Becca Richards

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Ferguson, Missouri: Anxiety and fear ahead of ruling

<b>In Ferguson the community is waiting to hear whether the grand jury will indict Darren Wilson, the white police officer who shot dead Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, in August.</b><p>For Pastor Traci Blackmon, leading her congregation in prayer in the town's Christ the King United Church of …

Survey says one in 10 young people buy cassette tapes

One in 10 young people has bought a music cassette tape in the last month, a new survey done to coincide with Record Store Day suggests.<p>The research suggests that physical formats are still more popular than digital downloads.<p>In the last year, 57% of the people surveyed had bought a CD, while 39% …

Bikini Kill: Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah Album Review

Tobi Vail opened her diary. It was October 21, 1990, and the 21-year-old drummer set out to pen a Statement of Intent for her brand new punk rock band, Bikini Kill, the one that would fuel thirdwave feminism and create watershed moments. She had dreamt of starting a world-ruling all-girl band since …

Vampire Weekend's Rostam Batmanglij Scoring Broadway Play Starring Michael Cera, Tavi Gevinson

<i>Photo by Amin Sepehri</i><p>In addition to recent collaborations with the likes of Charli XCX and Jenny Lewis, Vampire Weekend's Rostam Batmanglij has another project on deck: He's produced an original score for the upcoming Broadway play, <i>This Is Our Youth</i>, as <i>The Hollywood Reporter</i> (via <i>SPIN</i>) reports. It …

Kurt Cobain Tributes: Living in Nirvana

15<p>In many ways, Nirvana were the sum of decades of groundbreaking music: early Beatles, Seventies punk, Eighties alternative. Nirvana were a band …

Listen: Bombay Bicycle Club’s new song “Luna”

London indie-pop act Bombay Bicycle Club will release their new album, <i>So Long, See You Tomorrow</i>, next month via Vagrant Records. They previously …

Saturday Sun (New band of the day No 1,669)

<b>Hometown</b>: Swanage.<p><b>The lineup</b>: Alex Hedley (vocals, acoustic guitar, percussion), Billy Merrick (acoustic / electric guitar, percussion), plus Owen Thomas (piano, percussion, wine glass) and Luke Kill.<p><b>The background</b>: Saturday Sun is a song by Crowded House, and also one by Nick Drake. And now it's …

Listen: James Vincent McMorrow’s tender new song “Red Dust”

On January 14th, Irish singer-songwriter James Vincent McMorrow will unpack his sophomore album, <i>Post Tropical</i>, via Vagrant Records. “Red Dust”, the …

James Blake's Sound - Billboard Q&A

Arcade Fire Bringing 'Reflektor' to Arenas

Arcade Fire have announced a massive North American arena tour behind their new album <i>Reflektor</i> set to kick off next March and run through August. The …

Earth 2? Scientists study rocky, Earth-sized planet 700 light years away

Is it home away from home?<p>A planet with a similar mass and size to our own planet Earth, likely similarly composed of rocks and iron, has been spotted orbiting a star some 700 light years away in the constellation Cygnus, scientists announced Wednesday. But don’t expect to find your 2.0 living …

Listen: Arcade Fire: "Afterlife"

This afternoon, Zane Lowe played Arcade Fire's "Afterlife", a <i>Reflektor</i> cut they teased earlier this month. Listen below<p>above, via Arcade Fire Tube. <b>Update:</b> The track has been removed. <b>Update 2:</b> Check out the official lyric video below.<p><i>Reflektor</i> is out October 29 via Merge. Read Ryan Dombal's report …

New Video: Young Scooter feat. Future “Caught Up In The Streets”

#FreeYoungScooter<p><b>From His Team:</b> Young Scooter was released from Dekalb Co. Jail on September 19th, 2013 after serving time for a probation violation. …

Homemade Face Scrubs for Every Skin Type

Yes, we know there are a ton of face scrubs out there, but it’s hard to find exactly the right one to fit your skin type. Which means that making a custom one to fit your skin’s needs is the way to go. Plus, you’ll already have half of the ingredients in your kitchen. It’s a win-win situation!<p>We’ll …

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Women Are Dying Because Doctors Think They Look 'Healthy'

In a study of more than 15,000 people, researchers at Heart Institute-Pitie Salpetriere Hospital in Paris found that many doctors are missing crucial …

Why do music videos portray black women as exotic sex objects?

As a music lover born in 1989, I was so excited when the digital television revolution came to our house and gave me access to limitless music videos. Just six years later, when I turned 17, I stopped watching them, sick of the misogyny and racism I was seeing.<p>In these videos, women are usually …

Twenty years after In Utero, Nirvana's importance hasn't diminished

I can walk down the street and someone will come up and say, 'Weren't you the bassist in Nirvana?'" says Krist Novoselic. "And I'll hear a story about how our music changed their life. How their parents were going through a divorce, or how they were in rehab, and the music helped them through. Or, …

Daughter - Smoke

The Mercury Music Prize shortlist is soon to be announced (11th Sept) and one album that seems to tick all the right boxes for being on the British …

Typhoon: Songs For A Lost Childhood

Kyle Morton can trace his life as a songwriter back to a bug bite. Morton was bitten by a tick as a child, contracting a case of Lyme disease that went undiagnosed for years, even as it wreaked havoc on his body.<p>"It obliterated any sense of these monumental truths that I had as a kid: that I would …

5 Bands You Should Be Listening To This Weekend

Lucky for you, we at FILTER love looking through everything to find some great new music amongst everything.<p>BRONCHO<p>This Tulsa band is young, raw and loud. Is there anything better than that in the world of music? Through the scratchy vocals and simple guitar rhythms, BRONCHO has a fresh and modern …

Watch Grimes and Kathleen Hanna Talk Feminism, Riot Grrrl, and More

MTV is featuring a series of interviews with different artists, and we were delighted to see Grimes and Kathleen Hanna sit down for a chat. The women …

Avocado Chimichurri Bruschetta

A few weeks ago, I had lunch at Border Grill. All of the food was fantastic, but one of the most memorable dishes was an avocado chimichurri that was …

Watch MGMT Perform "Your Life Is a Lie" on "Letterman"

MGMT were the musical guests on last night's "Late Show With David Letterman". They performed "Your Life Is a Lie", which is on their upcoming self-titled album (out September 17 via Columbia Records). "Thank you, boys! Thank you so much," said Letterman afterwards, sounding like a dad whose …

‘Cinderonce,’ the Beyonce-Cinderella Mashup, Puts a Glass Slipper On It

What’s more #Beyhive than a drag interpretation of the Cinderella story narrated through select tracks from Queen Beyonce’s catalog? One starring …

Kanye West’s Six Most Hypocritical Statements From His Kris Jenner Interview

Kanye West’s hour-long interview with Kris Jenner — his first since that disastrous sit-down with Matt Lauer in 2010 — aired Friday (August 23). Yes, …

The 25 Best Websites for Music Lovers

A couple of weeks back, we published a pretty extensive list of great websites for literature lovers. The feature generated lots of feedback and …

Applesauce Brownies

I bake brownies all the time because they are such a crowd pleaser, but every time that I bake a batch, someone will tell me that they just have to …

Nir Arieli captures the beautiful movement of dancers in his series entitled ‘Tension’

Women in Film: A Prevailing Imbalance Continues

The disparity of women in film is so ingrained in our moviegoing experience that we hardly take notice. According to a study by the Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism "<i>out of 4,475 speaking characters on film, only 28.4% are female</i>" of the movies released in 2012. B. Ruby Rich, a film …