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Le Tigre
Le Tigre
Le Tigre
( /ləˈtiːɡrə/) is an American electronic rock band from the United States, formed by Kathleen Hanna
Kathleen Hanna
(formerly of Bikini Kill) and Johanna Fateman
Johanna Fateman
in 1998 in New York City. It also featured Sadie Benning from 1998 until 2001 and JD Samson
JD Samson
for the rest of the group's run. Le Tigre
Le Tigre
is known for its left-wing sociopolitical lyrics, dealing with issues of feminism and the LGBT community.Contents1 History 2 In popular culture 3 Discography 4 References 5 External linksHistory[edit] Initially envisioned as a live backup band for Hanna's solo project Julie Ruin, Le Tigre
Le Tigre
mixed the politics and feminism of riot grrrl with electronic samples and lo-fi beats. Other members included Fateman and Samson
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Major Label
A record label or record company is a brand or trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. Sometimes, a record label is also a publishing company that manages such brands and trademarks, coordinates the production, manufacture, distribution, marketing, promotion, and enforcement of copyright for sound recordings and music videos; also conducting talent scouting and development of new artists ("artists and repertoire" or "A&R"); and maintains contracts with recording artists and their managers
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Eileen Myles
Eileen MylesMyles at the 2008 Brooklyn Book FestivalBorn (1949-12-09) December 9, 1949 (age 68) Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.Occupation writer, poet, performerGenre poetry non-fiction fiction performanceWebsiteeileenmyles.com Eileen Myles
Eileen Myles
(born December 9, 1949) is an American poet and writer who has produced more than twenty volumes of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, libretti, plays, and performance pieces over the last three decades.[1] Novelist Dennis Cooper
Dennis Cooper
has described Myles as "one of the savviest and most restless intellects in contemporary literature."[2] In 2012 Myles received a Guggenheim Fellowship to complete Afterglow (a memoir), which gives both a real and fantastic account of a dog's life.[3] Note: Myles' own website uses the pronouns "they", "them", and "their" to refer to Myles[4]
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Aretha Franklin
Aretha Louise Franklin (born March 25, 1942) is an American singer and songwriter. Franklin began her career as a child singing gospel at New Bethel Baptist Church in Detroit, where her father, C. L. Franklin, was minister. In 1960, at the age of 18, she embarked on a secular career, recording for Columbia Records
Columbia Records
but only achieving modest success. Following her signing to Atlantic Records
Atlantic Records
in 1967, Franklin achieved commercial acclaim and success with songs such as "Respect", "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman", "Spanish Harlem" and "Think". By the end of the 1960s decade she had gained the title "The Queen of Soul". Franklin eventually recorded a total of 112 charted singles on Billboard, including 77 Hot 100 entries, 17 top ten pop singles, 100 R&B entries and twenty number-one R&B singles, becoming the most charted female artist in the chart's history
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Sleater-Kinney
Sleater-Kinney
Sleater-Kinney
(/ˌsleɪtərˈkɪniː/ SLAY-tər-KIN-ee[1]) is an American rock band that formed in Olympia, Washington, in 1994.[2] The band's lineup features Corin Tucker
Corin Tucker
(vocals and guitar), Carrie Brownstein (guitar and vocals), and Janet Weiss
Janet Weiss
(drums). Sleater-Kinney
Sleater-Kinney
was influenced by riot grrrl and is a key part of the American indie rock scene.[3] The band is also known for its feminist and left-leaning politics.[4] The band released 7 studio albums between 1994 and 2005: Sleater-Kinney
Sleater-Kinney
(1995), Call the Doctor
Call the Doctor
(1996), Dig Me Out
Dig Me Out
(1997), The Hot Rock (1999), All Hands on the Bad One
All Hands on the Bad One
(2000), One Beat
One Beat
(2002) and The Woods (2005)
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The Slits
The Slits
The Slits
were a British punk rock band formed in London in 1976 by members of the groups The Flowers of Romance and The Castrators. The group's early line-up consisted of Ari Up
Ari Up
(Ariane Forster) and Palmolive (a.k.a
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Gretchen Phillips
Gretchen Phillips (born 1963) is an American singer-songwriter known for her humorous and topical songs. Phillips has been openly gay throughout her life and her lesbianism has inspired much of her material.[1]Contents1 Background 2 Meat Joy, Girls in the Nose, and Two Nice Girls 3 Bands and solo projects since Two Nice Girls 4 Awards 5 Personal life 6 Other 7 Discography 8 Notes 9 External linksBackground[edit] Phillips grew up in Houston. Her parents were musicians, and she played music from childhood
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Billy Tipton
William Lee Tipton (December 29, 1914 – January 21, 1989) was an American jazz musician and bandleader. He is also notable for the postmortem discovery that, although he lived his adult life as a man, he was assigned female at birth.[1][2][3]Contents1 Early life 2 Career2.1 Early work 2.2 Bandleader3 Personal life 4 Death, post-mortem outing, and aftermath 5 Works inspired by Tipton 6 Discography 7 References 8 Further reading 9 External linksEarly life[edit] Born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Tipton grew up in Kansas City, Missouri, where he was raised by an aunt after his mother died. He subsequently rarely saw his father, G. W. Tipton, a pilot who sometimes took him for airplane rides. As a high-school student, Tipton went by the nickname "Tippy" and became interested in music, especially jazz, studying piano and saxophone
