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10 Non–Rock Stars Who Died at the Tragically Young Age of 27

© Laurence Baker/Corbis On Saturday, Amy Winehouse passed away and became the latest member of Club 27—an exclusive club you don’t want to be in. Club 27 is headlined by musicians Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, Kurt Cobain, and Brian Jones, who all died of a drug overdose, suicide, or accident at that young age. [...]

9 Things to Remember About Bobcat Goldthwait

“You can’t really pick how you’re going to be remembered,” Bobcat Goldthwait said on last month’s WTF with Marc Maron podcast. “I could cure AIDS, and my obit photo is gonna be me in a uniform going WAAAAAHH!” So what should we remember about the comedian, director, voice artist and Police Academy star? Let’s take a [...]

The Late Movies: 10 Great Documentaries You Can Watch Right Now (on Netflix)

If you haven’t discovered Netflix and its instant streaming feature yet, it’s pretty magical. I watch so many more movies now because of it — and I’m much more quick to turn off the ones I’m not enjoying than I would be if I were renting the movies on physical discs, which means I end [...]

Musical Style

Modern music and fashion have aways had a close relationship. ‘Ensemble: The Style of Music’ is a series of 20 posters featuring the classic outfits of some well-known musicians, from the over-the-top flamboyance of Elvis to the grunge look of Kurt Cobain. Designed by Glenn Michael of Moxy Creative House, and illustrated by James Alexander the prints are available here Link [...]

6,000 Cheesecakes & 7 Other Strange Robberies

Most criminals rob banks, steal cars, or maybe just take your wallet. But some crooks have gone for less conventional targets over the years. Like Kurt Cobain’s ashes, or 6,000 cheesecakes. 1. Bridge Today, Gone Tomorrow If someone offered to sell you the Brooklyn Bridge, you’d know it was a scam. But if someone in Khabarovsk, Russia, [...]

The Late Movies: Here Come the Pixies

It has lately come to my attention that some very smart people I know — who otherwise have great taste in music and art and all things cultural — don’t know who the Pixies are. If this is the case with any of our readers, I’m going to fix that today. The Pixies are revered [...]