Rasputina this Sunday

BY Laurie in General |

One of our favorite bands of all time, Rasputina --the (sometimes) all girl cello band, natch-- is playing a one off show at the Knitting Factory. Melora is preggers with her second child, and there is a fun interview with her here at Blackbook . Choice quote: 'I’m also going to make a three-song CD with ancient folk songs about female cross-dressers. Girls dressed as men.' Fun fact: Did you know that Melora once toured with Nirvana playing ... Read More
As of yesterday, an advisory panel to the FDA recommended that the all-powerful government agency approve Gardasil for use in boys -- good news for all, as now it's no longer just up to us girls to protect both ourselves and our partners from HPV. But there's still no answer to the big question: will the vaccine ever be mandatory for school attendance? When it was just for young women, the discussion always focused on how we'd all end up sluttier since we wouldn't ... Read More

Beatnik Babe

BY intern Amber in General |

If you love Amber Tamblyn (our Feb/Mar 09 cover girl) you will adore her even more when you pick up her new enthralling poetry book Bang Ditto, published by Manic D Press. Her work is smart, twisted, feminist and humorous. She lays out her heart and soul for you to touch and smell through the pages. Amber summarizes that Bang Ditto is 'a collection of poetry and prose chronicling my observations of a life spent in the Hollywood business and how that's effected ... Read More

Makeover Drama

BY intern Amber in General |

My theory proves true! Women athletes must adhere to standard lady laws in order to be accepted by the media and the man-fueled world of sports. With the encouragement of her new managers, Caster Semenya has been made over to look more feminine. YOU, a South African magazine, says they wanted to show a 'softer side' of the track star. They even went, as far as to call her new look 'an improvement'! WTF? What did they improve? Was Caster not perfect the way she ... Read More

new DOLLY box set

BY Laurie in General |

We're having a Dolly ol' time here in the office today, just got the advance of the new Dolly Parton Box Set coming out on Oct. 27th on Legacy. With liner notes by Laura Cantrel and 4 discs full of honky tonk hits as well as early rarities and a few unreleased tracks, this is a great collection and must for any Dolly fan. Included are some of my faves, Joshua, Daddy's Moonshine Still, Jolene, False Eyelashes, Coat of Many Colors, the list goes on ... Read More