Philharmonic Bigwig: Male Conductors Are Just Plain Better, Duh

Vasily Petrenko, 37, the principal conductor of the National Youth Orchestra and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, has royally pissed off many by saying that orchestras "react better when they have a man in front of them" and that "a cute girl on a podium means that musicians think about other things". Dude. » 9/03/13 3:20pm 9/03/13 3:20pm

British Educators Wonder Why More Girls Don't Play Guitar

Most rock bands these days consist of several near-emaciated, floppy haired boys who wear very tight pants and play their guitars slung low near their penises. Delightful girl group Smoosh (pictured here), notwithstanding, where are all the rocking lady guitarists? Maybe there's a dearth of female guitar players… » 4/11/08 12:00pm 4/11/08 12:00pm