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Music, All Shook Down Chrissie Hynde Needs to Quit Being So Proud of Her Own Misogyny

Chrissie Hynde Needs to Quit Being So Proud of Her Own Misogyny

Last week, when Chrissie Hynde told the UK's Sunday Times that her rape, at the age of 21, by a biker gang, was her own fault, we thought she was probably just in desperate need of some counseling. Yes,…
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Music, All Shook Down This Week: Gaga's Hoo-Ha, Britney's Toe, and Billy Joel's New Dancers

This Week: Gaga's Hoo-Ha, Britney's Toe, and Billy Joel's New Dancers

It's mostly about the ladies this week. There's Britney Spears who wants men to suck an unexpected body part of hers, and Jackie Fuchs who leapt to the defense of rape survivors everywhere after Chrissie Hynde said a bunch of…
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Music, All Shook Down Last Week: Taylor Swift Holds Her Own, Hayley Williams Holds Her Pee, and Gwen Stefani Can't Stop Laughing

Last Week: Taylor Swift Holds Her Own, Hayley Williams Holds Her Pee, and Gwen Stefani Can't Stop Laughing

"Being on my own, prioritizing my girlfriends, my family and my music above everything else and trying things I never thought I'd try... It's really been a liberating and freeing time... I made the decision to spend time on…
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Music, All Shook Down Jay Z and Beyoncé Have Gone Vegan... And Think It Will Be Much Harder Than It Is

Jay Z and Beyoncé Have Gone Vegan... And Think It Will Be Much Harder Than It Is

In case you don't keep abreast of the dietary habits of the rich and famous, Jay Z announced yesterday that he and awesome wife, Beyoncé, were commencing a "plant-based" diet -- that's vegan to you and me -- for 22…
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Music, All Shook Down Five Musicians Who Are Awesome Animal Rights Campaigners

Five Musicians Who Are Awesome Animal Rights Campaigners

As we all know, Sarah McLachlan's sad dog commercials are so traumatizing, they've actually become a punchline for many people, due to the fact that they are the Saddest Things On Earth. But it's not just Sarah sticking up…
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News, The Snitch Pretenders, Protesters Show Up For Trans-Pacific Trade Talks

Pretenders, Protesters Show Up For Trans-Pacific Trade Talks

Foreign trade deals don't need China and Japan in order to be successful, merely relevant. And they certainly don't need to be globe-busting in order to draw demonstrators: several events are planned today as the Trans-Pacific Partnership -- a Bush-era…
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Music, Hear This Lissy Trullie

Lissy Trullie

Pop-radio-ready garage-rock has a(nother) New York face, and this one is much prettier than Julian Casablancas. It belongs to much-hyped Lissy Trullie, the erstwhile model who found some shaggy Strokes-via-Television riffs lying in the gutter, snatched 'em up, and ran…
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Calendar, Night&Day I Love Rock ’n’ Roll

I Love Rock ’n’ Roll

Turned on (in more ways than one) by the brassy inspirations of Chrissie Hynde, Patti Smith, and, yes, Joan Jett, thousands of girls picked up electric guitars in the 1970s and ’80s. A few wanted to change the world; most…
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I never thought I'd say anything like this, but I miss Courtney Love. The old Courtney, that is; the one who was always shouting and making a spectacle of herself, who dressed herself up in over-the-top, baby-doll caricatures of femininity.…
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