On the Real Altamont and the Fake Rolling Stones

On the Real Altamont and the Fake Rolling Stones

By Megan Volpert

31 Aug 2016 // 2:30 AM

Joel Selvin’s new book digs deep into the seventh circle of rock music’s hell....

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The Hunted and the Haunted in 'King Stakh's Wild Hunt'

By Imran Khan

19 Aug 2016 // 8:29 AM

Deeply baroque and shamelessly foreboding, Uladzimir Karatkevich’s King Stakh’s Wild Hunt is a crowning achievement of Belarusian gothic....

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Punk's Not Dead: Legs McNeil and Gillian McCain and 'Please Kill Me'>

Please Kill Me was important not just because it made visible the genealogy of an underground music scene, but because it showed how brilliantly an oral history could capture culture. ...

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