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Issue # | | Feminist Lens: Art, Feminism, and History

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The story of art has in many ways always been the story of women, but has not always centered a female viewpoint or analysis. With an eye to both history and contemporary themes in visual art, these five pieces explore how visual mediums, including performance and street art, are crucial in expanding the language of lived feminism and activism—as well as in critiquing the gender dynamics at play in the art world itself.

Art/History: Four intersections of art and activism

Maison D'Etre: Eight artists reimagine domesticity

Veiled Threats: The guerrilla graffiti of Princess Hijab

Interrogating Dissent: Coco Fusco on the art and politics of terror

Earth Movers: Quaking up Land Art's forgotten feminist history

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Issue # | | The Celluloid Ceiling: Women, Film, and Representation

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When we talk about the literal representation of women in media and pop culture, the world of film is home to a legion of examples of how the female voice has been shunted to the sidelines. Behind the camera as well as in front of it, women's marginalization is the basis for some of feminist theory's key concepts, from the male gaze to the Smurfette principle. This collection of articles and analysis highlights Hollywood's woman problem, looking at everything from the dearth of black women in sci-fi films to the moralizing-yet-titillating construction of the rape-revenge narrative to the limits of autonomy in documentaries. These seven pieces work together to underscore that in film, what's not visible tells just as much of a story as what's right there on the screen.

A Galaxy of Our Own: Searching for black women in science-fiction film

Celluloid Savagery: Lost-in-the-wild films reveal how Hollywood sees the essentials of gender

Female Trouble: The CrazyBloodyCool world of girls in horror cinema

Trans Spotting: The media's myopic vision of transsexuals

Mama Said Knock You Up: The moral agenda of pregnancy plotlines

The Brave Ones: The evolution of rape-revenge films

Half the Story: When will Western documentaries realize they're using the wrong lens?

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Issue # | | Critical Thinking Toolkit

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In an ever-more mediated culture, many of us find we’re so immersed in popular culture that taking a step back means sinking even deeper. The five articles in this reader offer a crucial lens on parsing media, from product placement in movies to cherry-picked “scientific” reporting and beyond, with tips on honing sharp analyses and smart responses.

Mad Science: Deconstructing bunk reporting in five easy steps

Triumph of the Shill: Product placement runs amok in movies about product placement run amok

Triumph of the Shill Part 2: Reality TV schools us in product placement

Lens Crafting: How frames change the way we read the news

That's My Jam: The undersung history of feminist culture jamming

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Issue # | | Beauty Myths and Charm Schools: Constructing Femininity

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From the history of Avon and Mary Kay to the current state of “respectability politics” for black women, the social ideals of femininity have offered numerous ways of assessing women—and, of course, noting where they fall short. The six pieces in this reader look at how these ideals have been constructed, perpetuated, and challenged.

Sisterhood is Powderful: Inside the feminine history of direct sales

Hell is Older People: Aging as the ultimate cinematic horror

Forever Your Girl: The legacy of Helen Andelin's fascinating womanhood

In Richness and in Wealth: What does it mean to be a modern-day trophy wife?

No Disrespect: Black women and the burden of respectability

Laugh Trap: When women's voices are judging, is it the sound that's so scary—or what they're saying?

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Issue #68 | Fall 2015 | Blood & Guts

Issue #68 | Fall 2015
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FEATURES

THERE WILL BE BLOOD: The Precarious Politics of Representing Abortion Onscreen | Gretchen Sisson

BULLETPROOF: Artist Nao Bustamante Bridges Past and Present in Soldadera | Kjerstin Jonson 

FLESH & TWINE: A New Storytelling Platform Explores Gender Horror with Each Click | Carli Velocci

DRAWN FROM LIFE: Phoebe Gloeckner's Diary of a Teenage Girl Hits the Big Screen | Marisa Crawford

CRITICAL CONDITIONS: For Trans Individuals, Seeking Medical Care Can Be a Minefiled | Kari Mugo

STOLEN STORIES: Two New Books Remap the Narratives of Missing and Murdered Women in Mexico | Christin Sandberg

DIRECTOR'S CUTS: A New Wave of Body-Horror Films Focuses on Women | Tammy Oler

BLOOD ON THE TRACKS: An Interview with Living Legend Buffy Sainte-Marie | Stephanie Wong Ken

COLUMNS

INSULT TO INJURY: Who's Left out of the Picture When We Talk About Traumatic Brain Injury? | Sarah Kishpaugh

FIELD NOTES: Journalist Kimberly Adams Talks Gender, Race, and Reporting from Abroad | Nicole Hamer

PERIOD PIECES: A Century of Menstrual-Product Advertising | Brianna Gardner

COMICS

ADVENTURES IN FEMINISTORY

LOVE IT/SHOVE IT

Hush Hush, Shia Shia: A Beef with the Labeouf by Amelia Ayrelan Iuvino
Net Worth: Why Women's Soccer Deserves a Better Broadcast Deal by Stephanie Yang
Screen Queen: FKA Twigs Is a Pop Music Gamechanger by Vanessa Willoughby
American Woman-Child: Troubling a New Trope by Sarah Sahim
Code Red: A New Game Fights Stigma One Tampon at a Time by Sydd Cox
Bitch In: Buried Seedz of Resistance by Xatherin Gonzalez

BITCHLIST

Step Aside Pop: A Hark! A Vagrant Collection by Sarah Mirk
Hey Yun by Amy Lam
Therese and Isabelle by Brianna Kovan
Dark Matter by Xatherin Gonzalez
Empower Yoself Before You Wreck Yoself by Elizabeth King
Thinx by Katie Klabusich
+One by Kjerstin Johnson
Secret Loves of Geek Girls by Manmeet Sahni
Khabar Lahariya by Manmeet Sahni
Note to Self by Sarah Mirk

REVIEWS

BOOKS

Thinking Kink: The Collision of BDSM, Feminism and Popular Culture (Catherine Scott) by Jessica Wakeman
The Sisters Are Alright: Changing the Broken Narrative of Black Women in America (Tamara Winfrey Harris) by Wendy Elisheva Somerson
Accidental Saints: Finding God in All the Wrong People (Nadia Bolz Weber) by Katie Klabusich
The Age of Scientific Sexism: How Evolutionary Psychology Promotes Gender Profiling and Fans the Battle of the Sexes (Mari Ruti) by Anna Hamilton
Household Workers Unite: The Untold Story of African American Women Who Built a Movement (Premilla Nadasen) by Deesha Philyaw
The Social Sex: A History of Female Friendship (Marilyn Yalom with Theresa Donovan Brown) by Katie Presley
Women Chefs and Gender Inequality in the Professional Kitchen (Deborah A. Harris and Patti Giuffre) by Dana Sayre
She Takes a Stand: 16 Fearless Activists Who Have Changed the World (Michael Elsohn Ross) by Stephanie Gilmore
The First Collection of Criticism by a Living Female Rock Critic (Jessica Hopper) by Samantha Claire Updegrave
This Is What a Feminist Slut Looks Like: Perspectives on the SlutWalk Movement (Alyssa Teekah, Ericka Jane Scholz, May Friedman, and Andrea O'Reilly, eds.) by Andrea Plaid
I Know How She Does It: How Successful Women Make the Most of their Time (Laura Vanderkam) by Heather Seggel

SCREEN

Tangerine (Director: Sean S. Baker) by Fariha Roison
Of Girls and Horses (Director: Monika Treat) by JP Poole
Old South (Director: Danielle Beverly) by Leigh Kolb
Feminism Inshallah: A History of Arab Feminism (Director: Feriel Ben Mahmoud) by Fariha Roison
GTFO (Director: Shannon Sun Higginson) by Samantha Maldonado
That Gal...Who Was in that Thing: That Guy 2 (Director: Ian Roumain) by Amy Lam
The Royal Road (Director: Jenni Olson) by Rhienna Renee Guedry
Black Girl in Suburbia (Director: Melissa Lowery) by Evette Dionne

MUSIC

Subculture (The Selecter) by Alyxandra Vesey
Gold and Stone (Eternal Summers) by Claire Ashton
Ask the Deep (Soley) by Jess Kibler
A Thoughtaverse Unmarred (Georgia Ann Muldrow) by Jordannah Elizabeth
Total Cultura (Malportado Kids) by Emilly Prado
Why Choose (Shopping) by Stephanie Nolasco
An Army Without Music (Granville Automatic) by Claire Ashton
Jessie Jones (Jessie Jones) by Jordannah Elizabeth
Wild Nights (PINS) by Emilly Prado
Valley Low (Black Betty) by Stephanie Nolasco

 

Issue #67 | Summer 2015 | Blue

Issue #67 | Summer 2015
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Diversity in YA • Swim Through This • Dildo History • Plus: Squirting!

FEATURES

MAKING WAVES: The Slow Crawl Toward Making Swimming More Inclusive  |  by Meisha Rosenberg

DON'T WE HURT LIKE YOU? Examining the Lack of Portrayals of African American Women and Mental Health  |  by Nyasha Junior

RED STAR RISING: Wendy Red Star Discusses Blue Skies, Fake Deer, and Reclaiming History  |  by Sarah Margolis-Pineo

HERE'S LOOKING AT BLUE: Scientists, Soul Singers, and Sailor Moon—A Few of Our Feminist Favorities Inspired by the Color Blue

SHADES OF AMRITA: The Enigmatic Hungarian-Indian Artist Lives on through Her Paintings  |  by Eesha Pandit

INTRIGUE AND ASHES: Diversity in YA Genre Lit Is No Mystery for Valynne E. Maetani  |  by Victoria Law

A DARKER SHADE OF BLUE: Depictions of Postpartum Depression Onscreen Paint a Dire Picture for Moms Watching at Home  |  by Hannah Moulton-Belec

GOT THE WORLD IN A JUG: The Legacy of the Blueswoman Transcends Genre  |  by Jessica Machado

COLUMNS

FOOD NOT LAWNS: Susana De Anda Pushes for Clean Water for All  |  by Sarah Mirk

IF YOU MOLD IT, THEY WILL COME: How Gosnell Duncan's Devices Changed the Feminist Sex-Toy Game Forever  |  by Hallie Lieberman

YES WE CAN: Gushing Over the Ability to Ejaculate  |  by Mary Katharine Tramontana

LOVE IT/SHOVE IT

Decorated Heroes: Texas History in Stitches  |  by Cindy Widner
When Dove Tries: The Latest "Real Beauty" Gimmick   |  by Parker Molloy
Selfie Shake-up: #BlackoutDay is Coming to a Timeline Near You  |   by Tamara Winfrey Harris
Revolution Rock: Jessica Hopper is a Real, Live, Female Rock Critic  |   by Megan Kirby
Stolen Elections: How Convictions Keep Americans From Voting   |  by Victoria Law
Bitch In: Intersectional Souls Project   |  by Tina Vasquez

COMIC

ADVENTURES IN FEMINISTORY: Gloria Toyun Park  |  by Mari Naomi

BITCHLIST

Supermutant Magic Academy by Sarah Mirk
Melanin Collective by Amy Lam
Kate Tempest by Kate Lesniak
Healthvana by Elisabeth Wilson
Nimona by Alyssa Nabors
Last Call by Camila Coddou
Never Alone by Liza Dadoly
Denzel Washington Is the Greatest Actor of All Time Period by Amy Lam
Awkwafina's NYC by Sarah Mirk
Mirror, Black Mirror by Tina Vasquez

REVIEWS
BOOKS

God Help the Child: A Novel (Toni Morrison) by Deesha Philyaw
Selfish, Shallow, and Self-Absorbed: Sixteen Writers on The Decision Not to Have Kids  (Meghan Daum, Ed.) by Joshunda Sanders
Damaged Goods: New Perspectives on Christian Purity (Dianna E. Anderson) by Katie Klabusich
Apocalypse Baby (Virginie Despentes) by Allison Floyd
Is Gwyneth Paltrow Wrong About Everything? When Celebrity Culture and Science Clash (Timothy Caulfield) by Anna Hamilton
Irritable Hearts: A PTSD Love Story (Mac McClelland) by Sulagna Misra
The Vagina: A Literary and Cultural History (Emma L. E. Rees) by Heather Seggel
Alone Atop the Hill: The Autobiography of Alice Dunnigan, Pioneer of the National Black Press (Alice Dunnigan, Carol McCabe Booker, Ed.) by Joshunda Sanders
Spinster: Making a Life of One's Own (Kate Bolick) by Sulagna Misra
In the Spirit of Homebirth: Modern Women, an Ancient Choice (Bronwyn Preece, Ed.) by Katie Presley
The Argonauts (Maggie Nelson) by Genevieve Hudson

SCREEN

Regarding Susan Sontag (Director: Nancy Kates) by Tyler Rizzo
Ana Maria in Novela Land (Director: Georgina Riedal) by Tina Vasquez
What Happened, Miss Simone? (Director: Liz Garbus) by Leigh Kolb
Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem (Directors: Ronit & Shlomi Elkabetz) by Amelia Ayrelan Iuvino
3 ½ Minutes (Director: Marc Silver) by Rhienna Renée Guidry
Out Here (Director: Jonah Mossberg) by Vivian Underhill
Girlhood (Director: Céline Sciamma) by Samantha Herndon

MUSIC

Fast Food (Nadine Shah) by Hilary Saunders
Not Real (Stealing Sheep) by Claire Ashton
Age 101: Drop 3|000 (Little Simz) by Katie Presley
Land (Novella) by Jordannah Elizabeth
Crooked Doors (Royal Thunder) by Laina Dawes
Peanut Butter (Joanna Gruesome) by Emilly Prado
Giants (Andreya Triana) by Katie Presley
Bury Me at Makeout Creek (Mitski) by Claire Ashton
This Thing of Ours (Rainy Milo) by Jordannah Elizabeth
Full Communism (Downtown Boys) by Emilly Prado

Issue #14 | Summer 2001 | Music - 8 left!

Issue #14 | Summer 2001
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"I Was a Black Feminist Metalhead," Mr. lady, Boy-Band-O-Rama. Plus: Shhh... Librarians on Film, Carol Queen, and More

In every issue

Editor's Letter — Why music?

Dear Bitch

Love It/Shove It

Bitch Reads

Suggested Listening

Where to Bitch

Field Testing — What a frat guy in an airport thinks of Bitch

Plus

CosmoGIRL! Redux

Grrrls redux

Publishing drama

GhostWorld's Dan Clowes

Summer music-fest roundup

Features

The Dewey-Eyed Decimal System —Checking out librarians on film

Gee, Your Hair Smells Terrific —Queering the story of female jealously

Master of Her Domain — An interview with sex edutainer Carol Queen

Your Mother's Bitch Magazine —The '80s rock zine that dared to ask, "If we can send a man to the moon, why can't we send Greil Marcus?"

For Black Girls Who Have Considered Barry Manilow When Motley Crue is Enuf — A Black Feminist Metalhead Speaks

Sir Elton John and the Night Of the Roundtable —A conversation on music with Windy Chien, Alison Faith Levy, Katy St. Clair, and Oliver Wang

Q&A&R —A chat with major label exec Cheryl Pawelski

Hello Dolly...and K.D., and Loretta... — Feminism and country music: Who knew?

Boy Band-O-Rama —A concise, annotated chronological history of this always-fascinating and surprising music-industry phenomenon

I'm A Writer, Not A Lover —What do you do when you get an unwelcome backstage pass?

They Just Happen to Put Out Really Good Music — A visit to Mr. Lady, everybody's favorite queer/feminist/punk record and video-art distro

Issue #13 | Winter 2000 | Interview - 10 left!

Issue #13 | Winter 2000
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Featuring: bell hooks, Lynda Barry, The Guerilla Girls, and More. Plus: Virginity!

In every issue

Editor's Letter—Eminem, teen dream

Dear Bitch

Love It/Shove It

Bitch Reads/Suggested Listening

Where to Bitch—Don't just sit there, get active

Appendix—Six degrees of separation

Plus

Makeup madness A simple plan Big stinks about small sizes

Features

Holy Balls, It's Lynda Barry—Getting the fax on the celebrated cartoonist

The Incredible Shrinking Women—A look at celebrity wasting syndrome

Vacationing as America's Sweetheart—A dominatrix gives up the whips (temporarily)

Tender Hooks—Author bell hooks wonders what's so funny about peace, love, and understanding

Hips, Lips, Chimps, Power—An interview with art-world alpha activists the Guerilla Girls

Legs Wide Shut—Is virginity the last taboo?

The Divine Miss P—A nostalgic look at the life and times of the fiercest Muppet

Plus: American Psycho extravaganza! American Psycho, Qu'est-ce que c'est?—Can mutilated women and feminism coexist on film? A roundtable discussion.

Murder, She Wrote—A chat with actress and Psycho scribe Guin Turner

P.O.V—On objectivity, documentary, and manipulation with novelist Ruth Ozeki

Issue #7 | Spring 1998 | Puberty

Issue #7 | Spring 1998
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Print sold out.

In every issue

Editor's Note—Why girls need feminism most during those awkward pubescent years

Dear Bitch Love It/Shove It

Bitch Reads/Suggested

Listening Not Least—The last word on something that's under our skin. This time it's Rolling Stone

Features

Heard It Through the Loveline—MTV's sex advice show lets two unqualified jokers steer the lives of impressionable viewers

High School Confidential—The life of comic artist, social commentator, and chemistry whiz Ariel Schrag is an open book

Rubyfruit Junglegym—An annotated bibliography of the lesbian young adult novel

Jumpin' on the Bandwagon—Teen girl rag Jump tries to cash in on the body-positive trend

Absolutely Capitalist—Navigating the shark-infested waters of corporate publishing

Stormin' Norma—Saluting the godmama of young adult lit

Where No Man Has Gone Before—An exploration of the frontiers of metagender

The Bitch List—More than a few of our favorite things

Girls Play—Theresa Duncan's wild and imaginative CD-ROMs give Barbie a swift kick in the plastic butt

Foxy Girl—Teenage entrepreneur Ariel Fox has a product that sticks up for girls

Issue #11 | Winter 2000 | Issue #11

Issue #11 | Winter 2000
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Print sold out.

In every issue

Editor's Note—A dialogue on discomfort

Dear Bitch

Love It/Shove It

Ask Yer Dead Foremama—New feature! Relationship advice from a feminist icon. This time: Simone de Beauvoir

Bitch Reads/Suggested Listening Appendices—Pie charts and fortunes and Twizzlers, oh my

Features

Radio Sweetheart—An interview with Fresh Air's Terry Gross

Starfucker Blues—Gender, power, rock stars

Go Forth and Multiply—Unwanted pregnancy on film

Pandering, a Love Story—The seamy underbelly of book marketing

The Balcony Is Closed-Minded—At the movies with prostitutes

Solid Gold Dancer—An interview with stripper-turned-writer-turned-filmmaker Gina Gold

The Bitch List No. 2—More than a few of our favorite things. Again.

Marketing Miss Right—Meet the single girl, turn-of-the-century style

TV Jones Diary—One week as a tube boob

Vulva Goldmine—The scary new trend in cosmetic surgery

Why Don't We Do it on the Road—Seven weeks on the Sister Spit tour

Issue #66 | Spring 2015 | Law & Order

Issue #66 | Spring 2015
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Cyber crime • Olivia Benson • Black Lives Matter • PLUS: Ava DuVernay!

FEATURES

SISTER SOLDIERS: Black Women, Police Brutality, and the True Meaning of Black Liberation  |  by Tasha Fierce

LESSONS FROM LAW & ORDER: Twenty-One Writers Share Their Takeaways from America's Favorite Crime Procedural

UNAPOLOGETICALLY SHUROOQ: The Kuwaiti Artist Discusses Her Taboo Tableaux  |  by Danna Lorch

SUNDAY KIND OF LOVE: Sex and Spirituality in the Black Church  |  by Tamara Winfrey Harris

LAW OF THE LAND: An Interview with Legal Scholar and MacArthur Genius Sarah Deer  |  by Victoria Law

REWRITING THE FUTURE: Using Science Fiction to Re-Envision Justice  |  by Walidah Imarisha

A MARCH TO REMEMBER: Ava DuVernay Brings Selma to the Screen  |  by Brianna Kovan

JOAN OF ROCK: Joan Armatrading Discusses Her New Tour, Old Favorites, and Favorite Haunts  |  by Dave Steinfeld

COLUMNS

SHE-HULK, ATTORNEY AT LAW: She's Mean, She's Green, and She Believes in Due Process  |  by Tammy Oler

ROLL SIX FOR JUSTICE: What Roleplaying Games Can Teach Us About Law and Order  |  by Katherine Cross

INFORMATION SUPERHIGHWAY PATROL: For Mary Anne Franks, Cyber Harassment Is a Civil Rights Issue  |  by Raizel Liebler

LOVE IT/SHOVE IT

BANNING CHEEK TO CHEEK: Are New U.K. Porn Laws Anti-Woman?  |  by Catherine Scott
CHICA CHIC: Bandida's Feminist Fashion  |  by Emilly Prado
TAKE FIVE: Why The Interview Isn't Hollywood's Biggest Problem  |  by Sarah Mirk
UNSPORTSMANLIKE BEHAVIOR: Women's Coaching Hit with Another Blow  |  by Adrienne Wallace
SEE YA, SHERLOCK: A New Wave of British Female Detective Shows  |  by Tammy Oler
BITCH IN: Diane Rodriguez  |  by Rachel Alexander

Comic

ADVENTURES IN FEMINISTORY: Pauli Murray  |  by Emily Niland

Bitchlist

Your Illustrated Guide to Being One with the Universe by Kristin Rogers Brown
Play Out by Elyssa Goodman
Spread by Camila Coddou
Earthling by Tara Michelle Ziniuk
Late Night Love Affair by Ellie Piper
Métis in Space by Sarah Mirk
Sex Siopa by Lora O'Brien
Barf Troop by Hannah Steinkopf-Frank
Corita Kent by Sally Deskins
Braless by Tyler Rizzo

REVIEWS
BOOKS

If Nuns Ruled the World: Ten Sisters on a Mission (Jo Piazza) by Kelsey Irving Beson
I am Not a Slut: Slut-Shaming in the Age of the Internet (Leora Tanenbaum) by Katie Presley
Rednecks, Queers, & Country Music (Nadine Hubbs) by Heather Seggel
Motherhood Smotherhood: Fighting Back Against the Lactivists, Mompetitions, Germophobes, and So-Called Experts Who are Driving Us Crazy (JJ Keith) by Katura Reynolds
Women (Chloe Caldwell) by Elisheva Somerson
Plucked: A History of Hair Removal (Rebecca M. Herzig) by Crystal Erickson
Love & War: How Militarism Shapes Sexuality and Romance (Tom Digby) by Samantha Updegrave
Untold Stories: Life, Love, and Reproduction (Kate Cockrill, Lucia Leandro Gimeno, Step Herold, Eds) by Katie Presley
Sensational Flesh: Race, Power, and Masochism (Amber Jamilla Musser) by Crystal Erickson

MUSIC

Animism (Tanya Tagaq) by Katie Presley
Empathy for the Evil (Mecca Normal) by Alyxandra Vesey
Switch Tape (Tkay Maidza) by Crystal Erickson
On Your Own Love Again (Jessica Pratt) by Alley Pezanoski-Browne
The Calling (Merna) by Claire Ashton
Buscabulla (Buscabulla) by Emilly Prado
Years (Gold Lake) by Stephanie Nolasco
Pretty Picture, Dirty Brush (The Harmaleighs) by Katie Presley
Girlpool (Girlpool) by Emilly Prado

SCREEN

Altina (Director: Peter Sanders) by Andi Zeisler
Arresting Power: Resisting Police Violence in Portland, Oregon (Directors: Jodi Darby, Julie Perini, Erin Yanke) by Amy Lam
Ladonna Harris (Director: Julianna Brannum) by Amelia Ayrelan Iuvino
A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (Director: Ana Lily Amirpour) by Bridey Heing
It Was Rape (Director: Jennifer Baumgardner) by Amelia Ayrelan Iuvino
Las Libres: The Story Continues (Director: Gustavo Montaña) by Amy Lam
Lily (Director: Matt Creed) by Sara Black McCulloch
Free the Nipple (Director: Lina Esco) by Amelia Ayrelan Iuvino

Issue #65 | Winter 2015 | (Re)Vision

Issue #65 | Winter 2015
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Tiny Dancers • Geek Girls • Beauty Busters • Plus: Weird Science!

