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Adventures in Feministory: The Night Witches

 

By now, if you've read any of my posts, you probably know that I'm a little bit of a Russophile. So when it was my turn to write this week's Adventures in Feministory, there was no doubt in my mind that I wanted to talk about the Soviet Union's 588th Night Bomber Regiment during World War Two.

Lady Frenzy!

Last night Holocene hosted a benefit show for Portland's Reading Frenzy, one of many fledgling independent bookstores nationwide. Portland is an amazing place full of artists willing to help each other out in rough times, and last night's bill was a perfect example. Read more after the jump! Locals like Explode Into Colors, the amazing Mirah, who helped Bitch out in January at our benefit...

Nice ink....Barbie?

Barbie will be turning the big 5-0 on March 9 and based on the photo I stumbled across today, half-a-century ain't nothing but a number. Of course, it does help if you're made of plastic. Behold Totally Stylin' Tattoos Barbie!

Sex, Videotape, and Fries

Wow, Burger King did it. I was sure Carl's Junior had this in the bag, but no. Burger King has actually succeeded in airing the most sexist fast food commercial of all time. I'm talking, of course, about the ad for BK Burger Shots.

Where do I even begin? Let's start with the idea that women are so baby-obsessed that they think everything small is a baby. Which leads us to the even...

I Love (an Idealized, Hypermasculine Version of) College

I know that I posted a get-ready-for-tomorrow’s-Douchebag-Decree-by-reading-about-another-douchebag piece last week, but this week finds me with yet another d-bag on the brain (or rather, the YouTube channel). Enter Asher Roth and his music video “I Love College.” Although this video is full of weird college/frat/gender stereotypes and cheesy lyrics about partying, for some reason I can...

Urban Decay's “Nude” Lipgloss

My lipgloss is cool

My lipgloss be popping

I'm standing at my locker

...

What You Still Want

Tracy + The Plastics is a one-woman performance art music project that spanned from 1999 to 2006. Its sole driving force, Wynne Greenwood, dreamt up the premise for the project from a murder mystery movie she was writing, and it morphed into a seven year exploration of feminist, queer and political issues using low budget video and simple yet pulsing electronica. Read (and listen! and...

Smitten with the Mittens

When Bitch released our Loud issue way back in September, our Pop Culture Debate Club at our local feminist bookstore and community center (slash last-standing feminist non-profit outpost!) In Other Words had chips and salsa, small dogs, and no lack of heated debate….over who was the greatest female rocker OF ALL TIME.

While no one can say Chrissie Hynde of the Pretenders isn...

And in other comics-related news...graphic novel artist needed for Octavia Butler's Kindred!

Thanks to Latoya Peterson's heads-up over at Racialicous:

Beacon Press is preparing to publish a graphic adaptation of Octavia Butler's, Kindred. Check out the details after the jump.

KAPOW!

I just wanted to share that one of our super talented contributors, Jennifer Cruté (who appeared in the Dark Confession comics feature of the Noir Issue), features heavily in this lovely short documentary, KAPOW! The New Comic Book Heroines. Unfortunately, Current.com won't allow embedding of video, so just click on the still to view!

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