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Mom & Pop Culture: Now it

My goal in writing this series was to delve into the intersections of feminism, parenting and pop culture, and I did my best to tackle as many topics as possible in my eight weeks here. (Although of course, I'm still left staring at a laundry list of things I wanted to write about...isn't that always the case?)

In The Frame: Life, Death, and Other Lessons Learned from Art

For me, art isn't just about finding something pretty or intelligent, or wishing I could paint as well as someone else. It's about looking at a piece and knowing that it's taught you something and you feel better for having seen it. You understand the world a little better afterwards, and you can't wait to rave about it to your friends. Here are three lessons I've learned from artists that I'd...

Bibliobitch: Modelland

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be sent to a nonsensical, exclusive modeling school where girls acquire magical powers that allow them to convince people to buy useless products? Me neither. But Tyra Banks has.

The 99%: Champagne Toasts and Caviar Receptions: Buying the American Wedding

Yet, as a proportion of their annual incomes, the Kardashian kouple may actually be more reasonable than many other Americans. In 2007, the average cost of the American wedding was over $28,000; while the recession caused a bit of a dip for a few years, the price is now back up over $24,000.  These costs represent about half of the country's median annual household (not individual) income; ...

B-Sides: Flown

I'm contacting Bitch's top-secret New York operative to dig up any dirt they can find on Brooklyn stoner-metal trio Flown. All I know about Flown is that they play heavy acid-fried jams, have a single on a Bandcamp page, have a live video of said single on YouTube, and apparently used to back Frankie Rose as the Outs.

Mom & Pop Culture: Lessons Learned From Free to Be... You and Me

The lessons shared in Free to Be... You and Me are not only timeless, they are also incredibly essential to remember in today's world. When we have young boys being targeted by Fox News writers for wearing pink toenail polish, and large companies that continue to push gender stereotypes, I think it's time for a little refresher course in what it truly means to be free. With that in...

In The Frame: Giant Spiders and Stuffed Birds

In a game of word association, "art" might make people think of paintings, sketches, canvases or a specific artist like Jackson Pollock (paint splatters, oh my) or the Mona Lisa (very tiny, strange smile). Disciplines such as sculpture, ceramics, and taxidermy might not be mentioned, because they're sidelined in favor of the mainstream. Etsy and Deviant Art are full of intense paintings;...

BitchTapes: Holiday Jams

How about a few holiday tunes for your weekend?

Bechdel Test Canon: D.E.B.S.

Angela Robinson's spy caper D.E.B.S. explores being under cover and out of the closet.

On Our Radar

We actually do have a radar, and we're tracking a mysterious holiday feminist flying a bike over the Pacific Ocean, spreading cheer to all.

  • Tami Winfrey Harris has a piece at Racialicious that might help you navigate disagreements with loved ones and the myth of "political correctness."
  • Nigerian author Chimamanda Adichie reflects on the justice not served for Nafissatou...