Kathleen Hanna Voices an Awkward Alien

As the lead singer of Bikini Kill, Kathleen Hanna’s voice was remarkably important to countless young women. Now, Hanna has lent her skillful vocals to the big screen, becoming the voice behind an awkward alien in the short film “Myrna the Monster.” Directed by Ian Samuels, the film follows an earnest young extraterrestrial as she navigates the social jungle of Los Angeles after being uprooted …

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Bikini Kill, a new release from M.I.A., a playlist for pride and more in our recap of music we tweeted this week

Bikini Kill: Rebel Girl If you need a break after attempting our previous week’s “Miley Cyrus challenge,” check out the other end of the spectrum with this clip from the Bikini Kill archives featuring a live performance in Washington, DC in 1992. A shining symbol of feminism, Kathleen Hanna confronts the audience with her powerful vocals, reminiscent of the 1990s punk rock scene. Thankfully, “The …

Bikini Kill: Rebel Girl

Bikini Kill, a new release from M.I.A., a playlist for pride and more in our recap of music we tweeted this week

The London-via-Sri Lanka female rapper is back with a high energy, club-ready new single and video with “Bring The Noize” in anticipation of her upcoming fourth album Matangi. Calling on longtime collaborator Switch and newcomer Surkin for beats, M.I.A.’s new track sounds like a culmination of her best efforts throughout her career with a contemporary UK house vibe. M.I.A.’s lyrics and visuals are no less …