Keven McAlester

 

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  • 15 years ago | Longform

    Thirty-five years ago, on June 12, 1970, Pittsburgh Pirate and future Texas Rangers pitcher Dock Ellis found himself in the Los Angeles home of a childhood friend named Al Rambo. Two days earlier, he'd flown with the Pirates to San Diego for a fou...

  • 17 years ago | Longform

    Wednesday, July 22, 1959: As near as he can remember it, Robert LeRoy Miller was just sitting on the porch of his parents' home. He was 13, about to enter the seventh grade, and he'd been idling away his summer in a languid blur of marbles, neighb...

  • 22 years ago | Film Reviews

    Documentary films that take rock or pop music as their subject rarely succeed as anything more than extended-play cheerleading. Take the concert films The Last Waltz or Stop Making Sense, for instance. No matter how impeccably directed the films m...

  • 22 years ago | Film Reviews

    Fifteen minutes into Velvet Goldmine, director Todd Haynes's love letter to England's glam-rock scene of the late '60s/early '70s, the film has already promised to be many things: a missing-person mystery, a meticulous period piece, an essay on se...

  • 22 years ago

    Heading north on Highland Avenue in Los Angeles, 7/10/98, 8:49 p.m.: En route to first Bauhaus show in 15 years. Thought: If most recent spate of high-profile band reunions has proved anything, it's that simpering nostalgia and artistic desperatio...

  • 22 years ago

    Various Artists Lilith Fair: A Celebration of Women in Music Arista When the ticket windows closed for the final time last fall, Lilith Fair had become the most successful festival tour of 1997, both financially and artistically. By then, Lilith f...

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