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We Could All Learn a Thing or Two About Beating Back Fear from Surf Legend Greg Noll

He was the first famous surfer and first name-brand extreme athlete. But his true legacy is how he showed the rest of us to stop being so scared of the unknown.

‘Perry Mason’ Is the Dark Origin Story We Didn’t Need

The beloved, virtuous lawyer was once a drunken, tormented cynic? That’s the case made by this new HBO series, which creates a cool noir-ish mood but reinvents its main character in ways that are intriguing but also predictable.

Little Richard Invented Sexual Fluidity in Rock ’n’ Roll

Hits like ‘Tutti Frutti’ only tell part of the story with this groundbreaking artist, whose outrageous sense of style and untamed carnal desire are as explosive as they were 65 years ago

How This Completely Silent Song From the 1950s Became a Meme

As music theory gets extremely online, John Cage’s infamous ‘4′33″’ is seen as the ultimate shitpost

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