Posts Tagged: MTV


The Rumpus Interview with Andi Zeisler


Andi Zeisler, co-founder of Bitch and author of the new book We Were Feminists Once: From Riot Grrl to CoverGirl, discusses capitalism, breast implants, pop culture, and feminism. ...more

INGLEWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 19: Prince performs live at the Fabulous Forum on February 19, 1985 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images) Prince Live In LA    
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Swinging Modern Sounds #73: Prince Rogers Nelson, Guitar Player: A Symposium


I started thinking about additional, more slantwise ways we might talk about his legacy. What if I organized a bunch of guitar players? ...more


The Saturday Rumpus Essay: 69 Love Songs


Everywhere people are shoving things into the ground—time capsules not to be opened until the year 2100, the more optimistic postmarked for 3000—letters to the future in the language of the now. ...more


Sound & Vision #21: Tim Barnes


Internationally recognized percussionist, composer, sound designer, and audio archivist Tim Barnes talks with Allyson McCabe about how his musical career has developed and changed, and what he's up to now. ...more

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Five Stages of Prince Fandom


You don’t need to know him personally, you say. You get the best of Prince through his music. Maybe that’s the truth, and maybe it isn’t. ...more

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My Life with Annie Lennox #3: Don’t Let it Bring You Down


Whereas I once was “Abby, the girl who harbored a ridiculous but harmless amount of love for that weird ’80s singer, Annie Lennox,” I was now suddenly “Abby, the girl most parents might want their teenage children to avoid.” ...more

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The Slow Fall of the Hot Heroine


If nothing else, it’s the opinion of other women that encroaches on mine. Resemblances spark my joy; differences become character flaws. ...more


The Saturday Rumpus Essay: Remembering Molly


Ten years later I still wondered about those aviator glasses and whether The Breakfast Club could restore us. ...more


Nick Cave Monday #10: “The Carny”


When we die, “The Carny” will be our soundtrack. Us humans, who have been jonesing for beliefs and answers about the afterlife in this existence…. We will enter a red tent and DJ will drop the needle on the second track from “Your Funeral, My Trial.”