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The dark and the delicate work of Jessie Rose Vala

Artist Jessie Rose Vala, based in Portland, Oregon, has a way of mixing utterly beautiful graphite detail with dark, often mythological narratives. I first saw her work at Motel Gallery for the exhibition: The Tortuous Veil. In it, Vala explores the archetypes of the vampire, werewolf, zombie and shape-shifter, using them as metaphors for our own over consumption, complacency, mob...

Goodbye Battlestar Galactica. You'll be frakkin' missed.

Friday nights are going to be odd without Battlestar Galactica. Yes. You read right. I'm a huge fan of the show (in case you couldn't tell by the first sentence of this post). One of the most consistently well-written and acted shows I've ever seen, Battlestar signed off last week in an epic two-hour finale. While I have mixed feelings about the finale itself, I nevertheless will...

Douchebag Decree: Larry Summers, Back in Action!

Larry Summers and I go way back. He first caught my attention back in 2005 while we were both living in Boston and he, while serving as the President of Harvard University (hold your applause), said in public that the reason why we don’t see as many women as men in the fields of math and science is perhaps because they lack an innate talent in those fields.  Oh boy.  Now he’s back...

Athens Boys Choir Sings Away My Midweek Blues

 

 

Wednesdays can be rough. They’re just a bit too far from the previous weekend to complain that you’re bummed it’s over and not quite close enough to the next weekend to revel in its proximity. In order to help you get through your Wednesday, I’ve thoughtfully selected a fantastic video by the amazing Athens Boys Choir. Check it out:...

2008: Not a Good Year to be a Woman Writer

The National Book Critics Circle (NBCC) is a nonprofit that consists of over 900 book reviewers who are actively writing. Each year a 24-member Board grants an award to the best book in six categories—autobiography, biography, criticism, fiction, nonfiction, and poetry—and honors two accomplished reviewers from within its membership.Announced on March 12, 2009 at a ceremony held at the New...

GAYbiGAYGAY, y'all!

As most of you are aware, a few of us from Bitch Headquarters traded rainy Portland for sunny Austin, Texas, last week where we spent six days burning our Pacific Northwest skin to a crisp and listening to some bands at SXSW. The highlight of the week for me, without a doubt, was GAYbiGAYGAY, a fabulous backyard party filled with queer bands and artists (and the queers who love them.)

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We Messed with Texas.

Well, we're back from Austin and from fulfilling our arduous duties as Bitch correspondents at sxsw. As many of you know (due to our complaining), we were without internet access during our trip. That means that throughout this week we'll be posting photos and reviews of all of the shows we saw and the people we were lucky enough to meet. Read on for a brief highlight reel! Here is a photo of...

Back it up!

Today is Back Up Your Birth Control Day, a national campaign to raise awareness and increase access to emergency contraception! This year’s action day is timely, as this past Monday a New York court ordered the FDA to make emergency contraception available without a prescription to women aged 17 and older within 30 days as well as to consider eliminating all age restrictions on over-the-...

Interview: Michelle Goldberg on Sex, Power & The Future of the World

Michelle Goldberg's groundbreaking book comes in like a lion this April. The Means of Reproduction: Sex, Power and the Future of the World (Penguin Group) is no ordinary overview.

Goldberg's investigation into the intersection of the war on reproductive freedom and the global war for power spans four continents. From the HIV/AIDS epidemic to female circumcision to overpopulation to...

Thao and the Get Down Stay Down at SXSW

Thao performing at the Bitch/Kill Rock Stars SXSW Party in Austin! Related: Austin Update Short and Sweet SXSW Day Party, Let’s Do This Austin!

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