The Consumed Issue

Issue #44 | Fall 2009
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APPETITE FOR DECONSTRUCTION: Four Writers on Consuming Passions | Shira Chess, Kelsey Wallace, Lauren Bans, and Jessica Hester

JUST A SPOONFUL OF SUGAR: Can Television's Nannies Use Their Superpowers to Focus on the Value of Childcare—Or Is it Just Business as Usual? | Meisha Rosenberg

SHOP TALK: An Interview with Obsessive Consumer Kate Bingaman-Burt | Andi Zeisler

LITTER BUGGED: When it Comes to Family Size, Do We Have to Choose Between Birth and Earth? Kara Jesella

RE-TALES: The Books that Examine How—and Why—We Buy | Heather Seggel

LADIES' CAMP ROCK: Wrocking 'n' Rowling with Wizard- and Twilight-Themed Bands | Tammy Oler

MOTHERS OF INVENTION: An Interview with Pamela Tanner Boll | Lisa Factora-Borchers


ON THE MONEY: Stereotyping the Downturn, Mainstream Media-Style | Sarah McAbee

ON SCREEN: Kamala Lopez Made a Movie | Erika Lopez

ON THE TUBE: Do Arab Women Need to be Saved by Turkish TV? | Annette Mullaney

Love It/Shove It

Smile– You're on Conservative Candid Camera! by Mia Partlow
Point/Counterpoint: Meghan McCain by Danine Spencer and Jonanna Widner
Queen of the Hill by Jennifer K. Stuller 
Thank You for Being a Friend by Ashley Brittner
Thank You for Being a French by Andi Zeisler
Lost (& Found) in Translation by Gabriela Salvidea
Sit-Down Comedy by Erica Lies
Riki, Please Lose My Number by Kelsey Wallace
Not Exactly New, Not Exactly Now by Ashley Brittner
Female Trouble by Gabriela Salvidea and Ashley Brittner
Because 19th-Century Patriarchy Isn't Scary Enough by B. Helen Carnhoops
Bitch In: Libby Spears by Erin DeJesus


ADVENTURES IN FEMINISTORY: Betty Davis | Nicole J. Georges


The Penguin Atlas of Women in the World by Kjerstin Johnson
Olivia Dunham by Jennifer K. Stuller
Smart Bitches, Trashy Books by Kelsey Wallace
Flapper Girl by Andi Zeisler
If You Want to Write by Kjerstin Johnson
Singular Beauty by Ellen Papazian
Night World by Brian Pietras
The Woman in the Zoot Suit by Erica Lies
Queer Control Records by Ashley Brittner
You Are Among Friends by Annalee Schafranek



The Other Side of Paradise: A Memoir (Staceyann Chin) by Joshunda Sanders
Ask Me About My Divorce: Women Open Up About Moving On (Candace Walsh, Ed.) by Ellen Papazian
Intersex (For Lack of a Better Word) (Thea Hillman) by Jacob Anderson-Minshall
Bodies (Susie Orbach) by Audrey Bilger
I Am Your Sister: Collected and Unpublished Writings of Audre Lorde (Rudolph P. Byrd, Johnnetta Betsch Cole, Beverly Guysheftall, Eds.) by Mandy Van Deven
The Origin of the World: Science and Fiction of the Vagina (Jelto Drenth) by Chloe Tribich
Test Tube Families: Why the Fertility Market Needs Legal Regulation (Naomi R. Cahn) by Summer Wood
The Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the Age of Obama (Gwen Ifill) by Joshunda Sanders
Dirt: The Quirks, Habits, and Passions of Keeping House (Mindy Lewis, Ed.) by Jessica Jernigan
Not All Black Girls Know How to Eat: A Story of Bulimia (Stephanie Covington Armstrong) by Ashley Brittner
My Diva: 65 Gay Men on the Women Who Inspire Them (Michael Montlack, Ed.) by Kathleen Rooney
Triangular Road: A Memoir (Paule Marshall) by Tammy Oler
Men and Feminism (Shira Tarrant) by Cate Simpson
The Brinkley Girls: The Best of Nell Brinkley's Cartoons from 1913-1940 (Trina Robbins) by Danny Hayes
Taking Back God: American Women Rising Up for Religious Equality (Leora Tanenbaum) by Sarah Seltzer


Louise Bourgeois: The Spider, the Mistress and the Tangerine (Director: Marion Cajori and Amei Wallach) by Kelsey Wallace
The Middle of Everywhere (Director: Rebecca Lee and Jesper Malmberg) by Kjerstin Johnson
Humpday (Director: Lynn Shelton) by Lisa Moricoli Latham
Spring Breakdown (Director: Ryan Shiraki) by Andi Zeisler
October Country (Directors: Michael Palmieri and Donal Mosher) by Lisa Moricoli Latham
Paper Heart (Director: Nicholas Jasenovec) by Lisa Moricoli Latham
A Film Is a Burning Place: Works by Enid Baxter Blader (Director: Enid Baxter Blader) by Kelsey Wallace
The Queen & I (Director: Nahid Persson Sarvestani) by Lisa Moricoli Latham


The Future Will Come (The Juan MacLean) by Noah Berlatsky
I Am the West (Lovers) by Matthue Roth
Burt Bacharach Songbook (Marion Maerz) by Kimberly Chun
O+S (O+S) by Kimberly Chun
Mythomania (Cryptacize) by Matthue Roth
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart (The Pains of Being Pure at Heart) by Brittany Shoot
Forever (Forever) by Noah Berlatsky
A Million Trillion Stars (Boomkat) by Claire Ashton
Your Nearest Exit May Be Behind You (Sally Crewe & the Sudden Moves) by Kimberly Chun 
Danger is EP (The Ettes) by Claire Ashton
Farilya EP (The Noise Revival Orchestra) by Claire Ashton
See Mystery Lights (Yacht) by Kelsey Wallace
It's Not Me, It's You (Lily Allen) by Brittany Shoot
Menagerie (Nous Non Plus) by Claire Ashton

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