August 18th, 2017

Stop Asking Parents of Kids With Skin Conditions if They’re “Contagious”

Posted on 18 Aug 2017 at 8:58pm

When I look back at my childhood, it’s so easy to go into “pity party” mode remembering all the woes that come as a result of being born with a skin condition: the thoughtless and often cruel comments from kids, the myriad missed social activities, the way my catholic school classmates wouldn’t shake my hand during “peace be with you.” (Psh, little did they know I’d get hired at Allure and have access to all the hand cream my heart desires one day.)

What I realize now that I’m older — and hopefully a bit wiser — is that my mother deserved…

Robert Plant Previews New LP ‘Carry Fire’ With ‘The May Queen’ Song

Posted on 18 Aug 2017 at 7:39am

Robert Plant has unveiled details for his forthcoming LP, Carry Fire. It’s his 11th studio album and first full-length release following 2014’s Lullaby and… the Ceaseless Roar.

Produced by Plant, the 11-song LP features accompaniment from his Lullaby backers the Sensational Space Shifters, which includes John Baggott, Justin Adams, Dave Smith and Liam “Skin” Tyson. Albanian cellist Redi Hasa and violist/violinist Seth Lakeman (who recently joined the group) also perform on three tracks. Chrissie Hynde makes a special appearance in a duet with Plant for Ersel Hickey’s “Bluebirds…

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