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.

The Champion Swimmer Who Saved More Than 20 Lives
The FBI's National Stolen Art File Keeps Track of Lost Art
10 Amazing Facts About Harriet Beecher Stowe
11 Made to Order Facts About Sheetz
Facts About The Beatles 1969 Rooftop Concert
Fascinating Facts About Margaret Thatcher
ScareHouse: How a Famously Terrifying Haunted House Is Adapting During a Pandemic
Pool Party and Prosper With This Star Trek Swimsuit
A (Mock) Court in Pittsburgh Just Put Luke Skywalker on Trial for Murder
What Happens to Films Selected for Preservation by the Library of Congress?
10 Facts About the Miranda Warning You Have the Right to Know
8 Milestones in Online Music Distribution
How Houdini Stayed in an Underwater Coffin for 90 Minutes
10 Music Video Milestones That Predated MTV
The Later-Day Lives of 8 Fad Inventors
Pittsburgh Public Art Office Looking for Klingon, Elvish, and Dothraki Speakers
10 Facts About the Original 'Trial of the Century'
10 Portable Facts About the Walkman
The Time a British Judge Called Hip-Hop a 'Foreign Language'
10 Facts About Amnesty International
6 Televised Musical Performances That Caused a Stir
11 Rome-Sacking Facts About the Original Goths
The Stories Behind 8 Photographs That Were Reused For Album Covers
9 Reflective Facts About Chicago's 'Cloud Gate'
When Tom Waits Sued Frito-Lay Over a Doritos Ad
How a Tape Recorder Mishap Helped Create Johnny Cash's 'I Walk the Line'
The Time Pink Floyd's Giant Inflatable Pig Floated Away
This Candle Smells Like a Defunct Discount Store's Snack Bar
The Time Elvis Bombed in Las Vegas
Sioux Falls Rock City? Celebrating South Dakota's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Why Does Hair on Moles Grow More Quickly?
When Elvis Performed On an Aircraft Carrier
8 Amazing Scrapped Projects That Would Have Changed U.S. Cities
When Lou Reed Was Deemed Too Punk For London
10 Folk Facts About Bob Dylan's First Album
7 Surprising Secret Shows From Big-Time Artists
8 Presidential Communication Firsts
Why Does New York City Have Five Boroughs?
Garble Along With Mugs Adorned With Misunderstood Song Lyrics
The Time the Supreme Court Ruled in Favor of 2 Live Crew
The First U.S. Restaurants to Serve 8 Foreign Cuisines
The Strange Case of Buddy Holly's Final Pair of Glasses
7 Peace Symbols (That Aren't the Peace Symbol)
25 Things You Should Know About Bridgeport, Connecticut
Why Do Late-Night Talk Shows Start at 11:35 p.m.?
When David Bowie Opened For T. Rex (As a Mime)
10 Remarkably Niche Dating Websites
5 Awkward Meetings Between Presidents and Rock Stars
The Time Singapore Turned Away Led Zeppelin Because of Their Long Hair
6 Crazy Things That Happened During the 1972 New Hampshire Primaries


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