Many writers might give their right arm to be paid almost $1 million to deliver a lecture. But Bob Dylan's silence since he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature might mean he never sees the award money.
Phil Chess died this week at the age of 95. He co-founded Chess Records, a Chicago blues label that gave rise to artists like Muddy Waters, Etta James, Bo Diddley, and Chuck Berry. Chess can even be thanked for sparking the formation of the Rolling Stones.