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Here's what we've been reading this week:

  • Remember these awesome pics of punk band Pussy Riot at the Kremlin? Two alleged members have been detained and face imprisonment. Helen G reports at the F-Word.
  • Tami Winfrey Harris is running a great series about Writing While Marginalized at What Tami Said. 
  • If you're a big of fan of Sonja Sohn (a.k.a. Detective Kima...

Bitch Radio: Presenting Shortstacks with Audio Smut! (Plus: Sex Robots!)

I'm happy to introduce a new audio series...Shortstacks!

Shortstacks will be a quarterly, short-form audio piece produced by the fabulous folks at Audio Smut, a radio show commandeered by a collective of sex positive activists "committed to finding creative ways of challenging notions of decency." Major thanks to Kaitlin Prest for wanting to make sweet (and sexy!) feminist podcast...

Project Runway All Stars: Finale Fake Out!

Well, Lifetime only gave us part one of the Project Runway All Stars finale last night, but we still got a sneak peek at what the designers have in store for the runway next week (hint: Fragonard's therapist on safari), and a few of our old faves returned to the workroom.

Come back to us, Anthony!

Bitch Tapes: Winter to Spring

A a very literal BitchTapes seasonal musical sampling, from (the Pacific Northwest's) rainy cold winter to the green green spring... 

Winter to Spring from BitchTapes on 8tracks.

The Five Weirdest Parts of the New "A Little Bit of Heaven" Trailer

I'm a Peter Dinklage fan, so this morning's Vulture headline "Let's Discuss Peter Dinklage in the Trailer for Kate Hudson's Cancer Romcom" caught my attention right away. "Why is Peter Dinklage starring in something labeled a 'Cancer Romcom'?" I thought. "That seems weird."

Turns out, my man Dinklage is far from the weirdest part of this trailer, which was recut and re-released today....

School's Out: Amnesia and the Other

When education systems of "the West" forget their LGBTQ history lessons, it can spell trouble for "the rest."

Political Fictions: Fictionalizing History

We often hear people refer to entertainment as threat-less, as in "It's just a movie," or "It's only a story." The bullets shot in blockbuster action movies are blanks, falls from buildings are all staged, and White House-destroying explosions are created only with pixels. Fantasy, not reality. On the other side of fictional narrative is its credibility—stories are supposed to "suspend...

Visi(bi)lity: America

I have never been much of a reality television viewer, and any lingering desire I may have had to watch reality shows disappeared after I read Jennifer Pozner's Reality Bites Back earlier this year. But as soon as I heard about the new season of America's Next Top Model, I realized I had to give it a shot. That's because Cycle 18 of ANTM features not one, but TWO...

Douchebag Decree: Ernest Perce V, Slavery Billboard Defender

In an attempt to protest the Pennsylvania state House's recent designation of 2012 as "The Year of the Bible" (which is admittedly messed up), two atheist groups went the fight-douche-with-douche route last week and erected a slavery-themed billboard in "one of the Harrisburg's most racially diverse neighborhoods." Ostensibly meant to highlight the hypocrisy of the "Year of the Bible...

Bitch Media Seeks a Library Intern!

Are you interested in feminism, media, and library science? Do you live in Portland? Consider applying to be an intern to oversee our lending library!

More on the internship and how to apply after the jump.