The End of the Graphing Calculator

The ridiculously expensive Texas Instruments graphing calculator is slowly but surely getting phased out. The times they are a-changin’ for the better, but I’m feeling nostalgic. I have some wonderful memories associated with my TIs. You probably have an expensive Texas Instruments graphing calculator packed away somewhere. I do. In fact, I still have two. […]

Best Coast + Liz Phair stand with Planned Parenthood

You know how sometimes you’re on stage performing a benefit concert you organized in order to give back to an org that you depended on and is under attack for stupid political reasons, when all of a sudden one of your personal heroes stops by to duet a few with you? Well, so does Bethany Cosentino. […]

1997 Changed the Game for UK Rock

Just as Britpop came to an end, so too must the 20th anniversary Britpop celebrations. After all the Blur box sets, Suede reissues, and Menswear reappraisals, the last hurrah came this past October in the form of Mat Whitecross’ documentary Oasis: Supersonic. The film functions as a time-capsule portrait of Britpop’s 1996 peak, framing its […]

Lily Allen covers ‘Going to a Town’

Lily Allen, darling U.K. import of the early-aughts, performed a haunting live cover of Rufus Wainwright’s “Going to a Town” at Women’s March London this year. Today she released her version with a black-and-white video directed by Bafic that includes footage of her performance and the anti-Drumpf demonstrations from the London Women’s March rally. One day […]