Arts + Pop Culture

Real World DC’s Bisexual Emily: Writes Poems, is Adorable, Was in a Cult, is “Wild at Heart”

The Real World DC premieres tonight and Emily, a super-cute 21-year-old bisexual, confesses that she’s “not sure the positives will outweigh the negatives.” Also, Ep 202 of Anyone But Me, Lohan’s 6126 line, Rosie & Kelli both have new ladyfriends now, Goldfrapp=gay, Brittany Murphy updates, a call for bi writers, and more Top 20/30/100 lists!

Books Music

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.”

News + Politics Politics + Activism

Women in Combat: Is it “Contradicting Basic Biology” to Trust Male Soldiers To Keep it in Their Pants?

The New York Times looks at sexual harassment in the military and many commenters agree that the problem is that women are too sexy and men will be men. We vehemently disagree, obvs. The Prop 8 trial will be tweeted from within, which means we are finally in the future! Oh wait, nvm — anti-equality morons in Iowa are already gearing up to vote for a constitutional ban on human rights in 2010.

Books

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
Straddleverse

Ho, Ho, Hey Did You See That Comment Seasonal Sunday!

What, you didn’t think the gift giving was over, did you? We spent the holiday week cozied-up and reading through every one of your (many, many!) awesome comments. You’ve been so good this year; we wish we could wrap you all in a big family group hug! But due to the physical limitations of the internet, we’re giving out comment awards instead.