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The 27 Club

Remembering How Jim Morrison Lit Our Fire

Posted 07.03.2013 | Celebrity

Jim Morrison died 42 years ago today (July 3). The iconic lead singer of the Doors tragically passed away from complications from drug and alcohol...

Do Celebrities Really Die In Threes?

The Huffington Post | Mallika Rao | Posted 04.09.2013 | Celebrity

Given that Margaret Thatcher breathed her last in the London Ritz Hotel yesterday, we're due a round of a dark guessing game. That old “rule of thre...

Sneak Peek At A 'Ghoulish' New Exhibit

The Huffington Post | Mallika Rao | Posted 02.17.2013 | Arts

It’s a perverse truism that the greatest career move for a popular musician is to die young. Album sales invariably surge, and television specials, ...

Chasing Amy Winehouse: The Cult of the 27 Club and Why It's Good for Music

Christopher Zara | Posted 09.01.2012 | Entertainment
Christopher Zara

You can believe in these constructs or not, but you can't deny that they spark some great debates. The fact that Winehouse died at 27, as opposed to 28 or 29, means her legacy will always be held up against those that have written the narrative for modern music.

Is 27 Too Old To Get Married?

Rachel Jacoby | Posted 02.28.2012 | Weddings
Rachel Jacoby

Make sure you want the relationship, not the rock. (Or whatever it is you're after.)

The '27 Club' Is A Myth

The Huffington Post | Mallika Rao | Posted 12.21.2011 | Home

When Amy Winehouse died this summer, one niggling rumor accompanied the public shows of grief and condemnation -- that the disturbed singer purposely ...

Obit for Two: A Reflection on Dying, Culture, Lucien Freud and Amy Winehouse

Marlena Doktorczyk-Donohue | Posted 10.01.2011 | Arts
Marlena Doktorczyk-Donohue

Obits eulogize. I would like instead to address some broader cultural issues raised by these two coincidentally paired departures.

Amy Winehouse: Newest Member of Club 27

Maggie Van Ostrand | Posted 09.26.2011 | Entertainment
Maggie Van Ostrand

Club 27 is a most exclusive and heavenly private club of great musicians who died at the age of 27. As of July 24th, Amy Winehouse is the latest me...

Do Musicians Have A "27 Curse"?

Stephanie Sarkis, Ph.D. | Posted 09.22.2011 | Entertainment
Stephanie Sarkis, Ph.D.

Amy Winehouse was 27 years old when she died. There are a number of other famous musicians who died at 27. Are these musician deaths at the age of 27 just a coincidence?

Thank God It's Thursday: Book Expo '09 & The 27s plus The Singular Thomas Dolby

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

This year's BookExpo in New York City had its usual small arena of publishers at gussied-up kiosks hawking the latest and greatest by writers known and unknown.