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    sing a strong song

    March 22, 2019
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    If I told you ’bout my sex life, you’d call me a slut When boys be talkin’ about their bitches, no one’s makin’ a fuss. (Lily Allen, “Hard Out Here”)   It’s no secret: The patriarchy exists to screw women over. From the workforce to the schoolyard, systems ingrained with sexism lie in wait, ready […]

    byob: build your own booze

    March 22, 2019
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    My darling friends, there are so many more ways to get plastered than by drinking vodka straight out of plastic bottles. I, as an alcohol expert having served as professional bartender making four dollars an hour at a bowling alley, am here to tell you to class up your game. Believe me, I get it: […]

    red dead remembrance

    March 15, 2019
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      1 – “Far Away” by Jose Gonzalez Exposed breasts—his sworn enemy. The countless executions, f-bombs, and depictions of drug use are fine in my father’s eyes. No, it’s the threat of exposed breasts—virtual ones, for chrissakes—that makes him recoil from the pre-owned copy of Rockstar Games’ Red Dead Redemption I clutch to my chest. […]

    burrito bonanza

    March 15, 2019
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    Looking for a breakfast burrito in Providence? Or simply a cool new place to eat good food? Word has it that the Tailor Shop Luncheonette, open during the week for lunch and earlier on weekends for “brunchy stuff” (their term), doles out some of the most creative breakfast burritos in Providence. I headed there with […]

    is girl rock an exclusive club?

    March 8, 2019
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    For years, the female-fronted rock scene has been connecting loyal audiences with female personalities. In a genre dominated by men who have laid claim to the “Rock God” persona, female-led rock movements like Riot Grrrl have cut against the grain. But despite efforts to subvert industry toxicity, an unwelcome deposit of transphobia within the subgenre […]