Posts tagged "billie holiday"

Strange Fruit PR To Pick New Name After Being Told (Again) That Their Current One Refers To The Bodies Of Lynched Black People

Google the term "Strange Fruit" and the first result is the Wikipedia page for the infamous Billie Holiday song, originally written as a poem by Abel Meeropol, about the lynching of Black Americans. "Strange fruit" literally refers to Black bodies hanging from trees. This is a fact that seemingly went over the heads of Ali…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 7, 2014

How To: Make Love In The Tub

The weekend is here! Hooray! If you're planning on doing it in the bathtub this weekend, here are some pointers from Dr. Thomas Stuttaford and Suzi Godson, because it's not going to be as easy: Use baths for foreplay only, and skip the bubbles and all your other chemical-laden products. Bubble bath washes off the…

By: Catherine Strawn / April 11, 2008

Get Your Rocks Off: Covering Billie Holiday

Today is Billie Holiday's birthday. In honor of the amazing singer, we've compiled a playlist of some of the best covers of songs either written by or famously performed by her, because hopefully you already have at least one of her albums. If not, go get one, and enjoy these in the meantime!   Marianne

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 7, 2008