Friday News Bites: Policy Changes, YouTube Chicanery + More

From college funding to anti-discrimination to my using a weird word in a headline — it’s time for another sampler platter of news stories to see you into the weekend.

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Pmag’s Pop Culture Horoscope for Rock Goddesses

Poodles, it’s the week of the rock goddess. Tune your instruments, let’s find out what’s in the stars this week.  Read More Pmag’s Pop Culture Horoscope for Rock Goddesses

30 Years of Music: 1995

1995, I thought you were a mere lead-up to the excitement of 1996, but turns out you are one of the most difficult years to narrow down to just fifteen songs yet. In the end, I had to go with the songs I still absolutely love, while regrettably leaving out a few nostalgic favorites. Sorry, “Gangsta’s Paradise.”

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30 Years of Music: 1993

1993! You are a wealth of musical riches! How am I to be happy with a mere ten songs of your excellence? By picking fifteen instead, that’s how. Turn up yer speakers, kids, we have a bit of (almost) everything this week.

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Alphabet Soup: Favorite Songs for The Letter I

Somewhat predictably, this week, I’ve a lot of songs that start with the word “I” or its variants, but that’s all right. I is for “I love these songs.”

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We <3 our Lurkers, Hate Bugs in this Open Thread

We’re all done with Tuesday and turning the place over to you all to chat it up in the open threads.  I don’t want to speak too soon, but I think the registration bug is fixed now, I’ve been getting notifications of new members again.  So if you’ve been hesitating or got the Blank Screen of DOOOOOOM when you tried to sign-up, give it another shot and jump in the conversation below. Read More We <3 our Lurkers, Hate Bugs in this Open Thread