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When was the last time you heard some jack-off say that women don’t make music, or that chick-fronted bands pale in comparison to bands of Big, Strong Men? Well, tell those jerks to whine no more, because I have a playlist for you that will prove them all wrong. Extremely funny Twitter lady Amber Earnest (@rare_basement, and if you don’t follow her yet I suggest you do) made a 1,000+ song Spotify playlist composed entirely of female-fronted bands, culled from suggestions given to her in the...
Traditionally, it’s been scripted for you: first comes love, then comes marriage, then comes baby in the baby carriage… Yadda, yadda, yadda. Sounds easy enough. Until you decide that the script isn’t for you. In this new HBO documentary, First Comes Love, filmmaker Nina Davenport throws the script out and documents how it goes doing things her way. She's unmarried, over 40 and she wants to have a baby.  The plan is, there is no plan. This self-reflective documentary examines functional and not-so-functional relationships with friends, family,...
The next stop on the Anthony Weiner crazy train – cough, campaign – is a very NSFW rant by his top aide against a former intern, the highlight of which seems to have twisted the Internet's collective knickers. A top Weiner aide (lol) called former intern Olivia Nuzzi, who wrote a bylined article for the New York Daily News about working for the mayoral candidate, a “slutbag,” which is apparently an insult we’re using now.  The article blasted the staff for working only to “make a connection...
This is LITERALLY the saddest news I’ve heard all week. As a huge Parks and Recreation fan, I’m bummed to hear that both Rashida Jones (Ann Perkins) and Rob Lowe (Chris Traeger) are leaving after 13 episodes into the next season. Jones, who has starred in the show since the pilot, spent the end of the last season trying to get pregnant with Lowe's character. Presumably, their on-again/off-again relationship and her potential pregnancy will be tied into their exit from the show, although both have...
Are you a feminist, a woman, a filmmaker, or a combination of all three? The London Feminist Film Festival is putting out an open call for submissions for their second-annual festival. Their website states that “women directors from all countries may enter” and that films should be “feminist in their representation of women” or “deal with feminist issues.” Last year, over 1,000 people came out to the festival to watch films like Lesbiana – A Parallel Revolution and The Witches of Gambaga, as well as participate in...