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  At last night’s American Music Awards, the one and only Rihanna was the first recipient of the “AMA Icon Award.” The AMA Icon Award is given to an artist “whose body of work has made a profound influence over pop music on a global level,” American Music Awards producer Larry Klein explained to The Source. If you check out Rihanna's stats, this shouldn't come as a surprise: she has currently sold 50 million albums and 180 million digital tracks worldwide. To accept the award, Rihanna performed...
Despite constant reassurances regarding my "biological clock," I've never considered having kids of my own. That isn't to say I'm repulsed by children--Rather, my child-rearing dreams have always revolved around the prospect of taking my nieces and nephews to Legoland. Or prom dress shopping. Or ice-cream eating. Essentially, I'd love to hang out with youths who are related to me, as long as I can spoil them unconditionally and don't have to remember what time their clarinet lesson is over.  Apparently, this outlook makes me a...
Web series know-it-alls Comedy TV is Dead recently compiled a list of hilarious women in the genre. Over the past few years, web series have skyrocketed in popularity and it just so happens that women are the creative force behind many of the hits. Check out our top picks! 1.) L.A. Girls, produced by Tiffany Ariany, is a spoof of HBO’s infamous Girls.  L.A. Girls follows Hannah on her quest to become a successful actress in Los Angeles. Her life changes abruptly when her parents stop supporting her financially. Soon after, she...
  Molly Hamilton has had a year. The type of year “up-and-coming” musicians emerge from and their less dedicated peers wither under. It's what turns a talented "somebody" into a notable "someone."  Widowspeak's early 2013 release "Almanac" was bathed in overwhelming attention from the indie press and reset the motion on a sound left fallow by forebearers Mazzy Star and Ennio Morricone. Hamilton, along with writing partner Robert Earl Thomas, spent the better part of 2013 criss-crossing the US and Europe touring and writing their follow up...
As the daughter of Sub Pop co-founder Bruce Pavitt, I was raised on the stories of grunge lore. Tales of criss-crossing the country in dilapidated tour vans full of sweaty rockstar hopefuls, record signings at legendary stores like Rough Trade in England, members of Pussy Galore being frightened when greeted by our pet pygmy goat; Kurt Cobain smashing his guitar and leaping off speaker towers. Our family photo albums show a very chubby baby on tour in Japan and Spain with the likes of Seaweed...
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