Punk pioneer Richard Hell is 66 today. Here he is with his high school buddy Tom Verlaine performing with Television; it’s a rehearsal of “I’m Gonna Find You,” in 1974. Love these guys.

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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.