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9 Life Lessons We Learned From Riot Grrrls

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 05.16.2014 | Arts

"Riot grrrl was the collective brainstorm of a small group of smart, angry women that eventually became a national news story and influenced an entire...

Good Grrrl: Alexis Krauss Plays Nice as Sleigh Bells Spring Into Action

Michael Bialas | Posted 06.29.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

Who knows where Krauss and Sleigh Bells will fit into the overall scheme of rock idolatry. Hopefully, this endurance test won't run out of steam.

Hard-hitting Political Films at the Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival: From the Crisis in Syria to Feminist Punk Singers

Karin Badt | Posted 06.01.2014 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

These: just a few of the docs this year pointing to the off-kilter balance of our planet.

Punk Icon Kathleen Hanna's Riot Grrl Revival

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 04.09.2014 | Arts

Kathleen Hanna crashed into the punk rock scene in the early 1990s, aiming to transform a music world dominated by men into a platform for feminists w...

Interview: Kathleen Hanna Never Expected to See The Punk Singer

Brian Formo | Posted 01.28.2014 | Los Angeles
Brian Formo

Riot Grrrl became associated with feminist bands that popped up alongside their alternative-rock male counterparts. Riot Grrrl feminism's been swept up in today's 90s revival, but this isn't simple nostalgia. It's a bullhorn reminder to try for change.

Kathleen Hanna On Lyme Disease: 'Two Years Ago I Thought I Was Dying'

Posted 11.26.2013 | Healthy Living

Kathleen Hanna, the original riot grrrl and current lead singer of the Julie Ruin, started experiencing seizures a couple of years ago and, according ...

Kathleen Hanna Perfectly Explains Why Sexism Is Bad For Everyone

Posted 11.26.2013 | Women

When it comes to the culture that encourages girl-on-girl bullying, punk-rock legend and feminist activist Kathleen Hanna doesn't mince words. "It's a...

Helping To Comfort: Young Jean Lee's We're Gonna Die Gets an Album

Shoshana Greenberg | Posted 11.03.2013 | Arts
Shoshana Greenberg

I have been walking the streets singing the phrase, "We're Gonna Die!" Trust me, I am not crazy

Kathleen Hanna Talks Music, Feminism, Interior Design, Softball & More on 'The Interview Show'

Mark Bazer | Posted 09.17.2013 | Entertainment
Mark Bazer

Kathleen Hanna (Bikini Kill, Le Tigre) appeared on "The Interview Show," hosted by Mark Bazer, to talk music, her career, feminism and the upcoming Ju...

LOOK: How To Start A Riot

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 07.09.2013 | Arts

"Me and my girlfriends gonna push on through / Riot grrrls gonna stomp on you..." singer Kathleen Hanna wails in Bikini Kill's song, "This Is Not A Te...

Emily Thomas

The Original Riot Grrrl Tells All In New Documentary

HuffingtonPost.com | Emily Thomas | Posted 03.23.2013 | Arts

"I'm the girl you can't shut up,"Kathleen Hanna tells me over the phone quoting from her song in "The Middle Of The Night In My House." The lead...

The Week In Arts & Culture

Posted 03.09.2013 | Arts

This was a big week in the art world, from the long-awaited Armory Fair in NYC to the huge news of a possible LACMA/MOCA merger in LA. Read on for mor...

Watch: Kathleen Hanna & Kathi Wilcox Test Their Friendship

Posted 03.14.2013 | Arts

Kathleen Hanna and Kathi Wilcox have been friends since the two played in Bikini Kill, the riot grrl band that took the '90s by storm. Twenty years la...

Superheroines Rule In 'Wonder Women!'

Posted 04.03.2012 | Arts

It's a bird! It's a plane! Actually, it's a statuesque woman with a golden lasso... In a genre mostly written by men for men about men, Wonder Woman...

Oh Bondage! Up Yours!

Shira Tarrant | Posted 12.24.2011 | Home
Shira Tarrant

Music fuels our anger and buoys our spirit. Lyrics break down the political problems we face. Songs offer solutions and give us hope. That is the foundation for the emerging soundtrack of our era.

How Kathleen Hanna and Bikini Kill Taught me to Make Peace with my "Alien She"

Mary Pauline Lowry | Posted 12.02.2011 | Women
Mary Pauline Lowry

Co-existing with my desire to be girly was my wish to run unworried through night streets and pump and pay for gas without being subjected to a once-over from scary or just plain lame men.

Art and Adventure: A Manifesto for Women and Grrrls

Mary Pauline Lowry | Posted 10.24.2011 | Women
Mary Pauline Lowry

We as women and girls can't just demand more interesting and engaging female characters. We have waited too long already. We have to write the books and -- if necessary -- publish them ourselves.

Poly Styrene Returns With New Album, Generation Indigo

Holly Cara Price | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Holly Cara Price

"Some people think little girls should be seen and not heard. But I think....OH BONDAGE UP YOURS!" ~ X-Ray Spex, 1977 Photo Credit: Fabrizio Rainone...

Wanda Jackson Parties On: Every Inch an Elvis

S.X. Rosenstock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
S.X. Rosenstock

With her brand-spanking-new Jack White-produced album, The Party Ain't Over, Wanda Jackson, 73, is making her case not for mere rock and roll relevance. She's cementing her status as royalty.

Feminism and the 14-Year-Old: Tavi Gevinson Says Do What You Want

Catherine Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Catherine Epstein

"Lame, lame, so very lame." Tavi says, articulating the frustration she's felt arguing about feminism. Debates are especially difficult when, thanks to the Internet, there are just so many people to fight with.