The Seattle Times: Ann Powers on “Best Music Writing 2010”

Los Angeles Times pop critic and Best Music Writing 2010 guest editor Ann Powers will speak at Seattle’s Elliott Bay Book Co. on December 28. Ann was recently featured in The Seattle Times, where she talked about the science behind how she went about picking and choosing what pieces to include in this year’s compilation. Below, a sampling where she …

Rihanna Breaks Her Silence But…

In an exclusive interview on Good Morning America earlier today, domestic abuse victim and singer Rihanna, broke her silence to anchor Diane Sawyer. The piece was a teaser for tomorrow night’s edition of 20/20, starting at 10pm, in where the pop princess will reveal what her private life was like with her abuser, the equally famous singer Chris Brown. In …

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Just read this article on cnn.com about a woman whose beating was videotaped by her son. Susan’s oldest son didn’t just operate the video camera during the verbal and physical assault, he is also heard speaking in support of his father’s actions. Unbelievable? No, not really.

Mixed Messages

Why is Nickelodeon, a trusted childrens’ television network, being so irresponsible? Nickelodeon, an MTV Network, is in 287.6 million households in 162 territories around the world. What kind of message is this sending to children around the world? What would send a more resonant message? What’s worse—Oprah devoting an episode to domestic abuse, or Nickelodeon disqualifying Chris Brown from partaking …

International Women's Day

Yesterday marked the 100th International Women’s Day.  And we, the mothers, sisters, girlfriends and wives, daughters and grandmothers of planet earth are in danger. And it’s only getting worse. Globally, every 1 out of 3 of us will be victims of domestic abuse. Nationally, the number is 1 in 4. And as we spiral deeper into an economic cesspool, the …