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The 1970s

The Day I Had My First Proper Fist Fight

Tom Cramer | Posted 11.07.2013 | Fifty
Tom Cramer

In the fourth grade, I had the toughest teacher of my life: Ms. Daly. She wasn't physically imposing, or necessarily mean; she was smart, tough and didn't take any crap. She was going to teach us, and we were going to learn, come hell or high water. It's like she combined the roles of parent and teacher into one authority-figure superhero. That year, I had my first proper fist fight.

Meet the Old Boss: Springsteen Revisits Darkness

Peter Birkenhead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Peter Birkenhead

Darkness on the Edge of Town is a record of American reckoning, an accounting of the steep, dreadful costs of unconsciousness and the fulsome, liberating rewards of opening our eyes.

The Day the Music Died

Michael Pattison | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Pattison

Don McLean saw February 3, 1959 as The Day the Music Died, but really it was the day the legend of Buddy Holly was born.

Feeling Normal?

Jayne Lyn Stahl | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Jayne Lyn Stahl

I grew up in a place, Bayside, New York; a place where, when I mentioned Nietzsche, the woman who lived above me asked, "if you take Penicillin, will it cure that?"