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Read My Bitch: Brittany Shoot reads "The Ambition Condition"

Episode number two of Read My Bitch is ready to be consumed for your listening pleasure. Read My Bitch is the podcast that features Bitch magazine readers reading out loud an article from the Bitch archives and then talking about why it’s meaningful to them. For this episode, Bitch reader and contributor Brittany Shoot reads Anna Clark’s “The Ambition Condition: Women, writing, and the issue of success,” from Issue 41 (Loud) from the Fall of 2008. Stream the article, and our conversation afterwards, below. (Read the article here, interview transcript here.). You can subscribe to all Bitch Media podcasts through our blog RSS or via iTunes, or download the file from archive.org. You can read Brittany’s work in Bitch as well as her own site. Her guest blog, The Biotic Woman ran on the Bitch blogs earlier this year and covered eco-feminism. If you’d like to be featured on Read My Bitch, send me an email at online {at} b-word.org, telling me which article you’d like to read and discuss and why. This podcast may require experience or access to digital recording, but all queries are welcome!

B-Sides: Suzi Quatro

School’s out for summer, and I’m feeling antsy. I want to throw garbage cans at mailboxes, drink warm Budweiser in the back of a pick-up truck, and smoke cigarettes in front of the arcade. I want to drive around the neighborhood with the windows down so everyone can hear the brilliance of Suzi Quatro.

B-Sides: Stellar OM Source

My mind is seemingly always on overdrive. If I don't have constant (over)stimulation, I am not a very fun person to be around. It's not surprising, then, that my taste in music generally reflects my mindset. If you think it sounds like I need to take a chill pill, you're right; and I've found the perfect chill pill in the gorgeous ambient electronic music of Stellar OM Source of Stellar OM Source.

B-Sides: Sabrina Chap's Oompa!

Don’t let the picture fool you–Sabrina Chap’s forlorn album cover of Oompa! doesn’t reflect what inside: bouncing rhythms, complex instrumentation, and intelligent lyrics covering everything from heartache to performing femininity.

B-Sides: Gay Vatos and Rockin' Roommates

Two new gay-friendly ways to rock out...

B-Sides: Esperanza Spalding

Esperanza Spalding has been flying just under the radar for years now, especially for those who don't follow jazz pop news (it's not all about Norah Jones, people!), but recently experienced something of a breakout in her February performance on the PBS program Austin City Limits. The day after her performance, Spalding, became the second most-popular search term on Google and millions of PBS viewers were (I assume) smitten.

B-Sides: Abjeez

If you, like me, think M.I.A. jumped the world pop shark with the "Born Free" video, try Abjeez, an Iranian pop/ska group based in Sweden fronted by sisters Melody and Safoura Safavi. Their music is political, personal, satirical, funny, catchy and accompanied by great videos (included after the jump!).

Mad World: Console-ing Passions Popaganda!

To bring you this week’s installment in our Mad World series, Bitch went on-location to Console-ing Passions, an international conference on media and feminism. We figured that with big questions like, “How is technology influencing advertising effects?” and “Where are the women in media creation and distribution?” we needed to consult the experts. Did someone say experts? We found ‘em. So tune in to hear feminist scholars extraordinaires Jackie Cook, Nina Huntemann, and Carol Stabile share their ridiculously awesome amount of knowledge with me in this special episode of Bitch Popaganda. Listen to the embedded audio right here, or subscribe to Bitch Radio on iTunes. You can also download the episode from archive.org. Transcript coming soon!

B-Sides: News and Notes

After a string of EPs and self-released singles, Brighton’s Peggy Sue finally have an LP out!!….. in the UK. Fossils and Other Phantoms will be released in the US in June, but if you’re in Europe, you can probably see this soul folk wonderfulness live! Multi-instrumentalist original members Rosa Slade and Katy Young have absolutely gorgeous voices, and their live shows are supposed to be amazing. If you’ve never heard Peggy Sue (formerly Peggy Sue and the Pirates), start off with Body Parts & First Aid (two EPs put together on one record). More news after the jump!

Bitch Popaganda: Celebrity Skin Edition

It’s like The View, but Rico Rodriguez never brings us flowers. Welcome back to another episode of Bitch Popaganda! Tune in as Shaamini, Brian, and Kelsey discuss the premiere of HBO’s Treme, whether or not celebrities should use Twitter, and the implications of a Photoshop-free lifestyle. Plus, Bitch faves! You can listen to the podcast right here, or you can subscribe to Bitch Media on iTunes to download it and listen on the go. (The episode is also available at archive.org.)