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Archive for April, 2013

Healing the Toxic Intoxication of Fat Hatred

Friday, April 26th, 2013

Lynne Murray says: I recently tried once again to read George Orwell’s 1984. As always, I got a few chapters in and had to stop because it was so depressing that I couldn’t live in Orwell’s evocation of mind-controlled totalitarian world for a minute longer. One thing I did get out of the experience was […]

Artist José Lerma: 60 Year Retrospective

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

Laurie says: I met José Ramón Lerma for the first time in 2004 when he bought two of my photographs at an exhibition of my work. We became friends. Later he acquired more of my photos, and I have a marvelous painting of his on my wall. José was in his seventies when I met […]

Talking to Gentile Boys

Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

Laurie and Debbie say: Lance Pauker at shared a fraternity email on how to talk to Jewish girls, allegedly written for a mostly-Christian fraternity which was paired with a mostly-Jewish sorority for Greek week. Pauker wants us to understand that: Before the Politcally Correct Priscillas and Sensitive Susies get all hot and bothered, really […]

On Public Feelings

Friday, April 12th, 2013

Debbie says: A couple of months ago, Jessa Crispin at Bookslut was very actively recommending Depression: A Public Feeling by Ann Cvetkovich. I’m not prone to depression and I had never heard the phrase “public feeling,” but Crispin’s comments made me curious, and I picked up the book. [the] idea that depression can come from […]

Magda Wasiczek: Idyllic Visions

Tuesday, April 9th, 2013

There is a special quality in these exquisite images by  Polish photographer Magda Wasiczek. Beauty for it’s own sake is something I appreciate but it doesn’t necessarily deeply interest me. These images do. .. .. Photography raising awareness to the beauty of nature to me, I’ve learned to see things invisible, to enjoy a million […]

Turning the Princess Narrative Sideways

Saturday, April 6th, 2013

Lynne Murray and Debbie say: Peggy Orenstein, author of Cinderella Ate My Daughter: Dispatches from the Front Lines of the New Girlie-Girl Culture, blogs about her struggle with the creeping princess contagion: When I first started writing about the Disney Princesses, people assumed my beef was with the girl waiting around to be rescued by […]

When Is a Joke not a Joke?

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

Laurie and Debbie say: (Cross-posted on Feministe) Our internet neighborhoods are buzzing over a particular piece of April fool nastiness, in which a movie reviewer, whose April Fool’s pseudonym is the rather descriptive L. Ron Creepweans, for Locus Magazine (the most prominent news magazine in the science fiction/fantasy world) thought he could be funny by […]