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'I Felt So Trapped': In Indie Music, Sexual Harassment Is an Accepted Nightmare

From predatory industry executives, to sexist and demeaning press coverage of female musicians, to sexually aggressive fans, the indie music scene has a huge sexual harassment problem.<p>We've been sitting at a table in the Red Lion Tavern for only a few minutes when I feel the hand on my upper thigh. …

How to Upgrade Your Kitchen and Save Money at a Restaurant Supply Store

I recently emptied my entire kitchen of all its contents in preparation for a complete renovation. In the process, I managed to fill not one but <i>two</i> rooms with all the gear I own.* Those piles of cookware, appliances, tools, and utensils are the result of a longstanding kitchenware shopping …

David Bowie's PA Coco Schwab: the woman who saved his life

<b>David Bowie has left $2 million to his closest confidante for the last 43 years, Corinne "Coco" Schwab</b><p>The news that <b>David Bowie has left $2 million to his PA in his will</b>makes him sound like a very generous boss. But Corinne "Coco" Schwab was much more than the pop star’s secretary. By Bowie’s side …

Escaping the Restaurant Industry's Motherhood Trap

A<p>friend of mine, I'll call her Elena, worked for many years for one of New York's top restaurants, rising over time to the position of maitre d' — a very huge deal (<i>monumentally</i> huge, actually) for a woman in the hospitality industry. After six years, she learned she was pregnant, and worked all …

Trent Reznor Recalls How David Bowie Helped Him Get Sober

<i>In our new David Bowie tribute issue, out January 29th, various artists pay tribute to the late singer, songwriter and pop innovator. In this</i> …

Henry Rollins Emphatically Hates Donald Trump, But Likes Gingerbread Houses

Henry Rollins is an older gentleman now, but the former frontman of Black Flag has not lost his edge, as he remains as opinionated and angry as ever. The current Presidential race in these United States has certainly stoked the fire of most people, and Rollins is no different. It should come as no …

Donald Trump

This Is What 68 Looks Like: Marisa Berenson on the Secrets Behind Her New Cult Skincare Line

Skin Care

‘Scandal’ Tackles Abortion In An Episode That Draws Sharp Criticism And Legendary Praise

If you’re a fan of <i>Scandal</i> on ABC, Shonda Rhimes political thriller took you to a more controversial zone than normal by tackling abortion and Planned Parenthood in a powerful television moment. There might be some <b>very spoiler-laden details ahead</b>, so be warned now until you watch the episode or …

Google Doodle Honors Actress and Inventor Hedy Lamarr

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Fleetwood Mac Prep Massive ‘Tusk’ Reissue

Fleetwood Mac will revisit their 1979 epic <i>Tusk</i> this December with an ultra-deluxe reissue featuring dozens of unreleased alternate takes and live …

Laurie Anderson Takes On Love and Death in Heart of a Dog

I’m early to interview Laurie Anderson at her studio, so I wander the streets for 15 minutes, hoping to gain some insight into <i>Heart of a Dog</i>, her difficult-to-parse, deeply moving new film. Anderson’s studio is located in a strange corner of New York City, a no man’s land between southern Soho and …

David Foster

#AskYourMother if She Had an Abortion. I Did, and Here's Her Story.

Lena Dunham talks to her mom about her pre-Roe v. Wade pregnancy scare.<p><i>This is a special preview from Lenny: Feminism, style, health, politics, friendship, and everything else from Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner. Like it? Share it with a friend.</i><p>For some teenagers, WB shows were aspirational, but I …

5 Life Lessons From Diane von Furstenberg

After more than 40 years in the business, there’s a lot to be learned from Diane von Furstenberg’s missteps and victories, her heady Studio 54 days, and her current life as one of fashion’s most well-regarded grandes dames. Ahead of her runway show today, we’re looking back at five DVF life-lesson …

Diane von Furstenberg

Kristen Stewart on LGBT Rights, Generation Rx, and Overcoming Heartbreak

“Not only is she really beautiful, but she’s so vulnerable,” says filmmaker Drake Doremus. “You just love watching her. There is a lot going on under …

Relationships

26 Times Creed Bratton Was The Best Character On "The Office"

"I already won the lottery. I was born in the U-S-of-A, baby!"