FEATURES

BORN THIS WAY? Why an Evidence-Based Stance on Sex and Gender is Good for Science and for Feminism  |  by Cathleen O'Grady

JEANNIE'S AMERICAN DREAM: The Assimilation of a TV Icon  |  by Stephanie Abraham

LEVELING UP: Geek Women are Connecting More than Ever  |  by Jennifer K. Stuller

PASSING, PRESENT, FUTURE: The Intersectional Prescience of Nella Larsen's 1929 Classic  |  by Nikki Hall

TRACK CHANGES: Editing Toward Equality  |  by Sarah Grey

KNOW & TELL: The Literary Renaissance of Trans Women Writers  |  by Katherine Cross

GIVING DIRECTION: Native Female Filmmakers are Calling the Shots  |  by Adele Oliveira

THEY'VE GOT THE BEAT: Surveying Girl Groups Through the Ages  |  by Hannah Steinkopf-Frank

COLUMNS

BABES IN DANCELAND: When Did Competitive Dance Get So Sexy?  |  by Julia Jacobs

PRETTY UNNECESSARY: Taking Beauty out of Body Positivity  |  by Lindsay King-Miller

OUT OF STOCK: Bringing Aboriginal Peoples Back in the Picture  |  by Meg Crane

LOVE IT/SHOVE IT

SISTERHOOD IS FASHIONABLE: Chanel's Pop Feminism  |  by Niamh McIntyre
PAINT BY NUMBERS: Gallery Tally Tracks Gender Disparity  |  by Haili Jones Graff
NOT PLAYING AROUND: Sexual Assault in Multiplayer Online Games  |  by Annie Brown
MODEST FASHION: Changing the World One Skirt at a Time  |  by Naomi Extra
CHANGE THE NAME– AND THE FRAME  |  by Emilly Prado
BITCH IN: Hoodsisters  |  by Jessica Langlois

COMIC

ADVENTURES IN FEMINISTORY: Tanith Lee  |  by Hannah McLain

Bitchlist

Afronauts by Margaret Howie
Reykjavíkurdaetur by Amelia Ayrelan Iuvino
Marian Engel by Margaret Howie
The Cruising Diaries by Tina Vasquez
Batgirl by Kelly Kanayama
Sparklefat by Hannah Steinkopf-Frank
Reagan Gomez by Camila Coddou
Texts from Jane Eyre by Kate Lesniak
Misspelled by Fabiola Ching
Growstuff by Ashley McAllister

REVIEWS
BOOKS

Men: Notes from an Ongoing Investigation (Laura Kipnis) by Heather Seggel
Excavation: A Memoir (Wendy Ortiz) by Tina Vasquez
Icon (Amy Scholder, Ed.) by Becky Peterson
From the Dance Hall to Facebook: Teens Girls, Mass Media, and Moral Panic in the United States, 1905-2010 (Shayla Thiel-Stern) by Kelsey Irving Beson
Clothes, Music, and Boys (Viv Albertine) by Alyxandra Vesey
A Cup of Water Under My Bed (Daisy Hernández) by Tope Fadiran Charlton
Pro: Reclaiming Abortion Rights (Katha Pollitt) by Anna Hamilton
Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory (Caitlin Doughty) by Candace Opper
Man Alive: A True Story of Violence, Forgiveness, and Becoming a Man (Thomas Page McBee) by Wendy Elisheva Somerson

MUSIC

Quetzanimales (Quetzal) by Alley Pezanoski-Browne
Heartleap (Vashti Bunyan) by Robyn Caster
Myrkur (Murkur) by Laina Dawes
The Light in Me (Jackie Venson) by Katie Presley
Southside Desire (Southside Desire) by Emilly Prado
Dizzy Spells and Garden Talk (The Potential Lunatics) by Abeni Moreno

SCREEN

Advanced Style (Directors: Lina Plioplyte and Ari Seth Cohen) by Andi Zeisler
Illusions (Director: Julie Dash) by Nijla Mu'Min
Feminist: Stories from Women's Liberation (Director: Jennifer Lee) by Amelia Ayrelan Iuvino
Kismet (Director: Nina Maria Paschalidou) by Oktay Ege Kozak
Private Violence (Director: Cynthia Hill) by Alissa Chadburn

Issue #64 | Fall 2014 | Love/Lust

Issue #64 | Fall 2014
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DATING WHILE FAT • FETISH FAILS • CYBER SEXY TIMES • PLUS: BEEFCAKE HISTORY!

FEATURES

THE MADAME BUTTERFLY EFFECT: Tracing the History of a Fetish  |  by Patricia Park

LET'S GET DIGITAL: The Prejudices—and Potential—of Gaming and Erotic Roleplaying  |  by Katherine Cross

THE QUESTIONING CONTINUUM: Seeking Sexuality as a Lifelong Process  |  by Joshunda Sanders

BLOWING THE BUDGET: Feminist Porn Start-Ups are Getting Spanked When it Comes to Finances  |  by Lynsey G

SCANDAL-LESS: Why are Female Politicians Immune to Sex Scandals?  |  by Hinda Mandell

LOST IN THE AMAZON: Are Digital Booksellers Suppressing Self-Published Erotica?  |  by Kate Larking

CAST ASIDE: The Recent TV Rise of the Black Mistress  |  by Phoebe Robinson

ROCK OF AGES: Ellen Willis's Daughter Discusses her Mother's Latest Anthology and Ongoing Influence  |  by Alyxandra Vesey

COLUMNS

BUTTS, BEEFCAKES, AND BURT: Forty Years of Playgirl Covers  |  by Lydia Craig

FALLING IN SELF-LOVE: One Comics Artist's Self-Help Journey  |  by Yumi Sakugawa

IT'S NOT ME, IT'S YOU: The Absent Dialogue Around Fat Women's Sexuality  |  by Lisa C. Knisely

LOVE IT/SHOVE IT

NOT EXACTLY GANG AFFILIATED  |  by Eesha Pandit
UNCLE SAM WANTS YOU– BUT NOT YOUR HAIR  |  by Mali D. Collins
DECODING GENDER DISCREPANCY IN TWO NEW TECH SHOWS  |  by Hannah Steinkopf Frank
PORTRAIT OF AN ARTIST  |  by Elizabeth Hewitt
CECI N'EST PAS UN "BAD BREAKUP"  |  by Éloise Bouton
SHE-HULK VS. THE SCREENWRITING SLEAZE  |  by Brandann Hill-Mann
BITCH IN: Transgender Law Center  |  by Beck Garrison

Comic

ADVENTURES IN FEMINISTORY: Lili Elbe | by Jess Fink

Bitchlist

Yé-Yé Girls by Kelsey Wallace
Transcuba by Ellie Piper
Komma Lika by Amelia Ayrelan Iuvino
Parris Goebel by Margaret Howie
Smut Peddler by Alyssa Favreau
Girls with Slingshots by Alyssa Nabors
Symbology: An A to Z of Archetypes and Epiphanies by Suzette Smith
United Colors of Amani by Hannah Steinkopf Frank
Static Television by Andi Zeisler
Quotations by Women by Anna Miller

REVIEWS

BOOKS

Bad Feminist: Essays (Roxane Gay) by Joshunda Sanders
Men Explain Things to Me (Rebecca Solnit) by Amelia Ayrelan Iuvino
Craftivism: The Art of Craft and Activism (Betsy Greed, Ed.) by Heather Seggel
My Body is a Book of Rules (Elissa Washuta) by Samantha Claire Updegrave
Sworn Virgin (Elvira Dones, translated by Clarissa Botsford) by Olga Zilberbourg
Scandals of Classic Hollywood: Sex, Deviance, and Drama from the Golden Age of American Cinema (Anne Helen Petersen) by Kelsey Wallace
Making Sense of Intersex: Changing Ethical Perspectives in Biomedicine (Ellen K. Feder) by Mali D. Collins 
The Ministry of Thin: How the Pursuit of Perfection Got Out of Control (Emma Woolf) by Crystal Erickson
The Reappearing Act: Coming Out as Gay on a College Basketball Team Led by Born-Again Christians (Kate Fagan) by Kate Lesniak
Things I Should Have Told My Daughter: Lies, Lessons & Love Affairs (Pearl Cleage) by Tina Vasquez

MUSIC

Comet, Come to Me (Meshell Ndegeocello) by Phoebe Robinson
Cry is for the Flies (Le Buttcherettes) by Claire Ashton
Bodies and Control and Money and Power (Priests) by Stephanie Nolasco
LP1 (FKA twigs) by Katie Presley
¡Aparato! (¡Aparato!) by Abeni Moreno
Cursed to See the Future (Mortals) by Laina Dawes
Yesway (Yesway) by Alley Pezanoski-Browne
Ellis Bell (The Cold and Lovely) by Claire Ashton
Yellow Memories (Fatima) by Hannah Steinkopf-Frank
Nation (Katie Kate) by Robyn Caster

SCREEN

Reflections Unheard: Black Women in Civil Rights (Director: Nevline Nnaji) by Amelia Ayrelan Iuvino
Runoff (Director: Kimberly Levin) by Lisa Moricoli-Latham
My Atomic Aunt (Director: Kyoko Miyake) by JP Poole
My Prairie Home (Director: Chelsea McMullan) by Rhienne Renée Guedry
Trans X Istanbul (Director: Maria Binder) by Elizabeth Hewitt
Redemption Trail (Director: Britta Sjogren) by Anna Miller 
Out in the Night (Director: blair dorosh walther) by Amelia Ayrelan Iuvino
Sex(Ed) the Movie (Director: Brenda Goodman) by Hannah Steinkopf-Frank

Issue #63 | Summer 2014 | Tough

Issue #63 | Summer 2014
$4.00 print | $4.00 digital
BANDIT QUEENS • MOTHER TRUCKERS • HEAVY WEIGHTS • PLUS: WONDER WOMAN!

Features

OUT OF CHARACTER: Why the Latest Transformation of Wonder Woman has Fans Concerned  |  by Stevie St. John

MALE CALL: A Conversation about Masculinity and Violence with Byron Hurt and Jackson Katz  |  by Jesse Fruhwirth

PRECIOUS METTLE: The Myth of the Strong Black Woman  |  by Tamara Winfrey Harris

AGAINST THE ROPES: For Women Boxers, it's a Fight Just to Get in the Ring  |  by Sarah Brown

WORDS TO LIVE BY: Why is it so Uncomfortable when Women Challenge Traditional Cancer Narratives?  |  by Sara Black McCulloch

MASS MARKET: Two Latina Authors Plot a Feminist Takeover of Chick-Lit  |  by Aya de León and Sofia Quintero

OUT OF THE SHADOWS: The Growing Visibility of Domestic Workers Onscreen and Off  |  by Sheila Bapat

EVERLASTING LOVE: Why Courtney Love Still Matters  |  by Jessica Machado

Columns

RIGGED SYSTEM: Women Truck Drivers are Paving Their Own Way Through an Often Hostile Industry  |  by Roxanna Asgarian

TOUGH LOVE: Our Complicated Feelings about Progressive Icons  |  by Shafiqah Hudson

PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST AS A YOUNG ACTIVIST: The First Female Member of the Black Panther Party Looks Back  |  by Allan Ford

LOVE IT/SHOVE IT

Requiem for a Jem by Keidra Chaney
Honor Before Death? Not for Female Scientists by Hannah Waters
Sovereignty Through Photography by Emilly Prado 
Alice in TV Land by Stephanie Abraham
A Tale of Two Football Leagues by Shannon Iggy
Bitch In: Pye Jakobsson by Ruth Jacobs

Comic

ADVENTURES IN FEMINISTORY: Phoolan Devi  |  by Donna Choi

Bitchlist

Over Easy by Sarah Mirk
As/Us: A Space for Women of the World by Kjerstin Johnson
Dear Kate by Amelia Ayrelan Iuvino
Brittney Griner by Tina Vasquez
The Every Body Project by JP Poole
Ada's Technical Books and Café by JP Poole
100 Crushes by Kate Lesniak
Bohemians: A Graphic History by Ellie Piper
Depression Comix by Alyssa Favreau
Fisher Poets Anthology by Kristin Rogers Brown

REVIEWS
BOOKS

Words Will Break Cement: The Passion of Pussy Riot (Masha Gessen) by Hiya Swanhuyser
The People's Platform: Taking Back Power and Culture in the Digital Age (Astra Taylor) by Joshunda Sanders
The Big Lie: Motherhood, Feminism, and the Reality of the Biological Clock (Tanya Selvaratnam) by Katie Presley
Valerie Solanas: The Defiant Life of the Woman Who Wrote Scum (and Shot Andy Warhol) (Breanne Fahs) by Andi Zeisler
Eating Fire: My Life as a Lesbian Avenger (Kelly Cogswell) by Wendy Elisheva Somerson
Reporting Under Fire: 16 Daring Women War Correspondents and Photojournalists (Kerrie Logan Hollihan) by Crystal Erickson
The Jewish Daughter Diaries: True Stories of Being Loved Too Much by Our Mom (Rachel Ament, Ed.) by Avital Norman Nathman
Southern Sin: True Stories of the Sultry South & Women Behaving Badly (Lee Gutkind & Beth Ann Fennelly, Eds.) by Candace Opper
Ethereal Queer: Television, Historicity, Desire (Amy Villarejo) by Anna Hamilton

MUSIC

Food (Kelis) by Alley Pezanoski-Browne
Changing Light (Mirah) by Amelia Ayrelan Iuvino
Vengo (Ana Tijoux) by Katie Presley
Habibi (Habibi) by Stephanie Nolasco
Souvenance (Kali Mutsa) by Claire Ashton
Self-Titled (Saâda Bonaire) by Alley Pezanoski-Browne
His and Hers (denitia and sene) by Katie Presley
The Devil in Me (Pony Boy) by Stephanie Nolasco
Haematic (Feral Future) by Claire Ashton

SCREEN

Finding Vivian Maier (Directors: John Maloof & Charlie Siskel) by Alissa Chadburn
I Am Yours (Director: Iram Haq) by Lisa Knisely
52 Tuesdays (Director: Sophie Hyde) by Rhienne Renée Guedry
Chastity Belts (Director: John V. Knowles) by Ellie Piper
The Motherhood Archives (Director: Irene Lusztig) by JP Poole
Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People (Director: Thomas Allen Harris) by Rhienne Renée Guedry
Eat Sleep Die (Director: Gabriela Pichler) by Lisa Knisely
Sepideh (Director: Berit Madsen) by Alissa Chadburn

Issue #62 | Spring 2014 | Maps & Legends

Issue #62 | Spring 2014
$4.00 print | $4.00 digital
FRAMING IMMIGRATION • FUNKING THE FUTURE • RESURRECTING HOME EC

Features

WHAT HAPPENED TO HOME ECONOMICS? The Rise and Fall of a Contested Discipline  |  by Christen McCurdy

MOCK & AWE: Janet Mock on Truth-Telling, Community Building, and Writing the Story She Had Been Waiting for her Whole Life  |  by Tina Vasquez

MEETING IN THE MIDDLE: A Dispatch from the Badlands  |  by Dianna Anderson

OUT OF THE FRAME: How News and Pop Culture Obscure Immigrant Women  |  by Celena Cipriaso

THE UNMAPPABLE WOMAN: Historians' Efforts to Pin Down Isabelle Eberhardt  |  by Erin Gilbert

HOT UNDER THE BONNET: The Cooptation of Amish Culture in Mass-Market Fiction  |  by Audrey deCoursey

MAPPING MIDDLE-EARTH: Lord of the Rings Tourism and New Zealand's Landscape  |  by Camille Owens

BLACK TO THE FUTURE: How Women in Pop are Carrying the Mantle of Afrofuturism  |  by Alley Pezanoski-Browne

Columns

DROPPING THE PIN: Why Women aren't Always Down with Location-Based Apps  |  by Thursday Bram

RIFFS OF PASSAGE: Three L.A. Bands with More than Music on their Mind  |  by Tina Vasquez

IT'S MY PARTY: How Conspicuous Consumption Became the Theme of Sweet Sixteens  |  by Ruby Bilger

Love It/Shove It

WORKING OUT SOME ISSUES: The Latest in "Inspirational" Ableism  |  by Anna Hamilton
DANCE DANCE REVOLUTION: The Queer New World of Ballez  |  by Elyssa Goodman
AGENTS OF CHANGE: Marvel's Move Toward Diversity on Screen  |  by Kelly Murray
UNSTEADY SHELF: The Endangered Landscape of Feminist Bookstores  |  by Rhian Sasseen
BITCH IN: Reina Gossett  |  by Toshio Meronek

Comic

ADVENTURES IN FEMINISTORY: Mitiarjuk Nappaaluk  |  by Virginia Paine

Bitchlist

Jane, the Fox & Me by Tara-Michelle Ziniuk
We Want the Ariwaves by Amelia Ayrelan Iuvino
Bee and Puppycat by Kjerstin Johnson
Getting On by Kate Lesniak
Revolutionary Lives by Amelia Ayrelan Iuvino
This Assignment is so Gay: LGBTIQ Poets on the Art of Teaching by Penelope Dane
Go! Go! Sports Girls by Arielle Yarwood
Paula Modershon-Becker by Sally Deskins
Trangress Press by Becky Garrison
Marthalicia Matarrita by Arielle Yarwood

REVIEWS
BOOKS

Gendering the Recession: Media and Culture in an Age of Austerity (Diane Negra and Yvonne Tasker, Eds.) by Joshunda Sanders
When Sex Changed: Birth Control Politics and Literature Between the World Wards (Layne Parish Craig) by Crystal Erickson
Divas, Dames & Daredevils: Lost Heroines of Golden Age Comics (Mike Madrid) by Katie Presley
The Good Mother Myth: Redefining Motherhood to Fit Reality (Avital Norman Nathman, Ed.) by Gretchen Sisson
Seriously! Investigating Crashes and Crises as if Women Mattered (Cynthia Enloe) by Wendy Elisheva Somerson
Redefining Girly: How Parents Can Fight the Stereotyping and Sexualizing of Girlhood, from Birth to Tween (Melissa Atkinds Wardy) by Katura Reynolds
The Archival Turn in Feminism: Outrage in Order (Kate Eichhorn) by Katie Presley

MUSIC

Small Town Heroes (Hurray for the Riff Raff) by Amelia Ayrelan Iuvino
Beta (BFlecha) by Blanca Méndez
Lionize (Take Berlin) by Stephanie Nolasco
Burn Your Fire for No Witness (Angel Olsen) by Katie Presley
Lizzobangers (Lizzo) by Emilly Prado
Memory is a Strange Bell (Mélissa Laveaux) by Katie Presley
Battle of You (Battle of You) by Arielle Yarwood
Swallow my Bones (Whore Paint) by Emilly Prado 
Chest of Hearts (My Midnight Heart) by Katie Presley

SCREEN

Rock, Rage & Self Defense: An Oral History of Seattle's Home Alive (Directors: Leah Michaels and Rozz Therrien) by Laina Dawes
Valencia (Directors: Various) by Amelia Ayrelan Iuvino
The Contradictions of Fair Hope (Directors: S. Epatha Merkerson and Rockell Metcalf) by Nijla Mu'Min
Bronies (Director: Laurent Malaquais) by Oktay Ege Kozak
Death Metal Angola (Director: Jeremy Xido) by Laina Dawes
Lucky (Director: Laura Chekoway) by Amelia Ayrelan Iuvino
The New Public (Director: Jyllian Gunther) by Rachel Smith
Band of Sisters (Director: Mary Fishman) by Arielle Yarwood

Issue #61 | Winter 2014 | Food

Issue #61 | Winter 2014
$4.00 digital
EDIBLE ART • BOOKS WITH BITE • COUPON QUEENS • PLUS: KATHLEEN HANNA!

