Women in music

From Highline, one famous band, one huge secret, many lives destroyed: Jason Cherkis on Jackie Fox and The Runaways. Why feminism needs punk: Sarah Jaffe reviews Clothes, Clothes, Clothes. Music, Music, Music. Boys, Boys, Boys: A Memoir by Viv Albertine. Heavy metal feminism: Laina Dawes on fighting for diversity in a genre mostly known for angry white men. Lisa Colton (Huddersfield): Gender, Power and Technology in Lady Gaga’s Telephone. Rose Courteau on why Rihanna’s “BBHMM” video isn’t as progressive as you think (and more). Stacia L. Brown on why it’s time to tell the stories of women in hip-hop. Soren Schoppmeier (Leipzig): “Hottentot Barbie” as a Multicultural Star: The Commodification of Race in Nicki Minaj’s Music Videos. Jessica Goldstein on why Nicki Minaj’s refusal to be “polite” is a necessary political statement. At MTV V.M.A.s, celebrity feuds, Miley Cyrus and also some music (and more). Miley Cyrus, Nicki Minaj, and Taylor Swift are three of the most successful women in music right now — why is it so hard to for us to celebrate their professional accomplishments? Azealia Banks trashes Nicki Minaj, Miley Cyrus and Taylor Swift on Twitter: “They’re BASIC”.