BY Emily Robinson in Music Stuff on Jul 31, 2014 |
If you were not aware that Nicki Minaj is releasing a new single soon, you may be living under a rock. I’m sorry to be the one to tell you. The internet has been buzzing about it for some time now - partly due to the single’s cover art that Minaj posted to Instagram last Thursday.
The notoriously body-unfriendly app has (surprisingly) not taken it down; instead, the photo has been receiving backlash from both insignificant internet haters and ... Read More
BY Sonia Edwards in Music Stuff on Jul 31, 2014 |
Lorde is once again proving that she is as royal as her name (and her Grammy award-winning single) suggest. It’s just been announced that the singer is set to release the lead single, as well as curate the soundtrack, for Mockingjay - Part 1, the first film of the final installment of the Hunger Games trilogy. The 17-year old singer/songwriter commented that compiling the soundtrack and working with all of the artists involved was a challenging ... Read More
BY debbie in Sexy on Jul 31, 2014 |
On last night's episode of "Sex in the Wild," a 4-part PBS series that investigates the sex lives, mating behaviors, and reproductive systems of a variety of animals, the subject was marsupials. That's right: we learned all about Kangaroo vaginas, Koala penii, and the 4-headed Echidna penis.
But first, a warning: This post (and the show itself) is NSFW: Not Safe for Wussies. If you are easily skeeved out by nature, you might want to move on.
Led by intrepid ... Read More
BY Emma Tilden in Movies on Jul 31, 2014 |
In case you’ve never heard of it, Into the Woods is basically the best musical ever. Literally. It is a work of genius born from the genius of the ever-magnificent Stephen Sondheim and bestowed upon our world as a heavenly gift. Just to be clear, I’ve never actually seen it performed live on Broadway. I have, however, seen a film of its original, 1987 Broadway run (which featured total legend, Bernadette Peters as the witch). ... Read More
BY Caelan in General on Jul 31, 2014 |
In the immortal words of TLC, a scrub is a guy who "hangs out the passenger side of his best friends ride trying to holler at me" (us). I'd like to add an addendum to this sage lyric: a scrub is also a guy that doesn’t only holler out of the window of a car, but even just when a lady is walking down the street.
I’ve always wondered what goes through these annoying sickos' heads when they yell things like “Ay, mami,” or “C'mon, ... Read More
BY Caelan in Music Stuff on Jul 30, 2014 |
Jenny Lewis’ new album The Voyager dropped yesterday. THIS IS NOT A DRILL. We reported on the amazing moustache-filled cross-dressing wonderment that was her music video for “One of the Guys,” starring our ladyloves Kristen Stewart, Anne Hathaway and Brie Larson, but the day is finally here. THE ALBUM HAS DROPPED.
Former Rilo Kiley front woman Jenny Lewis has produced her third solo album in six years — a perfectly polished musical ... Read More
BY Emma Tilden in Music Stuff on Jul 30, 2014 |
Brand new country duo Maddie & Tae are calling out the crazy-high levels of sexism in the music genre known as “Bro Country”—the hyper-masculine, woman-objectifying trope that has come to dominate modern country music. They use their new song, “Girl in a Country Song” to point out the ridiculousness of portraying every woman as an overly sexual yet faceless being.
The lyrics are pretty great:
“I hear you over ... Read More
BY Caelan in Music Stuff on Jul 30, 2014 |
Quoth the Raveonettes, “Give me more,” and they are doing just that. The Raveonettes released their new album Pe’Ahi earlier this week and it’s safe to say this haunting dreamy album is the perfect soundtrack for your transition from summer to fall, especially the single “Summer Ends.”(trigger warning: don't watch this video if you are prone to photosensitive epilepsy).
They just released new lyric videos for a few of ... Read More
BY Lex Ellenthal in General on Jul 30, 2014 |
Recently for a Funny or Die video, actress Kristen Bell played a pissed off Mary Poppins. While her accent was a little off, she hit the mark precisely in the message of the video, which was that the minimum wage is not a living wage. Now, if you put aside the fact that Mary Poppins would be living in the UK, where the 2013 minimum wage was £6.31 (about $10.70), and the fact that the movie took place in 1910, our favorite nanny is facing a major issue ... Read More
BY BUST Magazine in General on Jul 30, 2014 |
From riot grrrl trailblazer in the band Sleater-Kinney to sketch comedy genius on Portlandia, Carrie Brownstein has been cranking out pop culture gems since 1994. Here, the Jill-of-all-trades opens up about fame, Fred, and driving traffic to her fave feminist bookstore.
By Lisa Butterworth
Navy silk top by Wren, wrenstudio.com; Perspex necklace by The Way We Wore, thewaywewore.com
The last time I was in the same room with Carrie Brownstein it was ... Read More