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Riese’s Team Pick: Queer Zine Archive Project

“The mission of the Queer Zine Archive Project (QZAP) is to establish a “living history” archive of past and present queer zines and to encourage current and emerging zine publishers to continue to create. In curating such a unique aspect of culture, we value a collectivist approach that respects the diversity of experiences that fall […]

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J.D. Salinger, 91, Dies: All Eyes On the Literary Recluse Who Despised Our Eyes

J.D. Salinger, author of “Catcher in the Rye” and legendary recluse, dies of natural causes at the age of 91. Will death kill his well-cultivated privacy? How do we honor our literary idols using the same media machine employed to vaporize/idolize our dead celebrities & rock stars? Will we get to read all his unpublished books now? Why do some people feel entitled to that, or anything, from anyone who has passed away, ever?

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Riese’s Team Pick: Mary Gaitskill on Lady Gaga

I said once on twitter that I wanted to read Mary Gaitskill describe Lady Gaga, and then it turned out that such a thing had in fact already happened. !. Mary Gaitskill on Lady Gaga at ryeberg curated video: “This video is to me a picture of hell. It is so normal, yet so terrible.”

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Riese’s Team Pick: The Decade in Poetry

2000-2009: The Decade in Poetry at the Poetry Foundation. There’s some Eileen Myles in there. (I love her) “The women poets I know are beginning to understand feminism as a sly term that can hold a lot. All that it needs…”

By |December 27, 2009
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10 Awesome ’00s Books by Queer Women

Autostraddle looks back on some of the decade’s most awesome books by queer ladies. Annie Leboivitz shoots Britney’s Candies Campaign, a year in Gaga costumes, Disney’s best & worst princesses, and Lady Gaga gives an interview that’s really weird, even for her.

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Sister Spit’s New Generation of Queer Poets & Rebels: The Autostraddle Interview

In 1997, Michelle Tea and Sini Anderson started Sister Spit – a spoken word tour full of the best queer writers and poets around. Twelve years later, Sister Spit: The Next Generation is taking over the world/my heart. On October 5, the tour came to Phoenix and I interviewed them for you, which is actually a big deal because it was the first face-to-face interview I’ve ever done and I was scared, y’all.

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Ten Lesbian/Bisexual Books You Haven’t Read Yet

Kathy Acker, Audre Lorde, Alison Smith, The New Fuck You, Bett Williams, JD Glass, Dorothy Allison, Alison Bechdel, Michelle Tea and Marijane Meeker. There’s more out there than Tipping the Velvet and Written on the Body. Though if you haven’t read those already then you probs should asap.