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Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Intellectual Cats

Can't figure out this one: why a full-page ad in the New Yorker for Cat Power's recent album? I can't believe that a lot of New Yorker readers are fans of Cat Power, an idiosyncratic and indie folkie who is known to have breakdowns on stage. The answer may lie in an October 2004 NYer issue. Accompanying an article on the singer was a Richard Avedon photo in which Cat Power posed with her pants half unzipped and a Dylan T-shirt strategically placed over her top. Perhaps that's how she garnered a hoity-toity following. (Images via New Yorker)