“As a teenager, I didn’t understand that saying you’re a feminist is just saying that you hope women and men will have equal rights and equal opportunities. What it seemed to me, the way it was phrased in culture, society, was that you hate men. And, now, I think a lot of girls have had a feminist awakening because they understand what the word means. For so long it’s been made to seem like something where you’d picket against the opposite sex, whereas it’s not about that at all. … Becoming friends with Lena — without her preaching to me, but just seeing why she believes what she believes, why she says what she says, why she stands for what she stands for — has made me realize that I’ve been taking a feminist stance without actually saying so.”
Hell yeah, Taylor Swift! It’s so lovely to see a young, female celeb, initially confused about what it means to be a feminist thanks to bullshit stereotypes, realize she’s been one all along. We always knew it, but we’re glad to see Taylor finally embrace the label. Welcome to the club, Tay! [The Guardian]
Yesterday was a big release day for music lovers. Not only did it mark the highly anticipated return of one Miss Jenny Lewis—did you see her star-studded new video for “Just One Of The Guys”?—but it also introduced fans to the debut album from Bleachers, the alter ego of singer/guitarist Jack Antonoff. Called Strange Desire, the LP features the alt-pop anthem “I Wanna Get Better,” which is a call to arms for anyone who has a permanent case of the Mondays and can’t seem to shake the black cloud overhead.
In recent years, Antonoff has become best known as one-third of the band fun. and one-half of the world’s most creative power couple (his girlfriend is actress/writer/director/goddess Lena Dunham). However, for anyone who was obsessed with the rock scene coming out of New Jersey in the early ’00s—coughmecough—then you’re probably well familiar with the singer/songwriter from his time as the lead singer of Steel Train.
It’s so great to see Antonoff back in front of the mic and fans should check out Bleachers when they roll through a town near you this summer/fall. Also, be sure to pick up a copy of Strange Desire out now.
If you’re still not convinced you should give Bleachers a shot, then allow me to present the following five-point case. Keep reading »
Hey! How was your holiday weekend? Did you spend it with friends? So did Taylor Swift! See, there she is with Lena Dunham, Emma Stone, former “Gossip Girl” actress Jessica Szohr, Jaime King, indie pop singer Ingrid Michaelson, Canadian model Jessica Stam, and Australian model Amanda Griffith. You know, just some gal pals. Of course Lena’s gotta be the different one…
Lena Dunham graced “Late Night with Seth Meyers” with an interpretive dance to Sia’s “Chandelier.” Complete with a blonde wig, Lena offered her own hilarious take on the song’s music video while Sia just kinda chilled out face down on a bed onstage. Can Lena do a dance like this to every hit song? Something tells me that would make music way more entertaining. [Entertainment Weekly]
Does it make you feel better or worse to know Lena Dunham’s butt is bleeding from a dog bite and not a monthly visit from Aunt Flo gone wrong? Not that I have anything against period blood, but I am a little relieved that we haven’t gotten to the Sharing The Fruits Of Our Menstruation Era of social media just yet. Lena captions this pic, “My dog bit me on the ass and Jemima Kirke captured the image of a life time #hopelessromantic#therewillbeblood.” That’s quite the dog bite, Lena. I can’t wait for the “Girls” episode about it. [Instagram.com/LenaDunham]