Brian Pilcher

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Escape from Jonestown

<i>Julia Scheeres</i> <i>|</i> A Thousand Lives <i>| 26 minutes (6,304 words)</i><p><i>For our latest Longreads Exclusive, we’re proud to share Julia Scheeres’ adaptation of her</i> …

Thirty-Three-Hit Wonder

Billy Joel still lives on Long Island, still rules the Garden.<p>Billy Joel sat smoking a cigarillo on a patio overlooking Oyster Bay. He had chosen the seating area under a trellis in front of the house, his house, a brick Tudor colossus set on a rise on the southeastern tip of a peninsula called …

Johnny Cash's dark California days

But Cash also experienced excruciatingly dark times in the decade, fueled by drugs and guilt over the breakup of his marriage.<p>Cash, 26, moved to California with his wife, Vivian, and his first three daughters in the summer of 1958, hoping for a career in the movies. It was a heady time. Thanks to …

Three Tragic True Crime Stories

Like you, your coworker, that person on Twitter and the woman who sits in front of you on the train, I love Serial. As I fell asleep on Wednesday …

Kelly Clarkson Covered 'Shake It Off' And Taylor Swift Loved It

Kelly Clarkson performed in Buffalo, New York on Saturday and decided to pay tribute to Taylor Swift. Clarkson broke into a soulful cover of Swift's "Shake It Off" during her set, which then set off screams of excitement from the crowd.<p>Swift saw a video of the performance on YouTube (in which you …

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Louis C.K.: The ESQ+A

A conversation with the stand-up and actor (and writer/director/producer) about Louie and failure and money and burgers and Bill Clinton<p><i>Originally published in the June/July 2011 issue</i><p><i>In Louis's Infiniti G35, on the way to get a bite to eat at the Comedy Cellar in New York.</i><p><b>LOUIS C.K.:</b> I love this …