Private: The NYer hires Sasha Frere-Jones

Great news from the New York Post:

David Remnick, editor-in-chief of The New Yorker, has hired Sasha Frere-Jones, most recently at Slate and a past Village Voice writer, to be the magazine’s first on-staff pop music critic since Nick Hornby left a year and a half ago to pursue books.

Congratulations, Sasha!