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Ladyfest is coming!

Chris Strunk was 15 years old when he experienced the "fairly life-changing" momentum of the early-'90s riot-grrrl movement, escaping the conservative suburbs of Philadelphia for Huggy Bear and Bikini Kill shows in the city.
. . . and it's not just for ladies!
By LIZ PELLY  |  January 27, 2012
From the Back of the Room: Review

Review: From the Back of the Room

Chronicling the past 30 years of women in DIY punk, Amy Oden's documentary deconstructs the myth that punk is an ideal world free of gender prejudices.
Amy Oden's documentary about sexism in the punk rock community
By LIZ PELLY  |  December 09, 2011
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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
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Zacchilli + Kent's 'Night For Day,' Test, and Planka at AS220

Mickey Zacchilli and Natalja Kent's installation "Night for Day" at AS220's Project Space (93 Mathewson Street, Providence, through October 30) is like a manic, feral, black-and-white, punk, strobe light, spook house — just in time for Halloween.
On the dark side
By GREG COOK  |  October 22, 2010

PODCAST: "Girl Power" author Marisa Meltzer at the Brookline Booksmith [MP3]


Marisa Meltzer shows off her zines There probably aren’t a ton of high school girls in America scrawling the word “slut” and “rape” down their...
By Carrie Battan  |  April 22, 2010