In its early years, Bikini Kill survived hurled bottles and obscenities at shows across the country. When the riot-grrrl band played its first show in D.C., says singer Kathleen Hanna, "It was like they had been waiting for us." Read this history of Bikini Kill's struggles with fear, anger, and the asphyxiating force that its [...]
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There’s only one person who thinks that he can “singlebookedly” restore America to the greatness that it never had, and it’s Stephen Colbert. The mock pundit and host of The Colbert Report has penned another dictum on the state of the union: America Again: Re-Becoming the Greatness We Never Weren’t. It takes all the bombastic opinions that Colbert [...]
Hey readers. I hope you're not expecting much this morning, some nine hours after I stumbled out of City Paper's holiday party. Some choice links:
Stephen Colbert has some words for Eric Cantor and art critics, points out the Post. The Post's Philip Kenticott has an essay about David Wojnarowicz, and yesterday the New York Times [...]
The Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear wasn't just an inchoate protest against babbling cable TV hosts. It was the liberal-arts-educated Northeasterner's equivalent of New York Fashion Week. In that spirit, here's a look at some of the outfits on America's greatest runway, the National Mall.
*Esquire makes a list of the 75 greatest women of all time with everyone from authors (Judy Blume) to rock legends (Janis Joplin) to philosophers (Sappho). But they list Kelly Clarkson as "the best voice in the history of pop music." While I enjoy Clarkson and think she's talented, Esquire: meet hyperbole.
*Cirque du Soleil announces [...]