Jim Carroll

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The loop the loop wrap

Super-roadie Jef Hickey, Tinder, 8 Mile rap battles, Bill Withers, Entertainment Weekly, Roy Keane and what happens to Interscope Records after Jimmy Iovine bails

Lose yourself: inside Detroit's 8 Mile rap battles

Mon, Jul 14, 2014, 14:00


The case for CDs: “There’s a lot of pressure in our culture right now to essentially imagine CDs out of existence, to mentally finish off what the market is slowly suffocating. CDs currently exist in a cultural no-man’s-land recently defined by singer-songwriter Todd Snider as “post-hip, pre-retro”1 — the format is passé, but not so passé that it qualifies for reclamation.”

Film script of the month: the life and times of rock’n'roll roadie Jef Hickey

Motor City deluxe: Detroit’s techno rebirth

No match: why Tinder is a future fail

Clean sheets: the secret life of an obsessive Airbnb host

Hoop dreams: plenty of rich people can buy a plane or an island, but only 30 of them can say they own an NBA franchise

Hip-hop oral history dept: inside Detroit’s 8 Mile rap battles

We’re in a Bill Withers’ kind of mood this afternoon

Garth who? 10 country artists who warrant your time and attention

The joys and sorrows of photoshop: Esther Honig sent a photograph of herself to designers in different countries and asked them to make her beautiful. Here’s what they sent back.

Any fans of Entertainment Weekly in the audience? Superb piece on the magazine’s highs and lows

#first: 10 vintage versions of modern technology including GPS, Skype, Facetime and submarines

Lessons from Amoeba Records’ boss Marc Weinstein in how to keep an iconic record store in business in 2014

Roy’s keen: Roy Keane as interviewed by Eoin Butler

We are family: the gay origins of dance music

What happens to Interscope Records now that Jimmy Iovine (and Dre) have headed to Apple? Read on

Why The Kids have said no at Facebook.

Bringing down the online house: why billionaire casino owner Sheldon Adelson wants to stop you from betting online

No name design: Franco Clivio’s collection of design masterpieces by anonymous designers

Keep On Running: 50 years of Island Records