Bikini Kill

Kathleen Hanna, the provocative and thoughtful lead singer of bands Bikini Kill, Le Tigre, and The Julie Ruin walked away from the music scene in 2005, leaving behind a throng of fans, likeminded feminist and DIY activists that pondered her departure.

What happened to Kathleen Hanna?

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‘The Punk Singer’ is a new documentary showing at this year’s Seattle International Film Festival, and it argues that an important piece of rock and roll’s early-90s historical puzzle lies in the punk movement’s feminist roots, and its undisputed champion, Kathleen Hanna.