Divertissements for performing bears

The title of this post is the song title of another provocatively-titled entity (or problematically-titled entity, depending on whom you ask), 3 Leg Torso, a band I saw perform tonight. I've never been good at describing genres, but I'll call it a mashup of Klezmer/Chamber/Gypsy/Circus/Carnival/(... Read more »

Give away rice and expand your vocab

Now discovered - a new way to pass time at work, while expanding your vocabulary and giving away rice! Maybe it's because I've spent the better part of today intently reading last Sunday's New York Times Magazine on giving and philanthropy (focusing on the billionaires and millionaires out there... Read more »

RIP, yet again

I am hoping that the B-sides blog won't become a weekly RIP to independent publications - but then again, maybe it will wake us all up, myself included, to the reality that independent media is becoming increasingly more difficult to produce and that we can create opportunites to do something about... Read more »

"Are you ready to rock 'n' roll?"

If there's anything more awesome than seeing an eight-year old girl scream that into a microphone, it's being in a theater full of girls like this celebrating the opening of Girls Rock! The Movie. Filmmakers Arne Johnson and Shane King focus on the inspiring breakthroughs, but don't skip over the... Read more »

Girls Rock!

Tonight Girl’s Rock! The Movie premieres in selected cities across the country. I’m going! You should, too, if it’s playing where you live (Los Angeles, San Francisco, Berkeley, Seattle, Portland, New York, Chicago). If you’re not familiar, Rock ‘n’ Roll Camp for Girls is a... Read more »

B-Word is seeking interns!

B-Word is seeking interns for summer 08 at our office located in Portland, OR. Click here to find out more information! And since this is the B-sides blog, I am going to make a shameless pitch for development/outreach intern applicants - what's more fun than helping Bitch stay in business by... Read more »

When in New Jersey on February 28th...

....check out this lecture by the awesome Jennifer Pozner, Executive Director of Women in Media & News: Even though the human, environmental and economic impact of Hurricane Katrina are all still deeply felt throughout the regions that were ravaged by the disaster, the ongoing personal and... Read more »

Depressing News...

I awoke this morning to the news that the music magazine, No Depression, will cease publishing after its May/June issue. Citing many of the same reasons that other indie publications have closed their doors (check out the  story in Lost/Found issue of Bitch: Paper Cuts: Saying RIP to some of the... Read more »

Break Out Your Index Cards (if you are in PDX!)

Bitch's quarterly issue release party and Pop Culture Debate Club are fast approaching! The first topic up for debate, "Britney Spears: Who's to Blame?" Come prepared with your own topic ideas, opinions, and heckles. And pick up a copy of the new issue while you're at it (the Wired issue). 7... Read more »

Download Party!!!

My Valentine's Day present to you! DeVotchka's "Mad And Faithful Telling" won't be out until March 18th, but download the single "Transliterator" from Stereogum for a taste.  This is the poppiest song on the entire album;  "Mad And Faithful Telling" (which sorta sounds like a subtitle to a modern... Read more »

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