1. Epic Tuesday Reads #4: Five Years, Two Million Words

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    April 15, 2014 by sw00ds

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    In the last five years, there have been nearly 3400 songs covered from over 60 countries, with about 30,000 individual …
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  2. Epic Tuesday Reads #3: Why We Fight About Pop Music

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    April 15, 2014 by sw00ds

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    In 2007, the Canadian music critic Carl Wilson published a book-length experiment in extreme aesthetic sport: a sincere and shockingly …
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  3. Epic Tuesday Reads #2: The Trouble With Billboard’s R&B/Hip-Hop Chart

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    April 15, 2014 by sw00ds

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    Ideally, any effective genre chart—be it R&B, Latin, country, even alt-rock—doesn’t just track a particular strain of music, which can be marked …
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  4. Epic Tuesday Reads #1: Geeshie & Elvis

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    April 15, 2014 by sw00ds

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    The Ballad of Geeshie and Elvie: On the trail of the phantom women who changed American music and then vanished …
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  5. On the “inherent contradiction of being a blind movie critic”

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    April 8, 2014 by sw00ds

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    “I soon realized that criticism, be it of movies, music, television, literature or any other form of entertainment, allows you …
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  6. Enhanced Guralnick Bios

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    April 8, 2014 by sw00ds

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    “Mr. Guralnick’s e-book project is a particularly ambitious example of what seems be a growing trend in the publishing world. …
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  7. Leee Black Childers

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    April 7, 2014 by sw00ds

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    “During the early 1970s, he focused on his stage-management of Andy Warhol’s 1971 London stage production, Pork at Camden’s Roundhouse, …
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