This week’s news stories are quite a bit about reconciling the past with the future. It’s a mixed bag of good and bad, as per usual, but there were a lot of interesting links to catch my eye. Let’s get started.
You know what movie always passes the Bechdel test? Spice World.
Today I was waiting for the train listening to my summer Spotify playlist – which is a mix of pop, punk, ska, and ’90s stuff – when the Spice Girls’ “Spice Up Your Life” came on, followed by Beyonce’s “Crazy In Love.” So you bet your sweet bippy I was dancing pretty shamelessly on the subway platform. I regret nothing. Read More This Weekend Open Thread is Busting a Move
2007 in music seems to be all about making up for neglected artists in previous columns, a lot of love and appreciation, and one hell of a dance party. Let’s do this. Read More 30 Years of Music: 2007
Friends, 1996 is one of my all-time favorite years, and it was also a leap year. Pick out your favorite babydoll tee and gather round the wayback machine, because it’s time to say goodbye to Jessica Fletcher.
Did you know? In terms of record sales, Spice Girls are still the best-selling female group of all time? You gotta give it up to Baby, Posh, Scary, Sporty and Ginger. They totally had it going on. Although their message was broadcast to the world from a bubble gum pop princess girl group platform, their message of lady power is inspirational to say the least. Let’s talk about how Spice Girls encouraged feminism and the lessons we can learn from this fab five. Read More Girl Power: Lessons in Feminism From the Spice Girl Era
Wedges are totally IN (again). But I say, embrace the wedge! They’re cute, comfortable and easier to walk in than other high heeled alternatives. Read More The Wonderful Wedge
This is our last post of the day, we’re outta here! I’ll be banging on the reply-to-comments code with a hammer for a while longer, and trying to track down a bug in registrations. PS – If you’re having trouble logging in or you didn’t get an authentication email when you registered, send me an email and I’ll help you get it fixed up! Read More The Weekend is Here!