The Anniversary Issue

Issue #31 | 2006
$4.00 print | $4.00 digital
WE'RE 10! • SUSIE BRIGHT • VIVIAN GORNICK • GUILTY PLEASURES • CELEBRITY MELTDOWNS • PLUS: DID WE MENTION WE'RE 10?

FEATURES

BREAKING THE WAVES: Vivian Gornick on Suffrage, Solidarity, and the Longest Struggle | Rachel Fudge

DIVA LA REVOLUTION!: The Adventure Divas Take India | Holly Morris

BRING ME THE HEAD OF DANNY BONADUCE: Cultural Complicity in Celebrity Marcissism | Beth Bernstein & Matilda St. John

ME, MYSELF, AND I: Fan Fiction and the Art of Self-Insertion | Keidra Chaney & Raisel Liebler

EVERYTHING YOU ALWAYS WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT FEMINISM: But Were Afraid to Ask | Rachel Fudge

SUSIE SUPERSTAR: A Chat with Susie Bright, the Godmother of Intelligent Smut | Andi Zeisler

BLACK GIRL, INTERRUPTED: Hollywood's Disturbed Take on Mental Illness | Angelina

MARY GO ROUND: What Happened to TV's Independent Women? | Melissa Morrison

THE SHAME GAME: Desperate Housewives and the Marketing of Guilty Pleasures | Jessica Jernigan

COLUMNS

The Grace Lee Project: A Filmmaker Wonders What's in a Name | Audrey Bilger 

IN PRAISE OF ZINES: Pushing Paper in the Digital Age | Eleanor Whitney

COMING OUT: The Pandemic of Personal Disclosure | Reneé Bondy

WEIGHING REALITY: Who's Really the Biggest Loser? | Jacob Anderson-Minshall

LOVE IT/SHOVE IT

Crimes of Fashion by Marcella Adey
Choosy Pharmacists Choose Target by Andi Zeisler
Fulla Flattery by Katie Cercone
From One Boob to Another by Julie Pecoraro
A Suite of One's Own by Tina Peterson
Tyra-Maniac by Valorie Austin
Puritans or Pornographers? America Can't Decide by Juliet Eastland
Antifemale Anatomy by Summer Wood
For Her Displeasure by Olivia Hayes
Two Mags Enter, One Mag Leaves by Andi Zeisler
Commander in Cheese by Rachel Fudge
What's Lipstick Got to Do With It? by Laura Nathan
Gentlemen First by Andi Zeisler

BITCHLIST

Baby, Mix Me a Drink by Rachel Fudge
Burlesque Men by Dakota Kim
Decoradar by Dakota Kim
Freecycle by Rachel Fudge
I Was a Teenage Feminist by Andi Zeisler
Lady Saw by Alexis Barrera
McGrath, Elizabeth by Andi Zeisler
MG by Debbie Rasmussen
Microcosm Publishing by Debbie Rasmussen
O'Grady by Juliana Tringali
Open House: Of Family, Friends, Food, Piano Lessons, and the Search for a Room of My Own by Rachel Fudge
Pick Up the Mic by Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha
Sweet Moves, the Workout: Be a Rockstar in Bed by Debbie Rasmussen
Voices and Faces by Jaqueline Lalley

REVIEWS

BOOKS

Naked: Black Women Bare All About Their Skin, Hair, Hips, Lips, and Other Parts (Ayana Byrd and Akiba Solomon, Eds.) by Natalie Y. Moore
Fledgling (Octavia E. Butler) by Jessica Jernigan
Bait and Switch: The (Futile) Pursuit of the American Dream (Barbara Ehrenreich) by Julie Craig
Waking Up American: Coming of Age Biculturally (Angela Jane Fountas, Ed.) by Daisy Hernández
The Artemisia Files: Artemisia Gentileschi for Feminists and Other Thinking People (Mieke Bal, Ed.) by Michelle Humphrey
Free Stallion: Poems (Amber Tamblyn) by Wendy McClure
Mary Ingraham Bunting: Her Two Lives (Elaine Yaffe) by Andi Zeisler
I Have Chosen to Stay and Fight (Margaret Cho) by Susan Chenelle
Skinny Bitch (Kim Barnouin and Rory Freedman) by Debbie Rasmussen
Hating Women: America's Hostile Campaign Against the Fairer Sex (Shmuley Boteach) by Justina Padgett
Lulu Eightball (Emily Flake) by Andi Zeisler
Getting Even: Why Women Don't Get Paid Like Men–and What to Do About It (Evelyn Murphy with E.J. Graff) by Lisa Jervis

MUSIC

Beneath Waves (Karl Blau) by Juliana Tringali
Blink the Brightest (Tracy Bonham) by Julie Craig
Secret House Against the World (Buck 65) by Jim Burlingame
City Fallen Leaves (Comet Gain) by Marty Eindahl
Baby (The Detroit Cobras) by Anna Breshears
Pacemaker (Finest Dearest) by Andrea Bussell
It's a Game (Edith Frost) by Anna Breshears
Made in China (Juliana Hatfield) by Juliana Tringali
Ones and Zeros (Immaculate Machine) by Cyndi Elliot
Sound (It) Out (The Kimonos) by Anna Breshears
King Britt Presents: Sister Gertrude Morgan (King Britt) by Andrea Bussell
Live It Out (Metric) by Anna Breshears
Outline Kit (Outline Kit) by Juliana Tringali
Discover a Lovelier You (Pernice Brothers) by Jim Burlingame
My Machine (Princess Superstar) by Jim Burlingame
Slow Burn (Tina Schlieske) by Julie Craig
The Soft and the Hardcore (Tender Forever) by Andrea Bussell
My Better Self (Dar Williams) by Julie Craig

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