The 90s are officially BACK!  NYC's "punk blues" band Boss Hog has just released their first single in 16 years. "Wichita Grey" is one of four tracks off of Brood Star, their "amuse bouche" preview for their impending new full-length album, Brood X.  Boss Hog's roots stretch back to NYC in the early 1990s. Married couple Cristina Martinez and Jon Spencer (of the Blues Explosion) anchor the group, with Jens Jurgensen, Hollis Queens, and Mickey Finn rounding out the deliciously unsavory quintet.
I didn’t miss the significance when Buffy the Vampire Slayer went off the air the same week I graduated high school. My favorite show, the show that ushered me through my adolescence, was ready to move on at the same time I was. After seven years, we had both put in our time and were ready to walk away from our own version of the hellmouth. I no longer relied on Buffy to navigate me through my teen years, but I would never forget the way it helped me. Buffy’s pilot episode began just when I needed it.
Money Monster, Jodie Foster’s fourth directorial effort, received a standing ovation at Cannes and earned $15 million during its opening U.S weekend, an 180 degree difference from her last film, The Beaver, which opened amidst a storm of controversy surrounding lead actor Mel Gibson’s bigotry. But no matter the media frenzy, Foster navigates it all honestly.Foster was born in Los Angeles and as a child actor, grew up in Hollywood. She credits her mom, Evelyn—who was also her manager—with the high standards she displayed when choosing material.
  You don’t have to speak Spanish to know Mujer Moderna is the next feminist anthem you won't be able to stop singing.  FEA is the side project band of Girl in A Coma's Phanie Diaz and Jenn Alva. Lead vocalist Letty Martinez and guitarist Aaron Magana join together to create a melodic brand of "riot grrrl Chicana punk." The members of the band rock hard, but preach harder. Using the same finesse of taking the insult of the term "fea" and turning it into an anagram for 'Fuck 'em all,' they turn the tables on slut-shaming and rape culture.
Amy Schumer recently came out in support of the “Wear Orange” campaign for Everytown for Gun Safety. Everytown is an organization that aims to educate the public on issues of gun violence and fight for stricter gun legislation in order to ensure safer communities. After two people were killed when a gunman open fired in a theater showing of Schumer’s film Trainwreck, the actress decided that the time to come out in support of communities safe from gun violence was now.
When my now-husband and I decided to get married, our community was elated. But not long after, I started to notice subtle (and at times, not-so-subtle) differences in the way some of our friends and family began interacting with me. As a bisexual woman marrying a cisgender straight man, when I got engaged, I feared my queer identity would be further erased in the eyes of others. I certainly was not prepared when people began to replace my entire birth name, first and last, with my partner's as a compliment.
This morning, Oklahoma legislatures took the war on women’s bodies to a new level. Lawmakers approved a bill that would make it a felony to perform abortions and would make the procedure punishable by up to three years in prison. According to The Washington Post, “the bill also says that any physician who participates in an abortion will be prohibited from obtaining or renewing a license to practice medicine in the state.” The bill passed in both the Oklahoma House of Representatives and the state’s senate by large margins.
This past Monday, RuPaul's Drag Race crowned its eighth queen (yas, Matt, I told you Bob would win!!), so the concept of men wearing makeup to look like women? That's nothing new. What is new is the social media campaign #makeupisgenderless, which promotes men using makeup for all the reasons women do: to even out skin tone, highlight certain features, blend in, and stand out.
  Unless you've been living "Under the Sea," you've probably been catcalled at some point in your life. Street harassment is an everyday annoyance for women when they're just living their lives, "strolling along down a — what's that word again? — STREET!" Speaking for myself, I've experienced ALL of them — and many of them in the past week. While science still can't explain to us WHY men catcall (are they trying to date us? IDK, I really DK), we know that catcalling can take on many forms.