I’m sorry, I know everyone must be so sick of the shameless Rihanna-worshipping on The Frisky (including Intern Annika), but she just won’t stop being awesome. [New York City, 7/31/08] Keep reading »
I am sure I am not the first white girl to say this, but A Tribe Called Quest was the first group that really got me into hip-hop music. It is one of the biggest regrets of my life that I never got to see them live before the broke up, though they have done a couple mini-reunions since, which of course I have missed, hence the deep, shameful regret. Anyway, lead MC Q-Tip did come out with a solo album in 1999, but since he’s been laying low working on a much, much, much delayed follow-up. And finally it’s coming! The Renaissance will be released in September and from the tracks I heard, um, three years ago (like I said, it’s been delayed), the album is going to be a-mazing. And maybe Q-Tip will go on a solo tour, alleviating at least a little bit of my Tribe-regret. Keep reading »
The current issue of Rolling Stone features the Hotness Award-nominated band the Jonas Brothers. I was a nanny for an 8-year old not too long ago and while she introduced me to the magical world of Miley Cyrus, I have never been able to like the Jonas Brothers because she sang that song “Year 3000″ at the top of her lungs 24/7 and let me tell you, it was annoying. But I did learn something new from reading RS‘ profile of the hugely, insanely, mega popular band. According to Dr. Louannn Brizendine, author of The Female Brain:
“There’s a thing in biology we call synchrony. Basically, one girl affects another affects another, and it becomes a domino effect building up to that level of hysteria. They are getting all these brain hits of dopamine, and also oxytocin, which is a love-and-bonding hormone. Teenage girls have so much estrogen, which just catapults the level of dopamine and oxytocin in the brain, creating this sort of ecstatic rush in themselves and others. It truly is a state of ecstatic love.”
That explains the masses of crying teens whose fingers graze against Nick Jonas’ arm or the hoards of fans who welcomed the Beatles to America in 1964. It also explains why I contemplated suicide when I didn’t get Pearl Jam tickets in 1992 (my dad eventually forked over money to a scalper and saved my life). So, if the statement above is true, who had that ecstatic power over your teenage heart? Keep reading »
“No thanks. She sang on my record. So I think she’s kind of getting back at me, because she was doing harmonies and backgrounds.” — Miley Cyrus on Katy Perry’s desire to smooch her. Aww, but you might like it! Keep reading »
Yesterday we were cheering on our flat-chested sisters for refusing to go under the knife, but we didn’t want you to think we were worshipping at the alter of thin either. Like The Music Nerd in yesterday’s “Thoughts From Guys On Our IM”, having a little junk in the trunk, as the rappers would say, is something to celebrate too. Even small-buseted Cameron Diaz recently said, “I want a big bum!” Oh, and speaking of rappers, hip-hop has been, uh, enthusiastically celebrating the rear end since it’s first beat — that’s why we’ve compiled this list of song lyrics about big booty shakin’. But not to be showed up, a few rock bands and a old-timey band leader (below) make an appearance as well.
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After last week’s post about proposed legislation in San Francisco that would decriminalize prostitution and our poll that indicated that 73% of you not only supported decriminalization but legalization as well, we decided to take a more in-depth look at both. After the jump, we break down the differences and the pros and cons of both. There may be a soap box moment from yours truly as well.
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Yay! The first trailer for Harry Potter And The Half Blood Prince is out. Who else besides Catherine is kind of hot for Tom Riddle/The Dark Lord? Keep reading »
Dear Justin Timberlake,
I love you. You know that. I’ve been to three of your live shows and screamed like a tween who just got her period. But seriously. Do not take credit for that hateful trucker hat trend a few years ago. Let Ashton take the blame. You’re better than that.
Love, Amelia Keep reading »
Um, have you all seen this video? It’s taken from a DVD called Christian The Lion: At World’s End, about a lion cub raised by two men and then reintroduced into the wild, and if it does not make you cry, you are probably dead inside. I’m currently sitting in a puddle of my own tears. Keep reading »