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Gist: Chaka Khan vs. Deep Purple vs. The Smiths (AD-FREE)

On The Gist, music writer Chris Molanphy explains why the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is often frustratingly arbitrary. For example, the millions of fan votes from their website count as much toward the impact on the final selection process as the vote of Geddy Lee from Rush. Molanphy writes Slate’s Why Is That Song No. 1 column, and recently complied his picks in an article “Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame 2016: The Only System We've Got.” For the Spiel, Mike investigates the controversy around Quentin Tarantino.

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