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Weekend Rhymes

Alright kids. My SAD disorder's kicking in—in ten minutes I'll be huddled over childhood pictures on my cold bedroom floor, weeping and craving carbs. So real quick, here are your weekend rhymes. They won't replace the sun, but at least they're cheaper than those natural light bulbs.

Beard-dumb?

Tim Harrington, front man for indie rock band Les Savy Fav is as infamous for his stage antics (and tiny red shorts) as he is for his vocals. Tim has recently taken his showmanship to a new level with the PitchforkTV-produced web-show Beardo. Episode one, "Vampiral Dysfunction" (which probably would have been funnier not premiering on Halloween) guest-starred funny lady Kristen Schaal (Daily...

Your Turn

Hey there, Interwebs. So, there was some pretty kooky stuff that went on this week when it comes to feminist issues and pop culture. And, since a lot of the words in that last sentence can also be found on the cover of our magazine, how could we not bring these things up in a way that is interactive, thoughtful, and an excellent way to goof off on the Internet instead of working? That'...

Exit, Stage Right

So many douchebags, so little time. The air was thick with them this week: That guy who owns American Apparel and who holds his staff meetings in the nude; Joe the Plumber and his dumb-ass new country music contract; George W. Bush and his stupid face.

These boots were made for mockin'

The "Walk A Mile In Her Shoes" campaign urges men to walk a mile in high-heeled shoes in order to end domestic violence against women, but are their efforts doing more harm than good? Weigh in after the jump.

Cookie Monsters

I found an excellent little item on Salon's ladies-centric blog "Broadsheet"—an entry about, uh, cookie cutters that are in the shape of fetuses.

Bzzzz Wordzzz

The Beehive Design Collective is wrapping up its national tour! Initially an all-women collective, this Maine-based group (they work in a renovated grange house!) fuses grassroots political activism with some unbelievablly intricately-rendered and conceived graphic posters meant to inspire awareness and change regarding global politics and dynamics, especially in the Americas.

Star light, star [Susie] Bright!

Writer, teacher, audio-show host, performer, and all-around badass feminist Susie Bright is speaking this Tuesday as a continuing part of the Bitch Feminist Perspectives in Pop Culture lecture series!

Alice Walker on <i>Democracy Now!</i>

On today's installment of Democracy Now, you can catch Alice Walker reading her open letter to Barack Obama, originally published on The Root. Videocast and transcript after the jump.

Sad: Mama Miriam Makeba dies

We would be remiss if we let the day pass without mentioning the death of “Mama” Miriam Makeba. I’ll admit, I didn’t know much about Makeba until Brian here at the Bitch offices mentioned her passing. Makeba was a South African anti-apartheid activist and singer, who had a hit in the States in 1967 with “Pata Pata.” She died onstage of a heart attack today in Italy at the age of 76...

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