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  Kathy Griffin is far from subtle; seriously, you don’t want to get on her bad side. The saucy comedian will skewer anyone who crosses her with her quick wit and biting tongue. Turns out, she won’t only stick up for herself. Womankind, Kathy Griffin has our backs.    And who has crossed some awesome lady celebs this week? No surprise: Perez Hilton. We all know about that time he totally violated Ke$ha’s privacy by posting intimate ... Read More
We recently reported that Yoko Ono is still dominating the art/music scene, and this new collaboration of hers is the cherry on top of the sundae. As announced on Wu-Tang Clan’s website, Yoko Ono and RZA will be pairing up for a special 10-inch vinyl release. For this release, all the proceeds will be donated to the Children’s Literary Society, a non-profit New York-based organization that provides studies in literature to children.  The vinyl ... Read More
If anyone has some insight to offer on the eternal questions of life and love, it’s Amanda Palmer. The singer/composer/musician is a theatrical goddess, weaving fantastical tales in her lyrics and creating surreal spectacles on stage. She has clearly given a lot of thought to life and death, which is illustrated in The Killing Type (my favorite song of hers) where she chronicles her true story of mercy-killing a dying bird and how the experience of ... Read More
I have to be honest: I’ve never been a big music video watcher. Even as a 90’s kid, I saw all the quintessential Britney and Backstreet Boys videos maybe once or twice. And once MTV started playing trashy reality shows and stopped playing actual music videos? Fuhgeddaboudit. But sometimes a video comes along that is so surprising, so intriguing, and so completely bizarre that you have to take a step back and really truly ask yourself “What the ... Read More
Detroit-based singer-songwriter Vienna Teng, who is known for her beautiful work behind a piano, has a new album out which was inspired by Detroit titled Aims. In her graduate studies at the University of Michigan she was inspired to create work that relates to sustainability, the Occupy movement, online privacy and surveillance, and the environment.   The cover features a map of Detroit, with areas of net losses highlighted in orange and areas of net ... Read More
  Like many others, we were shocked and appalled by Robin Thicke and Pharrell’s “Blurred Lines.” As the song’s title suggests, the song contains concerning lyrics that blur the very clear divide between consensual sex and abuse: New York Magazine's Ann Friedman explains that “phrases like ‘good girl’ and ‘I know you want it’ uttered in rapid succession [sound rapey].” The song stirred up more ... Read More
As soon as Natasha Khan, or as everyone knows her, Bat for Lashes, took the stage at Webster Hall last Friday night, decked out in a multi-patterned flared jumpsuit, you knew you were in for a treat. As the band stood slightly behind her, Natasha had all the space she needed to sing, sway, and dance. She slinked across the stage, her microphone in hand, belting her loud and powerful voice to the packed shimmying room. At some point, someone threw a lily on the ... Read More
   This weekend, I got caught in the crossfire of yet another Miley Cyrus twerking debate, and I realized that race is a feminist issue now as much as it ever was. For decades (centuries!), the fight against race and gender inequality have been intimately bound together, all the way from Ida B. Wells’s anti-lynching papers, which completely disrupted stereotypes applied to both black and white women, to the public outcry against the ... Read More
  Courtney Love is unsmotable. As Hole’s frontwoman and Kurt Cobain’s wife, Love was the leading lady of ‘90s grunge. Since then, she has gone through her fair share of highs and lows, from punching Kathleen Hanna in the face to being the muse of Givenchy designer Ricardo Tisci. Now, she has a bunch of other projects on her plate ... including  tons of "crafty shit." Love's just like the rest of us - she's promoting her clothing ... Read More
 At some point during last weekend’s AfroPunk fest in Brooklyn, I realized that I was in the midst of greatness. It wasn’t the killer food trucks, on-point bands, or fantastic craft vendors that were making my jaw drop, though: it was the crowd. I’ve been to more than my fair share of outdoor summer festivals, and AfroPunk (which bills itself as “a platform for the other Black experience”) had some of the best-dressed, happiest ... Read More