FEATURES

GROWING PAINS: Why Labor is the Real Food Movement We Should be Paying Attention to  |  by S.E. Smith

FEAST YOUR EYES: Nine Artists Inspired by Food 

CRAVING THE OTHER: One Woman's Beef with Cultural Appropriation and Cuisine  |  by Soleil Ho

CLIP ARTISTS: Women, Work, and Extreme Couponing  |  by Adrienne Rose Johnson

REDEFINED PALATE: Sistah Vegan Project's Breeze Harper Dishes on Mindful Eating  |  by Vera Chang

EATING OUT: Real Talk with Meaty's Samantha Irby  |  by J.J. Keith

THE CELLOPHANE CEILING: The Gender Dynamics of Skill and Serving on Food TV  |  by Kate Forbes

AND SHE WAS: The Story of the Greatest Girl Group You've Never Heard of  |  by Lindsay Zoladz

COLUMNS

A QUIETER RIOT: Kathleen Hanna Talks about the Grrrl She was and the Woman She is Now  |  by Sarah Mirk

STEAMED UP: The Slow-Roasted Sexism of Specialty Coffee  |  by Lisa Knisely

OUT OF THE FRYING PAN: Did Women's Lib Really Kill the Homemade Meal?  |  by Sarah-Jane Stratford

LOVE IT/SHOVE IT

SNAP JUDGEMENT: When Political Rhetoric Takes Food Off the Table  |  by Sheila Bapat

QAHERA: Striking a Blow for Egyptian Women's Autonomy  |  by Chalaine Chang

FOOD FROM THE CUSPS: A Q&A with Kay Ulanday Barrett  |  by Amelia Ayrelan Iuvino

BITCH IN: Red River Seed Library  |  by Sarah Mirk

FACE PALM: Can We Change the Media Narrative of Korean Plastic Surgery?  |  by Eileen Chong

GENDER FRIENDLY: Dangerdot Publishing  |  by Arielle Yarwood

Comic

ADVENTURES IN FEMINISTORY  |  by Emi Gennis

Bitchlist

Prisoner Pen Pals by Toshio Meronek
Eye-Hole by Andi Zeisler
Chescaleigh by Kjerstin Johnson
My Mad Fat Diary by Sarah Mae Baxter
Jessica Swale by Abbie Saunders
Black is Blue by Arielle Yarwood
One of One by Tali Kord
Corona by Kjerstin Johnson
Feminist Playing Cards by Sarah Mirk
Pippi Fixes Everything by Sarah Mirk

REVIEWS
BOOKS

Testo Junkie: Sex, Drugs, and Biopolitics in the Pharmacopornographic Era (Beatriz Preciado) by T.F. Charlton
Pastrix: The Cranky, Beautiful Faith of a Sinner & Saint (Nadia Bolz Weber) by Joshunda Sanders
Angry White Men: American Masculinity at the End of an Era (Michael Kimmel) by Allison Floyd 
Excluded: Making Feminist and Queer Movements More Inclusive (Julia Serano) by Everett Maroon
The Glass Slipper: Women and Love Stories (Susan Ostrov Weisser) by Nina Lary
What Will it Take to Make a Woman President? Conversations about Women, Leadership, and Power (Marianne Schnall) by Candace Opper
The New Soft War on Women: How the Myth of Female Ascendance is Hurting Women, Men–And Our Economy (Caryl Rivers and Rosalind C. Barnett) by Katura Reynolds
The XX Factor: How Seventy Million Working Women Created a New Society (Alison Wolf) by Katura Reynolds
Cracked Open: Liberty, Fertility, and the Pursuit of High-Tech Babies (Miriam Zoll) by Anna Hamilton
Yokohama Threeway: And Other Small Shames (Beth Lisick) by Tina Vasquez

MUSIC

Behold, a Pale Horse (Ebony Bones) by Alley Pezanoski-Browne
Pushin' Against a Stone (Valerie June) by Katie Presley 
It's Alive (La Luz) by Emilly Prado
Amethyst (Happy Hollows) by Stephanie Nolasco
Unvarnished (Joan Jett) by Ashley Brittner
Samson & Delilah (VV Brown) by Katie Presley
Run Fast (The Julie Ruin) by Stephanie Nolasco
Golden Age (Phèdre) by Alley Pezanoski-Browne
Pressure (Kitten Forever) by Emilly Prado

SCREEN

Blue is the Warmest Color (Director: Abdellatif Kechiche) by Tammy Oler
Esther Broner: A Weave of Women (Director: Lilly Rivlin) by Alissa Chadburn
The Square (Director Jehane Noujaim) by Victoria Bekiempis 
What They Don't Talk About When They Talk About Love (Director: Mouly Surya) by Alissa Chadburn
Sister (Director: Brenda Davis) by Richa Kaul Padte
Augustine (Director: Alice Winocour) by Catherine Scott
Young Lakota (Directors: Marion Lipschutz and Rose Rosenblatt) by Victoria Bekiempis
Wadjda (Director: Haifaa al-Mansour) by Sarah Mirk
Cloudburst (Director: Thom Fitzgerald) by Alissa Chadburn

Issue #60 | Fall 2013 | Gray

Issue #60 | Fall 2013
$4.00 print | $4.00 digital
Print sold out.
BLACK LISTS • "GRAY" RAPE • WHITEWASHING • PLUS: CYBORGS

FEATURES

LAUGHING IT OFF: What Happens When Women Tell Rape Jokes?  |  by Katherine Leyton

HELEN THOMAS, OFF THE RECORD: A Few Opinions from the First Lady of the Press  |  by Mark Mondalek

GRAY MATTERS: How Rape in Pop Culture Became a Matter of Opinion  |  by Kate Harding

ROY G. BIZ: The Many Colors of Corporate Co-Option  |  by Nina Lizz-Schultz

COMMODITY BROKERS: The Sweet and Lowdown on the Phenomenon of "Sugar Dating"  |  by Jennifer Wadsworth

WHAT GREATER GIFT: Alice Walker's Legacy Continues to Bloom  |  by Joshunda Sanders

BACK IN BLACK: Can Hollywood's New Black List Change the Industry?  |  by Emily U. Hashimoto

MOBILIZING THE BASS: Women in Global Bass are Creating New Spaces in the Dance Floor  |  by Blanca Méndez

COLUMNS

TRUSTING WOMEN: After Tiller Explores the Front Lines of Late-Term Abortion Providers  |  by Courtney Sheehan

SAFE WORDS: The History of Anti-Abuse Activism in BDSM  |  by Megan Lieff

A LOT TO ABSORB: The New, Gendered World of Adult-Incontinence Products  |  by Alece Kaplan

LOVE IT/SHOVE IT

IDENTITY HEFT: A Q+A with Author Malinda Lo  |  by Victoria Law
Phone Freaks Keep on Creepin' On  |  by Marinda Valenti
OUTLAW ON STAGE: Shawna Virago Unplugged  |  by Anderson Minshall
RING LEADER: Four Facts About Mick Foley  |  by Laura Berger
TANK GIRL: New Swimsuits Send the Wrong Message  |  by Brittany Bronson
BITCH IN: Code for America  |  by Sarah Mirk

Comic

ADVENTURES IN FEMINISTORY: Donna Haraway  |  by Kinoko

Bitchlist

Fearless Collective by Manmeet Sahni
Cherdonna & Lou by Rhienne Renée Guedry
The Fat Nutritionist by Julie Smolinski
Melting Pot Massacre by Emilly Prado
Contradictionary by Nina Liss-Schultz
Interrupt Magazine by Marinda Valenti
Bluets by Genevieve Hudson
Towards Gender Inclusivity by Hannah Forman
Mary and Lou and Rhoda and Ted by Kelsey Wallace
Who Made Your Pants? by Margaret Howie

REVIEWS
BOOKS

Mermaid in Chelsea Creek (Michelle Tea) by Tina Vasquez
No Kidding: Women Writers on Bypassing Parenthood (Henriette Mantel, Ed.) by Joshunda Sanders
Becoming Sexual: A Critical Appraisal of the Sexualization of Girls (R. Danielle Egan) by Katie Presley
Code Name Pauline: Memoirs of a World War II Special Agent (Kathryn J. Atwood, Ed.) by Maria Alexander
Haldol & Hyacinths (Melody Moezzi) by Fatemeh Fakhraie
Mirror, Mirror, Off the Wall (Kjerstin Gruys) by Crystal Erickson
The Fluency of Light (Aisha Sabatini Sloan) by Candace Opper
Cha-Ching! (Ali Liebegott) by Tina Vasquez
Breathless: An American Girl in Paris (Nancy K. Miller) by D.S. 
The Road Out: A Teacher's Odyssey in Poor America (Deborah Hicks) by Gabriela Salvidea

MUSIC

Parts of Speech (Dessa) by Katie Presley
Personal Record (Eleanor Friedberger) by Alley Pezanosky-Browne
Starbound Beast (Huntress) by Laina Dawes
In Us We Trust (Beach) by Holly Daffurn
Twilight for Gladys Bentley (Shirlette Ammons) by Erin Sullivan 
Viene de Mi (La Yegros) by Blanca Méndez 
Mama Acoustic Recordings (Emily Wells) by Stephanie Nolasco
Lumen (Natalia Clavier) by Holly Daffurn
Suchness (We Are Loud Whispers) by Alley Pezanosky-Browne
The Garden (Shondes) by Matthue Roth

SCREEN

R/Evolve (Director: Billie Rain) by Elisheva Somerson
Forbidden Voices (Director: Barbara Miller) by Oktay Ege Kozak 
Sleeping with the Fishes (Director: Nicole Gomez Fisher) by Alissa Chadburn 
A Girl Like Her (Director: Ann Fessler) by Victoria Bekiempis 
Best Friends Forever (Director: Brea Grant) by Emily U. Hashimoto
Farah Goes Bang (Director: Meera Menon) by Emily U. Hashimoto
Turning (Director: Charles Atlas) by Rhienna Renée Guedry
Public Sex, Private Lives (Director: Simone Jude) by Maya Dusenbery 
The Girls in the Band (Director: Judy Chaikin) by Oktay Ege Kozak
How to Lose Your Virginity (Director: Therese Shechter) by Victoria Bekiempis

Issue #59 | Summer 2013 | Micro/Macro

Issue #59 | Summer 2013
$4.00 print | $4.00 digital
Print sold out.
BACHELORETTES • BOY BANDS • BEYONCÉ • PLUS: RIOT GRRRL REVISITED

FEATURES

ALL HAIL THE QUEEN? What do Our Perceptions of Beyonce's Feminism Say About Us?  |  by Tamara Winfrey Harris

LENS CRAFTING: How Frames Change the Way We Read the News  |  by Sarah Brown

REVISITING THE RIOT: An Interview with Punk Veteran Mimi Thi Nguyen  |  by Tina Vasquez

HOUSEBOUND: Why the Dollhouse Metaphor Remains So Indelible  |  by Gretchen Sisson

DARK HABITS: American Horror Story: Asylum and the Gothic-Nun Tradition  |  by Lauren Naturale

PREP TALK: The Literary Legacy of British Boarding-School Books  |  by Jane Bradley

WRITTEN OFF: Why aren't Black Female Screenwriters Getting Their Due?  |  by Nijla Mu'Min

HOPELESS ROMANTICS: The Safe Sexuality of Boy-Band Mania  |  by Victoria Bekiempis

COLUMNS

SIZED UP: Why Fat is a Queer and a Feminist Issue | by Anna Mollow

DANCING AROUND THE ISSUE: Idle No More Activists are Speaking—But are the Government and Media Listening? | By Christina Gray

RISE OF THE PENIS PIÑATA: The Big Business of Bachelorette Parties | by Madeline Grimes

LOVE IT/SHOVE IT

ILLEGAL OUTFIT: Urban Outfitters Stalls in Court  |  by Kelsey Wallace
BILLS, BILLS, BILLS: How Even Failed Abortion-Restriction Laws are a Right-Wing Win  |  by Sarah Mirk
GAMING THE SYSTEM: Are Women-Led Games D.O.A.?  |  by Katherine Cross
CRUZ CONTROL: A Bronx Artist Comes Home  |  by Rachel Bryson Brockmann
PHONE IT IN: A New App Talks Back  |  by Holly Kearl
SUIT UP: The Boom in Butch Fashion  |  by Keph Senett
BITCH IN: Women on Waves  |  by Hannah Forman

Comic

ADVENTURES IN FEMINISTORY: Gyo Fujikawa  |  by Andi Zeisler

Bitchlist

Tara Books by Ashley McAllister
Potty Talk by Katie Presley
She Shreds by Allison Curtis
This is an Emergency by Emilly Prado
SWV by Arne Gjelten
The World Will Follow Joy by Kate Lesniak
Bough Down by Katie Haegele
Heels on Wheels Roadshow by Mary Creighton
Myriam Gurba by Tina Vasquez
Resource Generation by Hannah Forman

REVIEWS
BOOKS

Writing Beyond Race: Living Theory and Practice (bell hooks) by J. Victoria Sanders
Screw Everyone: Sleeping My Way to Monogamy (Ophira Eisenberg) by Candace Opper
Spectacular Wickedness: Sex, Race, and Memory in Storyville, New Orleans (Emily Epstein Landau) by Katie Presley
Beyond Belief: The Secret Lives of Women in Extreme Religions (Susan Tive and Cami Ostman, Eds.) by Brittany Shoot
The Child Catchers: Rescue, Trafficking, and the New Gospel of Adoption (Kathryn Joyce) by Katura Reynolds
Wrecked (Charlotte Roche) by Nina Lary 
Scotch Verdict: The Real-Life Story that Inspired "The Children's Hour" (Lillian Faderman) by Hiya Swanhuyser
Orgasmology (Annamarie Jagose) by Ela Przybylo
The Feminist Porn Book: The Politics of Producing Pleasure (Tristan Taormino, Celine Parrenas Shimizu, Constance Penley, Mireille Miller-Young, Eds.) by Crystal Erickson

MUSIC

Year One (Holly Hunt) by Erica Landau
We Are the Lucky Ones (TECLA ) by Emilly Prado
Kid Face (Samantha Crain) by Heather Seggel
Islands & Islands (Misfit Mod) by Stephanie Nolasco 
Queen Feel [Deluxe] (JusMoni and WD4D) by Caitlin Wood 
Crystal Anis (The Liminanas) by Alley Pezanoski-Browne
The Captain's Daughter (Eight Bells) by Leah Sottile 
"Hunter" B/W "Shine Down" (Is Is) by Mac Pogue
Sock It To Me (Colleen Green) by Emilly Prado 
Feeder (Raisa K) by Alley Pezanoski-Browne

SCREEN

Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer (Directors: Mike Lerner and Maxim Pozdorovkin) by Courtney Sheehan
The Source Family (Directors: Maria Demopoulos and Jodi Wille) by Andi Zeisler 
Young & Wild (Director: Marialy Rivas) by Sarah Mirk
Oma & Bella (Director: Alexa Karolinski) by Victoria Bekiempis
Meet the Fokkens (Directors: Rob Schroder and Gabrielle Provaas) by Victoria Bekiempis
See You Next Tuesday (Director: Drew Tibia) by Maya Dusenbery
Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines (Director: Kristy Guevara Flanagan) by Andi Zeisler
May in the Summer (Director: Cherien Dabis) by Rhienna Renée Guedry 
Venus and Serena (Directors: Maiken Baird and Michelle Major) by Jonanna Widner

Issue #58 | Spring 2013 | Pulp

Issue #58 | Spring 2013
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CAMP CLASSICS • NAUGHTY BITS • LADY P.I.S. • PLUS: SEXY WEREWOLVES!

FEATURES

PULP NONFICITION: The Unnerving Fascination with Prime-Time True Crime  |  by Nadine Friedman

ODD GIRL BACK IN: A Q&A with Lesbian Pulp Pioneer Marijane Meaker  |  by Carolyn Yates

THRILLING TALES AND JUICY BITS: An Cclectic, Inconclusive, and By No Means All-Encompassing Survey of Pulp 

PARANORMAL BOYFRIENDS, PURITY MYTHS, AND PRACTICAL VIRGINS: The Literature of Losing It  |  by Christine Seifert and Yvonne Clark

ARTIST STATEMENT: Don't Call Favianna Rodriguez a Political Artist  |  by Tina Vasquez

IT WAS A DARK AND SNOWY NIGHT: How Heroes Became Heroines in Nordic Noir Fiction  |  by Soraya Roberts

SCREENING FOR DONORS: The New Techniques (and Same Old Thinking) of Reproductive Technology in Film  |  by Jennifer Maher

LOVE IN THE MACHINE: A Q&A with Lido Pimienta  |  by Blanca Méndez

COLUMNS

THE NEW LAW OF THE LAND: Pro-Choice Meets Pro-Church in Northern Ireland's First Abortion Clinic  |  by Bryan Birtles

FORTY YEARS IN THE HUSTLE: A Q&A with COYOTE Founder Margo St. James  |  by Anne Gray Fischer 

CIRCUMLOCUTION: The Divisive Discourse Surrounding a Controversial Surgery  |  by Colette Phair

LOVE IT/ SHOVE IT

HOUSE OF PAIN: The Latest Blow to the Violence Against Women Act  |  by Maya Dusenbery
DROPPING THE HAMMER: A Q&A with DIY Toymaker Kristen Stubbs  |  by Danielle Riendeau
IS IT TOO EASY BEING GREEN?  |  by Rachel Alexander
KICKING "MASHER" ASS SINCE 1942  |  by Alyson Neel
STRAIGHT SHOOTER: A Q&A with Shotgun Seamstress's Osa Atoe  |  by Laina Dawes
BITCH IN: Longhouse Media  |  by Julia Alsop

Comic

ADVENTURES IN FEMINISTORY: Ann Bannon  |  by Sara Lautman

Bitchlist

Extra Curricular by Margaret Howie
4000 Years for Choice by Karen Gardiner Dion
The Collection: Short Fiction from the Transgender Vanguard by Nina Lary
Stephanie Rond by Jackie Mantey
Women's Football Alliance by LaTisha Oliver
Papers: Stories by Undocumented Youth by Hannah Forman
Bedsit Disco Queen: How I Grew Up and Tried to be a Pop Star by Margaret Howie
Calling Dr. Laura by Kelsey Wallace
Symbolia by Nina Lary
Goldieblox by Danielle Riendeau

REVIEWS
BOOKS

The Lady and Her Monsters: A Tale of Dissections, Real-Life Dr. Frankensteins, and the Creation of Mary Shelley's Masterpiece (Roseanne Montillo) by Tammy Oler
Irresistible Revolution: Confronting Race, Class, and the Assumptions of LGBT Politics (Urvashi Vaid) by Katura Reynolds
Spit and Passion (Cristy C. Road) by Tina Vasquez
Sister Spit: Writing, Rants and Reminiscence from the Road (Michelle Tea, Ed.) by Tina Vasquez
An Intimate Life: Sex, Love, and My Journey as a Surrogate Partner (Cheryl Cohen Greene) by Molly Oswaks
Mad Men, Mad World: Sex, Politics, Style & the 1960s (Lauren M.E. Goodlad, Lilya Kaganovsky, Robert A. Rushing, Eds.) by Candace Opper
Hip Hop Apsara: Ghosts Past and Present (Anne Elizabeth Moore) by J. Victoria Sanders
My Awesome Place: The Autobiography of Cheryl B (Cheryl Burke) by Nina Lary
Israel/Palestine and the Queer International (Sarah Schulman) by Wendy Elisheva Somerson 
Get Out of My Crotch! Twenty-One Writers Respond to America's War on Women's Rights and Reproductive Health (Kim Wyatt and Sari Botton, Eds.) by Anna Hamilton 
After Pornified: How Women are Transforming Pornography & Why It Really Matters (Anne G. Sabo) by Lorraine Berry 
Stranger Here: How Weight-Loss Surgery Transformed My Body and Messed with My Head (Jen Larsen) by Ellen Papazian

MUSIC

We the Common (Thao & the Get Down Stay Down) by Alyx Vesey
The Trusted Language (UUVVWWZ) by Sarah Whitt 
Stars (Roses Gabor) by Caitlin Wood 
Ripely Pine (Lady Lamb the Beekeeper) by Stephanie Nolasco
Elegancia Tropical (Bomba Estéreo) by Emilly Prado
Manifestra (Erin McKeown) by Rhienna Renée Guedry
From the Vaults, Vol. 1 (Kylesa) by Laina Dawes
Wash the Sins Not Only the Face (Esben and the Witch) by Carly Lewis 
Grand Ghosts (Kacey Johansing) by Deena Anreise

SCREEN

A Girl and a Gun (Director: Cathryne Czubek) by J. Victoria Sanders
The Central Park Five (Directors: Ken Burns, Sarah Burns, and David McMahon) by Oktay Ege Kozak
Maestra (Director: Catherine Murphy) by Emilly Prado
Rafea: Solar Mama (Directors: Jehane Noujaim and Mona Eldaief) by Rhienne Renée Guedry
Subjectified: Nine Young Women Talk About Sex (Director: Melissa Tapper Goldman) by Victoria Bekiempis
Seeking Asian Female (Director: Debbie Lum) by Chally Kacelnik
Sweet Dreams (Directors: Lisa and Rob Fruchtman) by Audra Schroeder
Lesbiana: A Parallel Revolution (Director: Myriam Fougère) by Rhienne Renée Guedry
We Came Home (Director: Ariana Delawari) by Oktay Ege Kozak

Issue #57 | Winter 2013 | Habit{at}

Issue #57 | Winter 2013
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INTERNET TROLLS • METALHEADS • DADS GONE WILD • PLUS: HIPSTER CHICKENS!

FEATURES

CO-OPTING THE COOP: What's the Real Cost of Homesteading's New Hipness?  |  by Marianne Kirby

GAME CHANGER: Why Gaming Culture Allows Abuse...And How We Can Stop It  |  by Katherine Cross

HOME RUN: How Neoliberalism Took Over Home-Makeover Shows  |  by Bree Kessler

HALF THE STORY: When Will Western Documentaries Realize They're Ssing the Wrong Lens?  |  by Richa Kaul Padte

THE AUDACITY OF HOME: POOR Magazine's New Paradigm of Place  |  by Jessica Hoffmann

TRAVELING LITE: Why Women's Travel Memoirs Get Sold Short  |  by Rachel Friedman

CANADIAN GOTHIC: Jen and Sylvia Soska's Scary-Fast Industry Ascent  |  by Rachel Fox

HARDCORE PERSONA: An Excerpt from What Are You Doing Here? A Black Woman's Life and Liberation in Heavy Metal  |  by Laina Dawes

COLUMNS

STRONG OPPOSITION: Carrying the Burden of Being Strong  |  by Roxane Gay

WIDE STANCE: A Rediscovered Artist Takes on Gender and Space  |  by Andi Zeisler

LIFE DRAWING: Comics Artist Gabrielle Bell Dishes About Her New Graphic Novel  |  by Rachel McCarthy James

LOVE IT/ SHOVE IT

NAVY STEALS: The Military's New Interest in STEM Education  |  by Seth Kershner
HERE COMES THE BAM  |  by Katie Haegele
DADDY ISSUES: Do Men Need "Dadchelor Parties"?  |  by Kelsey Wallace
¡VIVA GLORIA!  |  by J. Victoria Sanders
CARD SHARP: Putting Harassment in the Penalty Box  |  by Shannon Palus
FAMILY PRACTICE: A Q&A with Victoria Law and China Martens  |  by Kjerstin Johnson
BITCH IN: The Red Umbrella Project  |  by Julia Aslop

Comic

ADVENTURES IN FEMINISTORY: Louise A. Boyd  |  by Meags Fitzgerald

Bitchlist

August Moon by Kristin Rogers Brown
Skepchick.org by Shannon Palus
My Gimpy Life by Caitlin Wood
Wings for Wheels: A Tribute to Bruce Springsteen by Andi Zeisler
The Vintage Cookbook Trials by Margaret Howie
LE1F by Caitlin Wood
The Address Book by Katie Haegele
The Peculiar Kind by Devyn Manibo
Radical Doula Guide by Katie Presley
Thu Tran by Rhienne Renée Guedry

REVIEWS
BOOKS

The Meaning of Freedom: And Other Difficult Dialogues (Angela Y. Davis) by J Victoria Sanders
Fashion Talks: Undressing the Power of Style (Shira Tarrant and Marjorie Jolles, Eds.) by Kerensa Cadenas
Why Have Kids? A New Mom Explores the Truth About Parenting and Happiness (Jessica Valenti) by Avital Norman Nathman
Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, and Me (Ellen Forney) by Kate Severence
Heroines (Kate Zambreno) by Candace Opper
Not My Kid: What Parents Believe About the Sex Lives of Their Teenagers (Sinikka Elliott) by Jackie Dreyer
Depression: A Public Feeling (Ann Cvetkovich) by Nina Lary
Crossings (Betty Lambert) by Rebecca Jacobson
Pray the Gay Away: The Extraordinary Lives of Bible Belt Gays (Bernadette Barton) by Garland Gray
Beyond the Dance Floor: Female DJs, Technology, and Electronic Dance Music Culture (Rebekah Farrugia) by Jackie Dreyer
Airbrushed Nation: The Lure and Loathing of Women's Magazines (Jennifer Nelson) by Monica Castillo

MUSIC

YOKOKIMTHURSTON (Yoko Ono, Kim Gordon, and Thurston Moore) by Alyx Vesey
Under My Skin (Doro) by Laina Dawes
Sugaring Season (Beth Orton) by Deena Anreise
Is Your Love Big Enough? (Lianna La Havas) by Nicole Morales
Come Home to Mama (Martha Wainwright) by Rhienna Renée Guedry
Reset (Sammus) by Bogar Alonso
Heavy Mood (Tilly & the Wall) by Devyn Manibo 
Will Happiness Find Me? (Maria Minerva) by Kimberly Chun
Believe You Me (OMBRE) by Audra Schroeder

SCREEN

Mommy is Coming (Director: Cheryl Dunye) by Catherine Scott 
The Godmother of Rock & Roll: Sister Rosetta Tharpe (Director: Mick Csáky) by Oktay Ege Kozak
Mary Marie (Director: Alexandra Roxo) by Rebecca Jacobson
Payback (Director: Jennifer Baichwal) by Sara Stroo
Vito (Director: Jeffrey Schwarz) by Andi Zeisler 
Scarlet Road (Director: Catherine Scott) by Rebecca Jacobson
That's What She Said (Director: Carrie Preston) by Maya Dusenbery

Issue #56 | Fall 2012 | Elemental

Issue #56 | Fall 2012
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LOVE GURUS • CHERYL STRAYED • NUDISM 2.0 • PLUS: PICKING ON PINTEREST

FEATURES

NUDE AWAKENING: Can the Nudist Movement Get its Groove Back?  |  by Victoria Bekiempis

SUGAR RUSH—Speaking with Author and Advice Columnist Cheryl Strayed  |  by Tina Vasquez

LIFE ON MARS (HILL): In the Nation's Fastest-Growing Megachurch, Faith and Feminism Don't Mix  |  by Alison Sargent

