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A history of riot grrrl, from “Rebel Girl” to “Racist, Sexist Boy”
A history of riot grrrl, from “Rebel Girl” to “Racist, Sexist Boy”
In 1991, Anita Hill testified before a Senate Judiciary Committee about being the target of sexual harassment from African-American judge Clarence Thomas at his Supreme Court confirmation hearing. The hearings were televised, and Hill’s lurid testimony sent bolts of shock and disgust across an America yet to become completely tabloidized. When...
20 music documentaries you need to watch this weekend, from ‘Summer of Soul’ to ‘Get Back’
20 music documentaries you need to watch this weekend, from ‘Summer of Soul’ to ‘Get Back’
It’s often difficult to figure out an artist’s true identity at face value. Press interviews and social media offer a more transparent lens into the worlds of our favorite artists. Even so, the bigger — and more complicated — picture can often remain out of view. Because these intimate...
Amyl And The Sniffers on the artistic growth that led to their new album
Amyl And The Sniffers on the artistic growth that led to their new album
“Energy, good energy and bad energy/I've got plenty of energy,” Amy Taylor wails seconds into Melbourne, Australia aggro-punks Amyl And The Sniffers’ freshly released second LP, Comfort To Me. “It’s my currency,” she sings on that opening track, “Guided By Angels.” Indeed, the band—Taylor, drummer Bryce ... Read More ...
Taylor Momsen, Amy Lee, Maria Brink & Lzzy Hale discuss labels in music
Taylor Momsen, Amy Lee, Maria Brink & Lzzy Hale discuss labels in music
Before there was Amy Lee, Lzzy Hale, Taylor Momsen and Maria Brink, there was Joan Jett, Patti Smith, Poly Styrene and Kathleen Hanna. Generation after generation, these rock stars and others in their position have dreaded receiving what has become an inevitable label of “female-led,” “female-fronted,” “women in rock” or “female rock.” While all of these talented individuals...

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