Courtney Love is 51 today. One of the great things about being as detached from popular culture as I was in the 90s is that I heard Hole’s performance of “Celebrity Skin” and had no clue about their lead singer’s back story, which helped me like the song. Here’s the music video.

Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore is a political columnist for New York and managing editor at the Democratic Strategist website. He was a contributing writer at the Washington Monthly from January 2012 until November 2015, and was the principal contributor to the Political Animal blog.