Girl Power Pop Playlist

Are those back-to-school blues getting to you? Gearing up for a new school year is always tough whether you’re a parent, educator, or student. Let’s give your last weeks of summer with some less famous girl groups of the late 90s and early 00s because everything old is new again.

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This Week in Lady Reads

Raise your hand if you want to see a gif of Pluto! Now put your hand down so you can scroll down to see it. :) While you’re at it, keep reading to check out the latest about Planned Parenthood, Idris Elba, and kale.  Read More This Week in Lady Reads

This Week in Lady Reads

Lots of interesting reads this week, but let’s start with the news everyone’s talking about: Read More This Week in Lady Reads

Record Machine: “Machinehead” by Bush

This 10 inch limited edition single from Bush is one of the first records I bought on my own, even though I didn’t own a record player at the time. There are three songs on it, and the amount I paid shook out to be roughly four bucks per song. Did I care? Of course not. The hopeless completist within me felt it was meant to be.

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Book Review: 33 1/3 Definitely Maybe by Alex Niven

Let’s establish one thing from the outset: In no way will this review be unbiased. As someone who has spent the past eighteen years studying the career trajectory of Oasis and the post-breakup albums of the band members, and as someone who is hopelessly indulgent when it comes to the arrogance of Noel Gallagher, it is through these filters that I read Alex Niven’s contribution to the 33 1/3 book series, his examination of Oasis’ 1994 debut, Definitely Maybe.

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Record Machine: “The Drugs Don’t Work” by The Verve

The Verve’s 12” single for “The Drugs Don’t Work” is one of the few ’90s-era records in my collection. Featuring shimmering strings and longing lyrics, the song is one of my favorites from their 1997 album, Urban Hymns.

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30 Years of Music: 1999

How did we get from 1983 to 1999 already? Time, you sneaky minx, let’s see what you have in musical riches this week.

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