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Taylor Swift’s New Romantics

(Gina Faldetta)– The first feminist critique of pop culture that I can remember reading was an article in Bitch Magazine about Taylor Swift and the Madonna-whore dichotomy. At that time, … Continue reading

October 28, 2014 · 3 Comments

Performances of Masculinity in Mutual Benefit & Wild Beasts

(Siraj Sindhu)– The Mutual Benefit and Wild Beasts’ show in Cambridge in mid-July featured a seemingly unlikely combination that worked surprisingly well together. These two bands have very different musical … Continue reading

July 31, 2014 · 3 Comments

Riot Grrrl Activism

(Liya Rechtman)– “I DON’T GIVE A DAMN ABOUT MY BAD REPUTATION!” I screamed, mostly to myself, to the annoyance of my neighbors on my first few days of my sophomore … Continue reading

April 6, 2014 · 4 Comments

Can You Really Be a Man in Hip-Hop?

(Sharline Dominguez)– When rapper 50 Cent first blew up in the hip hop scene with hit singles like “In Da Club” and “Many Men” in 2003, his lyrics were mainly concerned with … Continue reading

February 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

Put Your Mental Health First

(Lola Fadulu)– Ironically, I returned to campus after Thanksgiving Break even more stressed out than I was when I left. On Sunday around midnight, I found myself pacing around anxiously in … Continue reading

December 7, 2013 · 7 Comments

Apology Unaccepted

(Sharline Dominguez)– Recently, I was waiting to use one of the bathrooms in the Science Library, and as the student left the bathroom, she apologized to me, uttering, “I’m sorry,” … Continue reading

November 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

Potty Mouth: Hell Bent

(Siraj Sindhu)– “You want your wishes, well you gotta work for it!” shouts Abby Weems on “Wishlist”, a rollicking and rough yet wise track on a record filled with similar … Continue reading

September 30, 2013 · 2 Comments
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