Fan Letter

Hotel California Album Cover
FAN LETTER

Hotel California

The Eagles’ classic "Hotel California” ended a musical era — and stood at the beginning of several new ones. This iconic album of summer rock anthems inspires our latest tribute.

Carol Queen, the staff sexologist at Good Vibrations, holds a 1940s-era Niagara vibrator, part of the store’s extensive collection of antique sex toys.
CRAIG LEE
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Great Vibrations

It’s the sex-positive, queer-friendly, feminist atmosphere at Good Vibrations that's allowed the grandmother of vibrator shops to thrive in San Francisco for three decades.

Members of the Varsity Brawlers team (purple tops) compete against the Tough Cookies team during a L.A. Derby Dolls women's banked track roller derby event in Los Angeles.
MARK RALSTON/GETTY IMAGES
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Roller Derby

A tribute to the intersection of the rock-‘em-sock-‘em roller derby and the very average lives of the people (like the fantastically named Vodka Toxic) who participate in it—and what it says about female empowerment.