Valentine’s Day: Why do we girls want diamonds?

“I don't understand about diamonds and why men buy them. What's so impressive about a diamond, except the mining?” This is one of my favorite strings of lyrics ever, from the talented Fiona Apple, and her so...
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2013 Blast Holiday Gift Guides: Music

Happy Holidays from Blast Magazine. As we close out our sixth year, we're putting together a series of holiday gift guides to get you into the holiday money-spending season! We start with... The 2013 Music Gif...
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The state of play for lady journos

In the midst of helping my mother move out of my childhood home, I came across a book in my old closet. It is a book about female journalists, given to me by a journalist who visited my high school for a career...
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Janelle Monáe brings it to House of Blues Boston

It was a little nerdy, funky, energetic, thought provoking, joyous, inspiring, and theatrical. That would be last Wednesday’s Janelle Monáe concert at the Boston House of Blues. I truly wish I had starte...
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She rides topless so that you can too

Nudity and protesting often have gone hand-in-hand -- the Sons of Freedom, FEMEN, Topfreedom, and transgender rights to name a few. In 2011, Andrea Jones went topless to protest the fact that the state of Te...

Mind the (Thigh) Gap

I’ve been aware of the thigh gap obsession for a while now. Before I began to see headlines about it...it was just something I became aware of as a young girl who wasn’t comfortable in her own skin. A th...