STREET SMARTS: The Gender Justice of Graffiti Artist Panmelo Castro  |  by Gabriella Brown

ILL ADVISED: A New Crew of Relationship Experts are Cashing in on the Single-Black-Woman Meme  |  by J. Victoria Sanders

BOOKMARKED: Why Does Gender Need its Own Genre?  |  by Thea Lim

SEX AND SALACITY: Should We Laugh or Cringe When Women are Vulnerable Onscreen?  |  by Sonia Saraiya

RAPPED UP: Why Can't the Mainstream Media Address Female MCs One at a Time?  |  by Jonanna Widner

COLUMNS

FAITHFUL DEPICTION: A Q&A with Writer G. Willow Wilson  |  by Fatemeh Fakhraie

PINNED DOWN: Is Pinterest as Girly as the Media Paints it? And If So, Who Cares?  |  by Tammy Oler

STILL ACTING UP: Sarah Schulman Talks Activism, Publishing Politics, and Making Art from the Margins  |  by Alexis Clements

LOVE IT/ SHOVE IT

ANNALS OF JUNK SCIENCE: G-Spotting  |  by Keely Savoie
HAVING YOUR CAKE AND GENDERING IT TOO: A Point/Counterpoint on the Latest Fad in Baby Showers  |  by Ruxandra Looft and Kelsey Wallace
ENCHANTED: A Q&A with Nina Lacour  |  by Heather Seggel
SEX AND CANDY  |  by Soo Young Lee
OFF THE AIR, ON THE RECORD: A Q&A with Michele Norris  |  by Julie Falk
BITCH IN: Black Feminist Film School  |  by Nijla Mu'min

Comic

ADVENTURES IN FEMINISTORY: Dr. Mae Jemison  |  by Jennifer Cruté

Bitchlist

Beyond Buckskin Boutique by Kelsey Wallace
OGLAF by Garland Grey
CLAW by Ashley Jean Hight
Kissing Jessica Stein by Heather Seggal
All's Well and Fair by Melanie Williams
Derby Lite by Veronica "Dolores Hurt Ya" Arreola
No Straight Lines: Four Decades of Queer Comics by Kjerstin Johnson
A Morning Cup of Yoga by Heather Seggal
Etheria Film Festival by Candace Opper
Pen & Ink by Kristin Rogers Brown

REVIEWS
BOOKS

The End of Men: And the Rise of Women (Hanna Rosin) by Diane Shipley
The Good Girls Revolt: How the Women of News-Week Sued Their Bosses and Changed the Workplace (Lynn Povich) by Tammy Oler
Beautiful Thing: Inside the Secret World of Bombay's Dance Bars (Sonia Faleiro) by Sonia Saraiya
Radical Reinvention: An Unlikely Return to the Catholic Church (Kaya Oakes) by Allena Tapia
Single: Arguments for the Uncoupled (Michael Cobb) by J. Victoria Sanders
Red Nails, Black Skates: Gender, Cash, and Pleasure On and Off the Ice (Erica Rand) by Mai Nguyen
Odd Couples: Friendships at the Intersection of Gender and Sexual Orientation (Anna Muraco) by Nina Lary
The New Feminist Agenda: Defining the Next Revolution for Women, Work, and Family (Madeleine M. Kunin) by Gabriela Salvidea
Legs Get Led Astray (Chloe Caldwell) by Molly Oswaks 
Buy it Now: Lessons from EBay (Michele White) by Susan Chenelle
Transitions of the Heart: Stories of Love, Struggle, and Acceptance by Mothers of Transgender and Gender Variant Children (Rachel Pepper, Ed.) by Maria Alexander

MUSIC

In the Time of Gods (Dar Williams) by Katie Presley 
Look Around the Corner (Quantic & Alice Russell with the Combo Bárbaro) by Nicole Morales
We Could be Arsonists (Loquat) by Heather Seggal
Master of My Make-Believe (Santigold) by Stephanie Nolasco 
Boys & Girls (Alabama Shakes) by Kimberly Chun
Two Adult Women in Love (Kaia Wilson) by Jessie Nelson
Mornin' Old Sport (Mornin' Old Sport) by Brittany Shoot
Valley Tangents (Blues Control) by Kimberly Chun
Tigermending (Carina Round) by Heather Seggal
Ring (Delicate Cutters) by Katie Presley

SCREEN

Hit So Hard: The Life & Near Death Story of Patty Schemel (Director: P. David Ebersole) by Audra Schroeder
Future Weather (Director: Jenny Deller) by Martha Polk
Buffalo Girls (Director: Todd Kellstein) by Lyndsey Bourgon
Smashed (Director: James Ponsoldt) by Rhienna Renée Guedry
Wildness (Director: Wu Tsang) by Kjerstin Johnson
Women with Cows (Director: Peter Gerdehag) by Brittany Shoot
An Encounter with Simone Weil (Director: Julia Haslett) by Martha Polk

Issue #55 | Summer 2012 | Fame + Fortune

Issue #55 | Summer 2012
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RESPECTABILITY POLITICS • TROPHY WIVES • PLUS: MAD MEN FIGHT TO THE DEATH!

Features

IN RICHNESS AND IN WEALTH: What Does it Mean to be a Modern-Day Trophy Wife?  |  by Gretchen Sisson

NO DISRESPECT: Black Women and the Politics of Respectability  | by Tamara Winfrey Harris

GO ASK ALICE: A Q&A with Author and Punk Veteran Alice Bag  |  by Elona Jones

15 MEGABYTES OF FAME: Penelope Trunk and the Unreliable Online Narrator  |  by Caroline Narby

GOSSIP GRRRL: Can Celebrity Gossip Ever Be Feminist?  |  by Anne Helen Petersen

ACTIVE DUTY: Two New Books Explore Activism and Antiassimilation  |  by Wendy Elisheva Somerson

Dance Dance Revolution? Waltzing Around the Issue of Queer Visibility on TV  |  by  Abby Plener

NEVER SAID NOTHING: A Brief History of "Cunt" in Pop Music  |  by Lindsay Zoladz

Columns

A GIRL WALKS INTO A BAR... The Politics of Gay Bars as Safe Spaces  |  by Sophie Cansdale

MEXICO'S INCONVENIENT WOMAN: A Q&A with Jesusa Rodríguez  |  by Isabela Raygoza

MAY THE ADS BE EVER IN YOUR FAVOR: Mad Men Meets The Hunger Games  |  by Kelsey Wallace

Love it/Shove it

Unbroken Spirits: Project Unbreakable Turns the Tables on Abuse  |  by Ashley Jean Hight
Point/Counterpoint: Guardian Girls Bedazzled Pepper Spray  |  by Kelsey Wallace and Kjerstin Johnson
Hatching a Movement: Chicken and Egg Pictures  |  by Amy Richards
Napkin Ring: Why Innovation in Menstrual Pads is More Than Just Fluff  |  by Liz Granger
Breaking: Unmarried Women Vanish from France!  |  by Roz Foster
Science Fair(er): Can We Quit it with the Gendered Toys?  |  by Shannon Palus
Comics Alliance: Inking Outside the Box  |  by Sarah Mirk

Comic

ADVENTURES IN FEMINISTORY: Evelyn Nesbit Met Neil Brinkley |  by Ellen Lindner

Bitchlist

Love, Inshallah by Molly Horan 
Beyond Rosie the Riveter by Crystal K. Wiebe
Sister Fa by Noelle Correia
Nelson by Margaret Howie
Freeing Ourselves by Tina Vasquez
Katie Goodman by Emily Rosenbaum

Reviews
Books

Madonna & Me: Women Writers on the Queen of Pop (Laura Barcella, Ed.) by Kimberly Chun
Are You My Mother? A Comic Drama (Alison Bechdel) by Diane Shipley
A Queer and Pleasant Danger: The True Story of a Nice Jewish Boy Who Joins the Church of Scientology and Leaves Twelve Years Later to Become the Lovely Lady She is Today (Kate Bornstein) by Deborah Jannerson
Shortchanged: Why Women Have Less Wealth and What Can Be Done About It (Mariko Lin Chang) by Heather Seggel
Sex and Disability (Robert McRuer and Anna Mollow, Eds.) by Anna Hamilton
The Accidental Feminist: How Elizabeth Taylor Raised Our Consciousness (and We Were Too Distracted by her Beauty to Notice) (M.G. Lord) by Susan Chenelle
Let's Pretend This Never Happened: (A Mostly True Memoir) (Jenny Lawson) by Diane Shipley
Why Have Children?: The Ethical Debate (Christine Overall) by Tammy Oler
Sylvia Plath and the Mythology of Women Readers (Janet Badia) by Katie Presley
Girl Walks Into a Bar...: Comedy Calamities, Dating Disasters and a Midlife Miracle (Rachel Dratch) by Diane Shipley
Vida (Marge Piercy) by Nina Lary
Pink Smog: Becoming Weetzie Bat (Francesca Lia Block) by Ellen Papazian
The Letter Q: Queer Writers' Notes to Their Younger Selves (Sarah Moon and James Lecesne, Eds.) by Adrienne Urbanski

Music

The Lion's Roar (First Aid Kit) by Kimberly Chun
Awe Naturale (THEESatisfaction) by Kjerstin Johnson
Devastates (Elfin Saddle) by Heather Seggel
The Cherry Thing (Neneh Cherry & the Thing) by Nicole Morales
How About I Be Me (And You Be You)? (Sinéad O'Connor) by Jim Burlingame
Court the Storm (Y La Bamba) by Kjerstin Johnson
Out of Sight, Out of Town (Standard Fare) by Heather Seggel

Screen

Hysteria (Director: Tanya Wexler) by Danielle Winston
Grandma's Tattoos (Director: Suzanne Khardalian) by Stephanie Carmichael
Turn Me On, Dammit! (Director: Jannicke Systad Jacobssen) by Andi Zeisler
Beasts of the Southern Wild (Director: Benh Zeitlin) by Rhienna Renée Guedry
Mosquita y Mari (Director: Aurora Guerrero) by Nicole Morales
Circus Dreams (Director: Signe Taylor) by Brittany Shoot
Austin Unbound (Director: Eliza Greenwood) by Lindsay Baltus

Issue #54 | Spring 2012 | Frontier

Issue #54 | Spring 2012
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GUNNING FOR WOMEN • BUSTING OUT FATSHION • RE-SCRIPTING SCI-FI • MICHELLE TEA

FEATURES

TARGET MARKET: Black Women with Guns: Frontier Feminists or Insurrectionists?  |  by J. Victoria Sanders

ACCESS + PRAXIS: Disability at the Digital Frontier  |  by Anna Hamilton and s.e. smith

MISSED CONNECTIONS: What Search Engines Say About Women  |  by Safiya Umoja Noble

BETTER HOMES + BLOGGERS: Are Lifestyle Blogs a New Way for Women to Compare Themselves and Come Up Short?  |  by Holly Hilgenberg

"STANDING OUT IS OKAY. STANDING UP IS OKAY. DOING BOTH AT ONCE, WELL, THAT'S ACTIVISM."—An Excerpt from the New Book Two Whole Cakes. Plus: Voices from the Fatshion Blogosphere  |  by Lesley Kinzel

HOMO WORK: In Her New Book, Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore Asks, Why Are Faggots So Afraid of Faggots?   |  by Jessica Hoffmann

TEA MATES: It Takes a Village to Bring Michelle Tea's Valencia to the Screen  |  by Tina Vasquez

FANS BEHAVING BADLY: Tolerating Low Expectations Gets Tiresome Sometimes  |  by Alyssa Rosenberg

COLUMNS

OUT OF THIS WORLD: How Web Sci-Fi is Bucking Whitewashed Hollywood  |  by Aymar Jean Christian

FEMINIST IN TRAINING: Two Days of Equal-Rights Enlightenment at Feminist Summer School  |  by Catherine Ruth McCabe

HER AIM IS TRUE: A Q&A with Citizen Radio Host Allison Kilkenny  |  by M. Brianna Stallings

LOVE IT/SHOVE IT

Jailbreak the Patriarchy: Flipping the (Java)Script  |  by Katie Haegele
Protest, Desire, and Cheap Dildos: A Q&A with Laurie Penny  |  by Emily Manuel
About-Face: Cindy Sherman's Subversive Mac Ads  |  by Molly Schoemann McCann
Child of the Rebellion: Amena Jefferson on Melvonna Ballenger  |  by Nijla Mu'min
Jesus Take the Heels: One Woman's Crusade to Save Streetwalkers' Souls  |  by Meredith Holland Fortner
Past & Present: The Mobile Homecoming Project  |  by Jill C. Moffett

Comic

ADVENTURES IN FEMINISTORY: Alice B. Sheldon  |  by Kjerstin Johnson and Trillian Spencer

Bitchlist

Rhiannon Tomtishen and Madison Vorva by Angela Boag
Boobie Beanies by Nancy Davis Kho
Inside the Money Machine by Minal Hajratwala
Jenny Linsky by Jim Burlingame
1234V by Sandy Klowak
The Secret Life of Pronouns by Katie Haegele
Women Who Rock Coloring Book by Girls Rock! Rhode Island by Ashley Jean Hight
Vaya Bags by Kelsey Wallace
DapperQ.com by Yana Tallon-Hicks
The Sweet Relief of Missing Children by Jim Burlingame

REVIEWS
BOOKS

The Queer Art of Failure (Judith Halberstam) by Monica Nolan
Girl Hunter: Revolutionizing the Way We Eat, One Hunt at a Time (Georgia Pellegrini) by Sara Stroo
Straight: The Surprisingly Short History of Heterosexuality (Hanne Blank) by Deborah Jannerson
See Me Naked: Stories of Sexual Exile in American Christianity (Amy Frykholm) by Crystal K. Wiebe
Black By Design: A 2-Tone Memoir (Pauline Black) by Anna Gielas 
Low-Fat Love (Patricia Leavy) by Lindsay Baltus
Techniques of Pleasure: BDSM and the Circuits of Sexuality (Margot Weiss) by Nina Lary
How Eskimos Keep Their Babies Warm: And Other Adventures in Parenting (Mei Ling Hopgood) by Haili Jones Graff
Violence Girl: East L.A. Rage to Hollywood Stage, a Chicana Punk Story (Alice Bag) by Heather Seggel
Trans/Love: Radical Sex, Love & Relationships Beyond the Gender Binary (Morty Diamond, Ed.) by Wendy Elisheva Somerson
The Guy's Guide to Feminism (Michael Kaufman and Michael Kimmel) by Ashley McAllister 

MUSIC

Tramp (Sharon Van Etten) by Kjerstin Johnson
Darling Specimens (Zoe Boekbinder) by Heather Seggel
Strange Mercy (St. Vincent) by Elizabeth Fagan
Friends of Fall (Crooked Still) by Heather Seggel 
Get Along (Tegan and Sara) by Jonanna Widner
Eye Contact (Gang Gang Dance) by Elizabeth Fagan
This Mountain and Midnight Window (Annie Williams) by Heather Seggel 

SCREEN

Gigola (Director: Laure Charpentier) by Audra Schroeder 
Crazy Horse (Director: Frederick Wiseman) by Rachel Gross
A Lot Like You (Director: Eliaichi Kimaro) by Wendy Elisheva Somerson
Water on the Table (Director: Liz Marshall) by Brittany Shoot
Edie & Thea: A Very Long Engagement (Directors: Susan Muska and Gréta Ólafsdóttir) by Sara Stroo
A Bitter Taste of Freedom (Director: Marina Goldovskaya) by Tanya Paperny 
After Happily Ever After (Director: Kate Schermerhorn) by Audra Schroeder
First Position (Director: Bess Kargman) by Brittany Shoot

Issue #53 | Winter 2011 | Underground

Issue #53 | Winter 2011
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VICIOUS CYCLES • GAY ANTHEMS • DYSTOPIAN DRAMAS • PLUS: BEER GODDESSES!

Features

RAISE YOUR HAND IF U R A FIREWORK WHO WAS BORN THIS WAY: Who's to Say What Makes a Gay Anthem?  |  by Lauren Elmore

GENDER ROLLS: The Challenges of Sharing the Road with Boys  |  by Elly Blue

SURRENDER (TO) DOROTHY: Imperialism and the Subaltern in the Oz of Past, Present, and Future  |  by Leow Hui Min Annabeth

DYSTROPIA: How to Tell If You're Living in a Sinister World  |  by Saba Igbe

TRADE SECRETS: The Tough Talk of the New Anti-Trafficking Movement  |  by Emi Koyama

REWRITING THE RULES: Two New Books Ponder Dating While Feminist  |  by J. Victoria Sanders

YOUNG, AWKWARD, AND BLACK: The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl's Issa Rae Gets Comfortable  |  by Kjerstin Johnson

SHE'S GOT THE BEAT: Female Music Supervisors Have an Ear to the Ground in Hollywood  |  by Alyx Vesey

Columns

STAGED FRIGHT: Why What Would You Do? Doesn't Do a Whole Lot  |  by Meaghan Winter

SPORTING GOODS: A Q&A with Progressive Sportswriter Dave Zirin  |  by Veronica I. Arreola

WE'RE HERE, WE'RE BEER, GET USED TO IT: Brewing Up a Tasty New Paradigm for Female Beer Enthusiasts  |  by Celena Cipriaso

Love It/Shove It

Headless Bodies Found in Shameless Media  |  by Sarah Mirk
Youth in Revolt: Misfits, Attack the Block, and the London Riots  |  by Soraya Roberts
Gingerbread Woman: A Q&A with Genya Ravan  |  by Bess Korey
What the F: Talking with The Future of Feminism Author Sylvia Walby  |  by Adrienne Urbanski
K-Y Doesn't Love Your (Lesbian) Vagina  |  by Yana Tallon-Hicks
Breast Feeding: In a Recession, Sex Sells More Than Ever  |  by Allie Oosta
Bitch In: Poetic People Power  |  by Nicole Morales

Comic

ADVENTURES IN FEMINISTORY: Jessica Mitford  |  by Christen McCurdy and Nicole Cuvin

BITCHLIST

Homobiles by Tina Vasquez
Effing Dykes by Alison Hamm
Dreamers Adrift by Tina Vasquez
Dancing GIrl Press by Alison Barker
Girls Got Kicks by Andi Zeisler
Hally McGehean by Yana Tallon-Hicks
Love Cake by Allison McCarthy
Take Me There: Trans and Genderqueer Erotica by Yana Tallon-Hicks
Amy Rebecca Klein by Mac Pogue
Soup & Bread Cookbook by Andi Zeisler

REVIEWS
BOOKS

F 'Em!: Goo Goo, Gaga, and Some Thoughts on Balls (Jennifer Baumgardner) by Katie Presley
Rad Dad: Dispatches from the Frontiers of Fatherhood (Tomas Moniz and Jeremy Adam Smith, Eds.) by Rachel Fudge
Agewise: Fighting the New Ageism in America (Margaret Morganroth Gullette) by Ashley McAllister
Fiction Ruined my Family: A Memoir (Jeanne Darst) by Ellen Papazian
How to be a Woman (Caitlin Moran) by Anna Gielas
The Last of the Live Nude Girls: A Memoir (Sheila McClear) by Chloe Tribich
Hark! A Vagrant (Kate Beaton) by Kjerstin Johnson
Underwire (Jennifer Hayden) by Kjerstin Johnson
Living Dolls: The Return of Sexism (Natasha Walter) by Crystal K. Wiebe
Zipper Mouth (Laurie Weeks) by Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore
Untying the Knot: Marriage, the State, and the Case for Their Divorce (Tamara Metz) by Kristian Williams
The Chronology of Water (Lidia Yuknavitch) by Nina Lary
Unruly Women: The Politics of Confinement & Resistance (Karlene Faith) by Alyx Vesey

MUSIC

Hurricane (Grace Jones) by Jason Webber
Social Life (Making Friendz) by Ann-Derrick Gaillot
Made for TV (Little Jackie) by Andi Zeisler
Ruins (Talkdemonic) by Brittany Shoot
Fire Star (Myrmyr) by Kimberly Chun
Searchlights (The Shondes) by Alyx Vesey
Unpersons (The Pack a.d.) by Nicole Morales
All Things Will Unwind (My Brightest Diamond) by Brittany Shoot
Sister Vagabond (Candye Kane) by Kimberly Chun
Hard Love (Bebe Buell) by Stephanie Nolasco
Ghostbird (Zee Avi) by Kimberly Chun
In Heaven (Twin Sister) by Brittany Shoot

SCREEN

Woman's Picture (Director: Brian Pera) by Audra Schroeder
Orchids: My Intersex Adventure (Director: Phoebe Hart) by Sara Stroo
Martha Marcy May Marlene (Director: Sean Durkin) by Kimberly Chun
Wish Me Away (Directors: Bobbie Birleffi and Beverly Kopf) by Lisa Moricoli
The Price of Sex (Director: Mimi Chakarova) by Audra Schroeder
Russian Dolls (Directors: Keshia Coe and Jerry Carita) by Tanya Paperny
Pink Saris (Director: Kim Longginotto with Girjashanker Vohra and Amber Latif) by Sara Stroo

Issue #52 | Fall 2011 | Red

Issue #52 | Fall 2011
$4.00 print | $4.00 digital
SCORCHING COMEBACKS • SCARLET LETTERS • RED-HOT SUPERNATURAL ROMANCE

FEATURES

PINK SCARE: What's Behind the Media Panic About "Princess Boys"?  |  by Avital Norman Nathman

SHOEGAZING: The Power of Red Footwear Through the Years  |  by Christina Bagatavicius

STREET SWEEPERS: Hollaback! and the Global Surge in Antiharassment Activism  |  by Katie Haegele

UNEASY A: The Literary Legacy of Adultery and Anger  |  by Erin Gilbert

MOTHERS OF INTENTION: A Roundtable Discussion on Race and Erasure in the Mom Blogosphere

SEALING THE DEAL: The Wet and Wild World of Selkie Romance Novels  |  by Jessica Jernigan

CHANGING THE SCENERY: A Q&A with Film-Industry Diversity Advocate Rebecca Yee  |  by Kjerstin Johnson

HOUSE OF BLUES: The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's New Lady Exhibit Hits a Wrong Note  |  by Carly Lewis

COLUMNS

LET'S GET IT IN: Decoding Jersey Shore's Sex Slang  |  by Christine Seifert

MA JONG: Erica Jong Has Some Opinions on Women, Feminism, and the Sexual Generation Gap  |  by M.M. Adjarian

WALKING WOUNDED: Author Carrie A. Rentschler Reframes the Discourse of Victimization  |  by Zack Furness

LOVE IT/SHOVE IT

Burn Notice: Why You Should Pay Attention to Those Novasure Commericals  |  by Tabatha Deans
Two Views on Slutwalk: Is There Room for Everyone on This Road?  |  by Tamura Lomax and Lindsay Beyerstein
Bitch In: Kali for Women  |  by Anna Gielas
False Positive: Instructional Orgasm-Faking on the Rise  |  by Kelly Sullivan
(Trans) Ladies First  |  by Elisha Lim

COMIC

ADVENTURES IN FEMINISTORY: Lucille Ball  |  by Mimi Pond

BITCHLIST

The Real Cost of Prisons Comix by Joyce Frohn
Doin' It in Public: Feminism and Art at the Woman's Building by Nicole Morales
Marimacho by Kjerstin Johnson
Sarah Corbett by Kristin Rogers-Brown
Cucci by Tina Vasquez
I'll Show You Mine by Danielle Pope
Put This on the Map by Caroline Picker
The Prince Zine by Nicole Morales
Melanie Bilenker by Katie Haegele
Flaming Lotus Girls by Terra Borody

REVIEWS
BOOKS

The Kid (Sapphire) by Allison McCarthy
Body Shots: Hollywood and the Culture of Eating Disorders (Emily Fox-Kales) by Heather Seggel
Fantastic Women: 18 Tales of the Surreal and Sublime from Tin House (Rob Spillman, Ed.) by Tammy Oler
I Speak for Myself: American Women on Being Muslim (Maria M. Ebrahimji and Zahra T. Suratwala, Eds.) by Susan Chenelle
Persistence: All Ways Butch and Femme (Ivan E. Coyote and Zena Sharman, Eds.) by Ashley McAllister
Wanton West: Madams, Money, Murder, and the Wild Women of Montana's Frontier (Lael Morgan) by Katura Reynolds
The Revolution Starts at Home: Confronting Intimate Violence Within Activist Communities (Ching-In Chen, Jai Dulani, Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha, Eds.) by Wendy Elisheva Somerson
Changed for Good: A Feminist History of the Broadway Musical (Stacy Wolf) by Alyx Vesey
The Tender Cut: Inside the Hidden World of Self-Injury (Patricia A. Adler and Peter Adler) by Haili Jones Graff
Fast Feminism (Shannon Bell) by Katie Presley
Why Jane Austen? (Rachel M. Brownstein) by Heather Seggel
Sex, Mom, & God: How the Bible's Strange Take on Sex Led to Crazy Politics–And How I Learned to Love Women (and Jesus) Anyway (Frank Schaeffer) by Adriel Gorsuch
Mothers and Others: The Evolutionary Origins of Mutual Understanding (Sarah Blaffer Hrdy) by Niki Papadopoulos
The Blue Tattoo: THe Life of Olive Oatman (Margot Mifflin) by Crystal K. Wiebe

MUSIC

Horses and High Heels (Marianne Faithfull) by Stephanie Nolasco
Program 91 (Razija) by Kjerstin Johnson
Past Life Martyred Saints (EMA) by Alyx Vesey
Mount Moriah (Mount Moriah) by Heather Seggel
Bon Iver (Bon Iver) by Katie Presley
ChuCha Santamaria Y Usted (ChuCha Santamaria Y Usted) by Kjerstin Johnson
Feel It Break (Austra) by Katie Presley
The Taxidermist (Scarlet Season) by Heather Seggel
Unfortunate End (Kissing Cousins) by Heather Seggel

SCREEN

The Names of Love (Les Noms de Gens) (Director: Michel LeClerc) by Lisa A. Moricoli
The Future (Director: Miranda July) by Kimberly Chun
Miss Representation (Director: Jennifer Siebel Newsom) by Andi Zeisler
Made in India (Directors: Rebecca Haimowitz and Vaishali Sinha) by Katie Presley
Play Again (Director: Tonje Hessen Schei) by Brittany Shoot
Sex Crimes Unit (Director: Lisa F. Jackson) by Lisa A. Moricoli
Green (Director: Sophia Takal) by Andi Zeisler
Homecoming (Director: Sean Hackett) by Alyx Vesey

Issue #51 | Summer 2011 | Reverb

Issue #51 | Summer 2011
$4.00 print | $4.00 digital
Print sold out.
IT'S A NOUN • IT'S A VERB • IT'S OUR 15TH-ANNIVERSARY ISSUE!

