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Farewell, 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 its slick, new-ish print product, The Pitchfork Review. And......

10 Things the CBGB Movie Gets Wrong

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's forgivable, we suppose: It's hard to......
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Who Said It: Kanye West, Steve Jobs, or Joffrey Baratheon?

"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 dopeness," "It's only led me to complete......
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Kreayshawn On Her New Album and the Worst Assholes on Twitter

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 that's run unchecked in hip-hop for a very long time......

Ten Rap Songs More Republican Than Nicki Minaj

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 voting for Mitt Romney......

Reviews of Wines From Famous Rock 'n' Roll Bands!

See also: Top 20 Hair Metal Albums of All Time Lately we've noticed a lot of bands have their own brands of wine, including Motörhead, Kiss, AC/DC, and Ratt. (Even Warrant has a wine. Warrant.) One of our friends at Wine Spectator magazine showed us the piece they wrote in......

These Five Rappers, Like Frank Ocean, Should Boycott Chick-fil-A

See also: Frank Ocean - The Wiltern - 7/17/12 Why Is Frank Ocean's Coming Out a Big Deal, But Not Syd the Kyd's? Depending on your political point of view, Chick-fil-A is either a patriotic chicken chain whose brass advocate "traditional" marriage or a homophobic gulag to be avoided. R&B......
Cate Blanchett didn't say any of this stuff either

Here Are Ten More Fake Bob Dylan Quotes

Last week it was revealed that New Yorker staff writer and bestselling author Jonah Lehrer made up a few Bob Dylan quotes in his new book, Imagine: How Creativity Works. "It's a hard thing to describe. It's just this sense that you have something to say," Lehrer fake quotes Dylan......