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Humiliated: Why I hate Girls

I am a girl who hates Girls .
By MICHAEL BRAITHWAITE  |  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.

By ERIC GOULD  |  December 14, 2012
What is Babymetal?

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.
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By REYAN ALI  |  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
By SHARON STEEL  |  April 13, 2012
Album review - Imperial Teen

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.
Merge (2012)
By DAN WEISS  |  January 27, 2012
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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
By ANN LEWINSON  |  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
By BARRY THOMPSON  |  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.
Pushing back
By LIZ PELLY  |  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)
By ALEXANDRA CAVALLO  |  September 16, 2011
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Review: Circumstance

Circumstance begins like an early Kiarostami film, but with schoolgirls in hijabs instead of schoolboys in sweaters.
Schoolgirls in hijabs
By ANN LEWINSON  |  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
By NINA MASHUROVA  |  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...
By webteam  |  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 -...
By webteam  |  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...
By webteam  |  April 14, 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...
By webteam  |  December 17, 2009

VIDEO: Girls play Great Scott

Girls playing “Laura” live at Great Scott Allston got lucky Saturday night ... really lucky. By webteam  |  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)
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  October 02, 2009