Nebraska has passed two pieces of ludicrous anti-choice legislation this week. The first bill, which Republican Governor Dave Heineman signed into law on Tuesday, requires doctors to screen women before they have abortions, to make sure they’re not being “pressured” into doing so, as well as to make sure they will not have any physical or mental problems after the abortion. Oh, and it gets worse. The second bill, also signed into law on Tuesday, ... Read More
Love Cherie Currie and Joan Jett? Well then you would love Neon Angel, Cherie Currie's memoir with a foreword written by Joan Jett. This is the book that inspired the hit movie The Runaways starring Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning! Today and for the next two weeks you can enter to win a fabulous prize pack which includes a copy of Neon Angel signed by the cherry bomb herself Cherie Currie. One lucky winner will also get The Runaways Movie soundtrack, The ... Read More
Hopefully everyone's filed their taxes already, and now that that's done it's time to celebrate. If you're into the likes of The Velvet Underground, Nick Cave and PJ Harvey, don't miss singer-songwriter/gitarist extrodinaire Rykarda Parasol and her great band from San Francisco tear the shit out of it tomorrow at Pianos on Lower East Side and Friday at Littlefield in Brooklyn. Not to be ... Read More
Singer/songwriter and one of Paper Magazine's beautiful people of 2010, VV Brown, will be making an in-store appearance at the Apple Store, SoHo! Interviewed in our Feb/Mar issue, we love Brown for her DIY approach to recording, her ability to draw influence from ska, britpop, and 60's girl groups, and for her striking fashion sense.  She will be performing songs from her debut album, Travelling Like the Light at the Apple Store on Tuesday, April 20th, 7:oopm ... Read More

Sonja Ahlers: The Selves

BY Sarah J. in Artsy |

 Drawn and Quarterly is a comics publisher, but Sonja Ahlers' The Selves isn't a comic. You could call it sequential art, I suppose, though it's mainly collages of beautiful and slightly disturbing things, its text chosen for aesthetic value rather than to tell a story. Babies, children and mothers; cute animals and Sylvia Plath quotations; 70s and 80s fashion, Holly Hobby and Princess Di all blend together--or rather, are layered on top of one another to ... Read More