The Federal Bureau of Investigation is opening its files into important cultural figures of the past for anyone with a computer to see.
Thanks to the Freedom of Information Act, the Federal Bureau of Investigation recently opened the files on public figures like Malcolm X, rock music legend Jimi Hendrix, sitcom icon Lucille Ball, and even the seemingly innocuous folk singer John Denver.
The 359-page files on the 1997 murder of rapper Christopher Wallace, a.k.a. The Notorious B.I.G., has already made headlines with its disclosure of new details in the unsolved case.
Of course, the files aren't without some form of redaction so the whole picture is unlikely to ever be seen outside the people behind the investigations but it's an interesting glimpse into the FBI's fascination with celebrities and cultural figures.