Quantcast

Blog

It's been six years since Patty Griffin released an album of new material. Yeah, she did a way cool Gospel album (which won a Grammy) then recorded and toured with Robert Plant's Band of Joy but no new stuff since '07's stand out Children Running Through. Well, girlfriend is back with what I consider to be her most personal album yet and it's in tribute to her recently departed father. Although Ms. Griffin is identified as an acoustic guitar and piano player much of her music is...
If you haven't heard of Girl Crisis before, today's your lucky day. The amazing concept group is made up of a few amazing songstresses who have come together to cover all of your favorite songs. The idea was formed from the minds of Chairlift's Caroline Polachek, Class Actress's Elizabeth Harper, and This Frontier Needs Heroes' Jessica Lauretti and Bek Andersen. Their troupe has grown immensely to include talented vocalists like Leah Carey (Amazing Baby), Erika Spring-Forster (Au Revoir Simone), Molly Shea (Acrylics), Jane Herships (Spider),...
Lieutenant Colonel Jeffrey Krusinski is the chief of the Air Force's sexual assault prevention and response branch. Ironically enough, Krusinski was arrested this past weekend in Arlington, Virginia for assaulting a woman. According to local police reports, he fondled the woman's breasts and buttocks in a parking lot. Pentagon spokesman George Little has stated that Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel “expressed outrage and disgust over the troubling allegations” and “emphasized that this matter will be dealt with swiftly and decisively.” Great. We’re all so comforted by your...
Oh Lauryn, say it isn’t so! The singer has been charged with tax evasion and is facing three months in jail. Always the controversial figure, she compared the whole ordeal to the experiences of her ancestors stating, "I am a child of former slaves who had a system imposed on them," Hill said before U.S. Magistrate Madeline Cox Arleo. "I had an economic system imposed on me." Last year she plead guilty to failing to pay taxes between 2005 and 2007, the whole shebang amounting to...
This TED Talk is an amazing breath of fresh air with an extremely positive and powerful message to men everywhere. Jackson Katz, Ph.D, discusses important issues involving gender violence prevention, as he works with men and boys in sports and the military to combat the perpetuation of this critical problem. As an author, educator, filmmaker, and anti-sexist activist, Katz is basically a dude after my own heart. Bonus: he co-founded and created the Mentors in Violence Prevention program, which supports the "bystander approach" to sexual...