A Thursday Interruption: A love-fest for In The Heights

One of my favorite recent musicals is In the Heights, which won 4 Tony’s, including one for best musical. It’s set in the predominantly Latino Washington Heights neighborhood in Manhattan, and its soundtrack combines Latin music (cumbia, salsa, reggaeton, bachata, etc) with hip-hop. The lyrics are also mixed, incorporating Spanglish, English, and Spanish seamlessly. Latinos […]

A Thursday Interruption: A love-fest for La India — “Sola,” “La Voz de la Experiencia,” “Soy Diferente”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=icjbZEaCxUU http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BzSa1eX84w0&feature=related Happy Latin@ History Month! Learn more about why La India rules below: Basic bio Feminist Fillip to Macho Salsa ALSO THIS JUST IN: Raquel Rivera, a Nuyorican artist, singer, and poet, uses music to explore the myth of Mary Magdalene. She’s branching Afro-Caribbean spiritualities (I’m assuming la Santeria based on the white outfits […]

A Thursday Interruption: FEFE DOBSON’S BACK! THE BLACK KIDS RULE! Also: Metric and a Question

FIRST of all, Tiye Phoenix has come out with a new single that touches on her comments about Nicki Minaj. It’s frikking amazing. OMFG “Ghost” might have just made me cream my pants, even though I don’t like her bangs, what’s WITH them? :high-fives: Some good techno. <3 Okay, so Cee Lo’s anti-gold-digger song? Sexist. […]

Corpse women in advertising

It’s been around since I was a child: images of dead women in advertisements for women’s products. Echidne of the Snakes has an article about the latest round of these ads: The less extreme fashion pictures often borrow similar imagery. The models lie on the floor, staring up with empty eyes and swollen lips. Their […]

A Thursday Interruption: Billy Collins! NATURAL WOMAN! Some classical, IDK.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uVu4Me_n91Y&feature=player_embedded OMG I love how into the poem he gets!! httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jtYfs4NlQWM <3 Oh, Joseph Gordon-Levitt. <3  Covers can be such fun. HERE ARE TWO MORE COVERS OMG. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yo_BadXTA54&feature=player_embedded#! A classical cover of “Poker Face” httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4UlJ69byR3w&feature=player_embedded#! And one of “Rude Boy!”

Midweek Media: an anti-rape campaign that focuses on men

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BitterBuffalo has found an anti-rape campaign that focuses on what men can do to prevent rape. This should be the norm, but instead most campaigns focus on what women can do to avoid rape, which is sick not only because it puts the responsibility on the targets of crime rather than the criminals, but also […]

Why did the mean admin not post my comment?

Here’s a newsflash: if you are overflowing with male privilege and don’t realize it, you’ll have some trouble getting your comments through moderation. Why? Because your rights are not more important than the rights of all our other readers, and I won’t tolerate your offending them with your bullshit just because you have been assured […]