Around the Web is where we see point you in the direction of other great conversations on the internet. Culture writing is never hard to find, and these are our favorite pieces from the last few week or so.
- Buzzfeed: Did A Rapper’s Murder Bring Down Greece’s Neo-Nazi Party? – How can you not click a title like that? Dorian Lynskey tells us the story of Pavlos Fyssas, also known as Killah P, who was killed by a member of Greece’s Golden Dawn party.
- Noisey: I Had to Stop Interviewing Rick Ross Because He Can’t Handle Tough Questions – Ernest Baker talks about his brief interview experience with Rick Ross who apparently avoids certain questions, and what that means to Ross’ overall image.
- Priceonomics: The Economics of Girl Talk – This is just a fascinating thing that uses Girl Talk to explore the legal world of sampling.
- The Atlantic: This Machine Surrounds Hate and Forces It To Surrender – Rebecca J. Rosen writes on the late Pete Seeger and the banjo.
- NPR: Dave Brubeck Was The Macklemore of 1954 – Macklemore is evidently great blog fodder. A history lesson from Patrick Jarenwattananon.
- Flavorwire: Despite What Dan Savage Says You’re Still Allowed To Question Straight Allies’ Motives – In which Tyler Coates explains why Macklemore skepticism and criticism is not a counter-productive, anti-progress lynch mob.
- Comics Alliance: Director Of Aborted White ‘AKIRA’ Remake Still Determined To Make It Despite Lack Of ‘Strong Characters’ In Japanese Culture – Man, the live action, white-washed, Americanized version of AKIRA sounds depressing. Let Andy Khouri elaborate.
- Gabe Delahaye: R.I.P. Everyone – Former Videogum editor talks about the weird way we mourn famous people today.