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If you’re looking for a fall retreat upstate this weekend, look no further than Basilica SoundScape (Sept. 12 to 14), a carefully curated weekend of art and music in Hudson, NY, in the stunning industrial venue Basilica Hudson. Helmed by musician Melissa Auf der Maur and her partner, filmmaker Tony Stone, in conjunction with Pitchfork’s Brandon Stosuy and Brian De Ran of Leg Up, the event promises to be stronger than ever in its third year. Highlights ... Read More
Singer and actress Jill Scott was also hacked, a piece of information I did not learn from television news.  It is a personal, overwhelming issue of mine that every gym I have ever been to insists on running Fox News in equal proportion to other news channels, signaling that for every minute of plane crash or protest coverage we take in from CNN, we must be equally as exposed to racist, sexist, nationalistic, or otherwise deeply offensive ... Read More
Originally affecting change through their radical music performances while donning colorful ski masks, Pussy Riot’s next move to reform Russia is perhaps even bolder. Two of the original three members, Nadya Tolokonnikova and Maria Alekhina, are launching an independent news outlet, MediaZona. The focus of the project is to keep Russian citizens informed about the conditions of Russian prisons and courts, an issue these fearless females know all too ... Read More
One of the most distinctive and enigmatic figures in pop culture was Nico (1938–1988). Starting on Sept. 11, the very lovely and talented Tammy Faye Starlite with be performing her homage to the great lady. In "Nico: Underground", Ms. Starlight plays the grande dame as she takes us on a tour of her unorthodox life.  Incorporating many of Nico's original songs as well as the ones she so famously covered penned by heavies like ... Read More
When the hosts of the web show "PolitiChicks" made a guest appearance on "Fox & Friends" this past Tuesday, they voiced opinions that probably would have been offensive if they hadn't been so deeply confusing. The occasion for the PolitiChicks' visit to "Fox & Friends" was the release of their new book, entitled "What Women Really Want." After listening to their interview, I have serious doubts that the PolitiChicks even know what women are.  The ... Read More
  Video game critic Anita Sarkeesian, who has tackled issues like the Damsel in Distress archetype, Manic Pixie Dream Girls and the Smurfette Principle in her series Tropes vs. Women, was driven out of her home last week by violent, sexual threats in which an internet troll named her parents and posted her address.   After publicizing the threats by reposting them in an image on her Twitter feed, @femfreq, she reassured fans by posting the ... Read More
Joe’s Pub at The Public is trying this cool new thing, an artists-in-residence initiative, and I am sure glad that they are. Now through Sept. 25 you can see the unique and thrilling experience of Larry Krone's visual masterpieces from his upcoming Look Book through the 2014-2015 season.  Pieces from his book, photographed mainly by Todd Oldham, will be on display in the Philip Janice Levin Foundation Mezzanine. These photos showcase creations of ... Read More
There’s no question that Nicki Minaj is a queen in her own right. She inspires millions, being one of a small number of female rappers who made the big time. In many of her songs and videos, she’s fierce, confident and quite literally annihilating the male gaze (like in the video for her single “Lookin’ Ass”). All that being said, it’s hard to deny that Nicki Minaj embraces some form of feminism. But is her brand of ... Read More
Good news, fellow warrior princesses! Through osteological sexing of the bones of a group of 14 Viking corpses found in eastern England, scholar Shane McLeod has found evidence that about half of the Viking corpses were female. The study says that "these results, six female Norse migrants and seven male, should caution against assuming that the great majority of Norse migrants were male, despite the other forms of evidence suggesting the contrary. This result ... Read More
The Future Feminism Collective is planning to unveil their "13 Tenets of Future Feminism" at The Hole Art Gallery as part of a series of various lectures, conferences and performances by several talented artists. The series will go from September 11-27, kicked off by a concert this Sunday, September 7th, at Webster Hall, starring CocoRosie, with guests Kembra Pfahler and the Girls of Karen Black, Antony (of Antony and the Johnsons) and DJ Johanna Constantine. ... Read More
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