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21 Pieces of Writing Advice From Stephen King

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Five things Alice in Wonderland reveals about the brain

Lewis Carroll’s popular tales contain some hidden truths about the human brain that are still inspiring neuroscientists to this day. David Robson takes a leap down the rabbit hole.<p>Lewis Carroll was remarkably modest about his masterpiece. “The heroine spends an hour underground, and meets various …

Alice In Wonderland

10 Things We Learned Hanging With Dave Grohl

“We all love sitting around and telling stories – well, listen to these, because they might make you fall in love with music,” <b>Dave Grohl</b> says in our …

Pipers at the Gates of Punk

When John Lydon scrawled the words “I HATE” overtop a Pink Floyd T-shirt in the mid-1970s, the future Sex Pistols frontman was engaging in more than just an act of wearable music criticism—he was defining punk in both its aggressively regressive musical aesthetic and anti-establishment ideology. …

The trial of Sid Vicious – a classic report from the vaults

Sid Vicious, bass player for the now-defunct, notorious punk rock band the Sex Pistols, pleaded not guilty on 21 November at his arraignment to the charge of second-degree murder of his girlfriend, Nancy Spungen.<p>Miss Spungen was found dead in the couple's Chelsea Hotel room in lower Manhattan on …

Stairway to Heaven: the story of a song and its legacy

Glenn Hughes’s band Trapeze were playing at Mother’s in Birmingham one night in autumn 1971 when John Bonham came barrelling through the doors, pushing through the crowd, until he reached the stage. He climbed up, and without ceremony starting playing along with the group. After the show, instead …

When Dylan met the Beatles – history in a handshake?

Fifty years ago this week the Beatles and Bob Dylan got together to share a few joints – and the world of music was never the same again. Or so the story goes. But does pop culture really work like that?<p>Just as a stopped clock tells the right time twice a day, the 50th anniversary of a major …

The Beatles Make History With ‘All You Need Is Love’: A Minute-by-Minute Breakdown

On June 1st, 1967, the Beatles released <i>Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,</i> boosting the sales of vintage military uniforms and further cementing …

Red Hot Chili Peppers on 25 Years of ‘Mother’s Milk’

For the Red Hot Chili Peppers, 1988 was the type of year that could destroy far more established bands. They had slowly built a cult audience with …

Secrets of the Creative Brain

A leading neuroscientist who has spent decades studying creativity shares her research on where genius comes from, whether it is dependent on high IQ—and why it is so often accompanied by mental illness.<p>As a psychiatrist and neuroscientist who studies creativity, I’ve had the pleasure of working …

100 Greatest Beatles Songs

100<p>‘Hello, Goodbye’<p><b>Main Writer:</b> McCartney <b><br>Recorded:</b> October 2, 19, 25 and November 2, 1967 <b><br>Released:</b> November 27, 1967 <i><br>11 weeks; No. 1</i><p>McCartney never …

31 Essential Science Fiction Terms And Where They Came From

There are so many words and phrases that we use in science fiction—and even science—without giving it much thought. But where did we get terms like …

Science Fiction

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Jack White’s Meg White Problem

Why he still needs (and yearns for) his old partner<p>Before Jack White envisioned the world in red and white, he saw Lime.<p>Harry Lime, that is, the …

Jack White

The True Origins of ‘X-Men’

It was mid-1963, and Stan Lee was on a roll. In a mad burst of invention, he and star artists Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko had just birthed the …

Pete Townshend Talks Mods, Recording, and Smashing Guitars

The Who are the best known and most brilliant expression of the most influential “youth movement” ever to take Great Britain, the Mods. Their career …

Nine Inch Nails: Love It To Death

Tables sprout candles in the darkened control room as thick and as numerous as mushrooms on a dank forest floor, and miniskirted department-store …

HR Giger obituary

Several elements were vital to the effectiveness of the 1979 horror film Alien, which was essentially an old-fashioned haunted house story relocated to deep space. (Its own director, Ridley Scott, called it "a C-movie done in an A-way".) Chief among them was the visceral and disquieting design work …

The Man Who Literally Built 'Star Wars'

Set decorator Roger Christian tells us what it was like making George Lucas's dreams out of scrap metal<p><b>PLUS: The Art of Star Wars: See Exclusive Storyboards from the Original Trilogy</b><p><b>One of the most memorable elements</b> of the original <i>Star Wars</i> in 1977 wasn't the story, or characters, or even the …

Pulp Fiction at 20: How a phenomenon was born

Quentin Tarantino’s homage to disreputable genres stormed Cannes 20 years ago. Tom Brook shows how the film became a sensation.<p>In May 1994 Nelson Mandela was sworn in as South Africa’s first black president and the Channel Tunnel linking England and France finally opened. But another seismic event …

Pulp Fiction

Beyond Citizen Kane: Your Cinematic Guide to the 1940s

Ilsa told Rick to kiss her as if it were the last time, Gilda flipped her hair, George Bailey saw what his life would be like had he not been born, …

Godzilla, a creature of his time

Next week the new "Godzilla" opens, and while we must wait to discuss it (other than to say it's really good) it's never too late to pay tribute to the 1954 film that made it possible.<p>The original Japanese "Godzilla" has returned in a Rialto Pictures re-release for a weeklong Music Box Theatre run, …

How Weed and Backlash Helped Fucked Up Come Back to Life

After almost two decades of avoiding drugs of any kind, Fucked Up’s Damian Abraham found that regular marijuana use could almost eliminate his …

The 10 Most Technically Amazing Beatles Songs — Mojo

Music

How Napkin Sketches During A Pixar Lunch Meeting Led To Four Of The Studio's Greatest Movies

Fans will have to wait until next year's "The Good Dinosaur" to enjoy the vibrant colors and heartfelt story that has helped make Pixar an animation giant for over a decade.<p>But how did Pixar come to dominate the industry in the first place?<p>Most will recall the studio taking off after 1995's "Toy …

Animation

Kim Gordon: The Godmother of Grunge on Feminism in Rock

Although she’s been called the godmother of grunge for her role as co-founder (with her husband, Thurston Moore) of Sonic Youth, Kim Gordon insists …

Thom Yorke In His Own Words: Radiohead Frontman’s Best Quotes

When Thom Yorke talks, everyone else shuts up. Because whenever the Radiohead frontman opens his mouth, the resulting quote typically dominates the …

George R.R. Martin: The Rolling Stone Interview

On a cold night in January, George R.R. Martin sits inside the Jean Cocteau Cinema, a revival theater that he owns in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where he …

Ramones: 10 of the best

1 I Don't Wanna Go Down to the Basement<p>Shall we deal with the Blitzkrieg Bop question first? Yes, it's their best-known song. Yes, it's their defining statement, opening their first album. Yes, the "Hey ho! Let's go!" chant would be heard at every show they played until the very end. Yes, I love …

Bernard Malamud at 100: The Jewish Experience and His Literary Heirs

Saturday, April 26, would be the hundredth birthday of Bernard Malamud, author of <i>The Fixer</i> and <i>The Natural</i>, among other popular novels. Though he …