James Parker

James Parker is a contributing editor at the Atlantic.

One Awesome Thing
July 13 2014 10:13 PMThe Greatest Short Story of All-TimeIt’s “Rikki-Tikki-Tavi.”
One Awesome Thing
Feb. 25 2014 9:45 AMWhy We Love Jason BourneHis mission is the essential human mission—to find out who the hell he is.
Culturebox
July 25 2013 7:55 AMLennon + McCartney = NilssonHarry Nilsson had John’s perversity, Paul’s whimsy, and one of the strangest careers in singer-songwriter history.
Music Box
March 19 2013 10:15 AMObey Your MasterWhy Metallica was huge, still is huge, and always will be huge.
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Nov. 1 2012 3:35 AMOld ManNeil Young takes a look at his life on his new album, Psychedelic Pill.
Books
June 29 2012 11:39 PMThe 1991 Novel That Predicted Sarah PalinThe freakish, fantastic prescience of Raymond Kennedy’s Ride a Cockhorse.
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Nov. 24 2009 11:17 AMOutfoxedHow Roald Dahl's stories for children eclipsed his fiction for adults.
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April 1 2009 7:13 AMNü TestamentsTwo memoirs about turning to God, from two members of Korn.
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Jan. 22 2009 6:50 AMNo Father to His StyleThe spiritual journey of Ol' Dirty Bastard.
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Nov. 23 2007 8:30 AMIs That a Microphone in My Pocket?When rock show banter goes wrong.
One Awesome Thing
April 2 2014 9:48 AMSuarez Strikes AgainThe nasty, greedy goals of the Liverpool FC attacker.
Culturebox
Sept. 16 2013 5:47 AMA Story in Every CellFalconer, John Cheever’s prison novel, was his masterpiece.
Music Box
May 28 2013 8:00 AMGuess Who Just Got Back Today?The triumph of Thin Lizzy’s “The Boys Are Back in Town.”
Culturebox
Jan. 15 2013 5:30 AMThe Ordeal of Jack and EvelynKerouac and Waugh wouldn’t have been friends on Earth, but they’re totally hanging out in heaven.
Music Box
Sept. 21 2012 3:49 AMAh, Fugitive VisionsThe pale, meaningless, non-punk-rock of Grizzly Bear.
Culturebox
Feb. 5 2010 9:33 AMOzzy Does ItThe improbable persistence of Ozzy Osbourne.
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April 17 2009 7:05 AMDevilishly GoodWhat makes Tony Gilroy's movies so impossible to resist?
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Feb. 24 2009 7:20 AMVan Morrison's Astral Weeks: Live at the Hollywood BowlShould aging rock stars be allowed to dust off their magnum opuses?
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Oct. 29 2008 6:53 AMStill CurrentThirty years of AC/DC.