Last night I attended the book launch for Tara Rodgers’ Pink Noises: Women on Electronic Music and Sound (Duke University Press, 2010). The book consists of a theoretical introduction and interviews with 24 women in electronic music and sound. In many ways, it is a classic work of feminist recovery as the histories of these […]
I keep trying to get guest entries from Carrie after the famous “swiffer” post, but she’s on to bigger and better venues. This came out before the election (I think). It’s an essay on Sarah Palin and “hetero butch.” Liminalities did a killer job on the layout.
As I’ve been squirreled away at home writing a bunch of holidays have been going on: St. Jean Baptiste, which has become a nationalist holiday for Quebec, and July 1st and 4, the nationalist holidays for Canada and the U.S. Quebec City also had its 400th anniversary. A couple years back I noted the slight […]
My neighbor sent me a link to a petition, which I’m passing on to my Canadian readers: Stop Bill C-484. Called the “Unborn Victims of Crime Act,” it allows charges to be laid in certain cases where a fetus dies. While it’s expressed purpose is law-and-order politics, it also opens the legal door for anti-abortion […]
Now that doesn’t happen every day. Yesterday I was part of a panel on sampling and copyright called “Cramping My Sampling” at the Pop and Policy Conference. The panel was set up for each person to give a 5-7 minute spiel and then the panelists talked with one another, after which the floor was opened […]
For each academic year since I’ve become a professor, the end of classes has been punctuated by a rock show. I have fond memories of sitting on the Carnegie-Mellon lawn in Pittsburgh, lazily watching a lukewarm set by Superchunk. Another year we drove to Cleveland to watch Shiner (one of my favorite bands at the […]
I awoke this morning to the news that Ellen Willis died. I have nothing profound to say about her that others haven’t already said better, but I will link to this wonderful brief history of feminism at the Village Voice.