BY Eloise Giegerich
on Nov 12, 2013
After a several-year hiatus, British pop goddess and former BUST covergirl Lily Allen is back with an incredibly awesome video for her new single, “Hard Out Here.”
Directed by Christopher Sweeney, the video tackles sexism in the music industry through Allen’s signature blunt sarcasm, addressing tired gender roles and expectations with lines like, “If you’re not a size 6 and you’re not good looking / Then well you better be rich, ... Read More
Yoko Ono's newest video for her track "Bad Dancer" is what all music videos should aspire to be: part funky-fresh music, part all-star dance-party, part totally WTF-worthy. It's essentially what would happen if a bunch of kickass musicians got together for a high school art project.
In the clip, she and her crew--featuring Ira Glass, Questlove, and Roberta Flack among others--get weird in what appears to be Andy Warhol's Factory (but without cocaine on ... Read More
BY Eloise Giegerich
on Oct 25, 2013
Never fear, this video will brighten even the dullest of slow-moving Fridays! Filmed by a parent at a preschool dance recital, the video showcases a little girl who forgoes the choreographed dance on stage, choosing to instead bust out her own moves and be all around amazing. While her counterparts determinedly (and rather solemnly) attempt to follow the beat of the song “Broadway Baby” from the musical Follies, this energetic toddler bounces about, ... Read More
BY Alanna Vagianos
on Oct 02, 2013
Need some advice? No worries because comedian/writer Tig Notaro has you covered. In Rookie's Ask a Grown Woman, Tig answers some hard questions from readers and wows us all with her wisdom and, of course, humor.
Grab a tissue or something to write with because her advice is simply perfect.
If you would like to submit a question to Rookie's Ask a Grown, email it to firstname.lastname@example.org with "Ask a Grown Man" or "Ask a Grown Woman" in ... Read More
If you haven't checked out Goldfrapp's latest album Tales of Us, I only have one thing to say to you: DO IT! It's mystical, it's groovy, it's everything you would expect from someone whose wardrobe is primarily feather-based.
Last night, to promote the new release, Goldfrapp appeared on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon and consequently blew our minds with her performance of her track "Drew."
Here, let me pick up your jaw from the floor for ... Read More
Just a few short months ago, Naama Bloom was operating her small business from her Brooklyn apartment. She had the concept: her company, HelloFlo, delivers monthly tampons and pads to subscribers. Meant in part to ease pubescent girls’ transition into menstruation, the packages come in various sizes and quantities, which include tasty treats to help make periods a little more fun. Bloom’s company was far from the growing empire it is today and ... Read More
I know, I know, we’re all sick of talking about Miley Cyrus. Regardless of the obvious cultural appropriation and insensitivity she displayed at the VMA’s with her twerk debacle, the debate on whether or not her overt sexuality is empowering (or degrading) continues.
Today, she released her new video for her song “Wrecking Ball.” In the song, she describes the heartbreak and loss that can come with truly falling in love with ... Read More
Like many others, we were shocked and appalled by Robin Thicke and Pharrell’s “Blurred Lines.” As the song’s title suggests, the song contains concerning lyrics that blur the very clear divide between consensual sex and abuse: New York Magazine's Ann Friedman explains that “phrases like ‘good girl’ and ‘I know you want it’ uttered in rapid succession [sound rapey].” The song stirred up more ... Read More
BY Melanie Mignucci
on Aug 29, 2013
The violence in Egypt is reaching its apex. Members of the Muslim Brotherhood, voted into power barely a year ago after the Egyptian revolution of 2011 that ousted Hosni Mubarak, are hiding out in mosques. History’s happening all over again in Tahrir square.
What Egypt needs, maybe, is a li’l inspiration.
My jaw literally dropped when I saw this video of 12-year-old Ali Ahmed explaining the problems with the Islamist constitution ... Read More
Fiona Apple commands a certain level of crazy, but would you love her any other way?
This video of Apple posted by tourmate Blake Mills’ record label, Record Collection, shows her and Mills singing an acoustic cover of “I Know,” from 1999’s When the Pawn…, as a gaunt-ish Apple holds an unidentified elderly woman’s hand. Another, aptly titled “Untitled,” shows Apple cutting off her locks in front of a bathroom mirror ... Read More