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.”
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…”
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.
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.
Best Fall Book Preview of all time, The Others (Seba Al-Herz) potential Autostraddle Book Club Pick, also Malinda Lo, graphjam, books from David Byrne, Nabokov & Kathy Griffin, Girldrive, YA Teen Sexual Discovery book, review of Tao Lin’s Shoplifting From American Apparel and more!
“”If I’m being totally honest, I have to say that I felt a little awkward once I realized that the main character, Phoebe, is only 13-ish years old.”
Green & Riese Read Lesbian YA Novels! Clandestine lesbian affairs! Secrets! Shame! Love! High School! That Girl You Loved — She Loves You Back!
Can you find cute girls on Etsy? Green has the answer.
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.
We count down the top ten Lesbian Literature Classics.