Jailhouse (Soft) Rock

This was the summer of Taylor Swift and it might seem like the story of Swifties has been been told from every possible angle. At least that’s what I thought. Until I came across this lede in The New Yorker: “The first time I heard about Taylor Swift, I was in a Los Angeles County jail, waiting to be sent to prison for murder.” Listening to Taylor Swift in Prison. (Most readers will experience this as a human story about a prisoner’s relationship to art. Writers will read this and think, So that’s what it takes to get published in The New Yorker…)

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