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Humiliated: Why I hate Girls
I am a girl who hates Girls .
| February 01, 2013
Tube riches: The best TV of 2012
Television, far from a vast wasteland these days, is often a digital cornucopia to be triaged.
| December 14, 2012
Seriously, what is Babymetal?
Given that they're all alumni of the J-pop "idol" group Sakura Gakuin, it's extremely unlikely that these girls (whose ages fall between 12 and 15) formed Babymetal on their own.
| August 03, 2012
Lena Dunham and HBO get it right
When a new television show chronicling the lives of young women arrives, it tends to come packaged with the promise that it will expertly define them, both as a generation and a gender.
Girls, girls, girls
| April 13, 2012
Imperial Teen | Feel the Sound
Like its title, fifth album Feel the Sound is as generic as doubters have probably always assumed — they sound both relaxed and exhausted.
| January 27, 2012
Review: Paranormal Activity 3
Aside from the fan-cam, 3 has little to offer: the camera is shakier and 2 's ludicrous backstory is continued.
Little to offer
| October 28, 2011
Coming clean with Girls of San Francisco
"Talking about drugs is very boring. It's more interesting to take them," says Christopher Owens over the phone.
Cult of personality
| September 23, 2011
Punk and hardcore's latest heroes: Massachusetts women
In the boys' club world of contemporary music, gender relationships are complex even in DIY punk — the strain of rock that historically prides itself most on egalitarianism.
| September 16, 2011
Girls | Father, Son, Holy Ghost
The reason Father, Son, Holy Ghost is so uniquely, imperfectly swell is because the band plainly give fuck-all about convention or stylistic uniformity.
True Panther Sounds/Matador (2011)
| September 16, 2011
Circumstance begins like an early Kiarostami film, but with schoolgirls in hijabs instead of schoolboys in sweaters.
Schoolgirls in hijabs
| September 09, 2011
Photos: Girls Rock Boston Showcase at Brighton Music Hall
Girls Rock Boston presents a showcase at Brighton Music Hall on August 13, 2011.
Brighton Music Hall | August 13, 2011
| August 19, 2011
The Trapps at the Venue
New Paltz, New York, has long been known for its grassroots progressivism and cultural diversity. As its kinsmen, The Trapps are an appropriately soulful roots-rock...
| November 30, 2010
Gypsy Tailwind at Port City with Girls, Guns and Glory + Alex Pastuhov
In the meantime, Gypsy Tailwind are back with yet another stirring album, Decades and Days. Their latest sellout threat at Port City Music Hall -...
| June 23, 2010
Roy Davis and the Dregs + Girls, Guns and Glory at One Longfellow Square
Taking advantage of the venue's seated arrangement and unusual shape, Roy Davis and the Dregs use One Longfellow Square to tape a live album and...
| April 14, 2010
The Nightly News with Paul Driscoll [Video Edition]
| March 30, 2010
Rockoustigrass Winter Solstice Soiree and Holiday Festivus at Big Easy
This week in stupid concert names, Portsmouth brewery Redhook’s “Rockoustigrass Winter Solstice Soiree and Holiday Festivus” (enough already!) is held at the Big Easy at...
| December 17, 2009
VIDEO: Girls play Great Scott
Girls playing “Laura” live at Great Scott Allston got lucky Saturday night ... really lucky.
| November 09, 2009
Girls | Album
On their debut long-player, Girls gorge themselves on the all-you-can-eat buffet that is rock's storied past. Somehow, though, they forgot the crucial dollop of excitement or charisma, so we're left with an earful of directionless heartbreak and failure.
True Panther (2009)
| October 02, 2009
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