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    Post by Soma on Wed Aug 05, 2015 5:16 pm

    I'm not sure if we have one on this mk. I'm always looking for a distraction at work, so by all means, link away. Any topic is acceptable, but I'd rather it didn't end up being all music writing. Interesting article about the state of modern British politics*:

    http://www.newstatesman.com/politics/2015/08/owen-jones-right-are-mocking-jeremy-corbyn-because-secretly-they-fear-him

    *I wanted to start the thread with something a bit more raunchy, but most of what I've been reading recently can't have made too much of an impression on me. Nothing comes to mind.
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    Post by Soma on Sun Aug 09, 2015 8:51 pm

    Oh yeah, this was great:

    http://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2010/04/kubrick-199908
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    Post by Nick on Mon Aug 10, 2015 1:43 am

    I don't have the link handy but I read a Vice article last week where some dude went on a date with Natalie Imbruglia and really enjoyed it.
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    Post by Duff... on Mon Aug 10, 2015 2:03 am

    I would read that.
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    Post by reuben on Mon Aug 10, 2015 5:17 pm

    Did the guy really enjoy the date or did you really enjoy the article?  I'm assuming both but want to be sure before I commit to reading it.
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    Post by Nick on Mon Aug 10, 2015 6:17 pm

    http://noisey.vice.com/blog/a-first-date-with-natalie-imbruglia

    Here is the link. It is a read that will put a smile on your face.
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    Post by C-poots on Mon Aug 10, 2015 9:46 pm

    Hey, it made me smile!
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    Post by Nick on Mon May 15, 2017 1:32 pm

    http://www.vulture.com/2017/05/the-strokes-an-oral-history.html

    Unintentionally hilarious (or maybe not) oral history on the rise/fall of The Strokes!
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    Post by Nick on Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:26 pm

    https://www.theringer.com/2017/9/13/16299136/jemele-hill-espn-michael-smith-sportscenter-the-six

    Good read following ESPN acting like cowards after Jemele's Tweets.
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    Post by Duff... on Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:53 pm

    Woof, thumbs down on that illustration.
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    Post by Nick on Mon Oct 30, 2017 5:18 pm

    https://www.gq.com/story/andre-3000-outkast-gq-style-interview
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    Post by Nick on Wed Feb 07, 2018 3:08 pm

    The internet is not exaggerating how wonderful this Quincy Jones interview is.

    https://www.gq.com/story/quincy-jones-has-a-story
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    Post by Soma on Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:17 pm

    May very well be the best interview I've ever read
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    Post by chrondog on Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:58 pm

    as though i needed another reason to be a massive, massive QJ fan.

    i'm always inspired by people who can live life on their own terms and be comfortable accepting the consequences of their actions.
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    Post by undo on Thu Feb 08, 2018 5:00 am

    http://cookywook.co.uk/blog/steamed-hams/
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    Post by Nick on Mon May 07, 2018 11:28 am

    https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2018/05/im-not-black-im-kanye/559763/

    There are 3 or 4 paragraphs in this article that Coates ends so fiercely most writers would be proud to finish an entire effort with. But he simply uses it as a jumping point to further his story.
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    Post by Alec on Tue May 08, 2018 8:02 pm

    Absolutely. It is one of the most engaging and provoking pieces of cultural criticism I have ever read. I am amazed by everything this guy publishes and feel that each one is somehow better than the last. Each time I finish reading one of his pieces I feel this incredible excitement in being a small part of his narration of the American experience, which is very strange considering how absolutely horribly and almost inescapably bad it is. But then, my gut reaction to his writing is probably conditioned by the historical experience written onto my differing skin pigmentation, which is obviously at center of his entire corpus thus far.

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