Welcome back to our round up of the 50 greatest albums by women in music. We’re only one post away from revealing our complete list and this week’s selections are some of the most diverse. From the seminal recording of one of country music’s biggest stars to the hip hop artists that changed it all, the artists featured here are true greats. Just to recap our criteria one more time: No artist can appear more than once on our list, bands featured have to be unequivocally fronted by a woman, and every recording here must have made a significant contribution to music.
So, without further ado, here is the fourth installment (and check back next week for our final 10) of our list of the 50 most essential albums by female artists.… Read More
We will always love Dolly Parton. Period. And not just because of an appearance on Letterman where she talked about being mistaken for a hooker and carrying a gun in her younger days. Perhaps that’s the problem with 9 to 5: The Musical. No matter how many drag queens may try, there’s only one diamond in a rhinestone world. At first, we refused to believe that 9 to 5 The Musical was a mess (over 20 Parton-penned songs and draglicious costumes had to please gays everywhere, right?). Sure, the negative review from theater review god Ben Brantley was to be expected. But then everyone else chimed in. After the jump, our highlights of the lowlights from critics.
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Rolling Stone scones [via Cake Spy]
Fancy Easter hats! [via LAT]
The Dolly Parton rocker [via Book Bench]
The All-White Leica Special Edition M8 [via Wired]
The Love Box [via Cool Hunting]
A super-green bookshelf [via Core77]
The perfect TV chair [via … Read More
When the Financial Times reported that the number of workers claiming unemployment benefits in the United States reached a 26-year high last week, we knew that there was only one way to respond to the grim news — with a Flavorwire Playlist.
In case you’ve forgotten (we’ll admit, it has been a while), the idea is simple: we take a current event that has us feeling depressed, whip up a list of 10 tracks to help dull the pain, and ask you to best our creative genius in comments area. Bonus points if you quote lyrics.
Check out our playlist — which not surprisingly, is heavy on the oldies but goodies — after the jump.
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