The late drummer, who passed away at 80, was quiet and unassuming, and powered the Stones for six decades with impeccable taste and an unerring sense of swing.
Malcolm Jones writes about books, music, and photography for The Daily Beast where he has written about subjects ranging from A. Lincoln to R. Crumb. He is the author of a memoir, Little Boy Blues, and collaborated with the songwriter and composer Van Dyke Parks and the illustrator Barry Moser on Jump!, a retelling of Brer Rabbit stories.
Alexandria and its environs comprise as storied a piece of real estate as can be found anywhere in the country.
The author of “Native Son” wrote “The Man Who Lived Underground” 80 years ago. His publisher turned it down. Be thankful someone had second thoughts.
Georgia’s brightest political star has now published her first legal thriller. It’s not great lit, but it’s better than most of the competition.
“City of a Million Dreams” uses the unique traditions of the Crescent City’s funerals as a lens through which it looks at the city’s contradictions and consolations.
With a new memoir and a Hulu special, the young magician is the latest and one of the best exemplars of what might be called The Golden Age of Cool Magic.
Best known for the Pulitzer-winning “Lonesome Dove,” McMurtry was equally at home writing about all aspects of the American West, from cowboys to astronauts.
One of the last outposts of Gullah culture, this South Carolina sea island is still raw, remote, and altogether enchanting.
A little science, some fiction, a few detective stories—reading won’t make you a better person, but it can take you out of the world for a while, and this year that meant a lot.