I admit to stealing this idea (thank you, Eric), but it's so dead on I had to post. Janelle Monae's "Tightrope" may have gotten 23 million fewer hits on YouTube than Katy Perry's "California Girls," but no CGI gummy bears were injured in the making of this video. I think it makes a way better Song of the Summer. What do you think? [video: ... Read More

Whose Country Is It, Anyway?

BY mikki in Eat Me |

I’ve been following No Country for Young Women on Twitter for a while—the account is a great source of news about women with a career focus—information about things like wage gap research, sexual harassment law, and other feministy work issues. The other day I finally decided to check out their website, which turned out to be a multimedia art project of women telling their stories and how they are negotiating the competing demands of their lives. ... Read More
At this week's Converse: Three Artists, One Song show in Brooklyn, there were incredible mash-up performances by Kid Cudi, Rostam Batmanglij from Vampire Weekend, and Bethany Cosentino of Best Coast. The unlikely combination of sweet ballad singing, rapping, and poppy/punky guitar playing made for an incredible summer song that anyone would love, and should push "California Gurls" out of the water. Don't believe me? Listen to "All Summer" below. You need ... Read More
  Ladies, apparently we’ve been consuming delicious sugary treats without stopping to consider guy's feelings. Even worse, we’ve been tainting them with our cutesy designs and confections. But now thanks to the New York cupcake company Butch Bakery, men can satisfy their sugar tooth without having to jeopardize their masculinity. Owner David Arrick refuses to serve anything that looks remotely like the "frilly, pink-frosted, ... Read More
Did reading last issue's Riot Girl History by Marisa Meltzer make you nostalgic for days of yore? Or maybe you've been reading the Bikini Kill archive, and are suddenly possessed by the desire to share your own feminist punk rock story?  Get our your Sharpie and your camera so you can contribute to "Soul Revolution," a video installation that's being created in conjunction with Girls to the Front, Sarah Marcus's book about her own riot grrrl experience. (Yes, ... Read More
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