Kathleen Hanna

’90s Music Icons on ’90s Nostalgia

“I get sentimental over the music of the ’90s,” music critic Rob Sheffield writes in his memoir, Love Is a Mix Tape. “Deplorable, really. But I love it all. As far as I’m concerned the ’90s was the best era for music ever, even the stuff that I loathed at the time, even the stuff that gave me stomach cramps.” Considering the current fashion of reunion tours and cruises and the Internet-based obsession with the quirkiness of popular culture from two decades ago, Sheffield seems to be in the majority. But there are plenty of musical icons from the era who have more of a love-hate affair with the decade that brought them fame. Click through and read about how those icons look back on the ’90s: fondly, with derision, or somewhere in between. … Read More

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The Best and Worst Movies of SXSW 2013

Your film editor has returned from Austin, where SXSW’s robust selection of fascinating panels and workshops kept my film consumption lower than I might’ve liked. But the dozen SXSW film entries I did get to see offered up an assortment of riveting performances, inventive filmmaking, and recurring motifs; a quick round-up of the best and worst (of what I saw, at least) is after the jump. … Read More

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‘The Punk Singer’ Solves the Mystery — And Celebrates the History — Of Kathleen Hanna

AUSTIN, TX: Early in The Punk Singer, the terrific new documentary by Sini Anderson, Kathleen Hanna remembers being asked why she wanted to write. “Because nobody has ever listened to me, my entire life.” Her work burns with that kind of intensity, with an insistence that she — and the things she had to say — had importance, value, meaning. That same intensity is present in The Punk Singer, which is both a captivating personal story and a history of a moment — as the best rock documentaries are. … Read More

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10 Movies We Can’t Wait to See at SXSW 2013

A confession: nothing against Sundance or any of our other regulars, but SXSW is probably our favorite film festival to attend. The warm weather is a nice respite from late-winter NYC, there’s a relaxed and chatty vibe in the lines, and Tex-Mex and BBQ are always within reach. Oh, and the movies are great. If you’re headed down to Austin, we’ve got plenty of cool events for you to check out. And for those of you who plan to spend your days shotgunning as many movies as possible, here are a few of the flicks we’re eager to take… Read More

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The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories

1. The Mert & Marcus-shot cover for the September issue of Vogue — which features Lady Gaga in an amazing, fuchsia Marc Jacob dress — leaked online late last night, and boy is it a looker! [via Refinery29]

2. Deadline has some new details regarding Sunday night’s Olympics Closing Ceremony lineup,… Read More

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What’s On at Flavorpill: The Links That Made the Rounds In Our Office

Today at Flavorpill, we remembered what the world was like the last time Titanic was in theaters. We we were introduced to Divorce Expo, married it, and kicked it out of the house. We heard from Ben Feldman about his role on Mad Men. We listened to Kathleen… Read More

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10 Egregious Omissions from VH1’s ‘100 Greatest Women in Music’

We recently took VH1 to task for including some fairly undeserving — and a few just plain awful — acts on their countdown of the “100 Greatest Women in Music.” So, who do we think would have been more deserving? We’re so glad you asked! Although it’s lacking in many categories, female rockers were especially slighted. We’ve attempted to point out some of the most egregious snubs, keeping two rules in mind: 1. VH1 has limited itself to the past 20 years, so it’s only fair to follow suit. 2. It’s not realistic to expect a mainstream TV network to acknowledge the existence of performers as obscure as, say, Carla Bozulich — so, while we certainly think she’s great, she’s not on this list. See who we would have included after the jump. … Read More

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Pop Culture Madlib of the Day: Kathleen Hanna and Insane Clown Posse

The wave of Juggalo-mania may have ebbed over a year ago, but that doesn’t mean our cultural obsession with Insane Clown Posse, their fans, and what it all means is entirely over. This morning, the Village Voice brings us the news that downtown fixture Neal Medlyn will present a show called … Read More

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