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The Reader’s guide to the 2019 Pitchfork Music Festival 3

Even on a weekend it shares with the Silver Room Block Party and the debut of ComplexCon Chicago, Pitchfork stands out for its farsighted, eclectic bookings.

From the Archive

  • The People Issue 2013
  • Since 1986 more than 1,600 people have been shot by Chicago police officers—an average of more than one person a week. ​In the 208 cases closed over the last two years, not a single shooting has been found to be unjustified. Should we be reassured?
  • This was supposed to be the story of the Jackson Five’s first single, cut in Chicago in 1967. But while writing it, Jake Austen picked up the trail of a tape nobody knew existed: the earliest known studio recording of Michael Jackson and his brothers.

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