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Tales From The Crip: Tig Notaro

Tig Notaro has been getting a heaping dose of publicity lately. It's well-deserved. You may already recognize the charming comedian from her standup, or watched her play the feather-haired policewoman who briefly (and understandably) lesbianizes Sarah Silverman on the latter's eponymous "Program," or listened to her discuss her frequent run-ins with 80s pop star Taylor "Tell it to...

Five Things Republicans Can Learn about Health Policy from Call the Midwife

Have you see Call the Midwife?

The hour-long PBS drama follows a group of young midwives in London's East End in the 1950s, led by a convent of Anglican nursing nuns, the Sisters of St. Raymond Nonnatus. The show's premise offers an opportunity to examine reproductive health on television without having to contend with contemporary political quandaries, and provides an...

On Our Radar: Paul "Gym Rat" Ryan, Affirmative Action, and Friday Night Lights

  • Roxane Gay tackles the minuses faced by famous plus-sized women. [Wall Street Journal]
  • Margaret Lyons calls out the New York Times for fat-shaming in its "Stars Step Off the Scale" article. [Vulture]
  • Australia's prime minister, Julia Gillard, told opposition leader Tony Abbott exactly what she thought of his misogyny. A must read/watch! [The Guardian]
  • ...

Project Runway Season 10: The Finale Countdown

It was an underwhelming first half of the season finale last night on Project Runway, but we did get to see one of our favorite things: Tim Gunn home visits!

This is it! Not really though.

Tales From The Crip:

There are plenty of web shows to choose from but one of my favorites from this year is the standout comedy, My Gimpy Life.

BitchTapes: Keepin' it Tropic

This week on BitchTapes, we're taking a trip back to 1968 to visit the country of Brazil and the glory that is tropicália.

Keepin' it Tropical(ia) from BitchTapes on 8tracks Radio.

Backlot Bitch: Retrieving the Past to Educate Our Future

The name Li Ling Ai is a mystery to film historians. Without her film available, we might never find out about one of the first Asian American producers in Hollywood history.

Gone Country: Five Things to Love (and Five Things to Shove) About Nashville

Last night, nine million of us set aside our differences, turned on our TVs, and watched Connie Britton and Hayden Panetierre go country. That's right y'all, it was the premiere of ABC's Nashville, a Music City version of All About Eve with enough rhinestones, twang, and Powers Boothe bitchface to fill the Grand Ole Opry (which they did, because the first few scenes were...

Douchebag Decree: Andrew Goldman and the Tippi point for social-media jerkery

Here's a brief test of étiquette. You're a writer accused of asking an inappropriate question to a famous actor in a national magazine. Another writer takes you to task for what she sees as a history of this kind of inappropriateness. Your response?

a.) Ignore the criticism—you can't please everyone, right?

b.) Explain yourself—you really didn't intend to offend.


It's Design Week, Portland!

Happening now is the first ever Design Week Portland, which celebrates design as one of our city's most promising cultural and economic resources through a series of talks, exhibits, films, and open studios all across town.