Young Thug Enters The Void: The Confusing Joys Of Rich Gang's Tha Tour

Young Thug is a rapper from Atlanta who has never released an official full-length album and, at this rate, may not for a long time. His mixtapes—both alone and with collaborators—have been daring and unusual, bundles of promises that haven't quite come to bear. Until about two weeks ago, he had produced one… » 10/08/14 1:07pm 10/08/14 1:07pm

Robin Williams's Terminal Condition: On The World According to Garp

In 1982, Robin Williams went on a Dallas-area talk show to discuss his title role in the film adaptation of John Irving's novel The World According to Garp. The show's host—a cheerful, robotic woman named Bobbie Wygant—asks her questions, and Williams provides his answers. » 8/14/14 12:55pm 8/14/14 12:55pm

How Did Metallica Ever Survive Some Kind Of Monster?

Like a lot of boys growing up in the early 1990s, I was fascinated by the hard-rock band Metallica. What drew me was no mystery. They were dark and powerful and commanded the respect of millions. I was nine and lived in fear of having to undress for swim PE. The gap between us was impossible. For years, I didn't even… » 7/11/14 10:45am 7/11/14 10:45am