1. “Read the ’Stomach-Churning’ Sexual Assault Accusations Against R. Kelly in Full.” As part of a Village Voice interview, music journo Jim DeRogatis gave access to the files and transcripts he’s collected in reporting R. Kelly’s sexual assault allegations.
“To be clear, I think Pitchfork was cosigning it. I think each and every one of us, as individual listeners and consumers of culture, has to come up with our own answer. I don’t think there’s a right or wrong answer. The thing that’s interesting to me is that Pitchfork is a journalistic and critical organ. They do journalism and they do criticism. And then when they are making money to present an act—that’s a cosign, that’s an endorsement. That’s not just writing about and covering it. They very much wanted R. Kelly as their cornerstone artist for the festival. I think it’s fair game to say: ’Why, Pitchfork?’”