on Jul 09, 2015
As a hardcore Runaways fan, I was not surprised by the story that went up last night on the Huffington Post about the rape of Jackie Fuchs, original bassist for the legendary girl group The Runaways. In the excellently reported long-form article The Lost Girls by Jason Cherkis, Jackie alleges that their producer and manager, noted scumbag Kim Fowley, raped the then 16-year-old Fuchs while she was passed out, having been given Quaaludes, in 1975. Read More
BY Kathryn Hensch
on Jun 24, 2015
The first time I heard Nirvana, it was a hot summer day and I was en route to Home Depot with my dad. I was probably six or seven years old. The classic rock station played Nirvana’s “All Apologies” and my mind was blown. Something about it seemed magical; the repetition of “all in all is are we are” mesmerized me.
That trip shaped who I am today.
I’ve always been obsessed with music. My favorite childhood memories are dancing to my dad’s record collection in my living room. Read More
BY Alexa Salvato
on Jun 23, 2015
Many of my most formative moments took place on the John Jay High School Swim & Dive team bus. I was a slow and techniqueless swimmer and could barely pull off a sit-dive, but the team didn’t cut anyone who showed up to practice, so there I was. I didn’t even go to John Jay, but my tiny public high school sent kids who wanted to play the less-popular sports to the bigger nearby school. It was a perfect place for me to meet new people. Read More
BY Isabel Bartholomew
on Jun 15, 2015
(Pictured: Miranda Lambert sporting a t shirt designed by Martina McBride.)
In case you’ve missed the country music shitstorm that is #SaladGate, radio consultant and super cool dudebro Keith Hill gave some advice to country radio stations: Play fewer of those pesky female artists. Hill told industry publication Country Aircheck, “If you want to make ratings in country radio, take females out… they’re just not the lettuce in our salad… the tomatoes of our salad are the females.”
The “tomatoes” have had a lot to say about that. Read More
BY Kathryn Hensch
on Jun 10, 2015
“Being ‘empowered’… is not the same as being a ‘bitch’…”, wrote Ariana Grande in a Twitter post about the double standard women experience when it comes to sex and dating. It’s one hell of an opening line and it’s the precursor to the rest of the manifesto, which is the best thing ever.
Grande was prompted to create the post after being fed up for good with reporters’ constant questioning of her love life. In this video, she talks about how she’s “not Big Sean’s ex. Read More