Words of the Year – Rolling Stone

by Caitlin in December 2011
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We’ve been doing a bit of work with Drowned in Sound recently (look out for it appearing on DiS soon). Sean from DiS suggested that as part of the work we should ask music magazine editors to name their favourite pieces of writing from 2011. We thought that was a fantastic idea – so good, in fact, that we decided to steal it (with DiS’s blessing, of course).

So, between now and Christmas we’re going to have a new article each day, as nominated by a different independent magazine editor. Matt Bochenski, editor of Little White Lies, kicks things off for us with this piece from Rolling Stone. Happy reading!

“Angry, articulate and accurate, Rolling Stone’s Matt Taibbi is fast becoming the voice of the 99 percent; one of the few writers with the erudition, the talent and the balls to stand up to the Wall Street bastards fucking up the world. His best piece of a brilliant year was titled ‘Wall Street Isn’t Winning, It’s Cheating’. A blog post published on 25 October, it took some of the disparate strands swirling around the still-opaque Occupy Wall Street movement and wove them into a blistering, heartfelt and utterly lucid critique of the corporate shills criticising the protestors. This is journalism as both provocation and citizen democracy in action. I think I actually love him.”

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