Books

Rethinking Legacy: "Tastemakers" is a Starting Point for the Problematic History of Recipes and Food Media

The James Beard award winner Mayukh Sen’s first book invites trouble, but more questions come up in the process.

A Conversation with Megan McCafferty

I was lucky enough to speak with beloved author Megan McCafferty this week about her new book Bumped... Read more »

Beyond The Panel: An Interview with Christine Smith of The Princess

Today I’m sharing the second part of my interview with the delightful Christine Smith, the very talented artist behind webcomics Eve’s Apple and The Princess. Check out the first part... Read more »

Bitch YA Book Club: Tender Morsels by Margo Lanagan

For this month’s YA book club, Jessica Stites asks Erin Blakemore, Jennie Law, Ellen Papazian, and Nona Willis Aronowitz what they thought about Tender Morsels by Margo Lanagan. Add your own answers to... Read more »

BiblioBitch: Kittatinny and the Legacy of Joanna Russ

I am an enormous fan of Joanna Russ’ work. The feminist science fiction author is best known for her dense exploration of the effects of parallel societies on a given character, The Female Man... Read more »

On Our Radar

Links ahoy! HuffPo reports on Rachel Maddow’s statement that “[g]ay... Read more »

BiblioBitch: LGBTQ History on the Bill

For LGBTQ and disability rights activists, allies and California youth, as of April 14th, it got better. The CA senate voted 23-14 in favor of a bill mandating the inclusion of... Read more »

Beyond The Panel: An interview with Christine Smith of Eve's Apple

Christine Smith is the author of two webcomics, Eve’s Apple and The Princess. Today I’m interviewing her about Eve’s Apple (EA), a three-year-old webcomic about the titular Eve and her... Read more »

SXSW Film: <em>Fly Away</em> Depicts Autism with Honesty, Tenderness

Fly Away, opens on Jeanne, a single mother, as she is awoken by her teenage daughter’s cries. “Bad girl! I hate myself!” It might not be a surprising sentiment for a teenager in the throes of an angst-ridden moment, but Mandy is severe on the spectrum of autism, and the middle of the night... Read more »

Adventures in Feministory: Dorothy Allison

I am in awe of feminist author and activist Dorothy Allison. Born in South Carolina in 1949 and now living in California, Allison has attracted numerous accolades in the last thirty years for her six published books. (They include Lambda Literary Awards, ALA Awards for Lesbian and Gay Writing and... Read more »

Bibliobitch: The Uncoupling

Meg Wolitzer’s new novel, The Uncoupling, has an intriguing premise, in a... Read more »

Pages

Rewriting the Future: Using Science Fiction to Re-Envision Justice

Our justice movements desperately need science fiction. Read more »

Eat, Pray, Spend: Priv-Lit and the New, Enlightened American Dream

Even as reports on joblessness, economic recovery, and home foreclosures suggest that no one is immune to risk during this recession, the popularity of women’s wellness media has persisted and, indeed, grown stronger.  Read more »

Black Girls Hunger for Heroes, Too: A Black Feminist Conversation on Fantasy Fiction for Teens

What happens when two great black women fiction writers get together to talk about race in young adult literature? That's exactly what happens... Read more »