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Bobby Womack, Gospel-Soaked Baritone and the Very Last of the Soul Men
Barney Hoskyns | The Guardian
"Of course we forgave Bobby's big troubled heart when it finally gave out on Friday. We forgave him because he sang so honestly and nakedly of the pain and the pitfalls of being loving, losing humans."
Will Leitch | Sports on Earth
"We measure ourselves by wins and losses, exclusively. The thing about this is that it is dumb."
How Frozen Took Over the World
Maria Konnikova | The New Yorker
"As more nuanced metrics have become available, film scholars have begun to take a second look at the variables that may signal a hit movie."
Ladies and Gentlemen
Louisa Thomas | Grantland
"If Murray’s appointment of Mauresmo were only a matter of principle, it wouldn’t work. He is a tennis player and she is his coach."
It Took 10 Years, But Dave Chapelle Finally Weeded Out All of His Terrible Fans
Jesse David Fox | Vulture
"Chappelle didn't quit because he was crazy; he quit because he was sane, and he knew his audience was getting crazy."
The Radical Notion of Michael Jackson's Humanity
Tanner Colby | Slate
"At best, we mourned the precocious, youthful, still-brown boy who’d become such a tragic, broken man. We didn’t mourn the man."