Jon Bradshaw lived fast and died young, but before he stepped off, he managed to charm half the world (he hadn’t met the other half yet) and wrote like a slumming angel.
Philip Roth, John Lahr, and Adam Hochschild were all loving sons. They were also discerning writers, and their memoirs lay bare often awkward truths.
Legendary sports columnist and author John Schulian, editor of the Library of America’s ‘The Great American Sports Page,’ explains why the glory days were so glorious.
One of our greatest but too often overlooked contemporary photographers, Adger Cowans has been shooting indelible images for more than half a century.
The Godfather of Soul wanted the bulk of his estate to be used to educate the children of South Carolina. That hasn’t happened. Author James McBride explains why not.
In 1973, amid the Watergate hearings, the designated hitter debuted, Yogi Berra waxed eloquent, and Mets pitcher Tug McGraw coined his pennant-clinching team’s enduring slogan.
Week after week, The Daily Beast features classic stories from the past that prove great writing is timeless. Here are the ones we found most memorable.
The story of Jewish immigrants and black migrants in Chicago, and how the blues were recorded, packaged, and sold.
Alex Belth worked on the Coen brothers’ cult favorite. In an excerpt from his ebook ‘The Dudes Abide,’ Jeff Bridges and John Goodman meet the Dude and Walter for the first time.