The Year In Online Literature: The Weird, The Heavy, The Funny

The holidays are a great time for catching up on all those bookmarked articles you never read. Or, you can check out ours.

We’ve rounded up a list of our favorite online reads that we found entertaining and thought-provoking (coincidentally, these double as conversation-starters for the next awkward holiday party lull you find yourself stuck in!) Here are some of our favorite interviews, essays, and articles we found online this year for your perusing. Check it out below.

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Lauren Mayberry’s no-nonsense, bad-ass defense against online misogyny against female musicians.

An Open Letter to Kanye West from the Association of French Bakers - RE: those “Damn croissants.” Nope, not a joke and well-worth the read. 

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Volcano Choir on their excellent new album, “Repave,” and why ‘indie rock’ is dead and uninteresting

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That time Lou Reed reviewed Yeezus and called Kanye “really, really, reallytalented. (Also, the most interesting concert review of Yeezus you’ll ever read.)

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Singer Ariana Grande’s bizarre interview with Complex where she casually recounted being possessed and revealed she’s insanely superstitious.

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Paste Magazine explains Why Father John Misty Does Not Hate You. 

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The 9 Phases of Post-Concert Depression because yes, been there. 

For those of you who weren’t sure but were afraid to ask - here’s a great breakdown of what happened in Syria. 

The Rolling Stone article that will forever change the way you think about meat

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Should music tastemakers have an opinion on the personal morals of the musicians they support? This review argues that yes, they should. The writer condemns Pitchfork for choosing R. Kelly to headline its Pitchfork Music Festival, effectively ignoring the singer’s alleged history of sex crimes.

Why talk about ruined lives? It just brings the party down. But this lack of soul or conscience wasn't always the case at Pitchfork.

(For further reading, this Village Voice interview looks at why)

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Do you ever find yourself bored on BuzzFeed, sick and tired of all the headlines that sound recycled, but can’t stop your fingers from clicking through and reading them anyway? This New Yorker essay, titled “Only Disconnect,” gets it,and makes a pretty spot-on, harrowing, diagnosis of our lives in the digital age. 

"Let’s Take a Look at Some of the Great Hip-Hop This Year Being Overshadowed This Year By Ye and Jay". Village Voice strikes again!

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