Nick Keppler

Nick Keppler is a Pittsburgh-based freelance writer whose work has appeared in The Village Voice, Nerve, Vice, and Slate. When he’s not on his laptop, he’s probably kayaking on one of the city’s rivers with a Led Zeppelin track blaring through his earbuds.

History
10 Facts About the Miranda Warning You Have the Right to Know
Music
8 Milestones in Online Music Distribution
History
How Houdini Stayed in an Underwater Coffin for 90 Minutes
Music
10 Music Video Milestones That Predated MTV
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The Later-Day Lives of 8 Fad Inventors
Language
Pittsburgh Public Art Office Looking for Klingon, Elvish, and Dothraki Speakers
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10 Facts About the Original 'Trial of the Century'
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10 Portable Facts About the Walkman
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10 Things You May Not Know About Harriet Beecher Stowe
Fun
Pool Party and Prosper With This 'Star Trek' Swimsuit
Music
The Time a British Judge Called Hip-Hop a 'Foreign Language'
List
10 Globe-Spanning Facts About Amnesty International
Music
6 Televised Musical Performances That Caused a Stir
History
11 Rome-Sacking Facts About the Original Goths
Music
The Stories Behind 8 Photographs That Were Reused For Album Covers
Art
9 Reflective Facts About Chicago's 'Cloud Gate'
Music
When Tom Waits Sued Frito-Lay Over a Doritos Ad
Music
How a Tape Recorder Mishap Helped Create Johnny Cash's 'I Walk the Line'
Music
The Time Pink Floyd's Giant Inflatable Pig Floated Away
Fun
This Candle Smells Like a Defunct Discount Store's Snack Bar
Music History
The Time Elvis Bombed in Las Vegas
Music
Sioux Falls Rock City? Celebrating South Dakota's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Big Question
Why Does Hair on Moles Grow More Quickly?
Music History
When Elvis Performed On an Aircraft Carrier
Design
8 Amazing Scrapped Projects That Would Have Changed U.S. Cities
Music
When Lou Reed Was Deemed Too Punk For London
List
10 Folk Facts About Bob Dylan's First Album
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7 Surprising Secret Shows From Big-Time Artists
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8 Presidential Communication Firsts
Big Question
Why Does New York City Have Five Boroughs?
Fun
Garble Along With Mugs Adorned With Misunderstood Song Lyrics
Music History
The Time the Supreme Court Ruled in Favor of 2 Live Crew
List
The First U.S. Restaurants to Serve 8 Foreign Cuisines
Music History
The Strange Case of Buddy Holly's Final Pair of Glasses
List
7 Peace Symbols (That Aren't the Peace Symbol)
Travel
25 Things You Should Know About Bridgeport, Connecticut
Big Question
Why Do Late-Night Talk Shows Start at 11:35 p.m.?
Music
When David Bowie Opened For T. Rex (As a Mime)
List
10 Remarkably Niche Dating Websites
Music
5 Awkward Meetings Between Presidents and Rock Stars
Music
The Time Singapore Turned Away Led Zeppelin Because of Their Long Hair
Big Question
What Happens to Films Selected for Preservation by the Library of Congress?
List
6 Crazy Things That Happened During the 1972 New Hampshire Primaries
Music
The Time Pink Floyd Posed for a Teenybop Magazine Spread
Fun
Radio Station Pranks Listeners By Repeating Its Playlist for Groundhog Day
Food
January 31, 1990: McDonald's Opens in the Soviet Union
List
10 Facts About the Beatles' Final Rooftop Show
List
9 Artifacts from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's First Class
Animals
New Project Looks to Find When and How Dogs and People Became BFFs
Big Question
Why Are Green Screens Green?
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