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Grand Rounds: Dissecting Grey's Anatomy: I Will Survive

This week, Grey's Anatomy wound viewers up for the season finale with some last minute character shuffling, a few big revelations, and a surprisingly slow and even sleepy penultimate episode. Is Shonda's promise of a mellow finale with no fireworks and more character development true, or is she setting us up for a shocker?

Find out what the Grand Rounds crew thinks...

A Conversation with Megan McCafferty

I was lucky enough to speak with beloved author Megan McCafferty this week about her new book Bumped (and more)! Check out the audio and transcript below.

Transcript (.doc)

More about Bumpedand a chance to win your very own signed copyafter the jump!

Revenge of the Feminerd: Feminist D&D

Earlier in the series someone commented that they were starting a Dungeons and Dragons group and were looking for suggestions on how to keep it feminist. As luck would have it, I've played a campaign or two of D&D in my time, so I loved the idea of writing about it.

Electro Feminisms: I Bet You Look Better on the Dancefloor

How come almost every new micro genre seems to repeat the same arrangement of male center and female margin, male dominance and female exception? The question of how men keep power is one feminists have wrestled with forever, but it seems particularly noticeable when you're talking about scenes that may only be a few years old. How do you get an old boys' network before you even have any old...

Bridesmaids Revisited

Bridesmaids—in theaters today—is the new potential blockbuster comedy from Judd Apatow, directed by Paul Feig and written by Kristin Wiig and Annie Mumolo. We left this movie with distinctly different opinions. Time for a point/counterpoint!

Douchebag Decree: Ditch Mitch Daniels

Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels defunded Planned Parenthood of Indiana on Tuesday. As if this fail couldn't get any worse, speculation surrounds Daniels' intent as to why he signed the bill. And why did he?

Pop Pedestal: Kima Greggs

It's time for another Pop Pedestal, the series where we pay tribute to fictional characters we admire. Up today is Detective Kima Greggs of HBO's The Wire, played by Sonja Sohn.

Kima's on the case!

Revenge of the Feminerd: Interview with Stuff Mom Never Told You

If you're the type of person who watches shows like MythBusters or Daily Planet you might also have come across, a Discovery-owned website that aims to be a resource for people to get credible, accessible information on how stuff works—"stuff" being anything and everything from cell phones to molecular gastronomy to the principles of gravity....

Electro Feminisms: Fembots Have Feelings Too

Last time I discussed what happens when female artists imagine themselves having sex with robots. This time, I'm more interested in what happens when they imagine themselves as robots.

Read on for more about Robyn and Björk.

B-Sides: Jesca Hoop

Jesca Hoop will win you over with a word. At least, that's how it went for me. I came across her second album, Hunting My Dress, a couple of years ago, and have been looking for it ever since. Last week, I found it sitting on the shelf at the library, like I hadn't just been wracking the whole of the West Coast for it.