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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!

Hey Apatow Boy's Club! Meet “The Fempire”

 

 

Following the release of "I Love You, Man" and the Vanity Fair cover story on "Comedy's New Legends" (read: Seth Rogen, Jason Segel, Paul Rudd, and Jonah Hill), the New York Times article on "Hollywood's New Power Posse" could predictably be about Judd Apatow and his crew of man-boys (and his wife, Leslie Mann), who are inevitably involved in every project together....

Ab Sad: Yet another amazing Brit comedy is being remade stateside

 

So here we go again with yet another UK comedy import. This time, Fox is adapting Absolutely Fabulous for American audiences starring Kathryn Hahn as Edina Monsoon (Revolutionary Road, Crossing Jordan) and Kristen Johnson as Patsy Stone (Third Rock from the Sun, Bride Wars).

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BitchTapes: Dancin' With Myself

Billy Idol was right: solo dance parties are the jam, and we all know it! So here is a mix of tunes that always get my feet movin' and my hips shakin'. Work it!

Taking Weight Loss Promotion to New Lows!

 

From Sociological Images, a health club in the Netherlands is using a bus stop that advertises both the gym and the weight of the person sitting on the bench.

Um, what?!?!

Read on after the jump!

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