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  Molly Hamilton has had a year. The type of year “up-and-coming” musicians emerge from and their less dedicated peers wither under. It's what turns a talented "somebody" into a notable "someone."  Widowspeak's early 2013 release "Almanac" was bathed in overwhelming attention from the indie press and reset the motion on a sound left fallow by forebearers Mazzy Star and Ennio Morricone. Hamilton, along with writing partner Robert Earl Thomas, spent the better part of 2013 criss-crossing the US and Europe touring and writing their follow up...
As the daughter of Sub Pop co-founder Bruce Pavitt, I was raised on the stories of grunge lore. Tales of criss-crossing the country in dilapidated tour vans full of sweaty rockstar hopefuls, record signings at legendary stores like Rough Trade in England, members of Pussy Galore being frightened when greeted by our pet pygmy goat; Kurt Cobain smashing his guitar and leaping off speaker towers. Our family photo albums show a very chubby baby on tour in Japan and Spain with the likes of Seaweed...
At the NY premiere of Beth B's latest documentary, EXPOSED–which pulls back the curtain on the NYC Burlesque scene–there was a touching moment during the Q+A that followed the screening: A young audience member revealed that she had grown up in a very closed-minded family, and wept as she thanked the performers for their bravery. This was just one of the many  moments that made me realize that this special movie--which discusses sexuality, letting go of our own insecurities, and what is considered "normal"--needs to be...
The heavens are shining down on us, y'all! Fabulous lady Diablo Cody (writer of Juno and Young Adult), and the world's fairy godmother, Oprah, are teaming up for a new HBO comedy based on Dr. Julie Holland’s upcoming book, Moody Bitches. EVERYBODY GETS A CAR THEIR DREAM REALIZED!! Moody Bitches, as The Hollywood Reporter explains, explores the “pros and cons of the drugs people are being offered as well as some surprising and highly effective natural therapies.” The forthcoming HBO series, taking inspiration from Holland’s material, will uncover “the...
  On Wednesday evening, The New York Times’s Frank Bruni was enjoying a cab ride home from dinner at New York’s Barbuto when he saw an inconspicuous little iPhone sitting on the seat beside him. Without a case and yet perfectly intact, he took the lost phone home and waited for it to ring. To his dismay, the phone was impenetrable. But there was a stream of texts coming in from celebrity contacts like psychic Peri Lyons and stylist Lo’renzo Hill-White.      With the help of his assistant,...
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