Shonda Rhimes, Joan Didion, Button & Bly, ANIMAL MATRIARCHS, Rihanna is the voice of Dream Works’ first heroine of color, teenage girl hysteria, Internet Explorer is donezo, Race Together is so fucked, being a parent is sometimes also fucked but in different ways but they all stem from the same place isn’t that the weirdest shit ever?? And so much more!
With lots of amazing cosplay photos. Because, seriously, wow.
Texas is idiotic, Janet Mock on Clair Huxtable, things you can donate to or show up at, women doing things like being journalists in the Middle East, having jobs in movies, getting Amtrak residencies, riding bikes, changing sports, being fucked over (that covers a lot of this actually), and SO MUCH MORE. Welcome to your link roundup!
Lesbian cartoonist and graphic novelist Alison Bechdel was named one of 21 MacArthur geniuses for 2014.
After months of rumors, after winning all the Off-Broadway awards you can win, after a Pulitzer Prize nomination, “Fun Home” the musical is FINALLY transferring to Broadway! YESSSSSSSS!
A new comic from Alison Bechdel, gendered pronouns, volatile organic compounds, arguments about YA fiction, fairy tales and more.
This year’s Lambda Award winners were announced yesterday evening and now it’s time to read ALL OF THEM.
Not only does Fun Home put a lesbian center stage, the lesbian character is a fully developed, three dimensional human being with thoughts, feelings, and complex issues.
Alison Bechdel’s “family tragicomic” hits off-Broadway this September. I need to know if there’ll be any dancing, so you need to go for me to find out.
For a long time the Bechdel test has seemingly been the only tool we have to examine sexist trends in Hollywood. Now, thanks to Pacific Rim, the Mako Mori test is here to help.
The 50 most essential queer books coming this fall.
Does it count if it’s Scully talking to Queequeg? Important questions.
In which some Dykes on Bikes take on the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Start your engines.
You voted and the results are in – the best 100 queer-lady fiction or memoir books of all time!
“We are such stuff as dreams are made on / And our little life is rounded with a sleep.”
Banned Books Week is like Christmas for me: it allows me to queer my reading like I queer my gender. Party hard with some inappropriate reading!
“No woman ever made a dime for her work, and some … worked themselves into a state of mental and physical decline on behalf of the magazine.”
Topics include rhythmic gymnastics, criminal profiling, Canadian tourism in Cuba, racism in casting notices, TomKat, roller derby, Alison Bechdel, sexting and more!
Rachel’s Team Pick: “You look a lot more friendly in person than you do in your comic.”
“Yeah, but don’t you think that… that if you write minutely and rigorously enough about your own life… you can, you know, transcend your particular self?”