Tag Archives: Music

Calle 13 was on Democracy Now and I’m melting

Tweet  Image credit Calle 13, the Puerto Rican band made up of step siblings René Pérez Joglar, Eduardo José Cabra Martínez and  Ileana Cabra Joglar, has a new song out, and as usual, it’s stirring some controversial social commentary. The group is among the most popular musical line-ups in Latin America, known for the diversity in [...]
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Quick hit: M.I.A. on building a platform to tell her story

Tweet M.I.A. is a compelling performer in many ways, but I’m particularly interested in her as a woman of color artist with (sometimes unpopular) opinions that she’s not afraid to express. Tweet
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Weekly Feminist Reader

Tweet Where to get baby food and formula during the shutdown. How to check your gender bias. Frozen embryos: do you know where your children are? “Being a musician/rockstar/whatever is pretty fucking impossible.” Fighting the wrong mommy wars. “I’m a Girl.” On the uphill battle for women and girls in STEM. “Imagine a woman actively [...]
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Wow, that Lorde song Royals is racist

TweetHave you heard this young lady, Lorde, on the radio? Yesterday the New York Times posted a review of her recent performance at Webster Hall, and I’m kind of at a loss about the way that her big hit, Royals, is being talked about there and elsewhere. Now I’m a music lover, but since the [...]
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“Blurred Lines” remix feat. actual rapists’ words

Tweet*Trigger warning* Well, sorta. Like Ann, I’ll admit that Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” was a staple in my summer jamz rotation (at least until the new Katy Perry roared onto the scene). It’s not that I didn’t notice the super rapey lyrics, but I regularly enjoy pop culture that I could–and would–tear apart if I were [...]
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