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Danilo Kiš – The Attic

Danilo Kiš – The Attic

Newly translated by John K. Cox, The Attic was the first novel by Danilo Kiš, the Serbian writer whom Susan Sontag called ‘one of the handful of incontestably major writers…

Keith Richards on ‘Crosseyed Heart’: It’s Solo Rock ’n’ Roll, but He Likes It

Keith Richards on ‘Crosseyed Heart’: It’s Solo Rock ’n’ Roll, but He Likes It

Sometime around 2011, Keith Richards was ready to retire from his life in rock ’n’ roll. Approaching half a century with the Rolling Stones, he had done it all. “I…

How Bruce Springsteen Made ‘Born To Run’ an American Masterpiece

How Bruce Springsteen Made ‘Born To Run’ an American Masterpiece

As an album, it was not a revelation. Unlike its predecessor, it did not herald an unprecedented songwriting style that music fans found to be unbelievably ambitious, audacious, mad, rad.…

‘He loved weightlifting and buying jewels’: Andy Warhol’s friends reveal all

‘He loved weightlifting and buying jewels’: Andy Warhol’s friends reveal all

He worked out all the time, loved sex (contrary to popular belief), was a father figure to rejects – and would chat on the phone for hours. The people closest…

Harry Houdini and Arthur Conan Doyle: a friendship split by spiritualism

Harry Houdini and Arthur Conan Doyle: a friendship split by spiritualism

The author and the illusionist might seem an odd couple, but a shared interest in the afterlife made for an unlikely bond and a bitter rift. In 1920, two of…