Great Moments in Musical Outrage: “Barracuda”

Ann and Nancy Wilson of Heart were enjoying the success of their 1976 debut album, Dreamboat Annie, when they saw the ad their record company had placed in Rolling Stone: a full-page, tabloid mockup featuring a picture of the two bare-shouldered sisters and the caption “Heart’s Wilson Sisters Confess: It Was Only Our First Time!” Read More Great Moments in Musical Outrage: “Barracuda”

A Playlist for Conference Planning

Conference planning is terrible.

The past few weeks of my life (and next few days) have been completely dedicated to conference planning. As the default event coordinator in my understaffed office, this is a lot of wrangling people and offices and supplies and everything under the sun. This is also calling hotels, ordering tote bags, designing backsplashes for a conference program app, meetings with campus events, and more. Suffice to say, I’ve been exhausted. Read More A Playlist for Conference Planning

30 Years of Music: 1985

1985 had a lot of truly awful and cheesy pop songs, friends, but never fear – we still have ten excellent songs to celebrate this week. Also, I may or may not become overly fixated on everyone’s hair.

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Alphabet Soup: Favorite Songs for The Letter M

Friends, we are officially at the halfway point for this column. Let’s reward ourselves by rocking out and taking in the eye candy.

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Movie Nights: Submit Your Suggestions!

Hey guys,

I have been a tad busy and unable to get my usual column in, due in part to my family “surprise” visiting me. Let me tell you all, it does not help to “surprise” visit a graduate student. Nope, I am a tad bit annoyed, but I love them, so I deal. Read More Movie Nights: Submit Your Suggestions!

The Daily Goodie: We Heart Instagram

Good morning!  Happy hump day!  There’s a foot of snow on the ground, it’s cold and it stays dark too long, but we’re here to brighten your day and give you something interesting to read about.   To get you started, I found a lovely photostream on Flickr with a photographer showing off the iPhone Instagram app.  (Does anyone know if it’s available for Android?) Check out the pretty after the break. Read More The Daily Goodie: We Heart Instagram

Lunchtime Poll 11/8

It’s another Monday, so we’re going to keep today’s lunchtime poll light and fun, as well as related to lunch.  Hope all of your Mondays are full of sunshine and unicorn songs, dear readers, you can find the question after the jump. Read More Lunchtime Poll 11/8

We Heart Our Readers

Wrapping up day two of Persephone, I’m struck by several things.  1.  I have a ton of respect for people who do this for a living and 2. Our readers rock my world.   As of 4:30 this morning, when your editor started her day, Google Analytics clocked 600+ unique visitors.  Read More We Heart Our Readers