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Keep the Things You Forgot: An Elliott Smith Oral History

From a Basement on the Hill (2004) In 2001, Smith begins and ends a series of recording sessions with Jon Brion, which fall apart after Brion confronts him about his drug use and self-destructive…
LENGTH: 15 minutes (3950 words)

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev: Jahar's World

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on the cover of Rolling Stone. Illustration by Sean McCabe
PUBLISHED: July 17, 2013
LENGTH: 7 minutes (1888 words)

SIRI RISING: The Inside Story Of Siri's Origins -- And Why She Could Overshadow The iPhone

The world got its first inkling of the quick wit that would make Apple’s Siri an icon during a packed press conference held before an auditorium of tech elite. "Who are you?" an Apple executive asked…
PUBLISHED: Jan. 22, 2013
LENGTH: 22 minutes (5555 words)

Caballo Blanco’s Last Run: The Micah True Story

Micah True's body was found about a mile above this section of Little Creek in the Gila Wilderness, near Silver City, N.M. More Photos » GILA HOT SPRINGS, N.M. — Micah True went off alone on a…
PUBLISHED: May 20, 2012
LENGTH: 3 minutes (790 words)

Robbie Adams: Recording U2's Achtung Baby & Zooropa

Young Irish engineer Robbie Adams played an important part in the recording of U2's popular and critically-acclaimed albums Achtung Baby and Zooropa. Here he gives PAUL TINGEN a fascinating insight…
LENGTH: 19 minutes (4983 words)

Text of Steve Jobs' Commencement address (2005)

This is the text of the Commencement address by Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple Computer and of Pixar Animation Studios, delivered on June 12, 2005. I am honored to be with you today at your commencement...
PUBLISHED: June 14, 2005
LENGTH: 9 minutes (2272 words)