Bitchtapes: Songs for When You're Blue

The cover of Jessica Hopper’s new book makes a statement by title alone: The First... Read more »

BitchTapes: May Day Mixtape

For May Day, here's a mixtape of songs about working for a living—with a couple down-with-the-man anthems thrown in for good measure. Whether you're out at a protest today or stuck behind a desk, I hope this can be a... Read more »

BitchTapes: Spring Cleaning

The cold weather is lifting, but not quickly enough. Here's a mellow, upbeat mixtape for those long afternoons when you're trying to shake off the winter blues and sweep out the mental cobwebs. ... Read more »

BitchTapes: The Ladies of Sub Pop

The artists coming out of Seattle's Sub Pop Records have had a huge influence on me as an artist and music critic (I even covered Sleater-Kinney's "Modern Girl" on some lo-fi recording I made when I was in my early twenties... Read more »

BitchTapes: Super Nerdy Remix

I realize this mixtape is a little over-the-top nerdy. It all started when I read the news about the return of the X-Files last week and got the hankering to listen to the X-Files theme song. This led me to... Read more »

BitchTapes: Women's Hip Hop History

This week's feminist mixtape comes from Dope Folks Records, a record label that specializes in rare and unreleased limited-edition vinyl releases. They're coming up... Read more »

BitchTapes: A Teen's Guide to Current Country

As a sixteen-year-old and lover of country music, I often struggle with the demeaning lyrics about women in mainstream country music perpetuates. However, there have always been a few artists who break that mold and manage to... Read more »

BitchTapes: Glitter and Gold

This mix is mostly new releases in 2014 and 2015, but I added in some older songs, too, just to match the mood. It’s beat-driven ethereal pop that’ll make you dance in your office chair. Enjoy.... Read more »

BitchTapes: A Law & Order Mixtape

This installment of BitchTapes gets its theme from our Spring issue—Law & Order. All these songs have themes of crime, justice, or violence, with genres ranging from old timey Country to contemporary Reggae. Look here and in the... Read more »

Bitchtapes: It Hurts Me Too

I was talking to a friend about the new Bjork album Vulnicura recently, and she confided that its release was... Read more »