Features

NOBODY'S MOTHER: Abandonment as Art in the Courtney Love Family Tree  |  by Shannon Drury

BEYOND BIG LOVE: Testifying to Modern Mormon Feminism  |  by Holly Welker

TAKE 2.0: Will the Combination of New Media and Girls-Only Film Schools Finally Shatter the Celluloid Ceiling?  |  by Alexa Tsoulis-Reay

HUNGER PANGS: Hunting for the Perfect Heroine  |  by Sarah Seltzer

PARTY OUT OF BOUNDS: Booze, the Pleasure Principle, and Party-Girl Pop  |  by Gabrielle Moss

FUNNY PAGES: Female Comedians and the Redefinition of the Memoir  |  by Erica Lies

"THE AFRICA THAT I KNOW": A Q&A with Pumzi Director Wanuri Kahiu  |  by Samantha Burton

RHYME AND REASON: Three MCs on Feminist Hip Hop and Hip Hop Feminism  |  by Kalil Cohen

Columns

THE UNBELIEVERS: New Atheism and the Old Boys' Club  |  by Victoria Bekiempis

FEAR OF HEIGHTS: Why Tall is a Feminist Issue, Too  |  by Hannah Eko

SOAP AND GLORY:: Before Tina and Shonde, There was Agnes  |  by Celena Cipriaso

Love It/Shove It

Moving the Units: When Female Soldiers Become Ad-Industry Cannon Fodder  |  by John Lasker
Female Gazing: A Day with the Young Women's Caucus for Art  |  by Katie Haegele
Pork Underbelly: The Sexual Politics of (Lots and Lots of) Meat  |  by Jessica Critcher
Dirty, Noisy, Interesting: A Q&A with Kathleen Warnock  |  by Megan Butcher
Bottoms Up: A Q&A with Sissy-Bounce Scenester Altercation  |  by Najva Sol
Vicious Cycle: The Irresponsible Aesthetic of Bike Chic  |  by Kati Nolfi
Old Gold: A Roundup of Vintage Women on Film  |  by Avra Kouffman
Bitch In: Feelmore 510  |  by Mel Mundell

Comic

ADVENTURES IN FEMINISTORY: Cynthia Heimel  |  by Jen Sorensen

Bitchlist

The Feminist Promise by Hilary Barlow
Design Sponge's "Living In" Series by Kelsey Wallace
Monica Canilao by Najva Sol
Unfamiliar Fishes by Kelsey Wallace
Suggestions of a Life Being Lived by Yoshio Meronek

REVIEWS
BOOKS

Out of the Vinyl Deeps: Ellen Willis on Rock Music (Nona Willis Aronowitz, Ed.) by Maria Raha
Toilet: Public Restrooms and the Politics of Sharing (Harvey Molotch and Laura Norén, Eds.) by Gabriela Salvidea
Swimming in the Steno Pool: A Retro Guide to Making It In the Office (Lynn Peril) by Eryn Loeb
Sister Species: Women, Animals, and Social Justice (Lisa A Kemmerer, Ed.) by Katie Presley
Rape New York (Jana Leo) by Ellen Papazian
The Beautiful Generation: Asian Americans and the Cultural Economy of Fashion (Thuy Linh Nguyen Tu) by Kimberly Chun
Manning Up: How the Rise of Women Has Turned Men into Boys (Kay S. Hymowitz) by Ashley McAllister
Fat Shame: Stigma and the Fat Body in American Culture (Amy Erdman Farrell) by Audrey Bilger
The Wilder Life: My Adventures in the Lost World of Little House on the Prairie (Wendy McClure) by Rita Hao
Right By Her Roots: Americana Women and Their Songs (Jewly Hight) by Crystal K. Wiebe
Unhitched: Love, Marriage, and Family Values from West Hollywood to Western China (Judith Stacey) by Joshunda Sanders
Man with a Pan: Culinary Adventures of Fathers Who Cook for Their Families (John Donohue, Ed.) by Sara Stroo
Good Eggs: A Memoir (Phoebe Potts) by Chloe Tribich
Fix It, Make It, Grow It, Bake It: The D.I.Y. Guide to the Good Life (Billee Sharp) by Heather Seggel
If Sons, Then Heirs (Lorene Cary) by Wendy Elisheva Somerson

MUSIC

Blessed (Lucinda Williams) by Jim Burlingame
Welcome Abroad (People Like Us) by Kimberly Chun
Thao & Mirah (Thao & Mirah) by Kelsey Wallace
Invariable Heartache (Kurt Wagner and Cortney Tidwell Present KORT) by Brittany Shoot
Sin Sin Sin (Le Butcherettes) by Stephanic Nolasco
The Excitement of Maybe (Exene Cervenka) by Julia Rogers
Love Notes/Letter Bombs (The Submarines) by Jim Burlingame
Passive Me, Aggressive You (The Naked and Famous) by Kimberly Chun
Bright Morning Stars (Dead Rock West) by Kimberly Chun
The Bread and the Bait (Foxtails Brigade) by Julia Rogers
101 (Keren Ann) by Kimberly Chun
Get What You Came For (Vanity Theft) by Stephanic Nolasco
L'Abandon (Marianne Dissard) by Julia Rogers
Mondo Amore (Nicole Atkins) by Kimberly Chun

SCREEN

Love Translated (Director: Julia Ivanova) by Brittany Shoot
Frauenzimmer (Silver Girls) (Director: Saara Aila Waasner) by Lauren Wissot
Viola Di Mare (Purple Sea) (Director: Donatella Maiorca) by Lisa Moricoli
Women Art Revolution (Director: Lynn Hershman Leeson) by Andi Zeisler
Guest of Cindy Sherman (Directors: Paul H-O and Tom Donahue) by Mel Mundell
Covered: Women and Tattoos (Director: Beverly Yuen Thompson) by Andi Zeisler
Huge (Creator: Winnie Holzman) by Kelsey Wallace

Issue #50 | Spring 2011 | Primal

Issue #50 | Spring 2011
$4.00 print | $4.00 digital
PRINCESS BUSTING • LADY SLEUTHING • LABYRINTH WALKING • PLUS: TORI AMOS!

Features

FULL CIRCLE: The Female-Fueled Revivial of the Labyrinth  |  by Áine McCarthy

MOTHER HUCKSTER: How Mommy Blogs Became a Brand. Plus: The Wide, Wise World of Infertility Blogs  |  by Sarah McAbee

IT'S HARD OUT HERE FOR A POP: Blogging Offers a Way for Dads to Get Branded– But Can They Also Get Respect?  |  by Rachel Fudge

MAGICAL THINKING: Author Francesca Lia Block Reflects on Giving Life to Fairy Tales  |  by Stephanie Nolasco

DIAL FEMME FOR MURDER: How Female P.I.'s Inherited the Hard-Boiled World of the Private Dick  |  by E.L. Fricke

PINK SLIP: Breaking Down the Princess Castle with Cinderella Ate My Daughter Author Peggy Orenstein  |  by M.M. Adjarian

WILLING AND ABLE: Filmmaker Loree Erickson on Redefining Disability Through Pornography  |  by Chesea Temple Jones

BIRTH OF THE UNCOOL: In Defense of the Tori Amos Fan  |  by Sady Doyle

Columns

SWIFT JUDGMENT: Who Made Taylor Swift the Sex Police?  |  by Rachel McCarthy James

DUDE, YOU'LL BE A WOMAN SOON: Inside a Different Kind of Finishing School  |  by Victoria Bekiempis

OUT OF FRAME: What's Missing in the Rhetoric of Political Cartoons?  |  by John Davis

Love It/Shove It

From the Dept. of Gendered Science: Your Genes are Making You Slutty  |  by Maresi Starzmann
Box-Office Smash: A Q&A with the Ladies of Vag Magazine  |  by Brittany Shoot
Gift Corner: A Cupcake for Aunt Flo  |  by Megan O. Anderson
Coming Up Roses: Inga Muscio Returns  |  by Katie Presley
Bitch In: The Parents Circle-Families Forum  |  by Jaclyn Friedman
TV Watch: Dens of Inequality  |  by Peggy Perdue

Comic

ADVENTURES IN FEMINISTORY: Lucy Gonzalez Parsons  |  by Laura Park

Bitchlist

Commerical Article No. 3 by Kristin Rogers Brown
Shulie by Anne Swartz
Worn Fashion Journal by Ashley McAllister
TheDefinition.org by J. Dee Haslett
Steotch by Kelsey Wallace
Rita Mae Reese by Kathleen Rooney
Vollmond (Full Moon) by Cortney Andrews
My Fault, I'm Female by Karen Best
Frida Kahlo: Face to Face by Andi Zeisler

Reviews
BOOKS

Starstruck: The Business of Celebrity (Elizabeth Currid-Halkett) by Heather Seggel
The Vintage Book of American Women Writers (Elaine Showalter, Ed.) by Lindsay Baltus
Heaven's Bride: The Unprintable Life of Ida C. Craddock, American Mystic, Scholar, Sexologist, Martyr and Madwoman (Leigh Eric Schmidt) by Crystal K. Wiebe
Never in My Wildest Dreams: A Black Woman's Life in Journalism (Belva Davis with Vicki Haddock) by Susan Chenelle
Castle Waiting, Volume II (Linda Medley) by Niki Papadopoulos
Cycling: A Guide to Menstruation (Laura Szumowski) by Anne Elizabeth Moore
Extra/Ordinary: Craft and Contemporary Art (Maria Elena Buszek, Ed.) by Anastasia Masurat
Floodlines: Community and Resistance from Katrina to the Jena Six (Jordan Flaherty) by Wendy Elisheva Somerson
The Monster Within: The Hidden Side of Motherhood (Barbara Almond) by Ellen Papazian
Disaster Preparedness: A Memoir (Heather Havrilesky) by Eryn Loeb
Women of the Underground: Music (Zora von Burden) by Katie Presley
The Last Jewish Virgin: A Novel of Fate (Janice Eidus) by Haili Jones Graff
What was the Hipster? A Sociological Investigation (n+1 Research Brance Small Books Series #3) by Alyx Vesey
Reading Women: How the Great Books of Feminism Changed My Life (Stephanie Staal) by Audrey Bilger

MUSIC

Talk About Body (MEN) by Brittany Shoot
21 (Adele) by Jim Burlingame
Old Friends (I Was a King) by Kimberly Chun
Many Great Companions (Dar Williams) by Katie Presley
Handmade (Hindi Zahra) by Erica Steckl
Grown Unknown (Lia Ices) by Brittany Shoot
Endlessly (Duffy) by Jim Burlingame
La Sera (La Sera) by Kimberly Chun
Rolling Blackouts (The Go! Team) by Brittany Shoots
Verdugo Hills (Caroline) by Kjerstin Johnson
Say Goodbye (Liz Janes) by Brittany Shoots
Welcome to the No Fun House (Tina Sparkle) by Kimberly Chun

SCREEN

The Heretics (Director: Joan Braderman) by Denise Silva
Regretters (Director: Marcus Lindeen) by Lauren Wissot
Tabloid (Director: Errol Morris) by Brittany Shoot
The Price of Pleasure: Pornography, Sexuality, and Relationships (Directors: Chyng Sun and Miguel Picker) by Denise Silva
Orgasm Inc.: The Strange Science of Female Pleasure (Director: Liz Canner) by Lisa Moricoli-Latham
Strange Powers: Stephin Merritt and the Magnetic Fields (Directors: Kerthy Fix and Gail O'Hara) by Austin J. Werth

Issue #48 | Fall 2010 | Make-Believe

Issue #48 | Fall 2010
$4.00 print | $4.00 digital
CRAFTY TECH • EARTHY ART • LIMINAL LESBIAN HAIR • PLUS: URSULA K. LE GUIN

Features

ALICE IN ADAPTATION-LAND: How Wanderer Alice Became Warrior Alice, and Why  |  by Kristina Aikens

STEERING THE CRAFT: A Q&A with Ursula K. Le Guin  |  by Brittany Shoot

EARTH MOVERS: Quaking Up Land Art's Forgotten Feminist History  |  by Nancy Thebaut and L. Elizabeth Upper

IN LOVE WITH HERSELF: The Legacy of Tireless Memoirist Mary MacLane  |  by Emily Gould

BEYOND THE THIRD SEX: The Shifting Fortunes of India's Hijras  |  by Christine Chitnis

APPROPRIATING AUTHORS: How Fictionalized Females Feed Our Fantasies  |  by Kerry Skemp

SMOKE SCREEN: A Q&A with Jamie Denbo  |  by Emily Rosenbaum

TOP OF THE POPS: Justin Bieber's a Lesbian Hair Icon, or is it the Other Way Around?  |  by Jonanna Widner

Columns

TEA STAINED: Co-Opting Feminism with the Gun-Toting Fillies of the Tea Party  |  by Sarah Jaffe

MAKING GEEK CHIC: Can Tech-Crafting Outfit More Girls for Careers in Technology?  |  by Tammy Oler

THE COLOR OF DESIRE: A Q&A with Siobhan Brooks  |  by Rachel Aimee

Love It/Shove It

Dandy in the Underworld: Is the War Between Vampires and Werewolves About Class?  |  by Kelsey Wallace
Madonna, Malawi, and the New Maternalism of International Aid  |  by Alana Prochuk
The Girl Who Doubted Stieg Larsson's Feminism  |  by Taraneh Ghajar Jerven
Thumbs Down: An Anti-"Sexting" Video End Up Victim-Blaming Instead  |  by Lindsey Galloway
Big Game: Ashly Burch  |  by Sara Reihani 
Bitch In: Finding Face After Acid Violence  |  by Emily Hutto
Faking the Funk: Who's Buying "Intimate Scents"?  |  by Evelyn Krampf
Ladies' Room: Shirin Neshat  |  by Chrstine Estima

Comic

ADVENTURES IN FEMINISTORY: The Women of Oz  |  by Briar Levit

Bitchlist

Filament by B. Helen Carnhoops
¡The Punctuation Show! by Emma Kat Richardson
The Tattooed Lady: A History by Courtney Becks
Elena Kagan by Malori Maloney
The Girl in the Song by Andi Zeisler
Globalgirl Media by Sara Kantner
Sexist Beatdown by Malori Maloney
Arty Party by Andi Zeisler
Advanced Style by Andi Zeisler
In Bed with Married Women by M.N. Pereira

Reviews

Books

Girls to the Front: The True Story of the Riot Grrrl Revolution (Sara Marcus) by Katie Haegele
Delusions of Gender: How Our Minds, Society, and Neurosexism Create Difference (Cordelia Fine) by Erica Lies
Share This! How You Will Change the World with Social Networking (Deanna Zandt) by Anastasia Masurat
The Selves (Sonja Ahlers) by Anne Elizabeth Moore
Girl in Need of a Tourniquet: Memoir of a Borderline Personality (Merri Lisa Johnson) by Ellen Papazian
The Buddha & the Borderline: My Recovery from Borderline Personality Disorder Through Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Buddhism, & Online Dating (Kiera Van Gelder) by Ellen Papazian
Pornland: How Porn Has Hijacked Our Sexuality (Gail Dines) by Shira Tarrant
Blue-Ribbon Babies and Labors of Love: Race, Class, and Gender in U.S. Adoption Practice (Christine Ward Gailey) by Wendy Elisheva Somerson
My Red Blood: A Memoir of Growing Up Communist, Coming Onto the Greenwich Village Folk Scene, and Coming Out in the Feminist Movement (Alix Dobkin) by Maria Raha
Songs in Black and Lavender: Race, Sexual Politics, and Women's Music (Eileen M. Hayes) by Joshunda Sanders
The Beauty Bias: The Injustice of Appearance in Life and Law (Deborah L. Rhode) by Gabriela Salvidea
Wanted Women: An American Obsession in the Reign of J. Edgar Hoover (Mary Elizabeth Strunk) by Crystal K. Wiebe
Selling the Fountain of Youth: How the Anti-Aging Industry Made a Disease Out of Getting Old– and Made Billions (Arlene Weintraub) by Adriel Gorsuch

Music

We Are Born (Sia) by Brittany Shoot
Mount Wittenberg Orca (Dirty Projectors + Bjork) by Malori Maloney
The Ghost Who Walks (Karen Elson) by Kimberly Chun
Pink Graffiti (Secret Cities) by Kjerstin Johnson
Before Today (Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti) by Liz Pelly
My Room in the Trees (The Innocence Mission) by Jim Burlingame
International Music (Bharat Karki & Party) by Kimberly Chun
You (Understood) (Samantha Crain) by Claire Ashton
Warm Slime (Thee Oh Sees) by Kimberly Chun
Made the Harbor (Mountain Man) by Kjerstin Johnson

Screen

Backyard (El Traspatio) (Director: Carlos Cerrera) by Martha Polk
Living Downstream (Director: Chanda Chevannes) by Sara Reihani
P-Star Rising (Director: Gabriel Noble) by Mandy Van Deven
12th & Delaware (Directors: Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady) by Martha Polk
Toe to Toe (Director: Emily Abt) by Mandy Van Deven
The Real Girl's Guide to Everything Else (Director: Heather de Michele) by Sara Kantner
Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work (Directors: Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg) by Martha Polk

Issue #47 | Summer 2010 | Action

Issue #47 | Summer 2010
$4.00 print | $4.00 digital
TALKING TRASH • QUEERING FILM • GETTING SOME • PLUS: OMG JOAN RIVERS!

