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SoKo knows what she wants, and she knows how to get it. When I visit her hotel room in Manhattan, the French singer/musician/actress sends everyone else out of the room and invites me to sit with her on the bed. “If I do this,” she says, “I want to be able to connect.” It’s this insistence on connection that’s won the 29-year-old so many diehard fans. Born Stéphanie Sokolinski in Bordeaux, France, today SoKo lives in California and is openly bisexual, vegan, and straight edge.  Her confessional, lo-fi indie rock has earned her...
It seems wrong to say that any of these lady bands are out to pay tribute to anyone; they rock so hard on their own. But bands like Lez Zeppelin and Vag Halen are doing so much more than covering old faves—they’re out to take on the male dominated world of rock and roll, one metal band at a time. Lez Zeppelin  Founded in 2004 by lead guitarist Steph Paynes, Lez Zeppelin thinks of themselves as a “she-incarnation” rather than a tribute band. They have recorded albums...
It’s no secret that we’re not yet in a place where we have across-the-board workplace equality. It’s too a nuanced issue to solve quickly, especially without resources to heavily micromanage specific employers. One ratings site, however, is attempting to change the game, and we must say we’re pretty intrigued. InHerSight is dedicated to providing women with testimonial-based ratings of companies in terms of how well they treat women. Think Glassdoor, but entirely female-focused. The ratings are calculated on a typical 5 star system. Three overarching categories—Personal,...
On Monday, 46 year old Kelly Renee Gissendaner will become the first woman in Georgia to be executed since 1924. Gissendaner was sentenced to death after reportedly convincing her lover to murder her husband, and is scheduled to die by lethal injection. Though Gissendaner’s march to the end of death row will end in just a few days, other women will still be living in anticipation of their own executions. Emilia Carr, 30, and Tiffany Cole, 33, are both some of the youngest in line for the death penalty,...
  You might know Carla Hall from Bravo’s Top Chef or The Chew on ABC, but until now it wasa challenge to get a taste of what she makes. After raising more than $250,000 through crowdsourcing last fall, however, Carla Hall’s Southern Kitchen will launch in Manhattan in 2015. Featuring Nashville hot chicken straight outta Hall’s hometown (along with traditional Southern sides), the spot is sure to be jumpin’. In the meantime, savor some of her signature flavor for yourself with the recipe here. Carla Hall’s Super-Fast Fried...