Jesus Didn’t Want Him for a Sunbeam

Commemorating Kurt Cobain.

Monday, April 5, marks the 10-year anniversary of Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain’s suicide. When Cobain ended his days with a gun, he stunted a promising career and left many questions unanswered. In November 2002, Slate contributor David Samuels explored the depths of Cobain’s angst, his troubled marriage, and possible reasons for killing himself by analyzing Nirvana’s last single, “You Know You’re Right,” released eight years after the songwriter’s death; and Tim Appelo gave readers of Cobain’s then-just-published Journals a tutorial on reading the grunge rock legend’s diaries.