“There’s something really magical about creating the job you want for yourself from scratch.”
Topics include Joe Jonas, the Men’s Right movement, a serial killer, cystic fibrosis, teacher/student affair, the South Pole, Florida Georgia Line, sleeping pills, The Khmer Rouge and more!
Topics include Katrina, Catching Fire, Madalyn Murray O’Hair, Silicon Valley, free market propaganda, animals in Hollywood, abortion, the LA riots and more!
This week in lit: trans* poetry, finding Waldo, reviewing books in GIFs, Doris Lessing, closeted characters, riese reads “the circle” and more.
“It is true that sapphism is also to be met with in quite young girls, but only if they live in houses of prostitution or in girls’ colleges.”
Topics include LinkedIn, AIDS in film, Deep Springs, Blockbuster Video, Paris Hilton, O.J Simpson, brocialism, health care in Texas and more!
It evokes the feeling of sitting with your friend at night, sipping red wine and looking in their sketchbook. This looks amazing, you’d say. And you’d mean it and the moment would feel extraordinarily intimate because you feel like these drawings are only for you.
An Autostraddle Interview with Tania De Rozario, queer artist, writer and activist. Read more about her views on censorship, activism and Jeanette Winterson in this interview.
Topics include incest, essay mills, miscarriage, Tonya Harding, Maury Povich, fast food workers, “selling out” indie rock and moar!
This week in lit news: reports that novels may or may not be dead have been exaggerated, the animated history of the English language, “Love Cake” and more.
And! Because I’m the one doing the book club, I have a bit of an added element. There is a drink recipe in here, folks!
140 articles and essays to read and save and love, in celebration of the 100th edition of “Things I Read That I Love”
Topics include HIV, farmer’s markets, the worst serial killer ever, Jay-Z, Salem Witch Trials, slave dwellings, undocumented farm workers, queer sororities and moar!
Are you the college girl, the office girl, the career gal, the prostitute, the matron, the man-hater, the bohemian, the frigid wife, the dull dyke or the unsuccessful heterosexual?
Topics include a “the girl in the closet” (a terrifying story of child abuse), stripping, the funeral business, 12 Years a Slave, sadness, sweatshops, bell hooks on “Lean In” and moar!
This week in lit: creepy books to read while we’re all still obsessed with Halloween, 10 years of queer YA, Emily Dickinson, “City of Night” and more.
We want to hook two commenters up with copies of Julie Maroh’s graphic novel, Blue is the Warmest Color!
Maybe my mom was onto something. Maybe family really is everything, so long as you build it yourself.