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On Wednesday afternoon Andrea Mitchell, MSNBC host of Andrea Mitchell Reports, corrected a guest on her show for using the term pro-life. When the guest, Republican strategist Juleanna Glover, started to define herself as “deeply pro-life,” Mitchell immediately countered “What I would call anti-abortion…to use the term that I think is more value neutral.” Andrea Mitchell challenging Juleanna Glover's "pro-life" terminology The ideological battle over abortion is at the forefront of our national conversation, to the point that even the underlying terminology is being fervently debated. According...
Check out the new animated collage video from NYC veterans the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, it includes creepy smoking children, fights, and psychedelic zombies. The video was directed by Lucy Dyson and is an excellent reminder that these guys still got it! Click here for a review of the new album Meat and Bone, out on Mom and Pop Records. The boys will be on David Letterman tonight, so tune in and get DOWN!  ...
You may not know Reggie Watts by name, but there’s a good chance you know his work, or at least recognize his lustrous afro from IFC’s Comedy Bang! Bang!, an absurdist faux late-night show in which Watts is the keyboard-playing sidekick to host Scott Aukerman. “Multifaceted” doesn’t begin to describe the 40-year-old Brooklynite; Watts is a mind-bending comedian who composes electronic tunes on a multi-track recorder while improvising funny lyrics and beatboxing, and the man has music and comedy skills to spare. Not only are...
When I attended the inaugural session of Willie Mae Ladies Rock Camp back in 2006, the experience literally changed my life. Over the course of three days, I played the drums for the very first time, collaborated on my first song, performed for a live audience, and formed an all-girl band that went on to record and play the N.Y.C. club circuit for the next three years. In the time since then, hundreds of other women have had similar experiences. And now the rad folks at...
Hey, got any cool plans tonight? Even if you do, you should probably cancel, 'cause this is way cooler. Superchief Gallery is celebrating its move to the Lower East Side with a big ol’ opening party at its Clinton Street location. The flyers are boasting a bunch of DJ sets as well as a live performance by Respect. Even better, the long list of featured artists includes some super skilled ladies. Heather Benjamin, the author and illustrator of the comic Sad People...
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