Darren Plattner

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BenFred: Cards must recognize an uncomfortable truth before threatening Cubs

If on Wednesday night you departed the Cubs' raucous celebration of their second consecutive National League Central crown, and made the short walk …

London gallery hosts exhibition of Bob Dylan's US paintings

Halcyon Gallery hopes Dylan will pop in for a look at The Beaten Path on his way over to Europe to collect his Nobel prize<p>The timing couldn’t be better for the opening of The Beaten Path, a major exhibition of Bob Dylan’s artworks at the Halcyon Gallery in central London.<p>Worldwide interest in the …

Bob Dylan breaks his silence

The Swedish Academy stunned the world when it awarded folk singer Bob Dylan the Nobel Prize in Literature two weeks ago. Dylan, 75, became one of the first musicians ever to be awarded the prize, and the first American in more than 20 years to have the honor bestowed on him. A member of the academy …

Literature

Inside Wall Street’s Exclusive Deadhead Society

One evening in October 2015, an Irish bar in midtown Manhattan hosts a mixer for Wall Street executives, though it more closely resembles a …

Wall Street

Acer refreshes Chromebook, announces all-in-one 'Chromebase'

LAS VEGAS — It took a few years, but people are finally embracing lightweight Chrome OS-powered devices where the documents and files are mostly …

How the Cubs Emerged From the Stone Age

Chicago has worked hard at modernizing every facet of its operation—from the scoreboard to its data gathering—and the club is now benefitting.<p>Chicago<p>The office Tom Ricketts inherited when he took over the Chicago Cubs in 2009 was a windowless room beneath the upper deck of Wrigley Field. A closet …

Stone Age

Saying Goodbye to the 2015 Cubs is Hard

As I sat and watched the second through ninth innings of Game 4 where the end of the Cubs 2015 season had pretty much already been decided after the …

How the Warlocks Passed the Acid Tests

<b>In honor of the 50th anniversary of what is thought to be the first public performance by the Grateful Dead, today we're reposting our conversation</b> …

5 Stories You Didn't Know About Bob Dylan, As Told By 'Mr. Tambourine Man'

From "Subterranean Homesick Blues" to "Like A Rolling Stone," Bruce Langhorne was there playing along with Bob Dylan. A member of the early Greenwich Village scene along with Joan Baez, Carolyn Hester, and, of course, Dylan, Langhorne was known for his expert guitar playing abilities and his use of …

Grateful Dead’s Robert Hunter on Jerry’s Final Days: ‘We Were Brothers’

In part one of <i>Rolling Stone</i>‘s exclusive interview with Robert Hunter, the legendary (and fairly reclusive) Grateful Dead lyricist looked back on his …

Golden Gate Park

Robert Hunter on Grateful Dead’s Early Days, Wild Tours, ‘Sacred’ Songs

F<p>ifty years ago this May, Robert Hunter popped into a pizza parlor in Menlo Park, California, to see his friend Jerry Garcia play in his new electric …

Rock & Roll

Bob Dylan: The Uncut Interview

In this extended AARP interview, the legendary singer-songwriter opens up about his creative process and his new disc, ‘Shadows in the Night.’

7 Ways To Survive As A Watch Lover On A Budget

Love luxury watches but can’t afford them? Feeling slighted that all the cool timepieces you seem to be interested in are out of your budget? …

Watches

10 Things To Know About How Rolex Makes Watches

Rolex really isn’t like any other watch brand. In fact, the privately held, independently run entity isn’t like most other companies. I can say this …

Watches

Grammys 2015: Transcript of Bob Dylan's MusiCares Person of Year speech

Bob Dylan was honored by MusiCares, the charity organization that aids musicians in need, at the Los Angeles Convention Center on Friday night. After performances by artists including Tom Jones, Sheryl Crow, Neil Young, Beck, Jackson Browne and others, Dylan himself took a rare opportunity in the …

Dead 50

Grateful Dead Celebration With Anastasio & Hornsby In Chicago

The rumors are true, the “core four” of the <b>Grateful Dead</b> -Bill Kreutzmann, Phil Lesh, Bob Weir and Mickey Hart -will reunite for a series of three …

Equation of Time Watches Allow Us a Glimpse of the Solar System

One of watchmaking’s rarest and most mysterious complications, the equation of time, often combined with other astronomical indications, is an expression of our physical universe and intimately links the timepiece to the sun’s cycle to get at the heart of how we keep track of time.<p>For the average …

Taping the Dead: The Origins of Live Recording Legend David Lemieux

<i>Component is a section of Aux.Out. for one-off pieces, special editorials, and lost orphans of the music discussion. Today, Daniel Kohn introduces us</i> …

Derek Trucks sounds off about his five favorite female vocalists

At just 35, Derek Trucks has had a career comparable to that of an elder statesman. A child prodigy on the electric guitar, Trucks spent his …

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Bob Dylan Wanted to Make an Album With the Beatles and Rolling Stones

Few figures in rock history have a more impressive résumé than Glyn Johns. Throughout the 1960s the producer/engineer worked on albums by the Rolling …

The Beatles

20 Mainstream Nutrition Myths that Most People Believe (Even though they've been Proved Wrong)

Mainstream nutrition is full of nonsense. Despite clear advancements in nutrition science, the old myths don't seem to be going anywhere. Here are 20 …

Dead Wood: Is This the End for Classic Rock’s Greatest Guitar Makers?

Oh, look at that,” Susan Wickersham says proudly, as her daughter Mica carefully escorts Phil Lesh’s new bass guitar into her mother’s office, …

Rock & Roll

Guitars

Jerry Garcia played many guitars during his career, ranging from Fender Stratocasters and Gibson SGs to custom-made instruments. During his thirty …

Built To Last: A Conversation with Jerry Garcia

<i>During the "Days Between" Jerry Garcia's birth on August 1 (1942) and his passing on August 9 (1995), we share this interview which originally ran in</i> …

Branford Marsalis on His Unlikely Collaboration With the Grateful Dead

“Guys who play jazz and don’t only listen to jazz knew those guys,” saxophonist <b>Branford Marsalis</b> says, starting to explain how he left an indelible …

Clint Eastwood