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Now two key figures in the Beach Boys have emerged with memoirs that offer conflicting histories of one of America’s most revered bands and their contributions to it.

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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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Moby’s Memoir ‘Porcelain’ Is Exceptional and Incisive

Rock memoirs rarely live up to expectations, but Moby’s Porcelain is an exception.

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Delillo has a signature prose style, language intelligent and abrupt, choppy, atomizing philosophies and ideas. It sets his work apart from much of American fiction.

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If You Know Padma Lakshmi From Only ‘Top Chef’, Her New Memoir Reveals So Much More

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400 Years After His Death, William Shakespeare Has Kept His Cool

“Once you discover Shakespeare, he can be right at the center of your imagination,” said Ian McKellen. “Long may he continue to do just that.”

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17 Mar 2016 // 8:51 AM

33 1/3 Essential Books That Rock

These 33 and 1/3 books are those most essential in telling the story of rock ‘n’ roll in all its glamorous and dirty glory.

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When Citizenship Can Be Bought and Sold: Atossa Araxia Abrahamian Talks to Sasha Frere-Jones

M.I.A.’s single, "Borders", isn’t the official theme song for journalist Atossa Araxia Abrahamian’s nonfiction debut, The Cosmopolites, but we can pretend it is.

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Prosecutor on ‘Making a Murderer’: “I think they went overboard”

Wisconsin prosecutor Michael Griesbach believes Steven Avery was wrongly convicted — but you may disagree on how many times.

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Indie Horror Month 2016: 'Downfall' Explores Depression, Bulimia, and Suicide through Horror

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"Downfall finds horror in helpfulness.

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