Features

MS. BIG STUFF: Trash Talking with The Story of Stuff's Annie Leonard | Brian Frank

EAT, PRAY, SPEND: Priv-Lit and the New, Enlightened American Dream | Joshunda Sanders and Diana Barnes-Brown

THAT'S MY JAM: The Undersung History of Feminist Culture Jamming | Jessica Balmer

THE YEAR HIP HOP INVENTED SEX: Or at Least Realized that Two People Could Enjoy it | Megan Carpentier

INK STAND: A Q&A with Political Cartoonist Jen Sorensen | Audrey Bilger

RE:ACTION: From Video Games to the Wrestling Ring, Women Act Up | Victoria Bekiempis, Brittany Shoot, Allison Steinberg, and Avra Kouffman

PRIZE PATROL: Can Best-of-Book Lists Really Ignore Gender? | Jonathan Frochtzwajg

QUEERS ON THE RUN: Filmmakers Eric Stanley and Chris Vargas on Their Radical New Film | Yasmin Nair

RECORD BREAKERS: John Mayer and Nine Other Guys Who Will No Longer Be Getting Any Play |  Joshunda Sanders

Columns

BODY CHECK: Standing Up to Berlusconi's Boob Tube | Amanda Huelse

LAVENDER MENACED: Is "Lesbian" Going Out of Fashion? | R.F. McCann

SOUR MILF: Has "Hot Mom" Culture Reached its Expiration Date? | Sasha Brown-Worsham

Love It/Shove It

Tweeting Choice: The Abortion Diaries by Caitlin Constantine
Your 'Graine, Their Gain by Katie Haegele
Twilight Merch Update, XXX Edition by Maria Alexander
Heidi Durrow Is a Story by Kjerstin Johnson
An Open Letter to Dan Savage by Bree Kessler
Goddess Complex by Katie Haegele
Little Red Riding Hood to Big Bad Wolf: Game On by Hilary Barlow
Back to the Drawing Board by Antonia Richmond
Bitch In: Engendered by Erin DeJesus

Comic

ADVENTURES IN FEMINISTORY: Joan Rivers | Emily Flake

Bitchlist

Does This Pen Write? by Kelsey Wallace
Grow Great Grub: Organic Food from Small Spaces by Rachel Fudge
Heavyweight Yoga by Shaamini Yogaretnam
Mr. Playboy: Hugh Hefner and the American Dream by Crystal K. Wiebe
Sally Mann by Jim Burlingame
Tom Tom Magazine by Kjerstin Johnson

Reviews

Books

One Dimensional Woman (Nina Power) by Catherine Scott
Click: Young Women on the Moments That Made Them Feminists (Courtney E. Martin and J. Courtney Sullivan, Eds.) by Katura Reynolds
Bad Reputation: Performances, Essays, Interviews (Penny Arcade) by Jyoti Roy
Women, Food, and God: An Unexpected Path to Almost Everything (Geneen Roth) by Jessica Jernigan
Fierce Angels: The Strong Black Woman in American Life and Culture (Sheri Parks) by Deesha Philyaw
Parenting Out of Control: Anxious Parents in Uncertain Times (Margaret Nelson) by Rachel Fudge
Is There Anything Good About Men? How Cultures Flourish by Exploiting Men (Roy F. Baumeister) by Niki Papadopoulos
Between the Sheets: Nine 20th Century Women Writers and Their Famous Literary Partnerships (Lesley McDowell) by Gabriela Salvidea
Video Slut: How I Shoved Madonna Off an Olympic High Dive, Got Prince Into a Pair of Tiny Purple Pants, Ran Away from Michael Jackson's Dad, and Got a Waterfall to Flow Backward So I Could Bring Rock Videos the Masses (Sharon Oreck) by Heather Seggel
Girls on the Edge: The Four Factors Driving the New Crisis for Girls (Leonard Sax) by Adriel Gorsuch
Curveball: The Remarkable Story of Toni Stone, the First Woman to Play Professional Baseball in the Negro League (Martha Ackmann) by Jonanna Widner
I Don't Care About Your Band: What I Learned from Indie Rockers, Trust Funders, Pornographers, Felons, Faux-Sensitive Hipsters, and Other Guys I've Dated (Julie Klausner) by Erica Lies
America and the Pill: A History of Promise, Peril, and Liberation (Elaine Tyler May) by Anastasia Masurat

Screen

The Runaways (Director: Floria Sigismondi) by Erica Lies
Food Party: Season Two by Kelsey Wallace
My Year Without Sex (Director: Sarah Watt) by Lisa Moricoli Latham
Tiny Furniture (Director: Lena Dunham) by Erica Lies
Veiled Voices (Director: Brigid Maher) by Mandy Van Deven
Winter's Bone (Director: Debra Granik) by Erica Lies
Rewers (Reverse) (Director: Borys Lankosz) by Kjerstin Johnson
The Canal Street Madam (Director: Cameron Yates) by Sara Reihani
Happiness Runs (Director: Adam Sherman) by Lisa Moricoli Latham
Chloe (Director: Atom Egoyan) by Danielle Sonnenberg

Music

I Learned the Hard Way (Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings) by Elona E. Jones (no relation)
The Besnard Lakes are the Roaring Night (The Besnard Lakes) by Kimberly Chun
Have One on Me (Joanna Newsom) by Kjerstin Johnson
Kick (The Splinters) by Liz Pelly
Bridge Carols (Laura Gibson & Ethan Rose) by Claire Ashton
The Creatures in the Garden of Lady Walton (Clogs) by Crystal K. Wiebe
Bruises and Butterflies (Elisa Randazzo) by Claire Ashton
High Places VS. Mankind (High Places) by Kimberly Chun
Caught Light (Chantilly) by Crystal K. Wiebe
Kairos (White Hinterland) by Kimberly Chun
I Will Be (Dum Dum Girls) by Liz Pelly
Happy Birthday (Happy Birthday) by Liz Pelly
Just Like You (Allison Iraheta) by Kimberly Chun

Issue #46 | Spring 2010 | Old

Issue #46 | Spring 2010
$4.00 print | $4.00 digital
JUDY BLUME • BOY WONDERS • ETERNAL GIRLHOOD • PLUS: SCARY OLD LADIES

Features

FOREVER YOUR GIRL: The Legacy of Helen Andelin's Fascinating Womanhood | Holly Welker

HITTING THE SMALL TIME: Pop Culture's Suddenly Full of Tweeniuses–But Why Are They All Boys? | Mindy Hung

PARENT TRAP: Why Mother's and Father's Day Still Aren't Playing Their Cards Right | Erika L. Fricke

STATUS FOE: Aging and Anxiety on Social Networks | Rita Flórez

JUDGED JUDY: Judy Blume's 40-Year Fight to Tell the Truth about Sex, Religion, and Turtles | Joanna Miller

JOY SCHTICK: Women and Optimism, by the Book | Eryn Loeb

HELL IS OLDER PEOPLE: Aging as the Ultimate Cinematic Horror | Alana Prochuk

WHEN THE CHIPS ARE DOWN: Anaïs Mitcehll on Hadestown | Dominique Rossi

Columns

CONTROL WOMB: Are iPhone Apps the New Fertility Specialists? | Bree Kessler

KID GLOVES: A Q&A with The Queer Child Author Kathryn Bond Stockton | Audrey Bilger

COLOR COMMENTARY: On its 40th Birthday, Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye Still Resonates | Courtney Carliss Young

Love It/Shove It

Target Women: The Rise of the Sexist Media Stunt by Jessica Wakeman
Below the Beltway by Miriam Zoila Perez
Honor Role by Veronica I. Arreola
Sucker Punch by Joanna McNaney
Silver Foxy by Holly Grigg-Spall
Baby Got Throwback by Rhea Kennedy
Bitch In: Girls Gotta Run by Katie Haegele
Is This a VaJoke? by B. Helen Carnhoops

Comic

ADVENTURES IN FEMINISTORY: Grace O'Malley | Dame Darcy

Bitchlist

Every Goodbye Ain't Gone by Joshunda Sanders
Patti Smith: Dream of Life by Rachel Fudge
My Every Single Thought by Andi Zeisler
Toronto Women's Bookstore by Shaamini Yogaretnam
Fat Fancy by Kelsey Wallace
Wave Books by Brittany Dennison
90sWoman.com by Rachel Fudge
Good Asian Drivers by Shaamini Yogaretnam 
Des Ark by Elona E. Jones
Your 27-Year-old Yenta by Andi Zeisler
The Lonely Soldier: The Private War of Women Serving in Iraq by Shaamini Yogaretnam

Reviews

Books

The Professor and Other Writings (Terry Castle) by Rachel Fudge
The Black Body (Meri Nana-Ama Danquah, Ed.) by Joshunda Sanders
Mad, Bad and Sad: A History of Women and the Mind Doctors (Lisa Appignanesi) by Niki Papadopoulos
A Decade of Negative Thinking: Essays on Art, Politics, and Daily Life (Mira Schor) by Kathleen Rooney
Sex Appeal: Six Ethical Principles for the 21st Century (Paul Abramson) by Suzanne La Barre
The Wandora Unit (Jessy Randall) by Sandra Knauf
Ad Nauseam: A Survivor's Guide to American Consumer Culture (Carrie McLaren and Jason Torchinsky, Eds.) by Keidra Chaney
The Nearest Exist May Be Behind You (S. Bear Bergman) by Cate Simpson
The Madame Curie Complex: The Hidden History of Women in Science (Julie Des Jardins) by Katura Reynolds
Marry Him: The Case for Settling for Mr. Good Enough (Lori Gottlieb) by Rachel Fudge
Boxing Shadows (W.K. Stratton with Anissa "The Assassin" Zamarron) by Andy Steiner
Blows to the Head: How Boxing Changed My Mind (Binnie Klein) by Andy Steiner
There She Goes: Feminist Film-Making and Beyond (Corinn Columpar and Sophie Mayer, Eds.) by Tammy Oler
Animal Magnetism: My Life with Creatures Great and Small (Rita Mae Brown) by Audrey Bilger
Why My Third Husband Will Be a Dog: The Amazing Adventures of an Ordinary Woman (Lisa Scottoline) by Audrey Bilger
Angry Fat Girls: 5 Women, 500 Pounds, and a Year of Losing It... Again (Frances Kuffel) by Ellen Papazian
The Essential Wonder Woman Encyclopedia (Phil Jimenez and John Wells) by Jennifer K. Stuller

Screen

The Beaches of Agnes (Director: Agnes Varda) by Monica Nolan
Lioness (Directors: Meg McLagan and Daria Sommers) by Monica Nolan
Tea on the Axis of Evil (Director: Jean Marie Offenbacher) by Mandy Van Deven
Cat Ladies (Director: Christie Callan-Jones) by Rita Hao
Henna (Director: Saleh Karama) by Mandy Van Deven
Every F---ing Day of My Life (Director: Tommy Davis) by B. Helen Carnhoops
A Wink and a Smile: The Art of Burlesque (Director: Deirdre Allen Timmons) by Sara Reihani

Music

Talking to You, Talking to Me (The Watson Twins) by Claire Ashton
Armonico Hewa (OOIOO) by Kimberly Chun
American Gong (Quasi) by Kelsey Wallace
The Long Afternoon of Earth (Caethua) by Kimberly Chun
Sainthood (Tegan and Sara) by Jim Burlingame
Ghost of Summer Suns (Ghost of Summer Suns) by Claire Ashton
Concrete Jungle (Nneka) by Kimberly Chun
Periphery (The Seven FIelds of Aphelion) by Kimberly Chun
Graphic as a Star (Josephine Foster) by Kimberly Chun
July Flame (Laura Veirs) by Kjerstin Johnson
Crayon Angel: A Tribute to the Music of Judee Sill (Various Artists) by Kimberly Chun
Things We Liked to Hold (Spider) by Claire Ashton
Grin (Bluevenus) by Jim Burlingame
Honeybee Girls (Shannon Wright) by Jim Burlingame

Issue #45 | Winter 2009 | Art/See

Issue #45 | Winter 2009
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YOKO ONO • MOLLY HASKELL • PRINCESS HIJAB • THAO NGUYEN • PLUS: WITCHES

Features

OH YOKO! 20 Ways of Looking at an Art-World Icon | Ellen Papazian

VEILED THREATS: The Guerilla Graffiti of Princess Hijab | Arwa Aburawa

ART/HISTORY: Four Intersections of Art and Activism | Dakota Kim, Brittany Shoot, Anne Elizabeth Moore, and Kara Jesella

SCREEN GEM: An Interview with Film Critic Molly Haskell | Sara Freeman

T.M.I.: Bodies, Blogs, and the Rise of the New Female Narrator | Niina Pollari

BROAD STROKES: The Spectrum of Female Artists Onscreen | Sarah McAbee

BREAK ME OFF A PIECE OF THAT BREAKUP SONG: Thao Nguyen on the Perverse Pleasure of Musical Pain

Columns

WIFE SUPPORT: The New Meaning of the Old Ball and Chain | Audrey Bilger

FROM TALK TO ROCK: A Q&A with Author Farai Chideya | Deesha Philyaw

POWER TO THE TWEEPLE: Progressive Activism in 140 Characters | Sarah Jaffe

Love It/Shove It

Tunnel Vision: Anatomy of a Failed Art Hoax by Jonanna Widner
The Biggest Winner by Ashley brittner
Hopped Up by Erin Noakes
Paper Boys by Jonathan Frochtwaijg
Would Our Lives Suck Without a Thinner Kelly Clarkson? by Sarah McAbee
Bitch In: Sheela Lambert by Elona E. Jones
Muscling In: A Q&A with Stumptuous's Krista Scott-Dixon by Yael Grauer
Party Foul: An Open Letter to Meg Whitman by Heather Seggel
Take This Hijab and Love It by Jillian C. York
It's a Mad, Mad, Mad Mad Men World (Wide Web) by Kelsey Wallace
Post-Natal Drip: Katie Roiphe's Sudden Infant Douchebag Syndrome by Erin Gilbert

Comic

ADVENTURES IN FEMINISTORY: Witch Hunts | Laura Ellyn

Bitchlist

The Redwood Coast Review by Heather Seggel
20x200 by Courtney Gillette
Chonga Girls Celebrity Blog by Sara Reihani
Ready Grains Cereal by Heather Seggel
I Am Maru by Kelsey Wallace
Circus Finelli by Dakota Kim
Joann Wypijewski by Heather Seggel
Anne of Green Gables by Heather Seggel
Ladies' Lindy Hop Weekends by Gina Helfrich
Menstruation Station by Kjerstin Johnson
Femme Fatale: Cinema's Most Unforgettable Lethal Ladies by Sara Reihani

Reviews

Books

Sexism in America: Alive, Well, and Ruining Our Future (Barbara J. Berg, PhD) by Ellen Papazian
Who's Your Mama?: The Unsung Voices of Women and Mothers (Yvonne Bynoe, Ed.) by Deesha Philyaw
The Love Children (Marilyn French) by Cate Simpson
Cheating on the Sisterhood: Infidelity and Feminism (Lauren Rosewarne, PhD) by Jyoti Roy
The Fat Studies Reader (Esther Rothblum and Sondra Solovay, Eds.) by Chloe Tribich
Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen (Christopher McDougall) by Kristen Carvajal Huff
P.S.: What I Didn't Say (Megan McMorris, Ed.) by Anastasia Masurat
The Passionate Torah: Sex and Judaism (Danya Ruttenberg, Ed.) by Wendy Elisheva Somerson
The Sixties (Jenny Diski) by Suzanne Labarre
Love in Infant Monkeys (Lydia Millet) by Monica Nolan
Girl Zines: Making Media, Doing Feminism (Alison Piepmeier) by Gabriela Salvidea
When Everything Changed: The Amazing Journey of American Women from 1960 to the Present (Gail Collins) by Niki Papadopoulos
Yarn Bombing: The Art of Crochet and Knit Graffiti (Mandy Moore and Leanne Prain) by Brittany Shoot

Screen

I Can't Think Straight (Director: Shamim Sarif) by Mandy Van Deven
The Headless Woman (Director: Lucrecia Martel) by Lisa Moricoli Latham
Diagnosing Difference (Director: Annalise Ophelian) by Alicia Izharuddin
Women in Trouble (Director: Sebastian Gutierrez) by Liana Aghajanian
Made in Pakistan (Director: Nasir Khan) by Mandy Van Deven
A Christmas Tale/Un Conte de Noël (Director: Arnaud Desplechin) by Martha Polk
A Woman in Berlin (Director: Max Färberböck) by Lisa Moricoli Latham
The Naughty Kitchen with Chef Blythe Beck by Mandy Van Deven

Music

Trapped Animal (The Slits) by Kelsey Wallace
Normal as Blueberry Pie: A Tribute to Doris Day (Nellie McKay) by Kjerstin Johnson
The Purple Rhino Squad Versus the Blue Whale Super Heavy Assault Troops (The Angry Orts) by Jim Burlingame
Wild Angels (Mary Anne Hobbs) by Kimberly Chun
Anjulie (Anjulie) by Noah Berlatsky
Sing Along to Songs You Don't Know (Múm) by Michelle Broder Van Dkye
Hey Friend, What You Doing? (Pens) by Brittany Shoot
Homemade Ship (Rose Melberg) by Kimberly Chun
Somewhere Gone (Exene Cervenka) by Kjerstin Johnson
Girl of the Century (Rosie Flores) by Noah Berlatsky
Troubled, Shaken Etc. (Sian Alice Group) by Noah Berlatsky
Let's Be Friends (The Lovemakers) by Kimberly Chun
Daptone Gold (Various Artists) by Kjerstin Johnson

Issue #44 | Fall 2009 | Consumed

Issue #44 | Fall 2009
$4.00 print | $4.00 digital
SHOPPING • EATING • BREEDING • OBSESSING • PLUS: ADVENTURES IN FEMINISTORY!

Features

APPETITE FOR DECONSTRUCTION: Four Writers on Consuming Passions | Shira Chess, Kelsey Wallace, Lauren Bans, and Jessica Hester

JUST A SPOONFUL OF SUGAR: Can Television's Nannies Use Their Superpowers to Focus on the Value of Childcare—Or Is it Just Business as Usual? | Meisha Rosenberg

SHOP TALK: An Interview with Obsessive Consumer Kate Bingaman-Burt | Andi Zeisler

LITTER BUGGED: When it Comes to Family Size, Do We Have to Choose Between Birth and Earth? Kara Jesella

RE-TALES: The Books that Examine How—and Why—We Buy | Heather Seggel

LADIES' CAMP ROCK: Wrocking 'n' Rowling with Wizard- and Twilight-Themed Bands | Tammy Oler

MOTHERS OF INVENTION: An Interview with Pamela Tanner Boll | Lisa Factora-Borchers

Columns

ON THE MONEY: Stereotyping the Downturn, Mainstream Media-Style | Sarah McAbee

ON SCREEN: Kamala Lopez Made a Movie | Erika Lopez

ON THE TUBE: Do Arab Women Need to be Saved by Turkish TV? | Annette Mullaney

Love It/Shove It

Smile– You're on Conservative Candid Camera! by Mia Partlow
Point/Counterpoint: Meghan McCain by Danine Spencer and Jonanna Widner
Queen of the Hill by Jennifer K. Stuller 
Thank You for Being a Friend by Ashley Brittner
Thank You for Being a French by Andi Zeisler
Lost (& Found) in Translation by Gabriela Salvidea
Sit-Down Comedy by Erica Lies
Riki, Please Lose My Number by Kelsey Wallace
Not Exactly New, Not Exactly Now by Ashley Brittner
Female Trouble by Gabriela Salvidea and Ashley Brittner
Because 19th-Century Patriarchy Isn't Scary Enough by B. Helen Carnhoops
Bitch In: Libby Spears by Erin DeJesus

Comic:

ADVENTURES IN FEMINISTORY: Betty Davis | Nicole J. Georges

Bitchlist

The Penguin Atlas of Women in the World by Kjerstin Johnson
Olivia Dunham by Jennifer K. Stuller
Smart Bitches, Trashy Books by Kelsey Wallace
Flapper Girl by Andi Zeisler
If You Want to Write by Kjerstin Johnson
Singular Beauty by Ellen Papazian
Night World by Brian Pietras
The Woman in the Zoot Suit by Erica Lies
Queer Control Records by Ashley Brittner
You Are Among Friends by Annalee Schafranek

Reviews

Books

The Other Side of Paradise: A Memoir (Staceyann Chin) by Joshunda Sanders
Ask Me About My Divorce: Women Open Up About Moving On (Candace Walsh, Ed.) by Ellen Papazian
Intersex (For Lack of a Better Word) (Thea Hillman) by Jacob Anderson-Minshall
Bodies (Susie Orbach) by Audrey Bilger
I Am Your Sister: Collected and Unpublished Writings of Audre Lorde (Rudolph P. Byrd, Johnnetta Betsch Cole, Beverly Guysheftall, Eds.) by Mandy Van Deven
The Origin of the World: Science and Fiction of the Vagina (Jelto Drenth) by Chloe Tribich
Test Tube Families: Why the Fertility Market Needs Legal Regulation (Naomi R. Cahn) by Summer Wood
The Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the Age of Obama (Gwen Ifill) by Joshunda Sanders
Dirt: The Quirks, Habits, and Passions of Keeping House (Mindy Lewis, Ed.) by Jessica Jernigan
Not All Black Girls Know How to Eat: A Story of Bulimia (Stephanie Covington Armstrong) by Ashley Brittner
My Diva: 65 Gay Men on the Women Who Inspire Them (Michael Montlack, Ed.) by Kathleen Rooney
Triangular Road: A Memoir (Paule Marshall) by Tammy Oler
Men and Feminism (Shira Tarrant) by Cate Simpson
The Brinkley Girls: The Best of Nell Brinkley's Cartoons from 1913-1940 (Trina Robbins) by Danny Hayes
Taking Back God: American Women Rising Up for Religious Equality (Leora Tanenbaum) by Sarah Seltzer

Screen

Louise Bourgeois: The Spider, the Mistress and the Tangerine (Director: Marion Cajori and Amei Wallach) by Kelsey Wallace
The Middle of Everywhere (Director: Rebecca Lee and Jesper Malmberg) by Kjerstin Johnson
Humpday (Director: Lynn Shelton) by Lisa Moricoli Latham
Spring Breakdown (Director: Ryan Shiraki) by Andi Zeisler
October Country (Directors: Michael Palmieri and Donal Mosher) by Lisa Moricoli Latham
Paper Heart (Director: Nicholas Jasenovec) by Lisa Moricoli Latham
A Film Is a Burning Place: Works by Enid Baxter Blader (Director: Enid Baxter Blader) by Kelsey Wallace
The Queen & I (Director: Nahid Persson Sarvestani) by Lisa Moricoli Latham

Music

The Future Will Come (The Juan MacLean) by Noah Berlatsky
I Am the West (Lovers) by Matthue Roth
Burt Bacharach Songbook (Marion Maerz) by Kimberly Chun
O+S (O+S) by Kimberly Chun
Mythomania (Cryptacize) by Matthue Roth
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart (The Pains of Being Pure at Heart) by Brittany Shoot
Forever (Forever) by Noah Berlatsky
A Million Trillion Stars (Boomkat) by Claire Ashton
Your Nearest Exit May Be Behind You (Sally Crewe & the Sudden Moves) by Kimberly Chun 
Danger is EP (The Ettes) by Claire Ashton
Farilya EP (The Noise Revival Orchestra) by Claire Ashton
See Mystery Lights (Yacht) by Kelsey Wallace
It's Not Me, It's You (Lily Allen) by Brittany Shoot
Menagerie (Nous Non Plus) by Claire Ashton

Issue #43 | Spring 2009 | Buzz

Issue #43 | Spring 2009
$4.00 print | $4.00 digital
SEX, BUGS, AND ROCK 'N' ROLL • BAD TV • GOOD VIBES

Features

THE RACHEL PAPERS: What a Hot, Smart, Lesbian Pundit Means for an Uneasy America | Jonanna Widner

WINGS OF DESIRE: Bug Sex as Gender Revolution | Katura Reynolds

GUY TROUBLE: Are Young Men Really in Crisis, or Are These Boys Just Done Being Boys? | Shira Tarrant

UNRAVELING REALITY TV'S TWISTED FAIRY TAILS: An Excerpt from the Upcoming Book Reality Bites Back Looks at the Truth Behind the Tiaras | Jennifer L. Pozner

MAPPING HOME: An Interview with First-Time Novelist Randa Jarrar | by Jessica Hoffmann

Columns

ON THE PAGE: Minxed Feelings | Tammy Oler

ON ACTIVISM: An Interview with Resistance Behind Bars Author Victoria Law | Kari Lydersen

ON TV: How to Market a Vibrator Without Mentioning Sex | Kelsey Wallace

Love It/Shove It

Oprah's Body Is a Public Conversation–But What Are We Talking About? by Latoya Peterson
Bad New for People Who Like Fake News by Veronica Arreola
EU Says F.U. to Sexist Ads by Katie Gaughan
Tough Luck, Chuck: An Open Letter to Charles Barkley by Jonanna Widner
Show Us Your Brains! by Erica Lies
By "Hot," Do You Mean Sweatshop? by Suzanne Carlson
Self-Referential Investigative Corner! by Janet Miller
Bye Bye, Bettie: An Appreciation by Tina Kozik
Twilight Corner: Your Merch Is Like a Drug to Me by Kelsey Wallace

Comic

Great Moments in Feministory | Lois Leveen

Bitchlist

Girligami by Heather Seggel
The Boswell Sisters by Kjerstin Johnson
Summer Heights High by Tina Kozik
Everlasting Moments by Matha Polk
The Georgia Nicolson Diaries by Heather Seggel
Title Nine by Jess Hoffmann
MyDamnChannel.com by Kelsey Wallace
Staceyann Chin by Kjerstin Johnson
Monitor Mix by Heather Seggel
Turbulence by Jess Hoffman
Grammar Girl by Kelsey Wallace
LAFF by Erica Lies
The Riches by Kyla Wagener
Sara Benincasa by Ashley Brittner
Super Alisa by Debbie Rasmussen

Reviews

Books

The Essential Dykes to Watch Out For (Alison Bechdel) by Audrey Bilger
Bad Habits: A Love Story (Cristy C. Road) by Jyoti Roy
Labor of Love: The Story of One Man's Extraordinary Pregnancy (Thomas Beatie) by Brittany Shoot
Live Through This: A Mother's Memoir of Runaway Daughters and Reclaimed Love (Debra Gwartney) by Eryn Loeb
Quiverfull: Inside the Christian Patriarchy Movement (Kathryn Joyce) by Heather Seggel
Bad Girls Go Everywhere: The Life of Helen Gurley Brown (Jennifer Scanlon) by Mandy Van Deven
Reluctant Bedfellows: Feminism, Activism, and Prostitution in the Philippines (Meredith Ralston and Edna Keeble) by Lisa Factora-Borchers
Likewise
(Ariel Schrag) by Audrey Bilger
The Porning of America: The Rise of Porn Culture, What It Means, and Where Do We Go from Here (Carmine Sarracino and Kevin M. Scott) by Catherine Scott
Radical Passions: A Memoir of Revolution and Healing (Kendall Hale) by Chloe Tribich
Powder: Writing by Women in the Ranks, From Vietnam to Iraq (Lisa Bowden and Shannon Cain, Eds.) by Anna Blackmon Moore
Femmes of Power: Exploding Queer Femininities (Del LaGrace Volcano and Ulrika Dahl) by Heather Seggel
My So-Called Freelance Life: How to Survive and Thrive as a Creative Professional for Hire (Michelle Goodman) by Jen Angel
One Big Happy Family: 18 Writers Talk about Polyamory, Open Adoption, Mixed Marriage, Househusbandry, Single Motherhood and Other Realities of Truly Modern Love (Rebecca Walker, Ed.) by Ellen Papazian
The Revolution Starts at Home: Confronting Partner Abuse in Activist Communities (Ching-In Chen, Dulani, Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha, Eds.) by Jen Angel
It Sucked and Then I Cried: How I Had a Baby, a Breakdown, and a Much Needed Margarita (Heather B. Armstrong) by Ellen Papazian

Music

19 (Adele) by Jim Burlingame
BM (Barbara Morgenstern) by Kimberly Chun
A Different Me (Keyshia Cole) by Kimberly Chun
Strawberry Cadillac (Melissa Czarnik) by Claire Ashton
I Can Wonder What You Did With Your Day (Julie Doiron) by Kjerstin Johnson
Parplar (Larkin Grimm) by Kimberly Chun
Hold Time (M. Ward) by Kelsey Wallace
Grand (Matt & Kim) by Kimberly Chun
(a)spera (Mirah) by Matthue Roth
Dance Mother (Telepathe) by Matthue Roth
Now We Can See (The Thermals) by Claire Ashton

Issue #42 | Winter 2008 | Noir

Issue #42 | Winter 2008
$4.00 print | $4.00 digital
WOMEN OF NOIR: GOTHIC GALS • VENGEFUL VICTIMS • FEISTY FEMMES FATALES • PLUS: COLOR COMIX!

