When one stumbles across Reductress, her initial reaction is one of utter recognition. The colors of the site’s headings are bright and the font size of its headlines bubbly and large enough to read without the slightest squint of the eyes. There is perhaps a picture of a pop star flashing across a corner of […]Read more "The Satirists: An Interview with Reductress"
It’s a gross understatement to note that the US is having a crisis of manhood. We seem to define our gender identities based on comparisons to the other gender. Some men are having a hard time adjusting to their new roles in a more gender-egalitarian world. Feminism has become the scapegoat, blaming successful women for the failure […]Read more "“Male Privilege” is Male Privilege"
This post originally appeared in May on True STORIES. It chronicles the author’s book-tour-road-trip from Denver to Portland for The Rooms Are Filled. There aren’t many things I love more than road trips. I’ll find any excuse to take one. So when my friend, Danielle, offered to help organize a book event for The Rooms Are Filled in Denver, where […]Read more "Author Road Trip, Day 1: Denver to Jackson"
When I was eighteen I went to an alcohol-fueled party with some school friends, and I kissed and made out with someone for the first time. The boy in question was older than me, hence he was able to legally procure the half a dozen shitty coolers I was drunk on, and it was rumored […]Read more "What’s Really Behind “Middling Millennials”"
Karelia Stetz-Waters reads from The Purveyor and discusses the pleasure of creating lovely villains.Read more "The Purveyor 30-Day Video Blog, Day 11"
It isn’t easy being a woman. Bombarded with repression and shame from religion, politics, and society at large, the notion of female sexuality has long been a guarded, even threatening topic. But not for Rebecca Pillsbury, author of the new memoir Finding Ecstasy: How Buenos Aires, a Brazilian, and the Blues Saved My Sex Life (and My […]Read more "Rebecca Pillsbury, author of the new book Finding Ecstasy, talks sex and self-publishing"
Writing is doubt, and so I read in order to write. I look for clues in any given text, and if they are not readily present, a certain defensive boredom sets in. Then I realize that this is the place to pay attention and ask questions. How does it speak to and about women? Is […]Read more "EVERY BOOK IS DEAD"
Khaleesi Blankenbiller. The words roll off my tongue like TV static and fax machine sounds. To be fair, any name paired with Blankenbiller is an anti-poem. The hefty, blunt German moniker sounds like a tuba solo following a ballerina. I flirt with striking the last name from my record by flipping back to my dainty […]Read more "Khaleesi Blankenbiller"
HOUSEWORK COERCION? Miss Madame approves! Dear Miss Madame, So, I have this problem that, ah, doesn’t really look like a problem. The deal is this: my boyfriend compliments me too much. How can this ever be a problem, you ask? Am I crazy? Maybe. But here’s the kicker. My man only […]Read more "Dear Miss Madame : Splitting Chores With Your Man? It’s a Dirty Job!"
Presenting our Women in Comics: Jesse Snavlin: Colorist for San Hannibal, Writer of The Fowl Interviewed by Tall Brunette Twitter: @Tallbrunette (All Article Photos by Chelsea Gaya. circaxophotography.squarespace.com) In a bustling neighborhood off East Sandy, I counted myself extremely lucky to have missed the afternoon commuting traffic. Jesse and I navigated my relatively large SUV […]Read more "PDXX POW! Presents Jesse Snavlin: I am Jesse, Who Happens to be a Woman in Comics"