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Longreads of the Week: Detroit Rap, The Death of Alt-R&B, Cooking With Steve Albini and More

Andrew Parks

By Andrew Parks

on 09.20.14 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:

- Pitchfork’s side blog The Pitch reminded us all that Detroit’s street rap scene doesn’t begin and end with Eminem.

- The FADER heralded the death knell of “alternative R&B”, as signaled by rising star FKA twigs.

- The Talkhouse shared the show-stealing speech Perfect Pussy singer Meredith Graves gave at the second annual Basilica Soundscape festival last weekend.

- Grantland took a stand on Rihanna and Miley.

- Flavorwire delved into the ghostwriting issues that haunt pop stars like Robin Thicke.

- Stereogum learned how to cook from an unlikely teacher: Steve Albini.

- FACT asked Marianne Faithful about her new album, sarcasm and Serge Gainsbourg.

- The New York Times visited some of Woody Guthrie’s familiar haunts with his grandchildren.

- And finally, our top stories at Wondering Sound include a look at GWAR’s new singer and the public affairs of Rihanna and Chris Brown.