Features

AM I [PARA]NORMAL? In Lois Duncan's Novels, Teens Grapple with Parents, Boyfriends, and Astral Projection | Nadra Kareem

THE BRAVE ONES: Rape-Revenge Films Have Evolved Since the Days of Exploitation Films like I Spit on Your Grave—This New Breed Has Teeth | Tammy Oler

TURNING THE TABLES: The Hip Hop Wars Author Tricia Rose Discusses Corporate Music, Hypermasculinity, and Scratching Out Misogyny | Latoya Peterson

MY DARK CONFESSION: Five Comic Artists Reveal Their Secret Loves, Lives, and Lust 

BODY OF WORK: Five Artists Explore the Dark Side—Using Their Bodies as Canvasses | Jacqueline Houton

DARKNESS DEFINED: A Noir Lexicon 

IT'S JANE'S HOUSE–WE JUST LIVE IN IT: Bronte, Feminism, and the Gothic Tradition | Sarah Seltzer

Columns

ON ARCHETYPES: The "Women's Pictures" OF Yesteryear May Have Put Forward a Nightmarish Vision for Career Women–But are Today's Films Any Better? | Monica Nolan

ON ABSTINENCE: Stephanie Meye's Vampire-Infested Twilight Series Has Created a New YA Genre: Abstinence Porn | Christine Seifert

Love It/Shove It

Vagina-Americans Get it Both Ways by Cindy Widner
Kuttin It Collectively by Debbie Rasmussen
Death Becomes Them by Suzanne Carlson
VW's High-Concept(ion) Advertising by Bree Kessler
MIssing the Mark by Sarah McAbee
The Return of Dudes in Dresses by Courtney Becks

Bitchlist

GRLZ Radio by Victoria Witchey
Asia Argento by Sara Freeman
The Green Party by Kjerstin Johsnon
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia by Shell Fischer
Francesca Woodman by Andrea Feldman
Enough by Jen Angel
Eric, Jose, and the Peace Rug by Victoria Witchey
The Wordy Shipmates by Kelsey Wallace
Malt-O-Meal by Courtney Becks
KPMG Benefits by Victoria Witchey
Some Ecards by Kelsey Wallace 

Reviews

Books

Girl Boy Girl: How I Became JT LeRoy (Savannah Knoop) by Erica Lies
Hellions: Pop Culture's Rebel Women (Maria Raha) by Keidra Chaney
Our Bodies, Our Crimes: THe Policing of Women's Reproduction in America (Jeanne Flavin) by Kay Steiger
Mama, PhD: Women Write About Motherhood and Academic Life (Elrena Evans and Caroline Grant, Eds.) by Katura Reynolds
American Wife (Curtis Sittenfeld) by Eryn Loeb
Red Highways: A Liberal's Journey into the Heartland (Rose Aguilar) by Niki Papadopoulos
Scare Tactics: Supernatural Fiction by American Women (Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock) by Jessica Jernigan
Dream Homes: From Cairo to Katrina, an Exile's Journey (Joyce Zonana) by Wendy Elisheva Somerson
Yes Means Yes: Visions of Female Sexual Power & a World Without Rape (Jaclyn Friedman and Jessica Valenti, Eds.) by Katura Reynolds
Playing (Melanie Abrams) by Jennie Durant
Feminism and Pop Culture (Andi Zeisler) by Rachel Fudge
Chasing Lolita: How Popular Culture Corrupted Nabokov's Little Girl All Over Again (Graham Vickers) by Anastasia Masurat
Abortion and Life (Jennifer Baumgardner) by Brittany Shoot
I Am a Teamster: A Short, Fiery Story of Regina V. Polk, Her Hats, Her Pets, Sweet Love, and the Modern-Day Labor Movement (Terry Spencer Hesser) by Elina Shatkin
Rock 'n' Roll Camp for Girls: How to Start a Band, Write Songs, Record an Album, and ROCK OUT! (Marisa Anderson, Ed.) by Annie Lipsit
The B List: The National Society of Film Critics on the Low-Budget Beauties, Genre-Bending Mavericks, and Cult Classics We Love (David Sterritt and John Anderson, Eds.) by Monica Nolan
So Many Ways to Sleep Badly (Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore) by Dakota Kim

Music

The Acid Cowgirl Audio Trade (Salme Dahlstrom) by Anna Breshears
Guilty Guilty Guilty (Diamanda Galás) by Adele Nieves
Free Your Mind and Win a Pony (Golden Animals) by Kimberly Chun
Moenie and Kitchi (Gregory and the Hawk) by Claire Ashton
Godmakesmonkeys (Kaia) by Kaia Wilson
Flamingo (Kellarissa) by Claire Ashton
Some Are Lakes (Land of Talk) by Anna Breshears
Mars LP (Mars) by Kimberly Chun
s-m backwards (Serena-Meneesh) by Anna Breshears
The Rhumb Line (Ra Ra Riot) by Kimberly Chun
Common Reaction (Uh Huh Her) by Kimberly Chun
Promised Land (Dar Williams) by Kaia Wilson

Issue #41 | Fall 2008 | Loud

Issue #41 | Fall 2008
$4.00 print | $4.00 digital
Making a Racket: Metal Maidens • Laughing Ladies • Ambitious Authors • Plus: MC Invincible

Features

LAUGH TRAP: From Politics to Comedy, Women's Voices are Judged and Ridiculed. Is it the Sound That's So Scary–Or What They're Saying? | Abby Paige

A GOOD OFFENSE: When it Comes to Comedy, Julie Goldman & Kate Rigg Want Women to Take Back the Mic | Andi Zeisler

LOWEST COMMEN DENOMINATOR: Why It's Time to Give Blog Comments the Silent Treatment | Laura Nathan

LADY OF THE KNIGHTS: Linda Stein and the Art of Soft Power | Amy Wolf

HORNING IN: The Case for Feminist Metal | Jenny Rose Ryan

THE AMBITION CONDITION: Women, Writing, and the Problem of Success | Anna Clark

YA? WHY NOT? It's a New Golden Age of Young-Adult Fiction. Five Contemporary Authors Tell Us Why PLUS: A Q&A with Author Nnedi Okorafor-Mbachu | Anastasia Masurat

HEAVY FLOW: Detroit MC Invincible Amps Up the Conversation About Music and Social Justice | Debbie Rasmussen

Columns

ON MARKETING: The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing Stores | Suzanne Carlson 

ON THE TUBE: The New Jersey 4's Trial by Media | Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore

ON THE SHELF: The New Cosmetic Cover-Up | Jacqueline Houton

Love It/Shove It

Michelle Shocked: Obama Out of the Box by Joshunda Sanders
At Your Cervix: Talking Back to Merck by Bree Kessler and Summer Wood
Don't Take Advice from Cosmopolitan, Part 877 by Jennifer McDaniel
WNBA: Expect Less by Matthew Rochkind
Hail the Veil: A New Look at an Old Practice by Fatemeh Fakhraie
Reproductive Wrongs: The So-Called Secret Life of Baby-Borrowing American Teens by Bree Kessler
From the "Rolling Stone Only Honors Dudes; In Other News, Water Still Wet" Department by Joanna McNaney
Point/Counterpoint: Art or Bloody Shame? by Bree Kessler
Mother Huckster: Wal-Mart's Mom Makeover by Alex Goldschmidt

Bitchlist

Louise Brooks by Sara Freeman
Sarah Haskins by Kjerstin Johnson
Kate Beaton Comics by Kjerstin Johnson
Nontoxic Toys by Ariel Kazunas
XY(T) by Liz Ortland
Notcot by Rebecca Coffman

Reviews

Books

Blood Matters: From Inherited Illness to Designer Babies, How the World and I Found Ourselves in the Future of the Gene (Masha Gessen) by Anastasia Masurat
Mexican Enough: My Life Between the Borderlines (Stephanie Elizondo Griest) by Iris Blasi
My Miserable, Lonely, Lesbian Pregnancy (Andrea Askowitz) by Monica Nolan
Fixing Sex: Intersex, Medical Authority, and Lived Experience (Katrina A. Karkazis) by Summer Wood
I Don't: A Contrarian History of Marrige (Susan Squire) by Joshunda Sanders
Live Through This: On Creativity and Self-Destruction (Sabrina Chapadjiev, Ed.) by Dea Goblirsch
Sex Variant Woman: The Life of Jeannette Howard Foster (Joanne Passet) by Jacob Anderson-Minshall
Surprised by God: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Religion (Danya Ruttenberg) by Jessica Jernigan
A Field Guide for Female Interrogators (Coco Fusco) by Suzanne La Barre
My Guantánamo Diary: The Detainees and the Stories They Told Me (Mahvish Rukhsana Khan) by Susan Chenelle
Dirty Words: A Literary Encyclopedia of Sex (Ellen Sussman, Ed.) by Kay Steiger
Becoming the Media: A Critical History of Clamor Magazine (Jen Angel) by Brian Frank
Society's Child: My Autobiography (Janis Ian) by Keidra Chaney
Swish: My Quest to Become the Gayest Person Ever (Joel Derfner) by Elina Shatkin
The Boss of You: Everything a Woman Needs to Know to Start, Run, and Maintain Her Own Business (Emira Mears and Lauren Bacon) by Laura Bucci
This Is Who I Am: Our Beauty in All Shapes and Sizes (Rosanne Olson) by Andy Steiner
Muhajababes: Meet the Middle East's Next Generation (Allegra Stratton) by Niki Papadopoulos
The Dangerous Joy of Dr. Sex and Other True Stories (Pagan Kennedy) by Miriam Wolf

Music

Touch Me (The Beautiful Bodies) by Crystal K. Wiebe
Cavalcade (Bellafea) by Kimberly Chun
Only as the Day Is Long (Sera Cahoone) by Kimberly Chun
Hell Hath No Fury (Civet) by Claire Ashton
De Donde Eres (Cordero) by Crystal K. Wiebe
The Confiscation (Samantha Crain) by Claire Ashton
She's the Dutchess, He's the Duke (The Dutchess and the Duke) by Anna Breshears
Remember (The Fiery Furnaces) by Anna Breshears
Albertine (Brooke Fraser) by Crystal K. Wiebe
Inherit (Free Kitten) by Kimberly Chun
An Invitation (Inara George with Van Dyke Parks) by Anna Breshears
Lantana (Caroline Herring) by Georgianne Nienaber
Isle Of (Jenny Hoyston) by Kimberly Chun
Oventoucher (Jenny Jenkins) by Jim Burlingame
Synergy (Nerdkween) by Claire Ashton
Art College (Quitzow) by Kimberly Chun
Canadian Tuxedo (Vancougar) by Claire Ashton
Rebecca Owen (Rebecca Owen) by Julie Craig

Issue #40 | Summer 2008 | Genesis

Issue #40 | Summer 2008
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Re-Visioning Reproduction, Diversifying the Momoir, Unmanning the Bible plus: Prince!

In every issue

Editor's Letter Dear Bitch Love It/Shove It Bitch In Books—Bitch reads. Plus: Trina Robbins on the legacy of Toni Cade Bambara. Music—Suggested listening The Back Page—Annals of the birthing room.

Columns

On Labor—Dora the Explorer and the dirty secrets of the global industrial economy. On Magazines—When it comes to money, women's mags continue to play dumb. On the tube—Why Tina Fey is the best thing to happen to women in tv comedy.

Features

Birthing the Monster—What if a bug-eyed alien was your baby daddy? Rethinking the Beginning—Scholar Sarah Forth goes searching for feminist inspiration in the most unlikely of places—the Bible. Plus: Melanie Weiss on the first female Torah scribe. Ain't I a Mommy?—Bookstores brim with motherhood memoirs. Why are so few of them penned by women of color? Plus: Veronica I. Arreola on mommy blogs. Views on a Womb—Technology is changing the choices women have about how and when to reproduce. But are media and culture keeping up? Meisha Rosenberg asks whether assisted reproductive technology has lessened the stigma of infertility. Marcy Darnovsky critiques the marketing of reproductive innovations to gay families. And five reproductive-justice activists talk technology and policy. Keep on Trekkin'—Star Trek and the legacy of female fandom. Prince and the Revolution—Why the 5' 2" singer is the biggest male feminist rock star of the last 25 years...kinda.

Issue #39 | Spring 2008 | Wired

Issue #39 | Spring 2008
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Hunting Blog Bandits, Deconstructing Fembots, Living a Second Life, + Ani Difranco and Ann Wilson

In every issue

Editor's Letter Dear Bitch Love It/Shove It Bitch In—Composting as performance art? Why not? Books—Bitch reads Music—Suggested listening. Plus: Ani DiFranco looks back on 20 years of righteousness. The Back Page—Annals of addiction

Columns

On Porn—What makes feminist porn feminist? On Screen—America the Beautiful director Darryl Roberts on the staying power of the beauty myth. On the Page—The New York Times Book Review vs. feminist authors.

Features

Of Women Borg—Bionic betties, radical robots, and the evolution of the artificial woman. Brewed Awakening—Has coffee culture become too gendered? Talk amongst yourselves. Whack Attack—Giving the finger to blog bandits. Mad Science—Deconstructing bunk reporting in five easy steps. Same Shit, Different Life—Second Life may be an online utopia, but its social politics look awfully familiar. Slap Happy—In a spanking-new form of relationship therapy, self-described feminists are asking for it. With a Little Help From Her Friends—Heart's Ann Wilson goes solo and political.

Issue #38 | Winter 2008 | Lost & Found

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Lost: Girl Geeks, Adolescent Shame. Found: High Necklines, Jesus Rock. Plus: Susan Faludi!

In every issue

Editor's Letter

Columns

On Screen—Hollywood even has a double standard for dorks On Education—Radical "unschooling" moms are changing the stay-at-home landscape On Trends—Can the Spice Girls live up to their Girl Power legacy?

Features

Rescue Me—Susan Faludi on American heroism and her new book, The Terror Dream Big Trouble—Are eating disorders the Lavender Menace of the fat acceptance movement? The Princess Diaries—In an age of ostentation, the j.a.p. is back Paper Cuts—Saying rip to some of the best diy The Shame Show—Revisiting your teen angst for fun and profit The Great Cover-up—Can high necklines cure low morals? Shelf Lives—Paging through feminism's lost and found classics Personal Jesus—Can a born atheist get down with Christian rock?

Issue #37 | Fall 2007 | Singular + Plural

Issue #37 | Fall 2007
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Hoarding (Cats), Breeding (Religion), Rejecting (Sex), Living (Eco-Style), Blogging (Race)

Columns

On Language—Who the hell uses gender-neutral pronouns? On Collecting—Women, hoarding, and the fear of becoming a crazy cat lady On Film—Should we be suspicious of Hollywood's latest baby boom?

Features

Multiply and Conquer—How to have 17 children and still believe in Jesus Double Vision—Can two artists share one body? Bi Rite—Jennifer Baumgardner on the evolution of bisexual politics The Best Intentions—Intentional communities are thriving. Why won't the media get on board? Do Not Want—The aesexual revolution gets organized Interrogating Dissent—Coco Fusco on the art and politics of terror Virgin Territory—Hanne Blank talks wayward wives and mystical maidens in her new book

Issue #1 | Winter 1996 | Premiere

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Advertising: The Good, The Bad, The Shoot-Your-Television; Special Section: Sassy Sucks; Kids: All Talk, Our Reaction. Plus: Music Reviews, Books Reviews and John Travolta

Issue #2 | Spring 1996 | Issue #2

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In every issue

Love It/Shove It Bitch Reads The Cute Boy—An ode to Peter Berg

Features

Hail Harper's—Worshipping at fashion's altar

Digging for Dirt with Geraldo and Jenny—How talk shows pathologize female sexuality

Sassy Update—The staff of the new-and-not-improved Sassy get defensive in the face of their critics

Looking for Girls in All the Boys' Places—An unlikely feminist film fest

Of Kegels, Kotex, and Kate Moss—A comparative analysis of women's magazines

Backlash in Action-Anti—feminism on Murphy Brown

Issue #3 | Fall 1996 | Issue #3

Issue #3 | Fall 1996
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In every issue

Editor's Note—An apology Love It/Shove It Bitch Reads/Suggested Listening The Cute Boy—An ode to Steve Buscemi

Features

Wonderbooty—The political economy of your breasts

Barbie Can Just Bite Me—A trip to our local superstore reveals that gender segregation is thriving in the world of toy manufacturing and marketing

Martha My Dear—Is Martha Stewart a desperate wife wanna-be or a feminist role model? Depends on who you ask

Same Shill, Different Day—Fashion editors want you to believe that standards of beauty are becoming more inclusive. Don't believe the hype

Harriet the Spy: Teaching to Transgress—Rereading a feminist classic of children's literature

Issue #4 | Spring 1997 | Sex

Issue #4 | Spring 1997
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Interviews: Lisa Palac, Sarah Jacobson. The Missionary Position, Tales of a Cosmo Sex Deviant, Reviews, Quiz, More! More! Don't Stop!

In every issue

Editor's Note—On speaking our sexual truths Dear Bitch—Reader letters Love It/Shove It Bitch Reads/Suggested Listening The Cute Boy—An ode to Chris Isaak

Features

I Was a Cosmo Sex Deviant—A Cosmo quiz tells our reader a little more than she wanted to know Is Pop Culture Ruining Your Sex Life?—Take our quiz and find out Interview with Sarah Jacobson—The writer/producer/director of the groundbreaking film Mary Jane's Not a Virgin Anymore Playboy vs. Details: An Investigative Report—Comparing the sexual m.o. of two surprisingly similar magazines In Re-Mission: Why Redbook Wants to Keep Us on Our Backs—America's favorite married woman's rag doesn't want you on top (Plus: We asked; you answered—What's your favorite position?) Expanding the Erotic Universe—The editor of the pansexual porn mag Paramour tells all about her editorial journey Q&A about T&A—An interview with veteran feminist pornographer Lisa Palac

Issue #5 | Summer 1997 | Fashion

Issue #5 | Summer 1997
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In every issue

Editor's Note—Given the ubiquity of fashion- and beauty-related images and messages in our lives, how can we sort the social imperatives from our individual opinions? Dear Bitch Love It/Shove It Bitch Reads/Suggested Listenings The Cute Boy-An ode to Benicio del Toro

Features

The Skinny on Mode-How does the new plus-size fashion rag stack up? Bad Girl Rising—A look at feminist vigilantes on film Face Matters-Can makeup ever be liberated? Cybill Disobedience—Cybill Shepherd is one subversive babe You Don't Know Jane—Rating girls' software games Baby Tease—On smut in fashion and the fashion of smut

Issue #6 | Fall 1997 | Masculinity

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Life. Lust. Standing Up to Pee. Inside: Erika Lopez, Dr. Laura, Women in Sports

In every issue

Editor's Note—What our culture expects of its men is the other half of the "women are," "women should," "women must" equation Dear Bitch Love It/Shove It Bitch Reads/Suggested Listening The Cute Boy—An ode to Matthew Modine

Features

Plastic Fantastic Lover—A roundtable on silicone sex dolls, scary marketing, and what men really want Urinalysis—The way women pee makes them cumbersome and solipsistic, says Camille Paglia, the grande dame of pretentious pseudofeminism Women with Balls—Is Sports Illustrated Women/Sport a small step forward for womankind, or a giant leap for marketing execs? The Straight Boy Shuffle—Do het white guys really have it as easy as we think? Lies, Deceit, Spray-on Hair—We read men's magazines so you don't have to Attack of the Killer Tomato—An interview with artist, author, and biker Erika Lopez Why I Hate Dr. Laura—Bad advice, condescension, and really huge teeth Hot and Bothered—Why does everyone say that boys have only one thing on their minds?

Issue #8 | Fall 1998 | Orange

Issue #8 | Fall 1998
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In every issue

Editor's Note—The phone company finds us offensive while taking lots of our money

Dear Bitch

Love It/Shove It

Bitch Reads/Suggested Listening

Not Least—Is an albinism fashion spread flattery or fetishism?

Features

Padded Sell—When thin actors in fat suits put the mass in mass media, real fat people lose out

Silicone Valley—How plastic surgeons and the journalists who cover them are reshaping our bodies and our minds

Diary of an Urban Guerrilla—Thirteen hours in the life of a culture jammer

Get Your Hand Off That Thing—Men who can't keep their hands out of their pants

Sisterhood Is Fashionable—Can TV critique the world of catalogs and glossy magazines?

And Now a Word from Our Sponsors—Feminism for sale

Tastes Great, Less Filling—The bold 'n' fleshy frontier of Mode magazine

One Angry Girl—T-shirts for the revolution

Issue #9 | Winter 1999 | Fighting Back

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Ally McBeal, Kickboxing, Breasts, Phoebe Gloeckner, and The Future of Kink

Issue #10 | Summer 1999 | Issue #10

Issue #10 | Summer 1999
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In every issue

Editor's Note—The results of our survey, and a little disquisition on porn

Dear Bitch

Love It/Shove It

Bitch Reads/Suggested Listening

Not Least—When a star looks like a starlet, only her surgeon knows for sure

Features

The Buffy Effect—A tale of cleavage and marketing Planet Janice—An interview with author Janice Eidus Slash + Earn—How serial killers and sex murderers are your excuse to watch In Pursuit of Feminist Vulgarity—A call to arms for the female pottymouth Color Forms—An interview with artist Laura Lengyel Bloc Market Brides—The mail-order bride phenom Life Ain't Nothin' but Boobs and Parkas—A primer on scary new men's lifestyle mags The Three Faces of Oprah—magazines, one woman Profile: Dyke Action Machine—Slick subvertising on the streets of New York City

Issue #12 | Summer 2000 | Issue #12 - 12 left!

