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August Wilson’s 1990 Spin Essay on Fences: “I Don’t Want to Hire Nobody Just ‘Cause They’re Black”

"I don't want to hire nobody just 'cause they're black." Eddie Murphy said that to me. We were sitting in his house in New Jersey…
August Wilson / February 22, 2017

Review: Blur – Blur

This piece first ran in the February 1997 issue of Spin. On Blur's previous record, 1995's The Great Escape, Damon Albarn packed so…
Jonathan Bernstein / February 10, 2017

“He Was Different and Was the First to Remind You About It”: Friends and Former Spin Colleagues Remember Marc Spitz

In a profile of Vines frontman Craig Nicholls from a 2004 issue of Spin, Marc Spitz’s opening line was a quip about how he wanted…
SPIN Staff / February 8, 2017

Built to Spill: SPIN’s 1999 Feature, “Like a Secret”

This piece originally ran in the February 1999 issue of SPIN. In honor of the 18th anniversary of Built to Spill's Keep It Like a Secret, we've republished this article here.
Eric Weisbard / February 2, 2017

My Bloody Valentine: SPIN’s 2008 Feature, “It’s the Opposite of Rock’n’Roll”

This piece originally ran in the August 2008 issue of SPIN. In honor of the 25th anniversary of My Bloody Valentine’s Loveless, we’ve republished this article…
Simon Reynolds / November 5, 2016

A Tribe Called Quest: SPIN’s 1991 Feature, ‘The Last Poets?’

This piece originally ran in the October 1991 issue of SPIN. In honor of the 25th anniversary of A Tribe Called Quest's The Low End…
Joan Morgan / September 23, 2016

Classic Reviews: Nirvana, Nevermind

This review originally ran in the December 1991 issue of SPIN. In honor of the 25th anniversary of Nirvana's Nevermind, we've republished this piece here. …
Lauren Spencer / September 23, 2016

Classic Reviews: Radiohead, ‘Amnesiac’

This review originally ran in the July 2001 issue of SPIN. In honor of the release of Radiohead's ninth album, A Moon Shaped Pool, we've republished this piece…
Sasha Frere-Jones / May 8, 2016

Classic Reviews: Radiohead, ‘OK Computer’

This review originally ran in the August 1997 issue of SPIN. In honor of the release of Radiohead's ninth album, A Moon Shaped Pool, we've republished…
Barry Walters / May 8, 2016

Prince: The Oral History of ‘Purple Rain’

This article was originally published in the July 2009 issue of SPIN, to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Purple Rain. In the wake of Prince’s death,…
Brian Raftery / April 22, 2016

Prince: The 1991 Cover Story, ‘Fresh Prince’

This article was originally published in the September 1991 issue of SPIN. In the wake of Prince's death, we're revisiting this story here. In…
Scott Poulson-Bryant / April 21, 2016

Madonna: The ‘Ray of Light’ Cover Story, ‘Madonna Chooses Dare’

This article was originally published in the April 1998 issue of SPIN. When a musician rooted in an underground sensibility achieves massive success, she…
Barry Walters / March 3, 2016

Nirvana: Bob Guccione Jr.’s 1994 Editorial on Kurt Cobain’s Death

When I heard Kurt Cobain's body had been found and that he had died from an apparent suicide, I was in Detroit on business. Television…
Bob Guccione Jr. / December 30, 2015

Atlanta Child Murders: SPIN’s 1986 Feature, ‘A Question of Justice’

In late 1985, one of our editors, Rudy Langlais, stopped by my office one evening on his way home and casually said: "Would you be…

The Berlin Wall: SPIN’s 1990 Feature on the Fall, ‘So You Say You Want a Revolution’

When the Berlin Wall came down (a misnomer — it opened at Checkpoint Charlie on November 9, 1989, and people streamed through, but it was a…
Celia Farber / November 14, 2015
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