In a recent op-ed piece, acclaimed actress and director Angelina Jolie revealed her personal experience with preventative breast cancer methods. She carries a “faulty gene” that highly increases her chances of developing ovarian and breast cancer. When she discovered that she had an 87% risk of breast cancer, Jolie decided to take action. Her choice was to undergo a preventative double mastectomy. After three months of procedures and surgery, Jolie’s process was complete on April 27th. Read More
Mish Way is the lead singer of Candian punk band, White Lung. She also writes for BUST, VICE, and is the Senior Women’s Correspondent for Noisey. She recently wrote an article about her experience in the underground music scene as a female “screamer.” We’re huge fans of Way over at BUST and are pretty stoked to hear her share insight as a musician and a writer. Here are some choice quotes from the article that we found pretty damn fascinating. “As a baby, I had colic. Colic babies never shut up. Read More
If you've got tattoos, you've probably had it up to here with the myriad questions, comments, and assumptions from other people about your body. So now that you've finished answering the ever-burning inquiry, "BUT WHAT DOES IT MEEEEEAN?" you can finally focus on this fun, new phrase people have come up with for what happens when you get a random part of your body tattooed. Introducing the "skank flank," the term (just for us gals!) that refers to your transition into slutdom as soon as the needle hits the skin of your ribcage. Yes, the "flank" AKA slab of meat, is your ribcage. Read More
It's no news that the military is still having trouble grasping the definition of sexual assault. If the Air Force's head of sexual assault prevention can't even get it right, is it even surprising that so many others are just as fucked up? And it's getting worse every year. Since 2010, sexual assaults in the military have skyrocketed from 19,000 to 26,000 today. This Air Force brochure about rape risk reduction is telling of how misguided whoever put this thing together was. Read More
As we count down the days to the Netflix premiere of Arrested Development's long-awaited fourth season, we're left to watch old episodes and reminisce in anticipation of brand spankin' new material. Now we can get even more stoked by taking a gander at this trailer that's jam-packed with all of your favorite Bluths making all of the hugest mistakes. These include, but are not limited to: 1. Gob using creepy, inappropriate magic tricks to flirt with women2. Michael attempting to negotiate with Kitty3. George Michael playing basketball4. Read More

Album Review | Hobbyist

BY Tess Duncan in Music

Chicago-based duo Hobbyist are no noobs when it comes to creating a weirdo sound of their own. They formed the strange electronica project, I Luv Luv Birds, back in '04 but dropped the name and started anew as Hobbyist. As a garage-y indie rock band, Holly Prindle sings and Marc Mozga provides the guitar, bass, melodica, and drum machine programming. They've just released their first full-length as Hobbyist, a self-titled, angsty ride that lets its electronic roots show but incorporates a lil bit o' post-rock goodness. Read More
You wish you were as badass as the Duchess of Alba. As the richest woman in Spain, she’s racked up three marriages, lived through two major wars, and holds more recognized titles than any other noble in the world. Plus she’s got a name that feels like an entire conversation: María del Rosario Cayetana Alfonsa Victoria Eugenia Francisca Fitz-James Stuart y de Silva.   The Duchess is a relative of Winston Churchill, Princess Diana, and King James II of England, and her godmother was Queen Victoria Eugenia of Spain. Now let’s talk titles. Read More
If you haven't heard of Girl Crisis before, today's your lucky day. The amazing concept group is made up of a few amazing songstresses who have come together to cover all of your favorite songs. The idea was formed from the minds of Chairlift's Caroline Polachek, Class Actress's Elizabeth Harper, and This Frontier Needs Heroes' Jessica Lauretti and Bek Andersen. Read More
Lieutenant Colonel Jeffrey Krusinski is the chief of the Air Force's sexual assault prevention and response branch. Ironically enough, Krusinski was arrested this past weekend in Arlington, Virginia for assaulting a woman. According to local police reports, he fondled the woman's breasts and buttocks in a parking lot. Pentagon spokesman George Little has stated that Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel “expressed outrage and disgust over the troubling allegations” and “emphasized that this matter will be dealt with swiftly and decisively.” Great. Read More
This TED Talk is an amazing breath of fresh air with an extremely positive and powerful message to men everywhere. Jackson Katz, Ph.D, discusses important issues involving gender violence prevention, as he works with men and boys in sports and the military to combat the perpetuation of this critical problem. As an author, educator, filmmaker, and anti-sexist activist, Katz is basically a dude after my own heart. Bonus: he co-founded and created the Mentors in Violence Prevention program, which supports the "bystander approach" to sexual and domestic violence prevention. Just watch the video. Read More