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March 29, 2010

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RIOT GRRRL ON ROSEANNE

March 29, 2010

DEEP IN THE VAULTS OF FEMINISM:

Jenna Elfman as a riot grrrl hitchhiker on Roseanne. EPIC!

SANDRA V. MICHELLE, GOOD V. EVIL

March 29, 2010

Of all the celebrity gossip in all the land, nothing is more compelling than the truth, and In Touch hit the jackpot with its scoop on an affair between Sandra Bullock’s mechanic husband, Jesse James, and tattoo model Michelle “Bombshell” McGee.

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MY INSPIRATION, PT. II: DELIA DERBYSHIRE

March 20, 2010

In the 1960’s, before GarageBand and Justice, before ravers and house music, and even before Kraftwerk and italo disco, electronic music began its slow climb out of academia and the avant-garde and into mainstream culture. While electronic music of some form predates recorded music, it wasn’t until the 1960’s that electronic music recordings became known to a wider audience, and electronic instruments became accessible to a wider array of musicians. At the forefront of this musical innovation was the BBC’s Radiophonic Workshop, a studio that created sound effects and jingles for radio and television. The studio’s best known work, the original recording of the Dr. Who theme song, was painstakingly compiled by a young musician and composer named Delia Derbyshire.

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GABOUREY SIDIBE AND THE HISTORY AND POLITICS OF FAT

March 20, 2010

In the past week, I have started about 7 or so different blog posts about what Howard Stern said about Gabourey Sidibe. If you didn’t hear/read about it, Howard Stern said that Gabourey Sidibe is going to die, never work again, and is just some fat black chick. The problem I’ve had with writing something thoughtful about this issue is that I’ve had a hard time coming to terms with my own issues with fat oppression.
If you dare, watch this video to hear the initial conversation Howard Stern and co-host Robin Quivers had about Sidibe on his satellite radio show last Monday:

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SISTER SUFFRAGETTE

March 15, 2010

RECOMMENDED.READING

March 10, 2010