BY Lisa Kirchner in Artsy on Aug 11, 2010 |
If anyone had reason to sing the blues in the last ten years, it would be Rosanne Cash. She lost her mother, her step-mother, her father, and survived a brain tumor. Thing is, she also lost her voice. For the two and a half years she couldn't sing, Cash took to writing essays. "I always wanted to be a writer," she told the crowd gathered to hear her read last night.
Cash was introducing her new book at Barnes & Noble's "Upstairs at the Square," an ... Read More
BY Phoebe Magee in Eat Me on Aug 11, 2010 |
Remember when Kathryn Bigelow won an Oscar and for a minute, the whole world was talking about women directing films? It’s not a bad issue to return to, considering that female voices are still notably, even shockingly, absent in our theaters. At the end of 2009, Indiewire published a set of dismal statistics regarding women in film over this last decade (the 00’s)—in ... Read More
BY Nissa in Music Stuff on Aug 11, 2010 |
Ex-Blondie bassist Greta Brinkman said it best when referring to women in the music scene in the 1980's:"At that time, there was this shining moment in American DIY music when everybody was in their own bands, driving around in the back of a beat-up van and putting on shows in their basement. And every band had at least one woman in, it seemed, it was no big deal. It wasn't until the late 1980s when everything went testosterone-mad that the scene became hostile ... Read More
And here, ladies and perhaps gentlemen, is something I know much less about, but is still incredibly awesome.
Check out this new video from Invincible + Waajeed, Detroit Summer/Emergence. First watch analysis? Straight up city summers, sweating the moment you get out the door even though you took a shower 20 minutes ago, wearing as little clothing as possible even though you have more jeans and tshirts than anything else, dresses even though you don't feel dressy, ... Read More
No Doubt and I go way back. As in, Tragic Kingdom could very well be my favorite album ever (yep, I almost said it...it's that serious), and it's the oldest CD I own. I think I asked for it for Christmas or something when I was in 5th grade. It got scratched all to hell and only finally stopped working and started skipping about 2ish years ago. As in, the first song I ever sang at a talent show was Suspension Without Suspense from Return of Saturn. As in, when we ... Read More