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How a Generation of Hardcore Legends All Became Motivational Speakers

John Joseph grew up on the streets of New York City in the 1970s. He survived abuse, homelessness and drug addiction by turning to punk…

We Talked to Leading Mozart Scholars About the Composer’s Love of Ass Jokes

Every great composer, it seems, has a secret history we weren’t taught in our childhood piano lessons. Berlioz was high on opioids. Schumann spent the…

One-Hit Wonders Who Deserve a Second Chance

Has there ever been a pop culture category more ruthlessly defined and more fundamentally inexact than “one-hit wonder”? Pull up Wikipedia’s one-hit wonder list and…

Why Are So Many Dudes Losing Their Shit Over 8D Audio?

It must’ve been late at night, somewhere on the verge of 2 or 3 a.m., that I stumbled onto a recommended video of “8D music”…