“Don’t say manhandle. Just hit my face with a rock.” – Dakota Fanning, via ‘Richard Yates’
Bret Easton Ellis, Ira Glass, Tao Lin and Lydia Davis would like to have a word with you.
You probably don’t read enough poetry and you would probably be smarter if you did.
“when i’m talking to someone i think, ‘can i use this dialogue in a book.’ if the answer is no i try talking to someone else.’
god i need some tylenol pm right now
Here are Team Autostraddle’s recommendations for books to get you through the rest of summer — without rotting your brain.
Look, it’s a new open thread! We love to talk about books, so why don’t you talk about them with us!
Looking for a good book on feminism? How about 70 of them? We’ve compiled a list of some of the most influential, controversial and must-read feminist titles from the past 200+ years. That’s a lot of books! You should probably get started.
NY Mag: Who do you think will read your book? Emily Gould: Twenty-three year old girls who have Tumblr Accounts. I’m going to write something about Emily Gould’s And the Heart Says Whatever this week or yesterday. By repeatedly pressuring you to purchase it, I’m upping the chances that you’ll want to talk to me […]
I’ve been reading everything Megan Daum‘s written since 1998 (when I first discovered her via New Yorker essay) & especially loved her collection My Misspent Youth. So imagine my delight to see that Curtis Sittenfeld (author of Prep another favorite book) interviewed Megan in New York Magazine along with Emily Gould, who’s new book And […]
Hi Eileen Myles is my favorite poet who also happens to be queer. The Awl has a new poem from her. It’s called “Smile.”
This tumblr is a bit different than most. The concept of Straphanger Fiction is simple, but fun: every morning, the writer takes a photo of someone on her morning commute and then writes a short piece of fiction based on it. Consider it a mildly voyeuristic way to get a daily dose of creative writing!
It’s Reading Rainbow time at Autostraddle! We talk about which of the Lambda Literary Awards nominees we’re most excited about reading. Spoiler alert: a lot of awesome out lesbians and bisexuals wrote fantastic looking books in 2009. Just FYI.
Feminist author and nineties enthusiast Marisa Meltzer talks to Laneia about her new book, Girl Power. Also: zines, music, movies and even Lilith Fair, for crying out loud!
“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 […]
You want books! We got your books! We’ve got what we like, what other lady-lovers like, what will look cute to read in front of cute girls etc. Also, Samantha Ronson is DJ’ing for the lesbians @ Dinah Shore, GLEE, Drew Barrymore, Nicole Pacent & more!
Life Magazine Presents Famous Literary Drunks & Addicts. Ayn Rand on speed, Burroughs on heroin, Dorothy Parker & Jack Kerouac drinking the drink, Louisa May Alcott on Opium and more! Also – who said, “I’m an alcoholic. I’m a drug addict. I’m homosexual. I’m a genius.” (and no it wasn’t Internicaine KC Danger).
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?
Happy New Year! Happy Palindrome Day! They’re giving “The Babysitters Club” a makeover and not the Claudia kind! Are you still hung over? Would it make you feel better to see pictures of Lilo in a bikini? Also: New Hampshire midnight marriages, Megan Fox’s feelings about kissing girls, and LESBIAN TEACHER SEX BRAWLS.
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.”