​Beyond the Lights Exposes the Music Industry's Woman Problem

As a music writer for about 10 years now, I've met a lot of female artists who had no idea who they really were. They were young and their personas were the outcome of great outsourcing—their clothing, photos, lyrics and overall direction never their decision to make. In pursuing their passion for singing, they… » 11/12/14 2:00pm 11/12/14 2:00pm

I Watched That Romanian Abortion Movie So You Don't Have To

How much of a plot can an abortion movie really have? It was a question oft-posed by the defenders of Knocked Up and Juno against all those haters who accused them of putting dangerous ideas in Jamie Lynn Spears' head. (Oh look, more fresh accusations!) And then came a film out of Romania that dared to state the… » 1/28/08 2:20pm 1/28/08 2:20pm