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For today Oct. 7th only, Good Music and Noise For Now has announced there will be a one time sale for the compilation album Good Music To Ensure Safe Abortion Access To All. The compilation album features exclusive never-before-heard songs, remixes, live demos and much more. Contributing artists such as Wet Leg, Tegan and Sara, Maya Hawke, David Byrne, and many more will be featured on the album. Additionally, you can pre-order t-shirts that feature Kim Gordon’s Liberate Abortion artwork via Noise For Now: https://noisefornow.org/shop The overturning...
Best known for her novels Everything I Never Told You (2014) and Little Fires Everywhere (2017), New York Times bestselling author Celeste Ng is a wildly imaginative creator of family sagas. Her third novel, Our Missing Hearts, is a suspense story revolving around a young man and his estranged mom that comes out October 4. Here, Ng shares the routines that keep her writing her way into the future. Your new novel, Our Missing Hearts, is set in a dystopian future America. What elements of today’s world did you draw upon to create...
Sirens Directed by Rita Baghdadi Opens September 30, 2022 "I wanna see your fuckin' heads banging!" Sirens begins with the sound of an electric guitar guiding us into the world of the Slave to Sirens. Slowly the electric guitar gets accompanied by a voice, drums, and playful laughter until the music takes over entirely as we witness the all-female band go on stage. The Sundance-selected documentary Sirens, is directed by Rita Baghdadi and executive-produced by Natasha Lyonne and Maya Rudolph, is in theaters beginning September 30. The documentary follows the first-ever...
Lizzo performed in Washington, D.C. on September 27th with a peculiar instrument: a crystal flute that was originally owned by President James Madison. Presented to her by the Library of Congress, Lizzo can be seen here playing and twerking on beat with the heirloom.  The image of Lizzo twerking with such a relic provokes laughter, but the weight of the gesture coupled with her nonchalant manner, i.e. the twerking, holds more importance than just a talented flautist playing a few notes. Lizzo is also the first...
Sinéad O'Connor in 1988 Nothing Compares Directed by Kathryn Ferguson Available on Showtime on October 2, 2022 Kathryn Ferguson's documentary Nothing Compares shows how everything conspired to keep singer/songwriter Sinéad O'Connor quiet; yet when she was given a guitar and a microphone, her voice became a thunderous force of nature that still resonates in these insidiously theocratic times.  Nothing Compares is as powerful as its subject. Belfast-based filmmaker Ferguson uses a blend of dreamlike footage shot in Ireland and archival news footage, along with O'Connor's words in voice-over, to take the viewer back to...
YEAH YEAH YEAHS Cool It Down (Secretly Canadian) Nearly a decade-long hiatus didn’t stop the Yeah Yeah Yeahs from bringing their all to Cool It Down. The project brings us everything we’ve come to know and love about the group, with some obvious evolution.The first single, “Spitting Off the Edge of the World,” reintroduces the beautifully haunting vocals of Karen O, mixed with the coos of Perfume Genius. Other standouts, like “Love Bomb,” are breathy and erotic, while “Wolf” delivers bouncy synths for what is destined to appear...
The queen of songwriting is back at it again with a new album, Midnights, and fans are counting down the days until its release. For the first time in two years, Taylor Swift is releasing new music and fans suspect that she will embrace an all-new sound in her upcoming album. Because of the track names, album art, and collaborations with other artists, Swift has led fans to believe that she may embrace a more pop-rock sound in her next album.  When I think of pop-rock, I...
For most people, autumn is representative of change, whether that be with moving into a new place, transferring schools, or starting a new job. These changes, while positive, can be difficult sometimes. To make your transition into the new season (literally and figuratively) as comfortable as possible, we’ve compiled a list of cozy 90s TV episodes to give you that dose of nostalgic charm. 1. Buffy the Vampire Slayer S1 E7 “Angel" If you’re looking for a binge-able show to get you in a spooky mood, Buffy is a...
VESPER Directed by Kristina Buozyte and Bruno Samper  Out September 30 Vesper takes well-worn dystopian young-adult tropes and makes them new again—or at least more compelling than they seem on paper—through its sheer plausibility, an immersive atmosphere, and strong performances. Vesper (Raffiella Chapman) is a 13-year-old girl scrounging to survive in a post-apocalyptic landscape. The most pressing enemy is food insecurity, brought on by earlier events but maintained by men like Vesper’s neighbor Jonas (Eddie Marsan), who relishes the power he has over other, less-fortunate folks. Her bedridden father...
My introduction to books about grief happened a few weeks after my mother died. It was 1996, the weekly support group I’d been attending had just ended, and the counselor invited me back to his office to give me a book that I “had to read.” It was new, he cheered, so very confident in his recommendation. The book was Hope Edelman’s Motherless Daughters, and as the counselor predicted, it changed the trajectory of my post-loss life. In its 283 pages, I learned how other women,...