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BitchTapes: Love Songs for Furry Friends

Not only is today Valentine's Day, it's also the final day of the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show! Celebrate either (or both) holidays with a mix of love songs for the pets in your life.

Out today! A Q&A with Agorafabulous! author Sara Benincasa

Many of us have, at some point, asserted that we "don't feel like leaving the house." It may take a few days, several long naps, and many hours of Criminal Minds reruns, but eventually most of us manage to get out the front door and back to our regularly-scheduled lives. Sara Benincasa, not so much. You may know Benincasa from the spot-on Sarah Palin impression  she perfected back...

Happy Galentine's Day!

All Parks and Rec fans know that February 13 is Galentine's Day in the fictional town of Pawnee. However, like other fictional-but-fun holidays before it (Festivus, Chrismukkah, Cheeseburger Picnic), Galentine's Day is worth celebrating in real life—if only for the breakfast.

It's like Lilith Fair without the angst. Plus frittatas.

Feministory: Isadora Duncan, Mother of Modern Dance

Isadora Duncan might be the most famous dancer you've never seen dance. Often referred to as the "Mother of Modern Dance," she was a self-made and intensely driven, confident woman who saw personal freedoms, expression, justice, and dance as essentially intertwined. Isadora once said, "For me the dance is not only the art that gives expression through the human soul through movement, but also...

Bechdel Test Canon: Pariah

We bring the Bechdel Test Canon to a close today with Dee Rees' Pariah, a coming-of-age film about a black lesbian nerd hopefully playing at a theater near you.

Bitch Radio: Preview the Frontier Issue!

For this week's podcast, you'll hear three short previews from the upcoming issue of Bitch magazine—the Frontier issue! From the Love It/Shove It section, you'll get one "Love It"—"Jailbreak the Patriarchy: Flipping the (Java)Script" by Katie Haegele, on the web plug-in Jailbreak the Patriarchy, and one "Shove It" —"Jesus Take the Heels: One Woman's Crusade to Save Streetwalker's...

Thursday Night 'Lights: My Funny Valentine

Valentine's Day is a tricky holiday for TV shows, no matter if the characters are coupled or single, happy or miserable, or somewhere in between. The TNL lineup (and last week's Parks and Rec) all tackled February 14, with mixed results. Here's what worked, and what didn't in the Thursday night comedies' approach to Valentine's Day.

BitchTapes: 10 Karaoke Songs to Avoid

We've had Karaoke-themed BitchTapes in the past, but as an enthusiast of the sport who has seen far too many dud performances (and given a few myself), I'd like to revisit the topic and offer some helpful Karaoke don'ts. Let these songs serve as a guidebook of sorts, to keep you from looking like too much of a fool the next time you get on the mic.


On Our Radar

Here's what we have been reading this week:
  • CNN suspends Roland Martin for his homophobic tweets during the Super Bowl. 
  • Civil rights activist Patricia Stephens Due died at 72 this week. 
  • NPR Fresh Air's interview with Meryl Streep covers her latest role as Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady
  • Oklahoma Democratic State Senator Constance Johnson offered...

Project Runway All Stars: A Face-Off For All Seasons

It was a fashion face-off for all seasons last night for our Project Runway All Stars.

This "who made it first?" coat scene was more dramatic than it looks.