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In every issue

Editor's Note—Identity crisis

Dear Bitch Love It/Shove It Ask Yer Dead Foremama—Mary Wollstonecraft weighs in on domestic arrangements

Bitch Reads/Suggested

Listening Appendices: suffixes, Queens, and hairy armpits

Plus

A Natural History of Rape's shoddy science

the Rules redux and clothing-label hierarchies

Features

Ready, Aim, Dyer—An interview with Action Girl's Sarah Dyer La Cage aux Follicles—Waxing conflicted on the subject of hair removal Bohemian Rhapsody—Chatting with author and critic Ann Powers When We Were Kings—Performing gender in drag city Where's the Butch?—Prime-time TV's flowy-haired, peasant-skirted vision of lesbians Testostifyin'—The Man Show and The X Show teach men to be boys Charmed and Dangerous—A celluloid witchapalooza Notes From Underground—An interview with journalist/playwright Paula Kamen SAF Doesn't Seek WM w/ Asian Fetish—seeking a cure for Yellow Fever

Issue #15 | Winter 2001 | Is Biology Destiny?

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Allison Anders, Fat Suits: The New Blackface, Lost in Space: Looking for Black Women in Sci-Fi. Plus: 9-11 Resource Guide

In every issue

Editor's Letter Dear Bitch Love It/Shove It The Bitch list—a few more of our favorite things Bitch Reads Suggested Listening Resistance Tips for Girls—Jean Kilbourne's six handy ways to say no to ad culture

Columns

Are fat suits the new blackface? getting Lucky;A political poster family speaks mary-kateandashley magazine (yup, that's the way they spell it) vs. My Evil Twin Sister plus our resource guide for news, activism, and philanthropy in the aftermath of 9-11.

Features

Go Fish—chasing tail at Coney Island's Mermaid Parade A Galaxy Of Our Own—Searching for black women in science-fiction film Better Bled Than Hormone-Fed—A pads-and-all defense of menstruation Her Aim Is True—Filmmaker Allison Anders on her latest movie, Things Behind the Sun Bootie Call—Who's buying The Learning Channel's wedding and baby fantasies? Divine Secrets of the YA Sisterhood—Revisiting the glory days of the young-adult novel Rock Star, Hold the Belly Button—One musician's primer on how to get heard without losing your shirt

Issue #16 | Spring 2002 | Insider/Outsider

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Sandra Tsing Loh, Bindi 'N' Books: Ethnic Trendspotting, Cheryl Dunye, The Whole Oprah/Franzen Hoo-Ha. Plus: Infidelity!

In every issue

Editor's Letter—The Insider/Outsider conundrum, and some other big words Dear Bitch Love It/Shove It Where to Bitch. The Bitch list—yes, even more of our favorite things Books—The whole Oprah/Franzen hoo-ha Bitch Reads Music—Suggested Listening Back Page—Ally Sheedy and nerd chic: our chart finds the mysterious connection

Columns

Stupid cell-phone tricks bumping and grinding with the new breed of burlesque performers positive bleeding; The Learning Channel's plastic fantastic programming

Features

The God of Big Trends—Book publishing's ethnic cool quotient Turning on the Girls—Anti-feminist feminists: Who needs 'em? Fear and Loh-thing in Van Nuys—Our interviewers try to get a question in edgewise with writer-performer Sandra Tsing Loh Righteous Step, Ferocious Yoga—Toward a feminist theory of exercise Evolution Grrrl-Style Now—Is there room in pop for feminism? Stranger in the House—An interview with Stranger Inside director Cheryl Dunye High Infidelity—Women don't cheat for pleasure? Oh, hogwash.

Issue #17 | Summer 2002 | Pink

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Sarah Jones; Tootie, Come Home!; Artsy Girls and Drama Mamas

In every issue

Editor's Letter—Big pink frosted cupcakes, tutus, and other formative experiences Dear Bitch Love It/Shove It Where to Bitch. Bitch Reads—Plus: Girls' guides to practically everything! Suggested Listening—Plus: Sisterz of the Underground Back Page—Kelly Osbourne: pink. Sharon Osbourne: not pink. See where we're going with this?

Columns

maternity fashion shows some skin Sarah Jones vs. the FCC the Pocahontas principle in Native American film a look back at Ladies Against Women The Pink list—A few of our favorite things, in a special color-appropriate edition

Features

Black in the Day—On the disappearance of black women from sitcoms Drama Mamas—Eight theater groups offer up hot thespian action. Plus: Become a producer in six easy steps Avon Calling—Inside the superfeminine world of direct sales. Plus: Phranc, Tupperware lady Our Vie En Rose—Girl talk with femininity historian and zinestress Lynn Peril Separation of Church and Weight—Fleshing out Christianity's contradictions. Plus: Pious girls on film Womanly Arts—Painters! Sculptors! Installation artists! Our showcase has 'em all MI Way or the Highway—The Michigan Womyn's Music Festival is at a crossroads over its admissions policy. Our roundtable where to turn

Issue #18 | Fall 2002 | Transformation & Reinvention

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Trina Robbins, Women's History Museums, The Public Breast. Plus: Celluloid Savagery!

In every issue

Editor's Letter—"I thought this was a feminist magazine, not a lesbian magazine" Dear Bitch Love It/Shove It Where to Bitch. The Bitch List Bitch Reads Suggested Listening Back Page—Dorian Solot and the Alternatives to Marriage Project

Columns

these activists have their eyes on Jew what's up with "you guys" scrap hounds

Features

Women on the Wall—Putting the "us" back in museums Dis-Orient Express—The Venus-flytrap performance art of Kristina Sheryl Wong and Gennifer Hirano From Lesbian to Hasbian—Patrolling the boundaries of the dyke community Ch-ch-ch-changes—These five writers are quite aware of what they're going through. A transformation round up. Celluloid Savagery—Lost-in-the-wild films reveal how Hollywood sees the essentials of gender Porn Flakes—Why aren't more writers pushing the political limits of smut? Drawing on history—An interview with Trina Robbins Changing Reels—Transformation movies A to Z Unfit for Public Consumption—The shunning of the working breast

Issue #19 | Winter 2003 | Fame & Obscurity - 12 left!

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Margaret Cho, Fame 'N' Feminism, Reluctant Groupies. Plus: Punk Pinups: Pro or Con?

In every issue

Editor's Letter — Living in oblivion Dear Bitch Love It/Shove It Where to Bitch The Bitch List Bitch Reads — but first: When famous kids publish Suggested Listening — but first: Princess Superstar Back Page — The Street Harassment Project

Columns

Everybody Wing Chun tonight Another one rides the bus Lady journalists stick it to 'em Newsprint chivalry

Features

Secretary's Day-Taking a letter with screenwriter Erin Cressida Wilson

Star Search — What happens when feminism and fame collide?

Let Me Stand Next To Your Fire — On vicarious celebrity

Wheel to Power — The changing role of disability on network drama

Cho 'Nuff — An interview with Margaret Cho

Rock and Roll Hoochie Koo — The web's new alternaporn

The Revolution Will Not Be Sanitized — The new politics of housework

Queens of the Iron Age — On the New Feminist Hygiene Products

Issue #20 | Spring 2003 | Obsessions - 9 left!

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Editor's Letter — We're obsessed! Dear Bitch Love It/Shove It Where to Bitch The Bitch List Books — Photographer Lauren Greenfield's girl world; book reviews Suggested Listening — music reviews Back Page — How to write a protest letter

Columns

The U.S. government's hug-and-run affair with Afghan women

writer/activist Pagan Kennedy

dolly girl Dame Darcy

An open letter to the FOX network

Features

She Shoots, She Scores — An interview with Bend It Like Beckham director Gurinder Chadha

It's a Fan's World—Rewriting gender with slash fan fiction

One-Track Mind—Is record collecting really just a guy thing?

Magnificent Obsessions—Our writers come clean on their undying love for, among other things, office supplies, Anne Frank, and Oz

Major Barbara—An interview with author Barbara Ehrenreich

Issue #21 | Summer 2003 | Maturity & Immaturity - 5 left!

Issue #21 | Summer 2003
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Susan Bordo, Horror Unplugged, Teen Angst

In every issue

Editor's Letter Dear Bitch Love It/Shove It Where to Bitch The Bitch List Books — The fate of the feminist bookstore; book reviews Music — Growing Up Groupie; suggested listening Back Page — Aging Activism

Columns

Like It or Not: A fluffy word with a hefty problem;

Voices Carry: Antiwar activist Kathy Kelly

House of Pain: Queen Latifah and Steve Martin's big mistake

Features

High-School Confidential — Precocious young writer Zoe Trope holds forth

Don't Hate the Player — The bizarre presumptions of children's toys, redux

Running the Show — TV producer Mara Brock Akil on race and prime time

Female Trouble — The crazybloodycool world of girls in horror cinema

Written on the body — An interview with feminist philosopher Susan Bordo

Issue #22 | Fall 2003 | Family

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The Gayby Boom, Marjane Satrapi, Sisters x 3, The Golden Girls

In every issue

Editors' Letter Dear Bitch Love It/Shove It Book—reviews Music—Reviews Back Page—Curb your consumption with Buy Nothing Day.

Columns

Documenting "The Cucumber Incident" an open letter to Carnie Wilson An interview with author/web diarist/Anne Heche impersonator Pamela Ribon The Golden Girls vs. Sex and the City quiz: Which Coppola are you? an annotated guide to boarding school movies

Features

Telegenetics—A brief history of TV families Plus: Who let the family-values watchdogs out? Unmarried...With Children—The trials of the silver-screen single mom Hitting Where It Hurts—The uneasy marriage of domestic abuse and pop psychology. Plus: Hollywood's take on family violence Three's Company—A look at sisterhood in triplicate Exile on Main Street—An interview with graphic memoirist Marjane Satrapi Queer and Pleasant Danger—On the representational politics of the gayby boom

Issue #23 | Winter 2004 | Taste & Appetite

Issue #23 | Winter 2004
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Celebs Chow Down, Kathy Najimy, Reclaiming R&B, Women's Lib Rock

In every issue

Editors' Letter Dear Bitch Love It/Shove It Where to Bitch The Bitch List Books—Reviews Music—Reviews Back Page—Revolution mom-style now

Columns

On TV: Design show or couples therapy? On the Page: The male nude in a new light On Trends: Lesbian kisses are the new black Open Letter: The Belkin-ization of mothering

Features

For External Use Only—Getting in a lather over the new trend in foodie beauty products Free to R&B You and Me—Hip-hop and R&B battle for soul supremacy Nothing Rhymes with Najimy—And that's just one of the many things we learned from the activist also known as Peggy Hill Ad Nauseum—Product placement runs amok in movies about product placement run amok Cute as a Glutton—For Hollywood's leading ladies, it's feast and famine

Issue #24 | Spring 2004 | Smart

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The Mommy Myth, Northern State, Hot for Teacher, Science & Sexism

In every issue

Editors' Letter—Smarty time Dear Bitch Love It/Shove It The Bitch List Bitch Reads Plus: Susan J. Douglas on the new momism Suggested Listening Plus: Hip-hop hooray for Northern State Back Page—Start your own nonprofit organization

Columns

On the Page—Smart girls, foolish reporting On Language—"Choice" of a new generation Compulsory Publishing Watch—What would Jesus, like, do? On Stage—gender-flipping rapper Katastrophe

Features

Networking Girls—A look back at feminist indie media and the Internet boom—and bust Weird Science—Why scientific research remains mired in gender bias Sex Ed—Diagramming desire in the classroom Spirit In the Material World—Carol Lee Flinders on the politics of spirituality and the spirituality of politics Ad Nauseum, Part 2—Reality tv schools us in product placement

Issue #25 | Summer 2004 | Labor & Love

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Valley of the Polls, Chick-Lit Fever, Diane DiMassa

In every issue

Editors' Letter—What we talk about when we talk about work Dear Bitch Love It/Shove It The Bitch List Bitch Reads Plus: Paper dolls—Chick lit's new dimension Suggested Listening Plus: Her life's a cabaret—An interview with Nellie McKay Back Page—Lever 2004

Columns

On Politics—At the polls, it's a single sell On Trends—Wedding-march madness Open Letter—More for the motherhood mailbox On the Page—Talk dirty, if you please

Features

Hotheaded and Bothered—A chat with artist/pen-wielding vigilante Diane DiMassa D.C. Follies—Gender and the poverty of our political imagination Eight Days a Week—True stories from the work trenches Retro Sexuality—A new twist on vintage boy bonds

Issue #26 | Fall 2004 | Fake

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Janeane Garofalo, Reality Porn, Soap Opera Digest. Plus: Irony Overload!

In every issue

Editors' Letter—We're Gonna Fake It After All Dear Bitch Love It/Shove It The Bitch List Bitch Reads Suggested Listening Plus: Rock the belles: Rapper JenRO Back Page—The incomplete annals: Jews on TV

Columns

On Trends—Humilitainment tonight On The Web—Blogging faithfully Open Letter—Gal pals sought for cosmo drinking and soul baring On Film—One Stepford beyond

Features

Janeane Garofalo's Patriot Act—An interview with our favorite crusading comedian Trans Spotting—The media's myopic vision of transsexuals Mama Said Knock You Up—The moral agenda of pregnancy plotlines Boardroom Blitz—The Corporation codirector Jennifer Abbott talks about her radical vision Bias Cut—Marketing prejudice to the cool crowd Lather, Rinse, Repeat—Refreshing daytime TV's dramatic cycles

Issue #27 | Winter 2005 | Home & Away

Issue #27 | Winter 2005
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Art: The New Domestics, Women in Prison, Dress Decoded. Plus: Mean girls

<h2>In every issue</h2><p>Editors&#39; Letter&mdash;Homeslice Dear Bitch Love It/Shove It The Bitch List Bitch Reads Suggested Listening Plus: Sick lit: Teen trauma fiction Back Page&mdash;The incomplete annals: Women and the Oscars</p><h2>Columns</h2><p>On Trends&mdash;It&#39;s not easy being mean <a href="/article/period-pieces">On TV&mdash;Aunt Flo, will you accept this rose?</a> Open Letter&mdash;Oh, America, up yours On The Treadmill&mdash;Hoovers and shakers On The Menu&mdash;Steaks is high: Class and the low-carb craze</p><h2>Features</h2><p><a href="/article/jail-bait">Sentenced to Obscurity&mdash;The unseen world of women behind bars</a> Change of a Dress&mdash;Multiple meanings of religious clothing Tee and Sympathy&mdash;A new front in the pro-choice battle Maison D&#39;Etre&mdash;Eight artists reimagine domesticity Wish You Were Here&mdash;Five writers on travel and agency</p>

Issue #28 | Spring 2005 | Masculinity

Issue #28 | Spring 2005
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Bearded Ladies & Hairless Men, Boys, Triumph of the Dude, Cock Rock. Interviews: Murray Hill, Jim McKay, JD Samson, Michelle Tea, Tim'm West

In every issue

Editors' Letter—Dude For Thought Dear Bitch Love It/Shove It The Bitch List Bitch Reads Suggested Listening Plus: Cocksure: Who's rocking who? Back Page—The incomplete annals: A beta male taxonomy

Columns

On TV—I want my men's TV On Language—The other l-word On The Record—Free to Be... You and Me—but for how long? On Grooming—The waxing and waning of men's body hair

Features

Undercover Brothers—The down low and the making of a media trend It's Reigning Men—Sausage-party politics and the rise of the dude Five Conversations About One Thing—Talking masculinity with JAMISON GREEN, MURRAY HILL, AYUN HALLIDAY, JOE KELLY, JIM MCKAY, AMY RICHARDS, MATTHUE ROTH, JD SAMSON, MICHELLE TEA, AND TIM'M WEST Band of Brothers—Riffing on equality at the Different Kind of Dude Fest Growing Pains—Female facial hair gets plucky Go Wes, Jung Man—The philosophy of Wes Anderson

Issue #29 | Summer 2005 | Truth & Consequences

Issue #29 | Summer 2005
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<h2>In every issue</h2><p>Editors&#39; Letter&mdash;We, Uh, Can&#39;t Handle the Truth Dear Bitch Love It/Shove It The Bitch List Bitch Reads Plus: Auto Show: Do memoirists need to get a life? Suggested Listening Back Page&mdash;Annals of the Other Woman</p><h2>Columns</h2><p>Open Letter&mdash;Dear GQ HQ: Where&#39;s your IQ? <a href="/article/student-counsel">On Film&mdash;The Education of Shelby Knox</a> On The Stage&mdash;Suneet Sethi&#39;s dress of a thousand secrets On The Page&mdash;Confessions of a mad fact checker</p><h2>Features</h2><p><a href="/article/we-were-here-we-were-maybe-queer">Gays of Yore&mdash;What outing the past means for the present</a> Girl, Reconstructed&mdash;The mystery of comic-book heroine Octobriana Our Bodies, Our Hells&mdash;Why isn&#39;t pain a feminist issue? Running From the Altar&mdash;Gay Shame activist Mattilda on where queers went wrong Shutter to Think&mdash;Photojounalist Mimi Chakarova shoots for the truth Hot Shots&mdash;The enduring allure of glamour photography Pound for Glory&mdash;Writer Wendy McClure goes beyond the blog</p>

Issue #30 | Fall 2005 | Fun & Games

Issue #30 | Fall 2005
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Stand-Up Ladies, Chauvinist Pigs, Rollergirls, and Game Geeks. Plus: Our First Comic!

Issue #31 | 2006 | Anniversary

Issue #31 | 2006
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WE'RE 10! Susie Bright, Vivian Gornick, Guilty Pleasures & Celebrity Meltdowns. Plus: Did we mention we're 10?

In every issue

Editors' Letter Dear Bitch Love It/Shove It The Bitch List Bitch Reads Suggested Listening Plus: In Praise of Patti Smith: An icon and an album, 30 years on Back Page—Annals of the popular girl

Columns

On Film—The Grace Lee Project: What's in a name? On the Page—In praise of zines: Pushing paper in the digital age On Language—Coming out: The pandemic of personal disclosure On TV—Weighing reality: Who's really the biggest loser?

Features

Breaking the Waves—Vivian Gornick on suffrage, solidarity, and the longest struggle Diva La Revolution!—The Adventure Divas take India Bring Me the Head of Danny Bonaduce—Cultural complicity in celebrity narcissism Me, Myself, And I—Fan fiction and the art of self-insertion Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Feminism—But were afraid to ask Susie Superstar—A chat with Susie Bright, the godmother of intelligent smut Black Girl, Interrupted—Hollywood's disturbed take on mental illness Mary Go Round—What happened to TV's independent women? The Shame Game—Desperate Housewives and the marketing of guilty pleasures

Issue #32 | Summer 2006 | Style & Substance

Issue #32 | Summer 2006
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Alison Bechdel, JT Leroy, Butches, Beauty Queens, and Baby-Hating. Plus: Style Icons Dolly and Madonna

Columns

On Fraud—Designer impostor: Behind JT Leroy's literary spell On TV—Ranch dressing: Five questions for Texas Ranch House's Maura Finkelstein On Trends—The new breed: Defending the choice to be childfree On the Page—American gothic: An interview with Fun Homeauthor Alison Bechdel

Features

Shop in the Name of Love—Journalist Judith Levine explains why she's not buying it Paper Dollhouse—Why can't style writers get any respect? One Size Fits All—Sharp—dressed dykes battle for exposure

Columns

On Fraud—Designer impostor: Behind JT Leroy's literary spell On TV—Ranch dressing: Five questions for Texas Ranch House's Maura Finkelstein On Trends—The new breed: Defending the choice to be childfree On the Page—American gothic: An interview with Fun Homeauthor Alison Bechdel

Features

Shop in the Name of Love—Journalist Judith Levine explains why she's not buying it Paper Dollhouse—Why can't style writers get any respect? One Size Fits All—Sharp—dressed dykes battle for exposure Miss Interpreted—Beauty pageants meet their new ideal Bare Necessity—On porn and progress with author Carly Milne Material Girls—Behind the seams of beloved pop icons Dolly Parton and Madonna It's Not Ova Yet—A reproductive—rights reading list She Bop—Passing out and acting up with female music fans

Issue #33 | Fall 2006 | Hot & Bothered

Issue #33 | Fall 2006
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Angry Women & Naked Men, Censors & Shiksas, Sex Work & Dirty Books. Plus: Wonder Woman!

Columns

On Language—"Shiksa": From insult to irreverence On Drugs—Bad medicine: Big Pharma's female trouble On Activism—Tree so horny: Can sex sell environmentalism?

Features

Female Bonding—The strange history of Wonder Woman Hooking Up—The upwardly mobile new face of the world's oldest profession Carnal Knowledge—Talking labor with sex work magazine $pread Kicking and Shrugging—Why do we resist self-defense? Seeing Red—Twelve (or so) angry women on film Film Threat—This Film Is Not Yet Rated director Kirby Dick on sex, spies, and videotape Reading is Fundamental—Eight books that taught us something about sex Truly Outrageous—Toward a defense of Jem and the Holograms

Issue #34 | Winter 2007 | Green

Issue #34 | Winter 2007
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Tree Hugging, Money-Grubbing, Tofu Eating, Backstabbing & Girlscouting. Plus: Katha Pollitt!

Columns

On Trends—Egos without borders: Mapping the new celebrity philanthropy On Film—Tokin' females: Women who run with the weed On Economics—Itty-bitty paycheck fun pages!

Features

Talk of the Nation—An interview with Katha Pollitt Knot in Our Name—Activism beyond the knitting circle profession Green and Not Heard—Al, Rachel, and the feminizing of eco-activism Banking on Women—Scrimping and sharing with Suze Orman When Tyra Met Naomi—Race, fashion, and rivalry Friend or Food—Raising the flag for feminist vegetarianism Troop Therapy—How the Girl Scouts made themselves over Sweet Nothings—Lyn Mikel Brown and Sharon Lamb on how girl power became girl marketing

Issue #35 | Spring 2007 | Super

Issue #35 | Spring 2007
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Major Mommy Lit! Scintillating Superheroines! Titanic Third Waves! Plus: Judy Chicago!

Columns

On Comics—Cold Shoulder: Saving superheroines from comic-book violence On Campus—The Froshmaker: disorienting a new generation On The Web—Lipstick Traces: blogging back to the beauty biz On The Page—La Dolce Viva: the best dirty magazine you never read

Features

Party Line—Thirty years later, Judy Chicago's Dinner Party has enough to go around Wave Lengths—With its figureheads off TV and radio, does third-wave feminism need refreshing? Perfect Girls, Starving Daughters—The hunger for excellence and the price we pay Mama Media—Writer Evelyn McDonnell is one badass mother More Than A Woman—A few of our favorite unsung heroines Mom's The Word—Yummy mummies, alternadads, and other literary offspring

Issue #36 | Summer 2007 | Risk

Issue #36 | Summer 2007
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Hot Sheiks, Girls + Gambling, Reclaiming Rap, Getting <em>Sassy</em>. Plus: Spam Attacks!

Columns

On Breeding—Celebrities aren't just like us—especially when it comes to their perfect pregnancies On Drugs—What—and who—is behind the marketing of Gardasil? On The Page—In a new crop of romance novels, it's always midnight at the oasis

Features

Ladies Beware—How fearmongering spam helps keep real threats out of the spotlight Played in Full—In Pimps Up, Ho's Down, T. Denean Sharpley-Whiting asks where hip hop went wrong for women Risk Factors—Media sensationalism, adult prurience, and the specter of teen sexuality 20th Century Boy—In the 1930s, the word "transsexual" didn't exist in the English language. So Laura Dillon had to label herself Feminine Protection—An interview with Whipping Girl author Julia Serano Betting on Brangelina—Gender and the rise of celebrity fantasy league Sass Act—Kara Jesella and Marisa Meltzer talk about their valentine to the late, great teen magazine