Carrie Battan

With 'Marley,' director Kevin MacDonald sees the life and work of a music god, through the haze:

Marley, the biopic by Kevin MacDonald, is the first major effort to tell Bob Marley's life story.

Bio: Carrie Battan is a staff writer at Pitchfork Media. She lives in Brooklyn.

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With ‘Marley,’ director Kevin MacDonald sees the life and work of a music god, through the haze

Marley, the biopic by Kevin MacDonald, is the first major effort to tell Bob Marley's life story.

Apr. 20, 2012

 
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Documentary film ‘Last Days Here’ chronicles the fall and rise of Bobby Liebling, a metal icon who went to pieces

Last Days Here, which tells the story of Pentagram singer Bobby Liebling's tragic life, opens today at IFC Center

Mar. 2, 2012

 
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Rebecca Walker, no stranger to controversy, talks about her latest book, on the coolness of blackness

Rebecca Walker talks about her latest book, Black Cool, a collection of essays by leading black writers on what defines cool

Feb. 20, 2012

 
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Who moved my cheese plate? On the fangirls (and boys) of Tina Fey

The chat in Union Square was abrupt and lacking in any material that couldn’t have been learned with a quick scan of a Wikipedia page. Still, loyal Fey followers hung on her every word.

Apr. 11, 2011

 
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The continuing education of Lauryn Hill

Artistic inactivity, passive-aggressive bickering with her Fugees counterparts, bizarre religious entanglements and a spotty live performance reputation represent a small fraction of the behavior that's made her seem like a lunatic in the public eye.

Jan. 3, 2011