Longreads of the Week: Nicki Minaj, Taylor Swift, Spotify, Ariel Pink and More

Lindsay Hood

By Lindsay Hood

on 11.22.14 in News

Since it’s nearly impossible to keep up with all the features that flood social media feeds all week, we did some of the digging for you. Here’s a handful of stories that are worth a click this weekend:

- kris ex decided that he’s done caring about Nicki Minaj, and Hillary Crosley backed up his argument over on Jezebel. Meanwhile, Complex put Minaj on the cover.

- Over on Flavorwire, Jillian Mapes explored the numbers behind Taylor Swift’s decision to leave Spotify.

- On Pitchfork, Hazel Cills discussed Pharmakon’s relationship to her body, and Sasha Geffen talked about how director Jesse Kanda’s videos for Arca and FKA twigs capture the fluxuations of the female form.

-On Vulture, Lindsay Zoladz wrote about the rising popularity of the Vocaloid (“an avatar of voice-synthesizing software”) Hatsune Miku.

And on Wondering Sound; Claire Lobenfeld explored Ariel Pink’s fantasy world in pom pom, Maura Johnston looked at the ways that Lorde revamped the soundtrack for The Hunger Games – Mockingjay Part I and Cameron Cook hate watched Aaliyah’s Lifetime Original Movie for you.