Cotton candy–colored taxis have been turning heads lately on the streets of Puebla, Mexico’s fourth-largest city. In response to growing complaints of sexual harassment by male taxi drivers, the city began offering licensing and training in October to the privately owned Pink Taxi company, whose fleet of women-driven Chevys picks up female passengers only. Each Pink Taxi comes equipped with a GPS, a satellite tracking system, a panic button that alerts ... Read More
JD Samson's latest project, the groove-inspiring electro-pop outfit MEN, has been garnering rave reviews and inspiring impromptu dance parties worldwide. Originally started as a re-mix project with fellow Le Tigre member Johanna Fateman, the group now consists of Samson, artist and former Mirah collaborator Ginger Brooks Takahashi, and Michael O'Neill of The Ladybug Transistor with occastional contributions from Fateman and artist/writer Emily Roysdon. Pairing ... Read More
Everyone's favorite midwestern rapper/crafter extraordinaire, Leslie Hall, will be making an in-store appearance today at Fat Fancy's Southwest Portland location from 3 - 4pm with her performance group, the LYs. Come get the new album, Back2Back Palz, signed by Leslie herself! While you're at it, score some choice threads from Midwest Diva, Leslie's clothing line, or some Leslie and the Lys official merch. If that's not enough Leslie for you, check out their ... Read More
Lilith Fair lasted three short years in the late 90’s on the festival circuit, but it’s being revived by Sarah McLachlan and Terry McBride with an ETA of this summer. While not all the cities or artists have been revealed (nor have any dates been listed as of yet) the lists seem filled out rather nicely. Sarah McLachlan will be joined on the tour with Fair vets Indigo Girls, Sheryl Crow, and Martina McBride, as well as a whole slew of acts, including ... Read More
By now you've probably read all about how now-former Member of Congress Eric Massa resigned because a male staffer complained of a hostile workplace. Here's Massa's quote on the incident. "One of them looked at me and as they would do after, I don't know, 15 gin and tonics, and goodness only knows how many bottles of champagne, a staff member made an intonation to me that maybe I should be chasing after the bridesmaid and his points were clear and his words were ... Read More