George Sluizer in Twilight: Even confined to a wheelchair, ravaged by near-fatal health crises and 80 uncompromising years on the planet, George Sluizer cuts an imposing figure. He parts the sea of beautiful people clogging the lobby of Miami's Standard Hotel with little more than one bushy, anarchic eyebrow arched above a smoldering stare...

George Sluizer in Twilight: Even confined to a wheelchair, ravaged by near-fatal health crises and 80 uncompromising years on the planet, George Sluizer cuts an imposing figure. He parts the sea of beautiful people clogging the lobby of Miami's Standard Hotel with little more than one bushy, anarchic eyebrow arched above a smoldering stare...

Stripping Away Free Expression: Dressed in a low-cut pink shirt, tight black booty pants, and thick, plastic platform stilettos, Stephanie Babines doesn't look the part of a political rabble rouser. Yet an activist is exactly what Babines became when her efforts to help women shape up through fully clothed, decidedly G-rated stripper-inspired aerobics ran afoul of overzealous officials...

Stripping Away Free Expression: Dressed in a low-cut pink shirt, tight black booty pants, and thick, plastic platform stilettos, Stephanie Babines doesn't look the part of a political rabble rouser. Yet an activist is exactly what Babines became when her efforts to help women shape up through fully clothed, decidedly G-rated stripper-inspired aerobics ran afoul of overzealous officials...

Phil Anselmo: Origin Story: If you'd like to know how a true heavy metal original gets his wings, imagine a high school-age Philip H. Anselmo returning home every afternoon to an empty house in a sleepy neighborhood where the future Pantera/Down trailblazer would "just scream my balls off in no particular style or pattern or key or anything like that"...

Phil Anselmo: Origin Story: If you'd like to know how a true heavy metal original gets his wings, imagine a high school-age Philip H. Anselmo returning home every afternoon to an empty house in a sleepy neighborhood where the future Pantera/Down trailblazer would "just scream my balls off in no particular style or pattern or key or anything like that"...

Fighting Over the Corpse of Poe: What would Charles Baudelaire made of the scene at the Free Library of Philadelphia one frigid evening last winter, the buildings's lower level auditorium filled to capacity for a boisterous debate over which city should lay claim to the legacy, if not the bones, of Edgar Allan Poe?

Fighting Over the Corpse of Poe: What would Charles Baudelaire made of the scene at the Free Library of Philadelphia one frigid evening last winter, the buildings's lower level auditorium filled to capacity for a boisterous debate over which city should lay claim to the legacy, if not the bones, of Edgar Allan Poe?

Spike Lee Loved "Alien": During the final days or 1973, a young Spike Lee stood in a line wrapping around the Gulf & Western building on the edge of Columbus Circle in Manhattan, waiting. And waiting. And waiting some more...

Spike Lee Loved "Alien": During the final days or 1973, a young Spike Lee stood in a line wrapping around the Gulf & Western building on the edge of Columbus Circle in Manhattan, waiting. And waiting. And waiting some more...