Liz Phair

The Keats Letters Project, Writers Nominated for Image Awards, and More

Every day <i>Poets & Writers Magazine</i> scans the headlines—from publishing reports to academic announcements to literary dispatches—for all the news that …

Literature

LA Observed Notes: Sexual harassment by media men

Kevin Roderick: And more: Assemblyman will resign over women's accounts. Garcetti ambitions "not insane." Jim Newton needles the Times. Media people …

Donald Trump

Whip-Smart: Rocker Liz Phair Scores Two-Book Deal

Those who came of age in the ’90s will rejoice at the news that a two-book deal has just been extended to outspoken rocker Liz Phair. The first will be a memoir entitled <i>Horror Stories</i>, which purports to focus on “heartbreak, motherhood, and everything in between.” Details about the second book …

Brooke Bentham’s debut EP is a warming listen for these brutal winter mornings

South Shields talent Brooke Bentham has just released her debut EP, ‘The Rapture’, a collection of touching folk-tinged ballads and powerful pop …

Brutal

Liz Phair Is Writing a Memoir

It’s been seven years since Liz Phair released an album (the unfortunate <i>Funstyle</i>, which would get blown to pieces these days for cultural …

Culture

The Daily Chord Weekly Recap – Friday, November 17

The week in music news brought a sensible survey of blockchain technology, continuing revelations and discussion of sexual harassment, and an …

SXSW

Random House Signs ’90s Darling Liz Phair to Two-Book Deal

Book publisher Random House has acquired two titles by influential singer and songwriter Liz Phair. Her debut album “Exile in Guyville,” released in …

Publishing

Willow Smith's Music Sounds Like Nothing Else Out There

<i>After my first job MTV working as a music programmer, I can't stop trying to matchmake people with music they might like. So, I wrote a book called</i> …

Stevie Nicks

Shorties (Books That Changed the World, The Mountain Goats Covered Sisters of Mercy, and more)

November 17, 2017<p>Granta listed books that changed the world.<p>The Mountain Goats covered Sisters of Mercy's "Lucretia My Reflection."<p>Minneapolis City …

Books

Shows This Week: October 30 – November 3, 2017

Hello November and slightly cooler weather. It’s a light week for shows but I recommend checking out young Aussie duo KLLO, Marlon Williams at the …

John Carpenter

Brett Anderson Talks Life Since The Donnas, Scoring Commercials, And Shooting TV Pilots That Never Aired

Welcome to the latest installment of "<i>Tracking Down</i>," a new Stereogum franchise in which we talk to artists who have been out of the spotlight for a …

Surrealism

Bully’s Hardly Losing At Crafting Smart And Searing Rock

The simple truth is, no: Alicia Bognanno has absolutely <i>no clue</i> how she can scream like that every single night without ripping her throat to shreds, …

AUM Fidelity’s World of Free Jazz and Elemental Light

William Parker. Photo by Peter Gannushkin.As the last label manager for Homestead Records in the early-to-mid ’90s, Steven Joerg was at the epicenter …

Music

Songs That Say 'Me Too'

<i>Content advisory:</i> <i>The videos and language below contain strong language and may be offensive to some.</i><p>For the past two days women have overwhelmed social media with a truth often hidden in plain sight: One out of every six women has been subject to an attempted or completed rape during her lifetime. …

Music

10 New Albums to Stream Now: Rolling Stone Editors' Picks

Beck's pop bliss, Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile's slacker chat, St. Vincent's confrontational intimacy and more albums to stream this week<p><b>Beck, Colors</b> …

Music

Tom Cruise, Liz Phair, Lucinda Williams, Kim Basinger & More Remember Tom Petty

Tom Cruise, Liz Phair, Lucinda Williams and more share personal stories of Tom Petty's friendship and influence.<p><b>By</b><p>I opened for Tom Petty & The …

Tom Petty

Should Women Make Their Own Pop Music Canon?

This summer, I did something I highly recommend. I listened to 150 albums by women in a row. Then I listened to 72 more. (I’m still going.) I did it because I had begun to notice a narrowness in my sonic universe. Just about everywhere I went, it was raining men.<p>The other day, I spent 75 minutes at …

Music

74 Artists On Their Favorite Tom Petty Song

I once got busted trying to steal a magazine from my hometown library. The 8/8/91 issue of <i>Rolling Stone</i> apparently had one of those sensors on the …

K.Flay and the Infinite Possibilities of Guitar | Pitchfork

How did you finally fall down the indie rock rabbit hole?<p>As a kid and as a teenager, music wasn’t part of my emotional life. Like, I listened to music and liked it. But I never felt connected in a deeper way to the music or lyrics of an artist. It wasn’t really until I got to college and I started …

Amazing

Elastica

• Elastica<p>8.5<p>Deceptive<p>• 1995<p>Rock<p>With its pithy, searing songs about sex, groupies, and ennui, the self-titled 1995 debut from Elastica captured the whirlwind of the early-’90s Britpop explosion.<p>Elastica hid from the media over a year before the release of their self-titled debut album. In early 1994, …

Damon Albarn

Why Aren’t There More Women Working in Audio?

Like with many STEM-oriented fields, music production and sound engineering are dominated by men—though that’s very slowly changing.<p><i>Updated on September 11, 2017</i><p>On a hot summer day in Nevada City, California, a group of teenage girls are scattered before a stage in the town’s cultural center. …

Gender

Now on Medium: Daily Stories from Leading Publishers

Members can enjoy curated selections from The New York Times, The Financial Times, The Economist, and moreSince launching Medium membership, our …

Digital Media

The 100 Best Songs About Sex

The 100 Best Songs About Sex<p>The steamiest, most romantic, and downright nastiest tracks about getting it on.<p>Listen to a playlist of the steamiest, …

Music

Still Processing: A New Canon of Music by Women

Last month, NPR published a list of the 150 greatest albums by women. The list was debated. It was discussed. There were alternative lists of 150 <i>additional</i> albums not on the NPR list. Quibbling with the particulars of the list is one thing. It did overlook a lot. But the quibbling misses an …

Culture

Kevin Kelly Writes To Find Out What He Doesn’t Know

<i>Steven Johnson talks with the Wired co-founder and bestselling technology theorist about writing in public and strange power of music on infinite</i> …

Authors

For Liz Phair fans: The Lonely Biscuits reimagine her iconic hit “Never Said”

Nashville indie rockers pay loving homage to the queen of ’90s indie rock with their cover of her breakout song<p>Nashville band The Lonely Biscuits are young guys — they formed in 2011 at Belmont University. But they are deeply influenced by the '90s rock music they grew up on, and it's reflected in …

Liberal View

Why Generation X Might Be Our Last, Best Hope

Caught between vast, self-regarding waves of boomers and millennials, Generation X is steeped in irony, detachment, and a sense of dread. One of their rank argues that this attitude makes it the best suited to preserve American tradition in these dark new days.<p>Demographics are destiny. We grew up …

Millennials

Is Generation X America’s Last Hope?

Rich Cohen has written a funny and penetrating essay in the new issue of <i>Vanity Fair</i>. The piece argues that Generation X, those born between the …

Milo Yiannopoulos

Kesha Confronts Her Demons—Including Alleged Tormentor Dr. Luke—on New Album ‘Rainbow’

The pop superstar’s soul-baring third studio album chronicles her journey out of the darkness and into the light.<p>“This is a hymn for the hymnless / …

Celebrity News

‘Landline’ director on making female characters ‘likable’ and recapturing the ‘90s

In <i>Landline</i>, the new film from Gillian Robespierre, we’re dropped into New York City, 1995. There are many totems of the time: checking voicemails at …

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