Brian McManus


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  • 4 years ago | Fan Landers

    If you follow Pitchfork on Twitter, you may have already guessed what's coming next: Fan Landers is no more. Its author, Jessica Hopper, has been hired out to greener pastures to tend more copy as Pitchfork's Senior Editor and Editor-in-Chief of i...

  • CBGB begins with a bit of misdirection. You think punk started at 315 Bowery. You're wrong. It began in a basement in Connecticut with two ne'er-do-wells, John Holmstrom and Legs McNeil. There, according to the film-- a mostly turgid,...

  • 5 years ago | Got Beef?

    CBGB, the biopic, is out this week, and with it, the collective sound of every living old punk groaning. As we wrote in the review, this thing is a real stinker--a mostly turgid, boring-as-hell, campy slog. There's a lot the film misses, but that'...

  • "HURRY UP WITH MY DAMN CROISSANTS" - King Joffrey BaratheonTwice last week people the world over stopped what they were doing to quote Kanye West via Twitter. First from his interview with The New York Times; "I am the nucleus," "I just want dopen...

  • 6 years ago | Hip-Hop

    When her "Gucci Gucci" video dropped last summer, Kreayshawn found herself in the middle of a maelstrom. Some people thought she was a breath of fresh air and that "Gucci Gucci" was a much-needed middle finger to the label-obsessed materialism tha...

  • 6 years ago | Hip-Hop

    Update: Turns out that, as we all suspected, Nicki Minaj is not a Romney supporter. Earlier this week Nicki Minaj stepped in a fresh pile of political shit when she, in an attempt to stir the pot on a "Mercy" freestyle remix, rapped that she is vo...


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