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The Guerrilla Girls have been raising hell in the art world for 27 years now, but despite their nearly three decades of feminist activism, not much has changed. In a conversation facilitated by Interview Magazine, the activists field questions from 21 female artists, including Yoko Ono, Marina Abramović, and Miranda July. The Guerrillas bring up a famous 1989 statistic from their posters and billboards that states "Less than 5% of the artists in the Modern Art sections [of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New...
Alexis Krauss, frontwoman for of-the-moment rockers Sleigh Bells, compiled some of her top musical picks for our April/May issue. Below are the tunes that make her tick.     “Genesis” by Grimes “She’s already released two records, and I loved ‘Oblivion,’ the first single she put out, but I’m really into ‘Genesis.’ I’ve been listening to it pretty obsessively.” [video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T3iAoxHb8B8&feature=youtu.be 425x344] “212” by Azealia Banks “This is probably my song of the year, as far as being like, ‘Oh shit, I need to listen to that 20 more times, right now.’...
I took a paper folding and engineering class when I was in college, and despite the shit-ton of paper cuts I got and all the times I nearly sliced my fingers open with an X-Acto knife, it ranks pretty high on my list of all-time favorite classes. No pain, no gain, right? Most people think of paper as something that you create on (you paint on it, draw on it, write on it, etc.) and don't realize that it's actually something that you can create with....
I love that feeling when two of your favorite things are suddenly merged into one beautiful internet meme (Arrested Westeros anyone?), so I was thrilled to find out about Feminist Harry Potter, a Tumblr that’s in the business of “feminist theory consciousness raising, one Harry Potter reference at a time.” One of the things that makes Harry Potter so much fun is the variety of female characters that are integral to the storylines. While the blog obviously comes from a place of love, the creator offers...
No more dillydallying, y'all. That infamous lioness of a seasonal gateway month has officially arrived, and it's time for us to take a moment of silence for our cold-weather mental struggles and then forget 'em. But fear not this task! The Montreal-born boy maestros of Plants and Animals can help you rile you up for summer road-trip fantasies with their third album, The End of That. In making The End of That, Plants and Animals abandoned their nervy, impulse-driven songwriting approach for ...