Torea Frey

Editor, writer, photographer, observer on the street.

Travis!

In today's chimp news, there's a hidden gem in Ta-Nehisi Coates's profile of MF Doom in this week's New Yorker about the rapper working on a track telling the story of the chimp's attack and demise from a new angle:

 "When I arrived, Dumile was sitting behind the computer cycling through the Madlib beats and taking notes. He was replaying video news reports about the chimp who had attacked a woman in Connecticut that February. The beat on loop was the same one he played the night before...He clicked a button, and the news reports played over the beat. I struggled to find some connection between the two but said nothing. Dumile explained that he was working on retelling the story from the chimp's perspective."