Toni Morrison Told the Story of America
Morrison died Tuesday at the age of 88. Her life was not just the American dream; it was the inherent impossibility of the Black American dream made real.
Scott Walker Taught Me How to Fake It Til I Make It
Remembering the influential and unorthodox artist who died this week at the age of 76.
The Prodigy's Keith Flint Showed 90s Kids We Could Be Fearless and Raw
The frontman, who died at the age of 49, will inspire a generation with his wild legacy in electronic music.
Remembering Mark Hollis, Pop Music's Quiet Rebel
Before his death this week at the age of 64, the Talk Talk songwriter made a few albums that felt like a secret scripture. Then he left it all behind.
The Ocean Party's Zac Denton Leaves Behind An Immense Legacy
Prolific Melbourne musician Zac Denton, of bands The Ocean Party, Ciggie Witch, Pregnancy, and more, has died at age 24. He leaves behind a vast and important body of work.
Remembering Sean O'Haire, One of Wrestling's Great 'What If' Stories
O'Haire had the all the gifts to be a star, but he struggled with depression, alcoholism, and a history of violence.
Mac Miller Wasn't Done
The rapper, who died on Friday, was constantly reinventing himself, searching for an identity. He had much more to give.
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Aretha Franklin, an Unparalleled Singer and American Icon, Dies at 76
The Queen of Soul, whose career spanned six decades, died on Thursday morning.
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I’m Sad About Diarrhea Planet Breaking Up Because I Can Spell “Diarrhea” Without Looking It Up
Diarrhea. Diarrhea. Diarrhea. Diarrhea. Diarrhea. Diarrhea. This is sad news.
Why Vinnie Paul's Fun-Loving Legacy Is So Important to Metal
The former Pantera drummer may be gone, but he left an indelible mark on metal's culture and attitude.
RIP Jonathan Fire*Eater’s Stewart Lupton, Who Lived Just Shy of Stardom
The late singer fronted a band that influenced the likes of the Strokes and Yeah Yeah Yeahs, but would sadly only be a rock 'n' roll footnote.
The Brutal, Graceful Optimism of Frightened Rabbit’s Scott Hutchison
The frontman had a gift for finding the funny and the cripplingly sad in his songwriting.