Thoughts on Long Strange Trip

June 15, 2017By Taylor Swope

When the long awaited, highly anticipated Grateful Dead documentary, Long Strange Trip, had its premiere at Sundance a few months ago, I was lucky enough to attend and sit in on a post-film talkback with the director, Amir Bar-Lev. I’ve thought about the film a lot since then, and I shared those thoughts with Jambands. … Read More

CEG Sophia Amoruso Rallies Girlbosses in DTLA

March 13, 2017By Taylor Swope

Chief Executive Girlboss, Sophia Amoruso, got her big girl pantsuit on – well, technically it was a romper – on March 4 at the first official Girlboss Rally in Los Angeles. She looked like she felt empowered in it. I flew out from New York to attend the first of what’s likely to be many Girlboss Rallies, and … Read More

How Nasty Gal Could Become a Nasty Woman

February 9, 2017By Taylor Swope

The womenswear line Nasty Gal filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in November 2016, the same day half the nation mourned the evaporated hope of a first female presidency. I know I’m not alone in wondering whether founder and self-proclaimed Girlboss Sophia Amoruso can still claim her title now. I believe the answer is yes, but ultimately that’s … Read More