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Archive for April, 2007

University of North Colorado Establishes “No-Study” List

Saturday, April 28th, 2007

Laurie and Debbie say: Almost six years after 9/11, Americans are getting more or less inured to 21st century air travel; we even put up with egregious misuses of the no-fly list. Apparently the University of North Colorado seems to be comfortable with a “no-study” list, a patchwork list of inconsistent and unreliable reasons why […]

The Politics of Rewriting

Friday, April 27th, 2007

Debbie says: When I posted the beginning of the Women En Large introduction earlier this week, Laurie and I got into a discussion about whether or not to change some of the text. After giving the matter some thought, I wrote an entry for the Other Magazine blog addressing the questions Laurie and I were […]

Farm Bill: Growing Fat for $$

Wednesday, April 25th, 2007

Laurie and Debbie say: Michael Pollan, America’s best food-policy writer, is at it again, and this time he’s revealing a very crucial piece of the junk food puzzle. People who watch American food patterns are aware that “the people with the least amount of money to spend on food are the ones most likely to […]

Disfigured in Public? Hell, Yes

Wednesday, April 25th, 2007

Laurie and Debbie say: Roger Ebert, well-known film critic, has salivary gland cancer. In an attempt to save his life, doctors have removed a substantial chunk of his jawbone. So far, two surgeries to reconstruct it have failed. While he waits for a third surgery, the film festival he sponsors at the University of Illinois […]

Dance and Body Art in San Francisco

Tuesday, April 24th, 2007

Debbie says: Big Moves, one of the best (if not the best) fat dance troupe around is coming back to San Francisco this weekend with their new show, All That Flab. An all new fat-tastic Big Moves production featuring the Phat Fly Girls – West Coast in hot classics and new gems combining full-bodied dance […]

International Pixel-Stained Technopeasant Day: Debbie’s Entry

Monday, April 23rd, 2007

Debbie says: In my neighborhood of the blog world, everyone (including me) is excited about International Pixel-Stained Technopeasant Day, created by Jo Walton based on some intemperate remarks by Howard Hendrix, which I imagine he is deeply regretting. Jo is compiling a list of entries. Oh my is there some fine reading here. A very […]

Links, Links, Links

Friday, April 20th, 2007

Debbie says: Laurie is off visiting her daughter, so I’m blogging by myself. She suggested a link list, and I pushed back, but I’ve been clicking around this morning and what I keep finding is … more links. So here you go. Brynn at Shakesville (which used to be Shakespeare’s Sister) has an excellent post […]

Silencing the Ones Who Aren’t There

Monday, April 16th, 2007

Laurie and Debbie say: Neither of us ever heard of Peggy Munson. However, at least one person we know and respect thinks her Lambda-Award nominated novel is something pretty special. Apparently, the Lambda Award folks, or the folks at the San Francisco Public Library think differently. Munson, who is too disabled to travel to readings, […]

Fired!

Friday, April 13th, 2007

Laurie and Debbie say: The news that Don Imus has been fired from both his MSNBC and his CBS gigs was only one of the cheering headlines in this morning’s paper, but it’s the one with the most body image implications. As just about everyone knows by now, Imus lost his jobs for calling women […]

National Sell Stupid Sex Products Week

Tuesday, April 10th, 2007

Laurie and Debbie say: We knew it was National Poetry Month. Apparently, it’s also National Defense Week. Nowhere on the web, however, did anyone declare National Sell Stupid Sex Products Week. Nonetheless, looking at our blogrolls and inboxes, clearly the moment is now. Where shall we start? Most of the stupidity seems to have been […]

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