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Karen O Is (Still) Pushing Boundaries
As Yeah Yeah Yeahs embark on their first tour in four years, Karen O opens up about sweat, hair, and breaking into the male-heavy rock...
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Au Revoir Simone's Annie Hart Forgives Herself
The synth-pop performer on coming into her own and owning the stage.
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Ché Aimee Dorval On The Power of Collaboration
The indie singer talks working with Devin Townsend and using her art to make a difference
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Harriet Beecher Stowe and Charlotte Brontë's Ghost
What happens when lady novelists appear as apparitions.
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The Unwavering Positivity of Shamir
The musician talks Tegan and Sara, his new album, and overcoming tribulations.
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NCIS Actress Shalita Grant Is Fighting Battles Big and Small
The NCIS and Mercy Street star talks challenging stereotypical narratives.
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Sophie B. Hawkins Was Omnisexual Before It Was Cool
An interview with musician Sophie B. Hawkins.
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The Go-Go's Guitarist Jane Wiedlin Is Back With a Surprising New Album
The '70s punk rocker isn't done with music despite all the naysayers.
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The Artist Confronting the Performance of Femininity
An interview with Meriem Bennani on the power of youth culture, femininity, and the place of humor and cartoon in documentary.
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The Artist Playing With Racial Perceptions
Genevieve Gaignard uses herself as the canvas to explore race and femininity.
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Emily Haines on the Lifesaving Power of Music
Metric front woman and Broken Social Scene member Emily Haines on her first solo album in a decade.
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The Rising Star Who's Defying Hollywood Sizeism
Singer and actress Bridget Everett talks with her Patti Cake$ costar Danielle Macdonald.
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A Concert for Yoko Ono Reveals a Bright Young Artist
Moor Mother's Camae Ayewa on time travel, performance art, and poetry.
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Jessica Lea Mayfield's New Album Makes Noise About Domestic Violence
We premiere her new song "Offa My Hands."
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The Future of Black Travel
An interview with Zim Ugochukwu, the founder of Travel Noire.
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Tori Amos Is Celebrating Being Human
The singer-songwriter on Boys For Pele, and the rest of her confrontational, compassionate body of work.
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The Alternate Universe of Midnight Sister
Juliana Giraffe talks Midnight Sister's debut album, prophesies, and being in mime school. Plus, watch their new video "Clown."
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Lili Taylor and Janeane Garofalo Are Our Perma-Crushes
The Gen-X icons on their career trajectories, returning to their 20s, and costarring in Marvin's Room on Broadway.
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Playwright Paula Vogel on the Myth of Angry Feminism
How a desire to change the world comes from a place of love, not rage.
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Never Before with Janet Mock: "Kris Jenner," Episode 10
This week's guest is Kris Jenner.
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