Morrissey

The Year in Bad Ideas

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2015 was a year that gave us a lot of excellent books, films, TV shows, albums, and other cultural wonders. It was also a year in which a lot of people evangelized — and in some cases realized — a lot of egregiously dumb ideas. We’ve devoted plenty of space to 2015’s cultural highlights, so here, in the name of balance, is a slog through the year’s cultural sewer. Content warning: transphobia, Twitter fights, Martin Shkreli.
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Mexico’s Undying Affection for Morrissey: Is It Really So Strange?

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“I wish you asked me this after [the performance]. After, you’ll say ‘Ah, now I get it!’” Camilo Lara said last Sunday, standing in front of a packed Brooklyn Academy of Music. He was attempting to answer the long-standing question, posed that evening by WNYC’s John Schaefer as part of their RadioLoveFest program, that surrounds Mexico’s love affair with Morrissey: Why? Lara spoke moments before his brainchild, “Mexrissey,” took to the stage.
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