The Wired Issue

Issue #39 | Spring 2008
$3.20 print | $4.00 digital


OF WOMAN BORG: Bionic Betties, Radical Robots, and the Evolution of the Artificial Woman | Tammy Oler

BREWED AWAKENING: Has Coffee Culture Become Too Gendered? Talk Amongst Yourselves | Helen Davies

WACK ATTACK: Giving the Digital Finger to Blog Bandits | Jaclyn Friedman

MAD SCIENCE: Deconstructing Bunk Reporting in Five Easy Steps | Beth Skwarecki

SAME SHIT, DIFFERENT LIFE: Second Life May Be an Online Utopia, But its Social Politics Look Awfully Familiar | Lauren Bans

SLAP HAPPY: In a Spanking-New Form of Relationship Therapy, Self-Described Feminists Are Asking for It | Jessica Wakeman

WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM HER FRIENDS: Heart's Ann Wilson Goes Solo and Political | Carla Desantis


ON PORN: What Makes Feminist Porn Feminist? | Nikko Snyder

ON SCREEN: America the Beautiful Director Darryl Roberts on the Staying Power of the Beauty Myth | Lisa Moricoli-Latham

ON THE PAGE: The New York Times Book Review Vs. Feminist Authors | Sarah Seltzer


Blood Pressure by Bree Kessler and Summer Wood
Swap Meet: "Feminist Pig" Escapes Sexist Sty by Andi Zeisler
Scarfing it Down by Fatemeh Fakhraie
Silent Running by Andi Zeisler
Sex Ed Fun Corner: Jamie Lynn Edition by Juliet Eastland
Quick Questions: Sut Jhally by Danielle Douglas
Some Not-So-Petty Criticism by Andi Zeisler
Daring? If Only by Evelyn Sharenov
Point/Counterpoint: Is To Catch a Predator Bad for Us? by Lindsay Paige Hoffman and Helen Carnhoops


Blackle by Tara Bracco
Ruth Asawa by Briar Levit
Wendy O. Williams by Jason Webber
The Pinky Showby Kim Place-Gateau
Orthodontic Headgear by Debbie Rasmussen
Woman's World: A Novel by Andi Zeisler
Eve in Hand by Taylor Hudson
P.A.M. by Claire Evans
Crocheted Uterus by Miriam Wolf
Eats Tapes by Debbie Rasmussen
The Wire by Krizstina Kun
Wandering Jew by Andi Zeisler
Aurora Picture Show by Claire Evans
Drag King Trading Cards by B. Helen Carnhoops



It's a Jungle Out There: A Feminist Guide to Politically Inhospitable Environments (Amanda Marcotte) by Anastasia Masurat
City of Widows: An Iraqi Woman's Account of War and Resistance (Haifa Zangana) by Susan Chenelle
I Got Thunder: Black Women Songwriters & Their Craft (LaShonda Katrice Barnett) by Keidra Chaney
Who's Afraid of Marie Curie? The Challenges Facing Women in Science and Technology (Linley Erin Hall) by Summer Wood
Thirty Ways of Looking at Hillary: Reflections by Women Writers (Susan Morrison, Ed.) by Eryn Loeb
Hooking Up: Sex, Dating, and Relationships on Campus (Kathleen A. Bogle) by Kay Steiger
Unmarketable: Brandalism, Copyfighting, Mocketing, and the Erosion of Integrity (Anne Elizabeth Moore) by Iris Blasi
The 30-Second Seduction: How Advertisers Lure Women Through Flattery, Flirtation and Manipulation (Andrea Gardner) by Elina Shatkin
The Future Generation: The Zine-Book for Subculture Parents, Kids, Friends & Others (China Martens) by Lisa Jervis
The Sky Isn't Visible from Here (Felicia C. Sullivan) by Jackie Regales
Bar Flower: My Decadently Destructive Days and Nights as a Tokyo Nightclub Hostess (Lea Jacobson) by Soraya Field Florio
Kinky Gazpacho: Love, Life, and Spain (Lori L. Tharps) by Joshunda Sanders
The Ten-Year Nap (Meg Wolitzer) by Niki Papadopoulos
Awe (Dorothea Lasky) by Julia Bloch
Helping Me Help Myself: One Skeptic, Ten Self-Help Gurus, and a Year on the Brink of the Comfort Zone (Beth Lisick) by Andi Zeisler


Opus Mixtum (Antietam) by Anna Breshears
Safe Inside the Day (Baby Dee) by Kimberly Chun
Connected (The Bruises) by Claire Ashton
Knees Up! (Cannonball Jane) by Anna Breshears
No Promises (Carla Bruni) by Kimberly Chun
Jukebox (Cat Power) by Kimberly Chun
Snakehouse (The Cliks) by Jason Webber
Dig that Treasure (Cryptacize) by Claire Evans
Venus on Earth (Dengue Fever) by Kimberly Chun
Shine (Joni Mitchell) by Emily Deprang
Welcome 2 Emo-Club (Purple Crush) by Suyeon Kim
The Way to Bitter Lake (Spider) by Claire Ashton
13 Blues for Thirteen Moons (Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra & Tra-La-La Band) by Anna Breshears
Out of Work Early (Excusese for Skipping) by Miriam Wolf

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