Saturday, May 3, 2008

Backwoods Barbie

How can a ruralist-feminist like me resist a headline like that -- which happens to be the name of Dolly Parton's latest album and tour. Here's the quite positive review from the New York Times,. Interesting that this review is the cover story for the Saturday Arts section--but then it is reviewing her show at Radio City Music Hall, not the Grand Ole Opry.

The feminist in me is rendered (almost) speechless by what I read of Parton's monologue between songs. "Complex interior life" and "power of independent thought," indeed.

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