Riot Grrl


This Consciousness-Raising Cafe Wants You to Eat Like a Feminist

While the cultural definition of feminism has changed considerably since the 70s, the ethos of Bloodroot Restaurant and Feminist Bookstore has not.


How the Spice Girls Ripped 'Girl Power' from Its Radical Roots

The Spice Girls co-opted Girl Power and told us we could have it all. Was it true? Or a way for them to take our money with branded merchandise? Twenty years later, we spoke to those at the center of it all to find out.


Punk Animals Meet Feminist Folktales in London

LA-based artist Deedee Cheriel exhibits her Hindu-inspired narrative work in London.


Tiny Knives' 'Black Haze' Is a Crass Record for People Who Love the Melvins

Stream the Portland trio's loud, grungy, anarcho-punk-meets-riot-grrl Eolian Empire debut.


The Julie Ruin's Burger-a-Go-Go Set Was a Safe Space for Women, On Stage and Off

Kathleen Hanna brought the girls to the front for her Burger-a-Go-Go performance.


We Spoke To the Chef Who Created a Riot Grrrl-Themed Food Event

Nadia G. of The Cooking Channel's Bitchin' Kitchen is tired of food festivals always being goddamn sausage parties, so she created Riot Grill, a festival where badass women—in the kitchen and on the stage—rule. Let's just say there wasn't any fucking...


JD Samson's Life After MEN

JD Samson's queer art and music collective MEN has decided to call it quits, so we spoke to the queer icon about what's next.


Ballet School Is Putting the Pop in Dream Pop One Million Stickers at a Time

The Berlin band talks about the importance of having an aesthetic and how they're making Riot Grrl pop.


Miley Cyrus and Kathleen Hanna Really Aren't That Different

They're both controversial feminist figures with a penchant for performing in their pants.


A Very, Very Important Q&A With American Idol Judge Kara Dioguardi

We threw the best prank caller in the world on this fucking American Idol call. He only got one question in among the robots and shit stains, but it’s a funny one.