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TelevIsm: The Offensive Olympics: Family Guy

My affection for shows like King of the Hill and the Simpsons (the kind of shows that Family Guy half-heartedly rips off) grows the more I watch it and the better I know the characters, the setting, the style of humor. With Family Guy, though, I just grow irritated and bored.

No broken ribs in Breaking Dawn

Even though we're three feature films away from the conclusion of the Twilight film series (Eclipse premiers at the end of this month), there's already talk of what the adaptation of Breaking Dawn, the final book in the series that is being broken into two movies, is going to include...or more specifically leave out, namely Bella's bone-breaking, blood-soaked, and almost-lethal...

The Lady Is a Tramp: To Tango, To Touch

I think we in the US get that notion confused in our exploitative, mushily erotic society, where every touch is perceived as sexually charged yet suspect–due to, among other influences, homophobia, soap operas, rom-coms, romance novels, porn, puritanism, rape culture, and music videos–that some folks fail to understand the in-between physical contact, which is where quite a bit of...

Smart Girls at the Party Season 2 is here!

Time to let out a collective "yesssss," because season 2 of the amazing online show Smart Girls at the Party is here!

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The remake of The Karate Kid surprised many Hollywood insiders–worn down by under-performing overly hyped films (Robin Hood, Sex and the City, Killers) and the audience's reluctance to shell out upwards of $17 for gimmicky 3D summer releases–by ringing up an impressive $56mil over the weekend.

Political InQueery: Where in the World is Phyllis Schlafly?

If Alice Paul had gotten her way, the United States Constitution would read:

Men and women shall have equal rights throughout the United States and every place subject to its jurisdiction.

Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.

This, her proposed text of the Equal Rights Amendment, has never come to pass. Drafted by Paul and...

B-Sides: Suzi Quatro

School's out for summer, and I'm feeling antsy. I want to throw garbage cans at mailboxes, drink warm Budweiser in the back of a pick-up truck, and smoke cigarettes in front of the arcade. I want to drive around the neighborhood with the windows down so everyone can hear the brilliance of Suzi Quatro.

Mad World Book Club: Can't Buy My Love

You know how every once in a while someone comes into your life–be it in person or in book, music, film, or some other form–and totally blows you away because they're saying everything you've been thinking, but in a way that is smarter and better than you've been thinking it? Like they took what was inside your brain and made it make sense? Jean Kilbourne is one of those people for me...

The Lady Is a Tramp: I Heart Cassandra Wilson

With that voice—and her incredible phrasing–Wilson can turn almost any song into a standard for the America Songbook.

Queer Questions Straight Talk: An interview with Abby Dees

Attorney, activist, author (and Bitch Media supporter!) Abby Dees is traveling to our fair city of Portland tomorrow to give a reading from her new book Queer Questions Straight Talk at In Other Words Women's Books and Resources. We're excited! We're also lucky, because Abby was kind enough to grant us an interview before her arrival.

Interview after the jump!