On Men, Women and the Conversation About Beauty

I read or hear about beauty and women about every single day. Partly, I'm in it, so to speak — the rabbit hole of things women think and talk about. But also it just comes up a lot in the background of conversations about being alive. And it's always pretty much in the exact same way: Women are supposed to be… » 10/07/13 5:43pm 10/07/13 5:43pm

Amanda Palmer Gleefully Takes Down The Daily Mail In NSFW Waltz

We've had our ups and downs with Amanda Palmer around here, but there's no question that she's a powerful voice in subversive feminist discourse. During a performance at London's Roundhouse, Palmer responded in song to an article by the Daily Mail in late June that snapped a shot of her breast "escaping" (their… » 7/14/13 5:30pm 7/14/13 5:30pm

Accuser Recants His Allegations of Underage Affair with Elmo

WELL, OKEY DOKEY, THEN. I mean, who knows what's true in this whole shitty puppetfuck, and whether or not any of it was any of our business (if the retraction is legit, then it most definitely wasn't). But the official story, at this point, is that Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash's accuser (who originally claimed the two… » 11/13/12 8:40pm 11/13/12 8:40pm

Flaming Lips Replace Erykah Badu with Amanda Palmer in their Cummy,…

The Flaming Lips kicked up their fair share of controversy a couple months back when they released their collaboration with Erykah Badu, a cover of Roberta Flack's heart-wrenching "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face," along with a video featuring Badu's sister Nayrok naked, in a bath tub and slathered with bodily… » 8/27/12 7:00pm 8/27/12 7:00pm