs Inspired By The Beauty Of Oklahoma

Growing up in the Bay Area I was surrounded by beauty. I knew I had family in Oklahoma, but between that and a musical named after it was all I …

The Outlier: Why Jason Isbell Won't Stop Speaking His Mind

Americana kingpin has confronted his dark side, mistakes to emerge as a leading voice<p>At this year's Grammys, where he was up for several awards, …

Country Music

How Robert Earl Keen Became a Country and Americana Cult Hero

Raspy-voiced Texas songwriter has endeared himself to George Strait, Lyle Lovett and countless fans with his irreverent style<p>Robert Earl Keen ought …

Country Music

The 50 Best Shoegaze Albums of All Time

By 2007, the New York trio Blonde Redhead had been celebrated for over a decade as cerebral art-rockers, cult favorites of their lane; the upending of their tight, neurotic structures on <i>23</i> <i></i>was a release of reigns. The group’s seventh (and first self-produced) album, it’s a thrilling spread that …

Indie Music

What Was the Vietnam War About?

Was America’s war in Vietnam a noble struggle against Communist aggression, a tragic intervention in a civil conflict, or an imperialist counterrevolution to crush a movement of national liberation? Those competing interpretations ignited fiery debates in the 1960s and remain unresolved today. How …

Political Science

The Dime Podcast Ep. 25: Kenny Anderson Talks NCAA Memories, Cigars And Mental Health

Hello, friends. It’s time for another episode of the Dime Podcast as we bring in another great guest this week in former NBA All-Star Kenny Anderson aka Mr. Chibbs (@chibbs_1). Be sure to subscribe to and review the pod on your favorite podcast listening platform (Omny, iTunes, Google, …

Mental Health

50+ Times American Healthcare System Shocked The Rest Of The World

While the United States has largely considered itself as the greatest country in the world for the last few decades, the statistics tell us that …

Health Care

25+ Dads That Don’t Want To See You Dating Their Daughters

It's never easy seeing your little ones grow up, but there comes a time when every parent has to let go and allow their children the time and space …

Doctors Are Sharing Their Stupidest And Funniest Patient Stories, And It’s Hilarious

Nobody <i>really</i> likes going to the doctors do they? I mean, that antiseptic smell, the silence of the waiting room except for the odd groan and sniffle, …

The Last Word: John Prine on Fatherhood, Johnny Cash, Why Happiness Isn't Good for Songwriting

The godfather of Americana also shares his thoughts on the best lyric he ever wrote, becoming a dad at 48 and car-shopping on eBay<p>Since breaking …

Country Music

Top 10 Biggest Gaffes in Military History

War, what is it good for? Gaffes and blunders, apparently. Whether it’s overconfidence, miscalculations, a disobeying of orders, or lack of …

Julian Casablancas says Jimi Hendrix “didn’t have hits”

He also heavily implies that The Strokes just 'pays the bills'<p>The Strokes frontman Julian Casablancas has stated that Jimi Hendrix “didn’t have hits” …

How a normal World War II soldier became a war criminal

Usually working in Hollywood, German filmmaker Robert Schwentke tackled a chapter of World War II from an unusual perspective in his movie "The …

For Decades, Our Coverage Was Racist. To Rise Above Our Past, We Must Acknowledge It

We asked a preeminent historian to investigate our coverage of people of color in the U.S. and abroad. Here’s what he found.<p>It is November 2, 1930, and <i>National Geographic</i> has sent a reporter and a photographer to cover a magnificent occasion: the crowning of Haile Selassie, King of Kings of …

Travel Photography

National Geographic Owns Up to Its Racist Past

<i>National Geographic</i> just showed the media industry what a good first step looks like when it comes to taking real accountability for a racist …

The Mystery of Van Morrison's 'Astral Weeks'

An excellent new book explores how the mob, Lou Reed and the city of Boston led the singer to create one of the greatest albums of all time<p>In the …

I Got a Story to Tell

I remember the exact moment when I realized NBA legends weren’t SHIT.<p>My man Sam Cassell took me out the night before my very first NBA game. We were …

The Hallidie Building and how the curtain wall was born

“Many architecture historians consider it groundbreaking, some calling it the most important modern building in San Francisco”<p>Certain buildings or certain blocks of San Francisco streets have a way of standing out to the architectural observer because they don’t quite fit with the eras of design we …

These Jewish Avengers Hunted Nazis After the Holocaust

​<p>Not all history is written about in books or explored through a careful director’s eye.<p>With all of the information and archives available on the …

Ry Cooder Previews New LP 'The Prodigal Son' With 'Shrinking Man' Song

Renowned guitarist also announces first North American tour in nine years<p>Ry Cooder detailed his new album <i>The Prodigal Son</i>, his first LP in six years. …

The 100 greatest novels of all time

<b>Our critics choose the best novels ever written, from Tolkien to Proust</b><p>100 <b>The Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkein (1954-55)</b><p>Hairy-toed hobbit Frodo leaves home to defend the world from dark forces by destroying a cursed ring, in Tolkein's epic trilogy. WH Auden thought this tale of fantastic creatures …

What It's Like To Be A Homeless Student At LA's Richest Private High School

It’s 5 a.m. The phone alarm blares, vibrating every little crevice of the car my family is forced to call home. It’s still pitch black outside, but the clock is ticking. We have exactly two hours to find another place to park our car and sneak in a shower at a public swimming center before I have …

The NCAA Is Broken

I hate to break it to you, but the purity of amateur sports — out the window.<p>People sometimes come up to me saying, “Hey, you’re the dude that …

This photographer’s boss was racist, but that didn’t stop him from capturing the truth

Winfred Moncrief defied norms and documented civil rights in the segregated South<p>During the civil rights era, the Hederman clan owned the largest …

16 History Questions People Always Get Wrong

If you can get 12/16 correct, you're an official history buff.<p>Also known as the Seven Years’ War, the conflict involved the French and British …

World History

73 years ago a war photographer snapped the most iconic image of World War II — here's the story of the battle behind the photo

The Battle of Iwo Jima holds a special place in the history of the United States.<p>Remembered for the iconic photo that the Associated Press photographer Joe Rosenthal took of US Marines raising the flag on Mount Suribachi, the nearly six-week battle in 1945 saw more than 100,000 US soldiers, …

Military

New York From Above: Spectacular Aerial Photography by Andrew Griffiths

<b>Andrew Griffiths</b> (also known as Lensaloft) is a award-winning aerial photographer, director and self-confessed aviation nerd from Melbourne, …

Photography

The Paul Simon city that turned to Trump

<b>Saginaw - a blue-collar city made famous by Paul Simon's song America -</b> <b>surprisingly voted for Donald Trump in 2016.</b> <b>As the president prepares to make his State of the Union address, what do voters think now?</b><p>It's January in Michigan, and Thomas Darabos is walking on water.<p>He finds a spot, carves a …

Central African Republic

Too Much Music: A Failed Experiment In Dedicated Listening

In Charlotte Zwerin's 1988 film <i>Straight, No Chaser</i>, Thelonious Monk road manager Bob Jones tells a story about Monk appearing on a television show sometime in the late '50s. Monk is asked what kind of music he likes, to which he replies "all kinds." The interviewer, hoping for a "gotcha" moment, …

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