On her new album HERE, Alicia Keys first in three years, she has a lot of songs, but none as specifically suited to our interests here at Autostraddle than “Where Do We Begin Now,” a confusing song about first time sapphic attraction.
I realized something inside of me had forever changed the first time I was smoking with the windows down and the music loud in my car and thought to myself “Huh, I could imagine myself doing SoulCycle to this song.”
Hey, did you watch the 50th Anniversary of the Country Music Awards last night? I didn’t either! But I did watch Beyoncé and the Dixie Chick’s performance of “Daddy Lessons” and hot damn! It was fucking amazing.
Come on in and watch this live performance with me! The pre-show starts at 3:15 EST. The show starts at 9:15pm EST. Then share all your feelings in the comments.
Play these songs with the windows down today and drive past a white man’s house. Join the movement.
“Art made by and for marginalized people is vital. It allows us to connect our experiences with others and empowers us by showing us that we are not alone. G.L.O.S.S. resonated with so many trans women because their songs reflected a lived experience which validated our own.”
It wasn’t until I listened to A Seat At The Table, that I finally felt like I could put my armor down.
Tegan and Sara are running errands at otherwise-mundane spaces — the laundromat, the post office, the market — where they are bombarded by innuendo in everything from envelope-licking to ears of corn. The result is very funny and very sexy.
The queer aesthetic here is so strong and bold and aggressive. It looks you straight in the eye turns you queer. It’s a queer gorgon. It’s queer medusa.
“KT Tunstall is, it turns out, definitively straight. She is thankful for her lesbian following, but she’s not a lesbian. She kissed and possibly did other things with girls when she was young, and it was not “just a phase,” but also, at the same time, she is heterosexual.”
You can listen to “Fade Out,” Tegan and Sara’s new song for Clea DuVall’s new movie, right this very second.
Maintaining your #BlackGirlMagic can be a struggle, but these tracks will help you maintain your daily practice.
The snakes have boobs! The weird bird people have butts! The horse uses the mountains as a blanket! The video for “Hang On to the Night” has it all!
Outside Lands is magical and full of lots of happy faces. Here’s what I saw.
“Dear Editor: You are cordially invited to have brunch with country music icon Dolly Parton this Sunday, August 7th.”
“We wanted to tell a story, but rather than tell it in one frame, we divided the video into multiple parallel characters with both reality and fantasy, like a choose-your-own-adventure novel.”
Are you looking to listen to an absolutely great pop song while crying because you’re so happy and hopeful today?
“BWU” shows the part that comes after figuring out marriage isn’t what you want: finding partners who are on the same page.
How is it possible that a queer woman who came in second place on NBC’s mega-smash-hit The Voice could, three years later, still be unknown? The short answer is that before Michelle Chamuel could fully tell the world who she is, she had to figure it out herself.
Mary Lambert has given us a gift at the end of this wretched week.