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?”
“I am literally incapable of talking about a memoir about a queer woman grappling with a fraught, distant, infuriating relationship with her father without talking about myself.”
Adam Lambert performs a medley of Queen classics at the European VMAs, Queen Latifah is the latest lesbian talk show host, Ricky Martin marrying his boyfriend and Fun Home is now a musical.
We’re going to read Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home and it’s going to be great.
Have you ever wanted to read comic books but found yourself a) overwhelmed, b) intimidated or c-g) five kinds of confused? We lay it all out for you, kind of like a railroad magnate would. But he’d be laying railroad track, and we’re layin’ knowledge and we’re a layin’ it about comic books. So check it out– get schooled about the comic book, the graphic novel, the comic strip and that wily beast the webcomic.
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.