Last week, Slate ran a three-part series on the "creative pair" that is Lennon-McCartney. It's outstanding. Joshua Wolf Shenk immerses you in the details of John and Paul's storied relationship, and arrives at some insightful conclusions. And throughout, he maintains just the right tone: he's respectful and scrutinizing of both men. I'll have more to say about it after I read over the articles again. In the meantime, have a look for yourself.