The Style & Substance Issue

Issue #32 | Summer 2006
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SHOP IN THE NAME OF LOVE: Journalist Judith Levine Explains Why She's Not Buying It | Rachel Fudge

PAPER DOLLHOUSE: Why Can't Style Writers Get Any Respect? | Kara Jesella

ONE SIZE FITS ALL: Sharp-Dressed Dykes Battle for Exposure | Allison Bland

MISS INTERPRETED: Beauty Pageants Meet Their New Ideal | Anna Clark

BARE NECESSITY: On Porn and Progress with Author Carly Milne | Michelle Humphrey

MATERIAL GIRLS: Behind the Seams of Beloved Pop Icons Dolly Parton and Madonna | Erika Fricke

IT'S NOT OVA YET: A Reproductive-Rights Reading List | Juliet Eastland, Rachel Fudge, Rita Hao, Juliana Tringali, and Andi Zeisler

SHE BOP: Passing Out and Acting Up with Female Music Fans | Kristen Kidder


DESIGNER IMPOSTER: Behind JT Leroy's Literary Spell | Mattilda, A.K.A. Matt Bernstein Sycamore

RANCH DRESSING: Five Questions for Texas Ranch House's Maura Finkelstein | Anastasia Masurat

THE NEW BREED: Defending the Choice to Be Childfree | Jennifer Liss

AMERICAN GOTHIC: An Interview with Fun Home Author Alison Bechdel | Andi Zeisler


The Trouble with Newsweek by Julie Pecoraro
Shopping Is Hard! Let's Do the Math by Christy McCullough
I Sold Out My Gender and All I Got Was This Lousy T-Shirt by Leslie Lyon and Anna Breshears
Vanity, Thy Name is Ford by Anastasia Masurat
Mr. Heterosexual Saves the Gay by Juliet Eastland
Web Spite by Judy Berman
I'd Like to Thank the Academy for Recognizing that Pimpin' Ain't Easy by Jennifer L. Pozner
Kicks Just Keep Getting Harder to Find by Lori Lobenstine
Ms.: Cruising for a Bruising? by Andi Zeisler
Fighting Fire with Fire Thunder by Rachel Fudge


Bea Arthur by Juliana Tringali
Bella Abzug by Andi Zeisler
Bloomers by Rachel Fudge
Flappers by Anastasia Masurat
Harriet the Spy by Rachel Fudge
Joan Jett by Rachel Fudge
Katharine Hepburn's Trousers by Juliana Tringali
Low-Rise Jeans by Juliana Tringali
Marlene Dietrich by Juliana Tringali
The Natural Look by Juliana Tringali
Pippi Longstocking by Andi Zeisler
Pixie Cut by Anastasia Masurat
Power Suit by Rachel Fudge
Sally Hershberger by B. Hellen Carnhoops
Twiggy by Shari Kizirian
Underoos by Andi Zeisler



Letters to a Young Artist (Anna Deavere Smith) by Joshunda Sanders
Women and Madness (Phyllis Chesler) by Andi Zeisler
Homewrecker: An Adultery Reader (Daphne Gottlieb, Ed.) by Maria Raha
Chick Lit: The New Woman's Fiction (Suzanne Ferriss and Mallory Young, Eds.) by Jessica Jernigan
Lipshitz Six, or Two Angry Blondes (T Cooper) by Jacob Anderson-Minshall
What Women Really Want: How American Women Are Quietly Erasing Political, Racial, Class, and Religious Lines to Change the Way We Live (Celinda Lake and Kellyanne Conway with Catherine Whitney) by Susan Chenelle
Slaves of Christo (Julia Hall and Chrissy Leggio) by Andi Zeisler
Blood on the Border: A Memoir of the Contra War (Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz) by A.E. Berkowitz
To Hell With All That: Loving and Loathing Our Inner Housewife (Caitlin Flanagan) by Andi Zeisler
Manstealing for Fat Girls (Michelle Embree) by Matthue Roth


Ballad of the Broken Seas (Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan) by Kimberly Chun
Fox Confessor Brings the Floor (Neko Case) by Andrea Bussell
The Greatest (Cat Power) by Kimberly Chun
Wow Twist (Dat Politics) by Connie Hwong
Remember That I Love You (Kimya Dawson) by Marty Windahl
Singles & Sessions 1979-81 (Delta 5) by Anna Breshears
Back to Me (Kathleen Edwards) by Julie Craig
Supernature (Goldfrapp) by Andrea Bussell
Standing in the Way of Control (The Gossip) by Connie Hwong
Speak for Yourself (Imogen Heap) by Julie Craig
Rabbit Fur Coat (Jenny Lewis with the Watson Twins) by Kimberly Chun
Are You Thinking What I'm Thinking? (The Like) by Kimberly Chun
Mr. Beast (Mogwai) by Connie Hwong
When the Going Gets Dark (Quasi) by Anna Breshears
Solace for the Lonely (Robinella) by Julie Craig
This Is an Exercise (Anna Oxygen) by Kimberly Chun
Ma'at Mama (Ursula Rucker) by Julie Craig
The Girl Who Couldn't Fly (Kate Rusby) by Julie Craig
Sing-Sing and I (Sing-Sing) by Anna Breshears
Fab Four Suture (Stereolab) by Anna Breshears
En Carnegie Hall (Chavela Vargas) by Marty Windahl

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