Oral History

10.11.19

The Making of Mos Def's 'Black on Both Sides'

An oral history of the legendary record, 20 years later.

3.28.19

An Oral History of Thrush Hermit’s ‘Clayton Park’

Rob Benvie, Cliff Gibb, Ian McGettigan, Joel Plaskett and many others on the album that should have turned the band into The Strokes.

11.8.18

An Oral History of Toronto’s Comedy Bar

This week marks the 10th anniversary of the Toronto comedy institution. We spoke to the people about its troubled opening, Kevin Sorbo and about that infamous Louis C.K. appearance.

10.30.18

Stormzy Details His Big Break in this Exclusive Book Excerpt

We've got a chapter extract from 'Rise Up: The #Merky Story So Far,' the 25-year-old rapper's first release on his new book imprint.

8.1.18

The IDM List Gave Intelligent Dance Music Its Name and Geeky Legacy

Musicians and fans look back on the niche online hub they cultivated 25 years ago, and how it framed dance music that wasn't really for dancefloors.

7.17.18

Jean-Claude Van Damme Was 'Coked Out of His Mind' During 'Street Fighter,' Director Says

Director Steven de Souza described filming the 90s action flick as a total shit show.

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10.3.17

An Oral History of 'Jackass: The Movie'

To celebrate the 15th anniversary of the most legendary stunt film of all time, we spoke to everyone involved.

9.27.17

An Oral History of Despair Faction, AFI's Tight-Knit Fan Forum

Key message board members look back on how the now-defunct site created marriages, friendships and, um, lifetime MTV event bans.

5.9.17

An Oral History of 'River's Edge,' 1987's Most Polarizing Teen Film

From Keanu's first big role to Crispin Glover's weirdest wigs, a look back at the making of the indie thriller.

3.4.17

Mayhem in Philly: An Oral History of the Epic Senators-Flyers Brawl

We spoke to seven players involved in the infamous 2004 Senators-Flyers fight that set an NHL record for most penalty minutes in a single game.

12.4.16

The Oral History of the First Two Times the Beatles Took Acid

A few months after George John were unexpectedly dosed with LSD, the whole band decided to try psychedelics properly. So they holed up in Zsa Zsa Gabor's house with Peter Fonda and David Crosby to get properly fucked.

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