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Social Awareness A Go-Go

Since its inception in 1995, War Child benefits children in war torn areas of the world by working with local organizations to teach skills and spread knowledge to as many people as possible in the hopes to change trends in their countries. In a “teach them to fish” fashion, War Child works in places like Uganda, Iraq and Afghanistan to bring social justice, education and basic necessities to...

Women Earn Top Filmmaking Honors at NAACP Image Awards

Big news from the NAACP Image Awards at the end of last week: women took top honors in the film directing and writing categories.  Gina Prince-Bythewood won the prize for Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture for The Secret Life of Bees, while Jenny Lumet took home honors for Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture for Rachel Getting Married.  Best Picture honors also went to The Secret...

Adventures in Feministory: Mrs. President

I think this year is the first time President’s Day has felt worth celebrating! Considering the historic nature of our country’s first African-American President, here are just a few other ground-breaking American political campaigns.

The OTHER Teen Vampire Romance Movie

Several months ago, I remember hearing a movie reviewer say, "If you seen one teen vampire romance film this year, let it be Let The Right One In." I figured that since the Bitch site has been entranced by Twilight for what feels like months now, it would be appropriate to give this film its proper dues.

So, in honor of Valentine's Day and Kelsey's blog post on my favorite...

Cupid, Draw Back Your Bow...

Happy Valentine's Day! Okay, we all know that Valentine's Day is a vapid, capitalist, heteronormative holiday. The red and pink, the candy, the cards, the weird pressure to be in a relationship, it's all kind of annoying. But that doesn't mean we can't have a little fun, does it? Read on for some non-traditional Valentines, and to share your own thoughts on Cupid's (or Hallmark's?) holiday....

My eyes!

And you thought the Gandalf-on-Frodo slash fiction that circulates every time there's a new LOTR installment was unsettling? You have no idea. Or actually, maybe you do. I didn't, though, until longtime Bitch contributor Noah Berlatsky asked me if he could write about the Obama slash that's apparently been sweeping the nerdier corners of these Internets for some time.

Tell me more, I...

BitchTapes Launch!

Notice that the Bitch blog just got a little more AWESOMER recently?

If not, check out the sidebar for our latest feature: BitchTapes! A weekly eight song playlist to get your weekend off right (or just to get you through Friday). Read on for my tracklist!

A “Little Bit” of Lykke Li

Last night, Annalee and I saw Swedish darling Lykke Li at the Hawthorne Theater here in Portland. The show included a kazoo solo, a megaphone, and covers of both Lil Wayne and Tribe Called Quest songs. Read on for more!

A Writing Prompt

It's Friday!

Friday the 13th to be exact and if that's not enough to excite you, well, then look forward to Valentine's Day - an opportunity to reframe a pink and red heteronormative day.

Here's my Valentine's gift to viewers and readers: a writing prompt; a digital collage to reflect upon a very simple question that I always love revisiting: What influences and informs your...

The Box's Crush of the Week: Daniel Dae Kim

My Daniel Dae Kim crush began when I first saw him on Angel as Gavin Park, a rising star at an evil law firm. (Those cheekbones! That comic timing!) But of course, he's best known as Jin-Soo Kwon on Lost. After only one season on network primetime, Kim already had enough people crushing to earn a spot on People Magazine's "Sexiest Man Alive" list 2005. Since Asian men normally get an asexual...