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Solvej Schou
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Lives in Pasadena, CA
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Read my personal story for WEIRD SISTER on #PJHarvey, her impact, her influence on my music and her recent shows in L.A. The original "50 Ft Queenie." I first saw her live, at the Palladium, in 1993.
“Tell you my name/ F U and CK/ 50 foot queenie/ Force ten hurricane!!” I first heard Polly Jean Harvey belt those words–from her fuzz-soaked mantra “50 Ft Queenie” off her second album “Rid of Me”– live in 1993, at … Continue reading →
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Crafts for summer/fall. Read my new Associated Press story on how to make DIY picture frames (ideas for adults and kids).
Think back to kindergarten and your first picture frame, proudly put together out of glued Popsicle sticks, some yarn and maybe a splash of glitter.
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#PJHarvey at L.A.'s the Shrine tonight. Beautiful, soulful, arms open. Tomorrow, Friday, I see her again, at the Henry Fonda.
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I dub this week #PJHarvey week. I've seen her play about a dozen times since 1993, when I first saw her at the Hollywood Palladium, with Radiohead. I'm excited to see her play twice this week. Her first shows in L.A. in years, and one of only three shows in the U.S. for her tour behind "The Hope Six Demolition Project." The album - political, sprawling, filled with horns and harmony - has grown on me, and I love it. She's a huge influence on my music, eg. this Flavorwire story on my "Man-Size"-ish video last year. 
Today more than other Mondays, you may find yourself in need of fiery songs that energize — and with its lightning riffs and hear-me-roar attitude, Solvej Schou’s “Cruel Hearted Woman&#…
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Thinking of my relatives and friends in Denmark, with #PernilleBlume's gold in Saturday's 50 meter freestyle. Tillykke! Denmark's first #Olympics gold in swimming since 1948.
Denmark's Pernille Blume beat the favorites to win the 50 meters freestyle in 24.07 seconds on Saturday and give her country a first Olympic swimming gold medal since 1948.
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Anthony Ervin = my #Olympics hero today, winning the 50-meter freestyle at age 35, 16 years after he first won it. "I don't think my age should limit me and I don't think fear of defeat should limit me either."

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Anthony Ervin finally has an Olympic gold medal to replace the one he sold 16 years ago. The 35-year-old American won the men's 50-meter freestyle at the Rio Games on Friday, capping a night of upsets…
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I believe in the power of women being funny, smart, interesting, creative and HEARD. So yah, I support Leslie Jones. Only #LoveForLeslieJ.
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Last night's #PJHarvey show at the Henry Fonda was filled with so much energy and passion, and was even better than the one the night before at the Shrine. She stretched her arms out and belted, her voice glorious. I've seen her play a dozen times, and this show was one of the best. Viva PJ!
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Huge media news. Gawker announces that it will shut down after almost 14 years in operation, days after Univision bid $135 million for Gawker Media's six other sites. Definitely the end of an era. Gawker shifted tone, style (and snark) in digital journalism. 
After nearly fourteen years of operation, Gawker.com will be shutting down next week. The decision to close Gawker comes days after Univision successfully bid $135 million for Gawker Media’s six other websites, and four months after the Silicon Valley billionaire Peter Thiel revealed his clandestine legal campaign against the company.
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"Are you going to stand or are you going to crumble?" Kudos to #GabbyDouglas, an awesome, talented athlete, for standing up for herself, and to online vitriol and criticism of her on social media. #Olympics
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The hope for one last trip to the Olympic medal podium gone when she stalled early in her routine during the uneven bars final on Sunday, Gabby Douglas decided to take a stand of a different kind.…
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Summer at the Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens
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Thank you, AP, for writing this. The U.S team has a record number of female athletes in Rio - 292 - and yet NBC Sports, according to the story, has only one female play-by-play announcer? Not right.

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — American Olympians were making a case that this was supposed to be the Year of the Woman. Team USA brought the biggest women's contingent in Olympic history, a group 292 strong that is piling up a…
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Features, spot news, breaking news, hard news, entertainment, lifestyles, film, TV, music, fashion, social justice, food, travel, health, politics, quick sourcing and writing to deadline, broad contact database, coverage of local and national events, press conferences, awards shows, film festivals, fashion shows, in-depth in-person interviews
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Pasadena, CA
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Los Angeles, CA - New York, NY
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Solvej Schou is a Pasadena, Calif. and Los Angeles based journalist with more than a decade of professional reporting and writing experience whose stories have been published by outlets such as The Associated Press, New York Times, Yahoo!, BBC.com and Los Angeles Times. She was formerly a staff senior film writer at Entertainment Weekly, EW.com, and a staff writer at The Associated Press.
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  • Barnard College
    English - Creative Writing, 1996 - 2000
  • USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism
    Journalism, 2003 - 2005
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