Steve Albini’s 10 Essential Recordings

The musician and audio engineer, who died on Tuesday at 61, gave artists including Nirvana and PJ Harvey an authentic…


The Bragg Case Against Trump Is a Historic Mistake

About a year ago, when Alvin Bragg, the Manhattan district attorney, indicted former President Donald Trump, I was critical of…


Lost Tapes From Major Musicians Are Out There. These Guys Find Them.

For decades, recordings left at studios have languished in storage rooms and basements. Master Tape Rescue, a company of two…


A New Chapter for Irish Historians’ ‘Saddest Book’

A globe-spanning research project has turned the catalog of a public archive destroyed in Ireland’s civil war into a model…


What Are the Largest Wildfires in U.S. History?

The Smokehouse Creek fire in the Texas Panhandle is now one of the largest fires the country has faced. Here…


Murder Trial Lays Bare a Hip-Hop Pioneer’s Double Life

In the years before his death, the Run-DMC D.J. Jam Master Jay secretly turned to the drug trade to keep…


Kelvin Kiptum, Marathon World Record-Holder, Dies at 24

Kiptum, who came tantalizingly close last year to breaching the mythical two-hour barrier in the marathon, was killed in a…


Super Bowl Viewership Rose to 123.4 Million, a Record High

The figure easily exceeded last year’s 115.1 million, capping off a big year for N.F.L. ratings.


See How Hot 2023 Was in Two Charts. Hint: Record Hot.

Month after month, global temperatures didn’t just break records, they smashed them. This year could be even warmer.


5 Minutes That Will Make You Love Strata-East Records

This label founded in 1971 gave Afrocentric and psychedelic jazz a home, and found a breakout hit with Gil Scott-Heron…

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