• AKA Doc Pomus

    AKA Doc Pomus

    A Jewish kid from Brooklyn becomes the king of the blues in the classic Brill Building.

  • Final 24

    Final 24

    Roger Pike’s TV documentary investigates the deaths of famous celebrities, including Nicole Brown Simpson, Janis Joplin, Keith Moon, and Gianni Versace, among others. Carl F Gauze can’t stop staring.

  • Tammy Wynette: Tragic Country Queen

    Tammy Wynette: Tragic Country Queen

    Author Jimmy McDonough is no stranger to tortured artists, difficult personalities, and musicians in hopeless thrall to their muses. Tammy Wynette was long dead by the time McDonough pondered this book, but Matthew Moyer thinks the distance makes it even more special and sacred.

  • The Poincarè Conjecture

    The Poincarè Conjecture

    A popular account of a famous but very difficult mathematics problem. Carl F Gauze, much like Teen Talk Barbie, knows that math is hard.

  • Godlike

    Godlike

    Carl F Gauze, who may or may not be a card-carrying member of the Blank Generation, follows punk godfather Richard Hell from the seedy world of rock to the perhaps seedier world of the written word.

  • Zappa, A Biography

    Zappa, A Biography

    James MacLaren muses on Frank Zappa, in the process writing one of the BEST book reviews I’ve ever read.

  • Me, Myself, I

    As hard as I try to look back on my childhood with glee, I just get a mental picture of a retarded blond boy falling down everywhere and generally making a fool of himself everytime I think of myself. I wasn’t just an idiot — I seemed to be completely unteachable. I would get jumped by neighborhood kids, get some rocks thrown at my face for good measure……and, sure as fuck, it would happen again.

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