The Week's Best Pop-Culture Writing

When it comes to covering the entertainment world, what you say matters at least as much as how you say it. Pulling some new idea out of the same music, TVs, movies, etc. that everyone else is talking about isn't so easy.

So consider this a round-up of the most intriguing thoughts about culture that we've come across in the past week. Or just consider it a smattering of articles that made us think, "Wish we'd done that." Click the links to get the full stories, and let us know what we've missed.

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Spencer Kornhaber is a staff writer at The Atlantic, where he covers pop culture and music. He was previously an editor at Patch.com and a staff writer at OC Weekly. He has written for Spin, The AV Club, and RollingStone.com.

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