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"DVD Is The New Vinyl" Podcast: Kathleen Hanna, Mike Birbiglia & Joshua Rothkopf

  • By Aaron Hillis
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  • November 25, 2013 3:44 PM
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DVD Is the New Vinyl, podcast
With this freshly remastered edition of "DVD Is the New Vinyl," another format war has been fought and won. But rather than the skirmish between Blu-ray and HD DVD (remember that one?) or VHS and Betamax (now we're really dating ourselves), the podcast has trumped the listicle, two words that weren't even around a decade ago. Beginning now and once a month, your somewhat humble video-store proprietor will be chatting with a trio of renowned guests about the grooviest new DVD and Blu-ray releases. Listen up!

Documentary On Riot Grrl Kathleen Hanna In The Works

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 25, 2010 4:12 AM
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If you were a fan of punk rock during the early 1990s, there's no way you could have missed the noise coming out of the Pacific Northwest. An underground feminist movement known as riot grrl gripped the scene, calling for great accessibility for women and it spawned a creative outpouring with zines, art and activism all aimed at giving women a voice. And of course, there was the music. Bands like Bratmobile, Excuse 17, Heavens to Betsy, Huggy Bear, Sleater-Kinney and Team Dresch contributed to the outpouring of female-led acts -- some more notable and memorable than others -- but none would have the widespread impact and acclaim of Bikini Kill. Fronted by Kathleen Hanna, the band was one of the loudest voices to emerge from the scene and the unofficial spokespeople for the movement (at least to the media). Now, nearly two decades after the movement caused a rupture in punk rock, a documentary will try and tell the story of one its key figures.

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