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Bill O'Reilly's Fair-weathered 'Concern' For Women

Almost invariably, Bill O’Reilly yells from the confines of the television in my Nana’s living room. Nana likes to keep the TV on for background noise and she loves Fox News. I typically do my best to ignore Bill’s rants, but once in a while, I just can’t look away…

 

Ladies ARE funny, says Portland's Bridgetown Comedy Festival

 

As of late, I have had a lot of exposure to stand-up comedy. I have always been intrigued by this art, since I appreciate a good healthy dose of wit and I grew up watching Paula Poundstone, Lisa Lampenelli and Margaret Cho. I even toyed with the idea of trying to perform at one of these events, since I feel like I am funnier than I actually am. Since moving to Portland, I have...

Sexual Fluidity Is So Hot Right Now

Along with hot pink and oversize handbags, women's magazines are pushing a new trend this season: lesbianism. At least, that is the impression given by this article in this month's O Magazine (featured also today on CNN.com).

The article, entitled "Why Women Are Leaving Men For Other Women," deals with well, exactly what it sounds like it would deal with. While it's a great...

Rad Ladies Who Draw Comics: Erika Moen

You don’t have to look further than “Girl Fuck: An introduction to girl-on-girl lovin’ ” to see that Erika Moen is all about sex, and completely unafraid to talk about it. The 16-page zine is a starter course for those clueless in non-hetero girl sex, and includes some guidelines from Gender Bending 101. Her work is in the Best Erotic Comics of 2008 and her comic “Silver Bullet”...

Eco-art and Insects

In recognition of the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, here are two artists whose projects offer an intriguing comment on very different aspects of a world in peril. The works of Agnes Deses and Cornelia Hesse-Honegger, whether calls to action or sober documentation of the realities faced by the modern world, are unflinching in their honesty, and seek to infuse art with activism. &nbsp...

A black Muslim, a priest, and an Episcopalian walk into a bar

*wait for it*

…and they are all the same woman.

Meet Ann Holmes Redding:

Until recently, she was a womanist biblical scholar, an Episcopal priest with more than 20 years under her robe, the Director of Faith Formation at St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral in Seattle—and a convert to Islam.

After Redding publicly professed both Christianity and Islam in...

Rad Ladies Who Draw Comics: Lucy Knisley and Angie Wang!

What a day! Two for one? Today's installment of Rad Ladies Who Draw Comics will feature TWO women comic artists! I was drawn to both these women for their quirky illustrations--Knisley has a whole series of small prints which depict everything from the Bronte sisters to Mulder and Scully. Bay Area-based Angie Wang also places women in the forefront of her work, more often than not placed...

An Earth Day Goal...

Happy Earth Day, Everyone! Are you doing anything special to celebrate?

(Image courtesy of the hilarious someecards.com)

For Realz?: Ba Da Bing!

Did you watch the preview of the Real Housewives of New Jersey yet? Five women, three of whom are related by blood, marriage, or both, and all of whom are implied to have possible mob connections (or at least mob pretentions). One of them, Dina, is married to the younger brother of her sister's husband, and works in the combined family's event planning business. Dina spends most of the RHONJ...

Literature to lose your lunch by

Upon completion of Wetlands by Charlotte Roche, two major questions remain unanswered for me. First, what is it exactly about this book that made it the first German-language book to ever become the number-one Amazon.com bestseller, worldwide? And second: What in the name of Mary Wollestonecraft does a one-joke grossout book have to do with feminism?

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