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We publish a new feminist podcast episode every week. Our hour-long show Popaganda digs deep on movies, books, TV, and media while Backtalk is a snappy conversation between two Bitch editors about the week’s pop culture. Subscribe to the podcasts on iTunes!
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B-Sides Open Thread: Rihanna's "Man Down"

Pop-star Rihanna’s new single “Man Down,” is making waves and opening up conversations about depictions of sexual assault.

Bitch Popaganda: Those Were the Days Edition

Welcome back to another episode of Bitch Popaganda! Tune in as Julie, Deb, and Kelsey discuss the fall TV lineup, the significance of the prom, and just what’s up with Anthony Weiner. You can listen to the podcast right here, or you can subscribe to Bitch Media on iTunes to download it and listen on the go. (The episode is also available at archive.org. A transcript should be up shortly!)

B-Sides: Lykke Li Brings the Drama On Tour

Lykke Li is on tour! Read on for my experience of the Swedish musician’s performance in Portland this weekend.

B-Sides: New Bachelorette Record is Angelic, Electronic

Remember when I said that Bachelorette, the moniker of New Zealand’s Annabel Alpers, was a band to watch? The latest full-length album from the electronic pop artist, Bachelorette, came out last week from Drag City, and I stand by my recommendation. It’s a great collection of subdued electronic orchestrations beneath Alpers’ ethereal, even-keeled voice.

B-Sides: Jeepneys

Oakland-based Anna Petrisko sound-collages imagined jeepney soundtracks in her experimental music project called Jeepneys. Jeepneys are also vehicles that originated from United States WWII army jeeps abandoned at the end of the American 48-year occupation of the Philippines. Filipinos/Filipinas, including Petrisko’s family, flamboyantly decorated the discarded jeeps-turned-jeepneys recycling them for public transportation. Much like her ancestor’s creative reusing, Petrisko’s tracks are built on layers of imaginatively used and reused sounds like transduced beats made by amplified thrift store necklaces.

Bitch Popaganda: It's the Water Edition

It’s time for another episode of Bitch Popaganda! Tune in this week as Kristin, Ashley, and Kelsey discuss Roseanne’s recent article on sexism and TV from New York Magazine and Jane Pratt’s new website xoJane—complete with drinking game! (click here for a .doc transcript)

B-Sides: F**k yeah FOC FEST!

<img src=”http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2489/5730896577_751f2de0c5_m.jpg” alt=”A blurry picture of a 3 piece band. They play beneath christmas lights and a banner reading FOC FEST” align=”left” hspace=10”>I spent my weekend hanging out at FOC (Females of Color) FEST, a new Portland-based festival celebrating musicians of color from the West Coast. Two nights of bands in an empty bike shop may sound meager for a music festival, but by the time 2am rolled around on Saturday night I was completely exhausted (in a great way) from the weekend of awesome music.

B-Sides: Jesca Hoop

Jesca Hoop will win you over with a word. At least, that’s how it went for me. I came across her second album, Hunting My Dress, a couple of years ago, and have been looking for it ever since. Last week, I found it sitting on the shelf at the library, like I hadn’t just been wracking the whole of the West Coast for it.

Bitch Popaganda: Cultural Twinkies Edition

Welcome back to another episode of Bitch Popaganda! Tune in as Andi, Kjerstin, and Kelsey discuss Anna Holmes’ Washington Post column “Donald Trump’s Sexism,” eating your cultural vegetables (watching things you don’t actually enjoy), and what we’re looking forward to this summer at the movies. Links and more after the jump!

B-Sides: Sex, Hope, Alison Mosshart, Ellen Willis, and Rock'n'Roll

“Rock is, among other things, a potent means of expressing the active emotions—anger, aggression, lust, the joy of physical exertion—that feed all freedom movements, and it is no accident that women musicians have been denied access to this powerful musical language. I think it’s crucially important for female performers to break that barrier and force rock to reflect their experience and aspirations.” - Ellen Willis It’s no secret that I’m a rather huge fan of Alison Mosshart. But on the train home after being simply blown away by the Kills at Terminal 5 Friday night, I started trying to pick apart just why.

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