Tag Archives: feminism

BAD BITCHE$ BOMB FIRST

The following is the thing I wrote to accompany my 2011 Pazz & Jop ballot but did not get published on the Village Voice because of various time suckage issues. BUT IT IS STILL IMPORTANT cuz it addresses thoughts about … Continue reading

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THE GOD TIOMBE LOCKHART b/w WOMEN WHO RUN WITH THE WOLVES

Cubic Zirconia Take Me High from Tiombe Lockhart on Vimeo. My interview with the inimitable Tiombe Lockhart of Cubic Zirconia in Scion’s Dance Fanzine is now outtie (along with profiles of Falty DL, Dillon Francis and French design house Ill-Studio). … Continue reading

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O HELL YEAH I’M FANCY. MARY J. BLIGE, SWIZZ BEATZ AND RAPTUROUS ATONALITY.

I have to talk about ‘Fancy.’ I know I am L8, but I can’t stop thinking about it, mainly because every time my morning alarm goes off, the various ‘rhythmic’ NYC stations to which I’ve programmed the clock radio — … Continue reading

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¡COMING PRONTO!: DESIGNER HANDBAGS, BROWN STEREOTYPES, YOUR HOMEBOY AND MY MEXISTACHE

My Mexistache started filling in a couple of years ago. In my family, it’s something you’re either born with, or that emerges later in life, like tumors and menopause. It’s fairly light at this point, relegated to the corners of … Continue reading

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OH, LARRY!: KANYE WEST IS HAVING HIS LIZA MINNELLI MOMENT

Kanye West has reached total skeevemaster flex status, and I’m not saying that because his GOOD Friday singles covers are full of naked/bloodied/dead whitegirls (SEEN IT) or because his wangpiece is all up on your laptop screen (SEEN IT). I … Continue reading

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STOP LOOKING AT ME: CLAIRE AND I CHAT ABOUT “RAPE GAZE”

Last week a tiny corner of the internet was having a small public quasi-freakout over the term “rape gaze,” a fake genre term used to connote an even tinier corner of music that is beat-based, generally depressed, slovenly, greasy (hairwise) … Continue reading

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