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What’s on at Flavorpill: Links That Made the Rounds in Our Office

Today at Flavorpill, we watched helplessly from the sidelines as this kid got snatched up by a soldier during G20. We discovered yet another reason to love filmmaker Jane Campion — an award-winning short entitled “An Exercise in Discipline: Peel.” We listened to Merge Records remixes after remixes. We wanted to buy a copy of Dennis Hopper’s new monograph, which includes this black and white stunner of Jane Fonda with a bow and arrow. We read up on sisterhood, and what it has to do with Joe Wilson’s outburst. We were impressed by the man who has arguably the most consistent smile in the world: Barack Obama. We were happy to see that protest demonstrations can be protested, albeit with Kanye tactics. And finally, we watched nature’s happiest friendship blossom; take a peek after the jump and let us know if you want to be an orangutan, too. … Read More

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Our Noise to Admire: The Story of Merge Records Is the Story of Indie Music

It’s highly unlikely that Laura Ballance and Mac McCaughan envisioned running a label twenty years after founding Merge Records; after all, they “never [even] had a five year plan.” [emphasis added] But that’s what they’ve found themselves doing. And it just so happens that what began “as a lark” is now one of the most successful labels in the… Read More

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What’s on at Flavorpill: Links That Made the Rounds in Our Office

Today at Flavorpill, we tried to figure out how to correctly pronounce Mediaite, Dan Abrams’ new site. We wished Kumar good luck on his first day in the Obama administration, but we found it silly that he’s going by a new name. We visited architect Philip Johnson’s Glass House. We celebrated … Read More

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