this is volume 41

The Sunday Reader
Killers, Jony Ive, John Hughes, Elton John + Eminem, Maui Surfers, A Fighter, & Celebrity Summer Cap 

Let Them Fear.
Sweat it out.
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(Artist Spotlight) Matt Duncan: The Champagne Rocker Your Parents Will Swear Was One of Their Favorite Musicians.

We spoke to the musician Matt Duncan about his influences, favorite venues and more. Oh yea, and he also musically scored a fictitious movie we came up with in our new series : A Film Score By.

  by Michelle Mcnamara
 37 mins
In the Footsteps of Killer
Fifty rapes. Ten murders. Two identities. One man. From 1976 to 1986, one of the most violent serial criminals in American history terrorized communities throughout California. He was little known, never caught, and might still be out there. Now a determined investigator, a retired detective, and a group of online obsessives are on the hunt to track him down

  by Mark Wilson
Jony Ive Dishes on Apple Rumors and His Design Team in Rare Interview 
The most famous designer alive didn't hold back when he spoke at the Hirshorn Museum last week.

  by David Kamp
 38 mins
Sweet Bard of Youth: The Story of John Hughes
On the life of the wildly prolific writer/director who had his fingerprints on Home Alone, Sixteen Candles, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, The Breakfast Club, Uncle Buck, and many more of the best 80's/90's comedies. 

  by Howard Lee
 10 mins
Elton John Interviews Eminem
Now 45, Eminem is preparing to release his ninth studio album, Revival. Before that, he spoke on the phone from his studio in Detroit with his longtime friend and outspoken supporter Elton John.

  by Susan Orlean
 27 mins
(Retro) Life's Swell: The Story That Inspired Blue Crush
1998: On the envy-inducing lives of the female professional surfers of Maui.

  by Tim Struby
 15 mins
Name of the Father
His father was a notorious figure in Providence organized crime. Boxing offered a different path for Jarrod Tillinghast—but it didn’t stop him from slipping into his old ways and robbing drug dealers with his neighborhood friends.

   by Joe Eaton
 16 mins
Take a Trip to Los Angeles' New Internet Celebrity Summer Camp
As viral fame becomes more attainable, summer camps may be the new classrooms for kids.
Editor's Note: 
Using data to guide forward-looking strategy can be a fool's errand, but there is no doubt, data visualization for the sake of retrospective storytelling, can be some good ole, clean fun. Take Spotify's 2017Wrapped.com -- a data summary interactive experience which is always my favorite "list" of the year. In helping to curate our Monthly Playlists, and generally looking to soundtrack my life, I personally listened to 52 days of full music this past year. That listening was comprised of over 6k songs from 2,100+ artists across 100+ different genres.  

The access we're given to instantly stream the whole discography of countless artists opens the mind and ears in a way not previously possible, while at the same time morphing the dynamics of music creation and listening much like the seismic shifts in sexuality and mating habits fueled by digital dating. 

It's a wild, changing world, and with the constantly accelerating call of distraction and "newness," it's important to continue to keep those eyes and ears open, without constantly blinking or clicking *next song.* I remember when I was younger, I jumped from one radio station to the next seconds before one of my mom's favorite tunes had ended. She said to me in a way only a mom can, "Hey, just remember, the closing of a song is just as important as any part." There's still a couple of weeks left in 2017. Make em' count. 
-Nick West
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