Watch 1,000 musicians simultaneously cover Rage Against The Machine's "Killing in the Name"

It’s been almost 30 years since Rage Against the Machine released their self-titled debut album, a genre-melding insta-classic of political rock that inspired a generation of Gen X kids to stick it to their parents by flipping the American flag hanging in their bedrooms upside down, man. While the seminal rap-metal…

20 years later, the original viral website for The Blair Witch Project still haunts the internet

Twenty years ago today, The Blair Witch Project hit theaters after an unprecedented, months’ long marketing campaign capitalizing on America’s increasingly accessible internet connections and penchant to be, uh, a bunch of gullible, distraction-craving dumbasses. Yep, before that one friend of yours swore Slenderman…

Before The Blair Witch Project hit theaters, a TV special reinforced its ingenious deception

Schlock-doc cable television reached its highest (or maybe lowest) point in the late ’90s. During that era, random channel-surfing could almost always turn up a grimy true-crime exposé, history of American UFO sightings, or countdown of the most haunted hotels in America thanks to shows like Ripley’s Believe It Or Not

Meet Ian Noe, the Kentucky troubadour who’s gone from the oilfields to opening for John Prine

Ian Noe and I are hunched over bowls of chili at Honky Tonk BBQ next door to Chicago’s Thalia Hall, where he’ll open for Son Volt in a couple hours’ time. Yesterday was beautiful outside, but last night brought a sudden, last-gasp winter storm, and now snow is speeding past the restaurant’s windows while frost creeps…