Just what you’ve always wanted: a “line-by-line analysis of the second verse of ’99 Problems’ by Jay-Z, from the perspective of a criminal procedure professor!” (PDF)
By the age of twenty-one, Eugene O’Neill had dropped out of Princeton, fathered a child and caught syphilis on a trip through South America. He was, in his own words, “the Irish luck kid,” blessed in a strange way with misfortune. Yet he went on to win a Pulitzer eleven years later. How did he do it? In the LRB, John Lahr reads a new biography of the playwright.