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On the late singer Judee Sill, the virtual cemetery site Find a Grave, and memorials in the age of the Twitter RIP.

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Inside the cluttered Los Angeles apartment of lo-fi auteur Ariel Pink.

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A profile of Chan ‘Cat Power’ Marshall adrift in Miami.

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On singer-songwriters Harry Nilsson, Randy Newman and Van Dyke Parks.

I get the sense that the labels' attitude toward these guys wasn't altogether different from a parent's attitude toward gifted children: Get them through the system, but make sure to give them a clean little corner to doodle in and pat them on the head when they show you what they've done, whether you understand it or not.

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"I don't know if I was as angry as much as I was misunderstood.  A lot of the things we did contained a lot of humor that went over people's heads."
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On the increasing tension between the pleasant, thoughtful indie rock of car commercials and those who insist on something weirder.

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An excerpt from a new oral history of MTV.

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An oral history of the Strokes.