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BBC Radio 4 - Archive on 4, David Bowie: Verbatim

With previously unheard interviews, studio out takes and a collection of musings from throughout the years, the story of David Bowie's extraordinary life and career told in his own words.<p>By his own count, David Bowie inhabited seven different personas throughout his career and, while each one of …

Books

Amandla Stenberg: the new agenda

<i>Taken from the Autumn 2015 issue of Dazed:</i><p>This spring, an LA teenager’s school project ignited the internet. A charm offensive titled “Don’t Cash Crop My Cornrows”, the five-minute video deftly unpacked the thorny issue of cultural appropriation with a nuance that few would be able to nail. Raising …

The New Yorker: Comma Queen Video Series

Feminism

Why Am I Hot?

Share the post "Why Am I Hot?"<p>A couple weeks ago, Slutever had the pleasure of speaking on a panel at the Frieze Art Fair. The panel was about female …

MOTHER/EARTH: ON CHOOSING

<i>by Bethany Hindmarsh</i><p><i>I need you to do more than survive. As writers, as revolutionaries, tell the truth, your truth in your own way. Do not buy into</i> …

Future Brown: Future Brown Album Review

All right, enough with "forward-thinking" already. By now, it’s up there with "ethereal" as one of the most mercilessly abused descriptors in the music critic’s arsenal, and I’m still not exactly sure what it <i>means</i>. Sometimes it feels like nothing but buzz terminology for tastemaker companies like …

Album Art

Why Are You So Intimidated By Girls Liking Rap Music?

This recurring assertion of male "ownership" of rap is why this list infuriates me. Axe deodorant is out here in 2013 literally sending motherfuckers into space, and adult men still cannot grapple with the idea that girls might have the Young Scooter tape<p>In case you don't painstakingly follow each …

Feminism

'Am I Womansplaining To You?': An Interview With Jessica Hopper | Hazlitt

<b>Appropriately enough,</b> when I call her for our interview, Jessica Hopper is trying to find a box that fits. The Chicago-based writer is days away from …

Paris Review - Maya Angelou, The Art of Fiction No. 119

Interviewed by George Plimpton<p>Issue 116, Fall 1990<p>This interview was conducted on the stage of the YMHA on Manhattan’s upper East Side. A large audience, predominantly women, was on hand, filling indeed every seat, with standees in the back . . . a testament to Maya Angelou’s drawingpower. Close to …

Literature
France

"Being Uncomfortable is the Best Thing You Can Do for Yourself": The Women of RBMA Bass Camp

Allie, Charlotte Day Wilson, and Seychelle tackle what everyone’s already thinking.<p>Of the 20 artists handpicked from across Canada, this year's Red Bull Music Academy (RBMA) Bass Camp invited three women.<p><b>Allie</b>, who is Toronto's songstress and a HW&W Recording artist. Her strides through major …

Time I

The Invisible Woman: A Conversation With Björk

With each album she makes, Björk immerses us in a fantastical universe of her own design. Now, on <i>Vulnicura</i>, she’s letting us in to <i>her</i> world—though it is not necessarily one of her own choosing. The album outlines the dissolution of Björk’s relationship with her longtime partner, the artist Matthew …

Time I

The Middle of Things: Advice for Young Writers

<i>The following is adapted from a speech the author gave at the Whiting Writers’ Awards on March 5th.</i><p>When I had just finished my schooling and was looking for a job, a friend put me in touch with an absurdly well-connected British biographer who, she assured me, would help me find the professional …

Literature

Annie Mac: Stop Asking Me Questions About Being a Woman

Can I DJ in a dress and heels? Fuck off.<p>Did you know that Pete Tong is a father of six? Have you ever wondered if Jackmaster is thinking about having kids one day or how Diplo manages his work/life balance now that he's a father? Do you think Tiësto ever gets asked how he feels about being a man <i>and</i> …

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