Photo Essays

Kurt Cobain: The Reluctant Rock Star

On March 21, in commemoration of Kurt Cobain’s April 1994 death, LIFE Books is releasing a tribute volume, Remembering Kurt Cobain: 20 Years Later. The book —...

Tough Guys: Faces of the NFL, 1938

In the fall of 1938, in the midst of the Great Depression, LIFE magazine published a feature on professional football titled, “Beefy Bruisers Make It Rival...

Jackie Kennedy: Birth of a Legend

It was in those brief, heady years — or perhaps it was really just one year, during the campaign and election of 1960 — when John F. Kennedy and his young,...