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Chrissie Hynde: Rape Can Be Woman's Fault

She blames herself for biker attack when she was 21

(Newser) - Chrissie Hynde is promoting her new memoir, Reckless, and what she has to say about a sexual assault she suffered when she was 21 has provoked a mixture of outrage and pity. The Pretenders singer tells the Sunday Times that she takes "full responsibility" for being brought to an... More »

Ditch the Bells, It's Time for a New Jingle

Chronicle compiles list of reworked holiday faves

(Newser) - Chestnuts may still be roasting on an open fire, but that doesn’t mean you can’t refresh your Christmas playlist. The San Francisco Chronicle compiles a list of new twists on old favorites to help you give the jingle bells a rest:
  • Sufjan Stevens, "That Was the Worst
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Chrissie Hynde Fuming Over Leather Bag Namesake

Pretenders frontwoman a passionate vegetarian

(Newser) - Rocker Chrissie Hynde is furiously threatening to sue an Italian fashion house after it named a red leather handbag after her. The Pretenders star, whose commitment to animal rights has resulted in her arrest in the past, says she's livid that the designers are putting brass in pocket off a... More »

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