Performance artist turned Dresden Dolls singer turned motivational speaker turned mama-to-be Amanda Palmer stripped down naked and went back to her roots as a living statue for children’s book donations at the New York Public Library yesterday. She painted her pregnant body half in bronze and half as a sort of anatomy lesson,…
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Check out Slate’s comprehensive interactive calendar of everything that has outraged us this year, day-by-day. [Slate]
Sony CEO Michael Lynton apologized for claiming in a hacked e-mail that alcohol is to blame for sexual assault and that assault rates haven’t increased (they have). [Daily Dot]
An Uber driver has been accused of…
Public opinion of homosexuality improves by 0.86 percent per year worldwide. [The Daily Beast]
The Ku Klux Klan says that it’s embracing racial diversity in order to work toward building a “strong America.” OK. [The Root]
The Bath Film Festival has a feminist rating for movies this year. [Marie Claire]
Nico Lang dissects the…
Here’s a combination for you that’s almost as good as the chocolate, marshmallow, and graham cracker of a s’more. Amanda Palmer, the amazing frontwoman of the Dresden Dolls, has a cover album out. (Told you all the cool kids were doing it.) The concept: she plays Radiohead hits, from “Creep” to “Idiotech.” On a ukulele.
Raphael Saadiq The Way I See It This soul brother’s tracks will make you swear his retro-record was recorded back in the day. The latest from a former member of 80’s R&B group Tony! Toni! Toné!, Saadiq’s put-you-in-the-mood grooves makes this one of the sexiest solo albums of the year.