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'ITW' Series

7 days ago

The Festival that Made History: Revisiting Monterey Pop Festival on its 50th Anniversary

In a time when music festivals are plentiful, have their own designated eight-month-long season, and cater to just about any genre preference, it’s hard to imagine that this wasn’t always the case. In 1967, the absence of festivals was the subject of a conversation taking place in Mama Cass Elliot’s living room. “Rock music wasn’t […]

1 week ago

Why Pride Month is Important to Me and Might be for You

I’ve been through the works: exaggerated queerness, the anti-establishment queerness, the “I’m so different, I don’t fit in with anyone”, solitary kind of queerness. I’m sure there’ll be more to come because identity is so different for everybody. Through all of this though, it’s in discovering how big of a part of me my identity […]

1 week ago

Amanda Palmer and Edward Ka-Spel Took London’s Heaven by Storm

One thing’s for certain about an Amanda Fucking Palmer gig: you get an Amazing Fucking Show. On June 13, Amanda Palmer and Legendary Pink Dots’ frontman Edward Ka-Spel took their tour to London for the last night of an epic European journey. I’m lucky enough I get to be able to say, “I was there.” […]

1 week ago

Through The Past, Warmly: The Enduring Friendship of Marianne Faithfull and Anita Pallenberg

Lifelong friends Marianne Faithfull and Anita Pallenberg were “It Girls” of Swinging Sixties London. Faithfull was a husky-voiced chanteuse with a royal lineage who was introduced to the Stones via their manager, Andrew Loog Oldham. The seemingly demure, fragile singer was still in her teens when she recorded one of the first original Mick Jagger/Keith […]

1 week ago

Anita Pallenberg, the Original ‘It Girl’ and Sixth Rolling Stone, Dies at 73

Anita Pallenberg, rock and roll muse, actress, and bohemian fashion icon, has passed away. She was 73. The news was delivered via her friend, actress Stella Schnabel, on Instagram yesterday evening. While she was at one time known as the partner of Keith Richards (with whom she had three children), she was never just a rock […]

1 week ago

Rare Sounds for Rainy Days- Meet R&B’s Noir Siren, ANE

R&B is a style built on experience, growth through pain, unexpected heartbreaks and ensuing paths to higher ground. Korean-American songwriter ANE lives and sings this art, making new waves in neo-soul, with a lyrical sincerity that’s both elegant and empowering. ANE (pronounced Ah-nee) is a change of pace for R&B. Pioneering a synthesis of soul […]

1 week ago

Anja Kotar’s Nomad Initiates a New Version of Cool

Make no mistake, Anja Kotar is cool. Fresh from life as a rising child star in her home country of Slovenia where she acted in a hit film and was featured on the Slovenian X-Factor, Kotar arrived in the US in 2012. The transition was abrupt, setting foot in her new home a mere two […]

1 week ago

THE “NEVERTHELESS” PORTRAIT PROJECT: INSPIRING WOMEN, WEEK 10

Once a week Inspirer will feature a selection of drawings by our staff photographer, Annie Govekar. The drawings are part of the “Nevertheless” portrait project which feature inspiring women and their quotes. This week the “Nevertheless” portraits will continue to highlight women featured in Inspirer’s “Induct These Women” series. Melissa Etheridge Quote taken from NPR interview, […]

1 week ago

Stevie Nicks Records New Song for The Book of Henry

On the eve of the premiere of the new drama, “The Book of Henry,” Stevie Nicks released the song she recorded for the soundtrack. “Your Hand I Will Never Let It Go,” though not written by Nicks, has the familiar fairytale feel of her work. Ryan Miller and Thomas Bartlett wrote and produced the song […]

1 week ago

Yoga 30 for 30 Helping Find Balance in a Busy World

Balance is hard to find. We all crave it, but for many it feels eternally out of reach. We work long hours, struggle to keep up in a fast paced society, and often don’t fuel our bodies with optimal nutrition. Fad diets and exercise trends come and go so fast it’s impossible to keep up. […]