The Fake Issue

Issue #26 | Fall 2004
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JANEANE GAROFALO’S PATRIOT ACT: An Interview with Our Favorite Crusading Comedian | Andi Zeisler

TRANS SPOTTING: The Media’s Myopic Vision of Transsexuals | Julia Serano

MAMA SAID KNOCK YOU UP: The Moral Agenda of Pregnancy Plotlines | Summer Wood

BOARDROOM BLITZ: The Corporation Codirector Jennifer Abbott Talks About Her Radical Vision | Emily Bodenberg

BIAS CUT: Marketing Prejudice to the Cool Crowd | Rachel Fudge

LATHER, RINSE, REPEAT: Refreshing Daytime TV’s Dramatic Cycles | Rachel Torrie


XXX OFFENDER: Reality Porn and the Reign of Humilitainment | Shauna Swartz

BLOG IS MY CO-PILOT: The Rise of Religion Online | Rachel Barenblat


SUBURBAN BLIGHT: The Battle of The Stepford Wives | Kathleen Collins


Busting the Beige Barrier: Corporate Makeup Disses Ladies of Color, Again by Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha
Xtreme Christianity by Kristen Kidder
The Vagina Dialogues by Andi Zeisler and Marisa Meltzer
Dil-Don’t by Keely Savoie
Neither Organic Nor Stylish: Discuss by Sarah Hentges
The First Cut Is the Creepiest by Soraya Roberts
Jane Petty Criticism Corner by B. Helen Carnhoops
From Russia With Love by Kate Sheppard
Love for Sale by Kerri Kanelos


Almond Milk by Hanne Blank
Denise Austin by Sasha Cagen
Banana Flavoring by Lisa Jervis
Cheap Chick by Alison Fensterstock
Stephen Colbert by Andi Zeisler
Colored Contact Lenses by Daisy Hernández
Designer Knockoffs by Daisy Hernández
Dixie Evans by Alison Fensterstock
Generic Brands by Rachel Fudge
GLOW: Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling by Tammy Oler
Hair Extensions by Juliet Eastland
Kool-Aid by Daisy Hernández and Kristina Lovato Hermann
Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains by Alison Fensterstock
Mr. Sketch Scented Markers by Hanne Blank
Navy-Blue Mascara by Hanne Blank
The Neal Pollack Anthology of American Literature by Brian Awehali
Peppered Tofurky Deli Slices by Shauna Swartz
Amy Sedaris by Rachel Fudge
Songs in the Key of W by Lisa Jervis
Space Food Sticks by Karlita Linden



Check It While I Wreck It: Black Womanhood, Hip-Hop Culture, and the Public Sphere (Gwendolyn D. Pough) by Kimberly Chun
The Bastard on the Couch: 27 Men Try Really Hard to Explain Their Feelings About Love, Loss, Fatherhood, and Freedom (Daniel Jones, Ed.) by Andi Zeisler
Sex with Kings: 500 Years of Adultery, Power, Rivalry, and Revenge (Eleanor Herman) by Melissa Morrison
Evolution’s Rainbow: Diversity, Gender, and Sexuality in Nature and People (Joan Roughgarden) by Julie Craig
Border-Line Personalities: A New Generation of Latinas Dish on Sex, Sass, and Cultural Shifting (Robyn Moreno and Michelle Herrera Mulligan, Eds.) by Soraya Roberts
The Pirate Queen: In Search of Grace O’Malley and Other Legendary Women of the Sea (Barbara Sjoholm) by Rachel Fudge
Y: The Last Man: One Small Step (Writte by Brian K. Vaughan, Illustrated by various people) by Jim Burlingame
The Adventures of Trixie and Dinkidoo (Kelli Auerbach and Nina Bays) by B. Helen Carnhoops
Trust: Reaching the 100 Million Missing Voters and Other Selected Essays (Farai Chideya) by Lisa Jervis
Secrets and Confidences: The Complicated Truth About Women’s Friendships (Karen Eng, Ed.) by Lisa Jervis


Poor Aim: Love Songs (The Blow) by Marisa Meltzer
Somos Cordero (Cordero) by Julie Craig
Bebel Gilberto (Bebel Gilberto) by Priya Lal
Suburban Sprawl and Alcohol (L.P) by Julie Craig
C’mon Miracle (Mirah) by Priya Lal
As Smart as We Are (One Ring Zero) by Paul Fischer
Uh Huh Her (PJ Harvey) by Priya Lal
Love in a Bubble (Fiona Renshaw) by Julie Craig
Oh, My Girl (Jesse Sykes & the Sweet Hereafter) by Jim Burlingame
Songs from Red Dirt (Tim’m) by Rachel Swan
Trust Not in Those Without Some Touch of Madness (Thalia Zedek) by Cyndi Elliott

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