Wednesday, June 4 2014
Here's a chart-baiting country album that also happens to be an exploration of the spoils, perils, and hypocrisies of female stardom.
Tuesday, May 20 2014
On the occasion of the release of Blue Smoke, Dolly Parton talks to PopMatters about her songwriting process, her legacy, and the stories behind her strongest collection of songs in years.
Wednesday, July 20 2011
The songs are purposefully generic, designed to resonate with the most people at once. Think of this as Dolly’s Life Lessons.
Monday, July 18 2011
Thursday, January 20 2011
Golden Age Hollywood scion, feminist activist, and general all-around bad-ass Jane Fonda is back, and this time out, she is hitting the campaign trail on behalf of the health of boomers and senior citizens. Fonda keeps Mazur on task and on his toes during this exclusive interview, preferring to focus on fitness rather than feminism or cinema.
Tuesday, October 21 2008
Monday, October 20 2008
The frisson between the dual natures of Parton’s appeal, that of a serious musician versus that of a dumb blonde, have made her an enigma.
Wednesday, March 26 2008
Backwoods Barbie has dramatic cheatin’ songs and giddy fun alike, with Parton tapping into both her tacky-glamour persona and her serious songwriting skills for a varied collection of songs that ranks among her best.
Sunday, July 8 2007
With her compelling sophomore album, this catchy, rock-country singer-songwriter shows why she should be a star.
Wednesday, May 16 2007
The songs in the new Dolly Parton re-issue series illustrate her story of attaining stardom, of growing up in a one-room cabin in the mountains of Tennessee as one of 12 children and then leaving that all behind for a career in Nashville.