The Perfect Pie Crust Recipe and Fourth of July–Ready Fillings

Luckybird Bakery Amy Berg<p>It’s 11:00 a.m. in East Williamsburg, and Montrose Avenue smells like heaven. There are Dona Chai saffron doughnuts baking at Dun-Well, Kyoto-style ice coffees brewing at Brooklyn Ball Factory, and here, in an industrial studio lit only by natural light, <b>Amy Berger</b> has been …

Baking

Face Oils For Oily Skin? Trust Us, These Work!

If you’re prone to greasy skin, just the sight of a face oil might send you running for the nearest towelette. But before you turn your back on the …

Charleston Church Shooting Leaves Jon Stewart Jokeless

U.S. news<p>The massacre of nine people in one of the nation’s most historic black churches in South Carolina on Wednesday left “Daily Show” host Jon Stewart in no mood for laughter.<p>In a nearly 5 1/2 minute segment, Stewart delivered a somber monologue on the bloodshed at Emanuel African Methodist …

Marilyn Manson honored with Kerrang! lifetime achievement award

LONDON (Reuters) - American shock rocker Marilyn Manson has been honored with a lifetime achievement prize at Britain’s Kerrang! Awards for a musical career spanning over two decades.<p>The four-time Grammy nominee, whose real name is Brian Warner, is known for his controversial stage persona, …

How to Ensure Your Resume Gets Read

Get past the filters to the top of the pile<p>Job seekers fear the resume robots – the automatic filtering of resumes that prevents your application …

Recruitment

Break These 4 Resume Rules to Land a Job

Ditch the traditional resume.<p>America is back, baby!<p>With more and more U.S. cities raising their minimum wages, job applicants are more excited about …

Can Music Be Used as Medicine?

Biometric trackers are helping scientists tap into the body's response to songs and sound.<p>“Because you listened to Drake, how about Future next?”<p>Pandora, Spotify, and other music-streaming services try to predict what users might like to listen to, based on their tastes and what’s popular with …

Could Your Face Wash Be More Effective? Why Double-Cleansing May Be the Answer

It may be the first step in your skin care regimen—but for most of us, putting serious thought into a daily face wash is something of a last priority. If you’re lucky enough to have booked a facial with New York City skin guru <b>Georgia Louise,</b> however, one 60-minute treatment could be all it takes to …

20 Ways You're Sabotaging Your Skin in Your 20s

Follow this advice and you'll look flawless into your 30s and beyond.<p><b>1. You forget/are too lazy to wash your face before you go to sleep.</b><br>Just because you’re exhausted doesn’t mean you get a free pass. "Neglecting to cleanse your skin leads to a buildup of oil and dirt, which ultimately causes …

How Music Shields a Child’s Psyche in a Time of War

RAMALLAH—The white van, carrying young musicians riding home from a concert in Bethlehem, suddenly came upon a military barrier erected hastily in …

Israel

Tori Amos hears “Little Earthquakes” differently now: “Having a teenage daughter forces me to be honest”

<b>Tori Amos</b><p>Her groundbreaking first two albums are being reissued this month — and she’s recording the album for her musical<p>Elizabeth Isadora Gold<p>April 11, 2015 9:00pm (UTC)<p>Tori Amos released "Little Earthquakes," her first solo album, in 1991 on Atlantic Records. 1991: when Nirvana released …

Viggo Mortensen: ‘Often people are desperate, so I do what needs to be done’

Viggo Mortensen is in his socks – he likes to go shoeless whenever he can – and is making a cup of tea. If this does not seem a thing of note, you’ve never watched Viggo brew. He carefully portions out green leaves from his own pouch into his personal silver vessel – a modern version of the South …

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