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Stuff White People Hate: So, some folks seem to be pretty worked up about that New York magazine interview with Tyler from Odd Future. 20-year-old raps about rape and hating gay people; offers an artistic mission statement far less intriguing than what critics have invented on his behalf for months; middle class, educated fans feel betrayed.
Long Live the Queen: The Washington Post‘s interminable coverage of the royal wedding is starting to smell a bit fishy. This charticle about the history of royal bachelors and bachelorettes put it over the top. Why does the local paper love the British empire so much? And more on the Brits: Folger Shakespeare Library has named humanities professor Michael Witmore its new director.
Kids in America: The Los Angeles Times has this tear-jerking story about Richard “Ricky” Gilleland III, a high school junior from Stafford, Va., who has created the only digital record of Iraq and Afghanistan soldiers buried at Arlington National Cemetery. Someone give this kid a scholarship.
Previously on Arts Desk: Mad Decent announces Dave Nada’s Moombahton compilation (caution: CD cover art kinda NSFW); Ramon Ramirez plumbs the depths of Atmosphere’s fears and insecurities; John Anderson discusses local exhibits that focus on drawing; Chris Klimek explores boxing in theater.