Did reading last issue's Riot Girl History by Marisa Meltzer make you nostalgic for days of yore? Or maybe you've been reading the Bikini Kill archive, and are suddenly possessed by the desire to share your own feminist punk rock story?  Get our your Sharpie and your camera so you can contribute to "Soul Revolution," a video installation that's being created in conjunction with Girls to the Front, Sarah Marcus's book about her own riot grrrl experience. (Yes, the 90s are the new 60s.)  Click here to check out the call for entries. Read More

Be a Betty in Betty

BY Lisa in Style

Betty White’s been everywhere lately, and now she can be on your very own chest thanks to a new limited edition line of T-shirts and hoodies featuring the last Golden Girl standing. Don't worry, she sanctioned the use of her mug and a portion of the proceeds even go to the Morris Animal Foundation of which Ms. White is a trustee. Read More

Sex in the Stone Age

BY Nissa in Sex

Archaeologists made an interesting find last week. While excavating a site in Sweden, they found what appears to be a penis carved out of antler bone. Researchers are still speculating on the actual function of this phallic object, and possible uses include tool or weapon. However, other objects of phallic nature have been found before and this new find may mean evidence of ancient sex toys used by our ancestors. Read More
I tend to hate the idea of one woman giving an interview where she winds up speaking on account of “all women.” We are all very different and of course can only speak from our own individual points of view.That being said, NPR is my hero. The good people over there have officially launched their new series “Hey Ladies,” which is based in this crazy new-fangled idea of working woman musicians. In March, they sent out a pretty decent list of 18 questions, the wonderful type that look simple but elicit story after story. Or, in some cases, no stories at all. Read More
It's Wednesday. It's the afternoon in the summer. So what do to do? Stay inside and play video games of course! Or even better/equal to that, surfing the interwebs for videos.  Check out this pretty sweet music video by the Guild. For any girl who was play an MMORPG (massively multiplayer online role play game), I'm sure you've experienced this at least once, (even if you pick a male avatar!) I know I have. Oh the joys of pixels!  You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this video Enjoy. Read More
Happy Wednesday ya'll, here is a fun cover of X's "Nausea" by one of our favorites, Yacht. I love X, and I've always loved this song, but it's funny, on this version, the words are much clearer, X's version is pretty raw, and I always thought Exene was singing "Nausea, bloody red eyes girl," but on this version, Claire L. Evans sings 'bloody red eyes go" so yeah, I learned something new today! Check out the upcoming Yacht dates, below, news has it they are working on a new album for DFA. Read More
Big news from the Center for AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa is being celebrated globally today. CAPRISA announced a breakthrough in research on male to female transmission of HIV with the use of vaginally applied tenofovir gel. With over 5 million people currently undergoing therapy for HIV/AIDS, and no cure in sight, prevention tactics are critical.  The results of the study were basically that using the gel cut a woman’s chances of getting HIV from her partner in half. Read More
I’m completely obsessed with female villains. In fact, when The White Witch (Tilda Swinton) slapped the little boy in the first Chronicles of Narnia movie, I actually started laughing and clapping in the theater. But my obsession all started with the original bad ass bitches of Disney. Let’s face it--they were so much more interesting than those stupid, singing princesses. They were also wayyy more dark and sinister than many of their male counterparts (like Jafar or Gaston, for instance). Read More
                         I’m going on vacation next week and as much as I’m dreading the six hour flight and having to deal with airport security, I haven’t given much thought to the possible embarrassment I might endure should I be randomly selected to go through an x-ray scanner. Read More
So, here’s the deal. Amanda Palmer, infamous member of The Dresden Dolls and now flourishing solo artist, has recently been liberated from her record label, Roadrunner Records. (…home to Nickelback. Yes, seriously.) Her newest release, an album full of Radiohead covers on the ukelele is scheduled to come out tomorrow. This will be her first official release as an independent artist (hooray!), and the awesome thing about this whole independence thing is that she, the actual artist (GASP), is the one in sole control over her sales. She makes the decisions. Me likey. Read More