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The Allman Brothers Band's final show - 5 years ago last night!

Five years ago today, the Allman Brothers Band played their final show at the Beacon Theatre. You can order a CD of the final show right here. FIVE F'IN YEARS?? (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); I covered the…
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RIP Robert Hunter, one of the all-time great songwriters

Eyes of the World: An interview with Grateful Dead lyricist Robert Hunter So very, very sad to hear that Robert Hunter has passed away. To honor the man, I present my 2015 (?) interview. An edited version ran on WSJ.com as part of a preview…

About This American Life, Mike Daisey and Chinese factory workers...

This whole story about monologist Mike Daisey lying throughout his piece about Apple’s Foxconn factories in China is just awful. This story explains why rather well. But all you really have to do to understand the whole thing is to…

March Madness Special: A look back at The Fab Five

The Fab Five were in action just a few years after I graduated from U-M and I watched their exploits very closely.That made writing this story for Slam about a decade a go a special pleasure. It stands up well. Enjoy it as a March Madness moment. Leaders…
Q+A: Jim Yardley My friend the author on Yao, Lin and the Chinese basketball system. Originally posted Friday, March 9 on Slam Online. Jim Yardley was my friend and neighbor throughout the three and a half years I lived in Beijing.…
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Jimmie Vaughan on the blues greats he loves, and the brother he lost 20 years ago

Jimmie Vaughan: Powerful Stuff Originally published in Guitar World, July 2010 As he releases his first new album in nine years, Jimmie Vaughan celebrates the music he loves and remembers the brother he lost 20 years ago. It's…