Catch the Infectious Pop and Outspoken Honesty of Lowell

When I saw Lowell perform in a bar/sandwich shop in Portland last week, I left feeling both sweaty and lucky. The small venue had been packed with people dancing to Lowell’s catchy beats—the Toronto-based performer filled the... Read more »

New Music Overload! Here Are 20 New Feminist-Friendly Songs for May.

Musician Esme Patterson and a key collaborator.  After a whirlwind of music discoveries at South by Southwest music fest last month, I’m happy dish up this... Read more »

Black to the Future: How Women in Pop Are Carrying the Mantle of Afrofuturism

Afrofuturism is a way to project Blackness into the future—not merely as existing, but as a critical and significant part of it. Read more »

On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

Here’s all the feminist news on our radar this morning.  • Three more school staffers and a volunteer coach were indicted in ... Read more »

Feminist Music Roundup: 12 Great New Songs for Fall

Autumn is a glut of new music and bands on tour, so it’s precisely zero surprising that our new music roundup for October is our longest yet. This month, we’ve got the world premiere of a new video by Julia Weldon, a song by a band called Hand Job Academy, and much, much more.  Read more »

Why Do "Good Girls" Need to "Go Bad"?

  In the entertainment industry, young female stars face a unique rite of passage: the performance for which they’ll bare it all. It is ironic that for a young starlet to make the transformation to a “serious” performer, she is expected to show some skin. Read more »

Best and Worst Moments from the 2013 Oscars: Seth MacFarlane, Domestic Violence is an Awful Punchline!

  Last night was the Academy Awards, which means my Facebook feed was awash in comments from high school acquaintances along the lines of, “WTF was up with Kristen Stewart!?!? She was totally frowning ... Read more »

If You Haven't Heard Solange Knowles' ‘True’, Listen Now.

We all love Beyoncé. It’s practically engrained in our cultural fabric at this point. But what about Beyoncé’s incredibly talented, sorely underappreciated younger sister, Solange? While Beyoncé crafts incredible mainstream pop, Solange... Read more »

Ms. Opinionated: All the Advice You Asked For, and Some You Didn't

Welcome to the latest installment of Ms. Opinionated, in which readers have questions about the pesky day-to-day choices we all face, and I give advice about how to make ones that (hopefully) best reflect our shared commitment to feminist values—as well as advice on what to do when they don’t... Read more »