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Leslie Feinberg
Leslie Feinberg
Leslie Feinberg
(September 1, 1949 – November 15, 2014) was an American, butch lesbian and transgender activist, communist,[1] and author.[2][3][4][5] Feinberg authored Stone Butch Blues
Stone Butch Blues
in 1993.[6][7][8] Her writing, notably Stone Butch Blues
Stone Butch Blues
and her pioneering non-fiction book, 1996's Transgender
Transgender
Warriors, laid the groundwork for much of the terminology and awareness around gender studies and was instrumental in bringing these issues to a more mainstream audience.[3][4][9][10]Contents1 Career 2 Personal life 3 See also 4 Books by Leslie Feinberg 5 References 6 Further reading 7 External linksCareer[edit] Feinberg's first novel, the 1993 Stone Butch Blues, won the Lambda Literary Award and the 1994 American Library Association Gay & Lesbian
Lesbian
Book Award
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Juliana Luecking
Juliana Luecking is a musician, spoken-word artist and video maker.[1]QueenJuliana is her YouTube channel where People Are a Trip, a series filmed in public places in New York City, is featured. Luecking's videos were instrumental in Picture New York's 2007 fight to protect the rights of NYC artists to shoot video and take pictures free of police harassment.[2] References[edit]^ Calhoun, Ada (June 5, 2007). "Spirit of Success". Salon. Archived from the original on January 20, 2011. Retrieved November 30, 2010.  ^ Moynihan, Colin (July 28, 2007). "Picturing Protest, Artists Organize to Fight Camera Permit Proposal"
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Yoko Ono
Yoko Ono
Yoko Ono
(born February 18, 1933) is a Japanese multimedia artist, singer, songwriter, and peace activist who is also known for her work in performance art and filmmaking.[1] She performs in both English and Japanese. She is known for being the second wife and widow of singer-songwriter John Lennon
John Lennon
of the Beatles. Ono grew up in Tokyo
Tokyo
and also spent several formative years in New York City. She studied at Gakushuin, but withdrew from her course after two years and moved to New York in 1953 to live with her family. She spent some time at Sarah Lawrence College
Sarah Lawrence College
and then became involved in New York City's downtown artists scene, which included the Fluxus group
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James Baldwin
James Arthur "Jimmy" Baldwin (August 2, 1924 – December 1, 1987) was an American novelist and social critic. His essays, as collected in Notes of a Native Son
Notes of a Native Son
(1955), explore intricacies of racial, sexual, and class distinctions in Western societies, most notably in mid-20th-century America.[1] Some of Baldwin's essays are book-length, including The Fire Next Time
The Fire Next Time
(1963), No Name in the Street
No Name in the Street
(1972), and The Devil Finds Work
The Devil Finds Work
(1976)
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Marlon Riggs
Marlon Troy Riggs (February 3, 1957 – April 5, 1994) was an American filmmaker, educator (professor), poet, and gay rights activist. He produced, wrote, and directed several television documentaries, including Ethnic Notions,[1] Tongues Untied, Color Adjustment, and Black is... Black Ain't. Riggs created aesthetically innovative and socially provocative films that examine past and present representations of race and sexuality in America. The Marlon Riggs Collection is now housed at Stanford University Libraries.[2]Contents1 Early life 2 Film career 3 Poetry 4 Writings 5 Themes and style 6 Awards 7 Controversy 8 References 9 External linksEarly life[edit] Riggs was born in Fort Worth, Texas on February 3, 1957. He was a child of civilian employees of the military and spent a great deal of his childhood traveling. He lived in Texas and Georgia before moving to West Germany at age 11 with his family
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David Wojnarowicz
David Michael Wojnarowicz (/ˌvɔɪnəˈroʊvɪtʃ/ VOY-nə-ROH-vitch;[1] September 14, 1954 – July 22, 1992) was an American painter, photographer, writer, filmmaker, performance artist, songwriter/recording artist and AIDS activist prominent in the New York City art world.[2]Contents1 Biography 2 "A Fire in My Belly" controversy2.1 Response from Clough and Smithsonian 2.2 Response from artists3 Death 4 Legacy 5 Collective exhibitions 6 Books 7 Films 8 Music 9 Critical studies and adaptations 10 Archival collections 11 See also 12 References 13 External linksBiography[edit] Wojnarowicz was born in Red Bank, New Jersey, and later lived most of his life with his mother in New York City, where he attended the High School of Performing Arts for a brief period
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Shulamith Firestone
Shulamith "Shulie" Firestone (January 7, 1945 – August 28, 2012)[2] was a Canadian-American radical feminist. A central figure in the early development of radical feminism and second-wave feminism, Firestone was a founding member of three radical-feminist groups: New York Radical Women, Redstockings, and New York Radical Feminists. In 1970 Firestone authored The Dialectic of Sex: The Case for Feminist Revolution
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The Dialectic Of Sex
The Dialectic of Sex: The Case for Feminist Revolution (1970) is a book by the radical feminist Shulamith Firestone. Written over a few months when Firestone was 25, it has been described as a classic of feminist thought.[1][2] Firestone argues that the "sexual class system"[3] predates and runs deeper than any other form of oppression, and that the eradication of sexism will require a radical reordering of society: "The first women are fleeing the massacre, and, shaking and tottering, are beginning to find each other. ... This is painful: no matter how many levels of consciousness one reaches, the problem always goes deeper. It is everywhere. ..
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