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Fever Ray’s latest release Plunge was made available for download in October 2017 (see our review), and now the CD and vinyl versions will be available on February 23rd. In support of the album, Fever Ray, aka Ms. Karin Dreijer, is taking it to the streets with a full band and world tour which kicks off today in Vienna, Austria. Please visit feverray.com or mute.com for a complete list of dates, cities and venues where shows will be taking place. If you missed Fever Ray...
  If you’re in the New York area, don’t miss the Athena Film Festival, which marks its eighth year later this month. The Barnard College festival will be held from February 22-25, 2018, and it will be a long weekend filled with movies directed by or starring women. Women’s representation is sorely needed both in front of and behind the camera: the Celluloid Ceiling, which tracks women’s employment behind the camera, found that in 2017, only 11% of the top 250 films were directed by women. And...
  Elana Meyers Taylor is a badass on a bobsled. Coming into the Pyeongchang Olympics, she'd already won four gold medals at world championships — not to mention a bronze in Vancouver and a silver in Sochi. Tomorrow, she will pilot a two-man bobsled alongside teammate Lauren Gibbs, and the duo is a favorite to win the gold. But when she’s not racing at 100mph (or pushing around 3,500lb SUVs to train), Meyers Taylor is a fierce advocate for gender equality. In 2014, she made headlines alongside...
Parkland Student Activists: “This Is The Way I Have To Grieve” Students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School continue to receive national attention for their outcry against gun violence, after an ex-student killed 14 students and three staff members last Wednesday. One student, Emma Gonzalez, railed directly against the president and the NRA in a powerful speech that has since gone viral. Read more about the student activists at The New York Times. Parkland students, as well as students and supporters across the country, are leading school...
  When the news makes you feel like crying, read The Belladonna. The Belladonna is a website that publishes comedy and satire by people who identify as women or other marginalized genders. It was founded in February 2017 by Caitlin Kunkel, Brooke Preston, Fiona Taylor, and Carrie Wittmer, four humor writers and editors who wanted to showcase underrepresented voices in comedy, and recently marked its one-year anniversary. Since its launch last year on Medium, a publishing platform, The Belladonna’s audience has grown steadily, with average daily visitors...