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Stream of the Crop: 9 New Albums for Heavy Rotation
New projects from Earl Sweatshirt, Meek Mill, and The 1975 top this week's list.
Ben Stiller's Punk Band Has Reunited, and They're Still Really Good
Listen to a rework of "Confusion," the first single from the band's first new release in 35 years.
Alex Robert Ross
I'm on Death Row for Punching a Man
After three decades, I feel like I’m dying a slow death.
Should 'Late Adolescence' Protect Young People from Execution?
The years between 18 and 21 are a sort of societal limbo period when, in most states, you can't drink, but you can smoke—and get sentenced to die.
I Was a Teenager in Ben Stiller's Punk Band
Capital Punishment probably would have been forgotten with the hundreds of other bands from the early 80s, if it weren't for the fact that their drummer is Ben Stiller.
New Old Music
Ben Stiller's Teenage Post-Punk Band Are Finally Reissuing Their Debut LP
A remastered and expanded version of Capital Punishment's 'Roadkill' will finally come out on Captured Tracks this September. A single from the record, "Muzak Anonymous," came out alongside the announcement.
Alex Robert Ross
Everything Always Turns to Shit on Death Row
Even a breakfast of boiled eggs and cheese somehow gets screwed up by a rogue inmate.
I Watched a Talent Show on Death Row
It was painful but also more fun than I expected.
George T. Wilkerson
This 78-Year-Old Nun Wants to Save Everyone on Death Row
“A person is worth more than the worst thing they have ever done,” Sister Helen Prejean says.
The Strange, Sad Story of the Last Woman Executed in Canada
More than half a century after a bomb on a plane killed nearly two dozen people near the St. Lawrence River, the evidence that condemned Marguerite Pitre to hang remains pretty flimsy.
Why Did America's Execution Machine Slow Down?
A new book explores the slow demise of the ultimate punishment in a country that has a history of celebrating it.
The New Lethal Injection Drug Is an Irresponsible Choice
I know because I've used it.
Darragh O’Carroll, MD