by Elliott Sharp

Six Songs About American Cities

America! Songs about the city from the Memphis Jug Band, Sugar-N-Spice, Angels of Light, Steely Dan, Art Ensemble Of Chicago, and Liz Phair.

Six Songs About Whiskey

Thanks, whiskey! Drinking music from Tex Ritter, Willie Dixon, Lotte Lenya, Eyehategod, Texas Top Hands, and The Pogues.

Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s Greatest Con

He hid in dark alleyways and revealed his ass to women walking by. “What they saw was not the obscene thing, I never even thought of that, it was the ridiculous thing,” he wrote.