What Makes A Feminist Rock Star?

A while back, we asked what makes a feminist song. But now everyone from Joan Jett to Jezebel contributor Marisa Meltzer is weighing in on another question: what's "girl power," and which rock acts really promote it? » 3/29/10 6:30pm 3/29/10 6:30pm

Video Vixens: The Ultimate Divas

Writer Marisa Meltzer, author of the new book 'Girl Power: The Nineties Revolution in Music', has curated a miniseries of contemporary women's music for us this week. After the jump, Marisa's fifth and final feature: the most iconic pop divas. » 3/26/10 5:00pm 3/26/10 5:00pm

Video Vixens: Let's Dance

Writer Marisa Meltzer, author of the new book 'Girl Power: The Nineties Revolution in Music', has curated a miniseries of contemporary women's music for us this week. After the jump, Marisa's fourth feature: the best dance videos. » 3/25/10 6:00pm 3/25/10 6:00pm

Video Vixens: Teen Angels

Writer Marisa Meltzer, author of the new book 'Girl Power: The Nineties Revolution in Music', has curated a miniseries of contemporary women's music for us this week. After the jump, Marisa's third feature, the debut videos of favorite teen pop-stars. » 3/24/10 1:00pm 3/24/10 1:00pm

Video Vixens: Great Performances

Writer Marisa Meltzer, author of the new book 'Girl Power: The Nineties Revolution in Music', has curated a miniseries of contemporary women's music for us this week. After the jump, Marisa's second feature, favorite concert footage by female artists. » 3/23/10 4:40pm 3/23/10 4:40pm

Video Vixens: Spice Boys And Barbie Men

Writer Marisa Meltzer, author of the new book 'Girl Power: The Nineties Revolution in Music', has curated a miniseries of contemporary women's music for us this week. After the jump, Marisa's first contribution, a gallery of boys who sing girl-songs. » 3/22/10 1:20pm 3/22/10 1:20pm

Meet the First All-Female Pakistani Rock Band

Zeb & Haniya, who hail from "the Taliban-infested North West Frontier Province," are Pakistan's first all-female rock band, and the first lady rockers from Pakistan to visit India in ages. "Music... has no boundaries," says Haniya. [Times of India] » 9/10/09 12:20pm 9/10/09 12:20pm

Emma's Got Talent

This clip features Emma, an enormously talented 8-year-old, performing "Snow Day," a song she wrote herself at the 2009 Spring Coffee Shop Jam in Seattle. She also sung "Fun," another Emma-original, and played "Notion" by Kings of Leon. [BoingBoing] » 8/04/09 9:40am 8/04/09 9:40am

Meet The Headbanging, Bad-Ass Ladies Of Girls Rock!


Village Voice critic Vadim Rizov calls new movie Girls Rock! a "dreary doc" that "does little more than underline the talking points." But we think it looks awesome. It's about the Rock 'n' Roll Camp for Girls, where 8- to 18-year-olds from all over the country form bands — and get a boost of self-esteem.… » 3/06/08 2:30pm 3/06/08 2:30pm