Six Lessons on Becoming a Cooking Legend from Cecilia Chiang

The 97-year-old woman who introduced Westerners to high-end Chinese cuisine still parties as hard as she works—which is to say, a lot.


Stanley Clarke Is the Reason You Love Music

The legendary bass player, who basically invented jazz fusion, speaks about his lengthy career—from collaborating with Keith Richards to Paul McCartney to Miles Davis.


People Tell Us Their Hometown's Creepiest Urban Legends

Be careful, though. Apparently a kid died from reading these while eating Pop Rocks.


Why My Grandma Loves Barbra Streisand (And You Should Too)

If your only point of reference is that one Duck Sauce song, you need to reassess.


A Visit to One of Mexico's Most Notorious Abandoned Hospitals

Like so many other abandoned hospitals, the Hospital Naturista in Tamaulipas is said to be haunted by the ghost of a deranged—but very stylish—nurse.


Prolific Music Critic Robert Christgau Knows What He Likes (and Hates)

"One of my gifts as a critic is that I really like music, and I'm open and still excitable. I'm not a bored person, and I'm not tired of life."


Guitar Moves with Lemmy Kilmister

One of the final interviews with Motörhead's late, great Lemmy Kilmister. Legend.


Everyone Loves Dolly

At 70 years young, America's favorite working girl is still a rainbow in the dark.


The Small Town Nightclub That Quietly Changed British Clubbing Forever

Legends provided the North with much more than a no-frills alternative to the hipster clubbing of the Haçienda.


It Doesn't Matter What You Say About Brian Wilson, Because He's Brian Wilson

The Beach Boy performed 'Pet Sounds' in Chicago. Was it the greatest performance? Eh. But who cares—it's motherfucking Brian Wilson!


Different Kinds of Trips: Brian Wilson Reflects on 'Pet Sounds' 50 Years Later

Wilson revisits his masterpiece on its 50th anniversary and gives some insight into his recent biopic and long-awaited autobiography.