Untitled #96 (1981) from and of photographer Cindy Sherman just became the world’s most expensive photograph when it sold at auction on Wednesday for $3,890,500. Read why and hey, why not on the NPR blogs.
(Image via Christie’s)
A lot of indie music these days is about not having a position, not having something to say, not poking your head up and trying to articulate something specific about yourself, or the world, or how you feel. It’s almost an epidemic in some circles: Trying or caring is somehow haughty. Simply capturing a vibe or a mood is preferred instead. But that’s what marketing does; it’s not what music is supposed to do. This sort of cowardice— choosing fitting-in over standing out— isn’t something James Murphy takes lightly. LCD Soundsystem never cared for doing things half-ass and using nonchalance as a substitute for really putting yourself out there.
Why is NPR biased to the left? Because it simply doesn’t accept as truth the numerous conspiracy theories that modern conservatives believe in. NPR doesn’t show support for discrimination against gay people and Muslims. NPR is factual in saying that death panels don’t exist. NPR is right to dismiss the conspiracy theories regarding climate change. NPR doesn’t agree that Obama is not a US citizen. Being factual has now become liberal because mainstream conservatives have moved into a paranoid reality where facts don’t apply in the face of conspiracy theories.