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The Creepiest Game You’ve Never Heard Of

(YouTube Link) Take the works of Edgar Allen Poe, use them as the basis for an adventure video game starring William S. Burroughs and you’ve only begun to scratch the surface of the strangeness that is The Dark Eye. Video games in the 90s definitely weren’t lacking in originality, it’s just too bad that most truly exceptional [...]

Meet the Beats

The following article is from the book Uncle John’s Heavy Duty Bathroom Reader. The Beats were America’s first hipsters. But what were they, like, really about, man? THE OTHER SIDE OF AMERICA One night in 1948, two students at new York’s Columbia University, John Clellon Holmes and Jack Kerouac, were hanging out talking about what they thought was [...]

Nutmeg’s Surprisingly Interesting History

You probably already know that nutmeg is poisonous in large quantities, but did you know it can result in a psychedelic trip that was too intense for even William S. Burroughs? Also, did you know that the nursery rhyme “Peter Piper” was based on a sixteenth century pirate and horticulturalist who robbed spices from Dutch [...]

Found: Stephen Davis’s 1975 Led Zeppelin Tour Notes

N.B.: Don’t miss your chance to win a copy of this awesome new book, after the interview below. Imagine touring with one of the biggest rock bands of all time—taking notes, scoring interviews with the band, getting never-before-seen photos, etc. Now imagine losing it all. That’s exactly what happened to rock author and journalist Stephen Davis back [...]