The Make-Believe Issue

Issue #48 | Fall 2010
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ALICE IN ADAPTATION-LAND: How Wanderer Alice Became Warrior Alice, and Why  |  by Kristina Aikens

STEERING THE CRAFT: A Q&A with Ursula K. Le Guin  |  by Brittany Shoot

EARTH MOVERS: Quaking Up Land Art’s Forgotten Feminist History  |  by Nancy Thebaut and L. Elizabeth Upper

IN LOVE WITH HERSELF: The Legacy of Tireless Memoirist Mary MacLane  |  by Emily Gould

BEYOND THE THIRD SEX: The Shifting Fortunes of India’s Hijras  |  by Christine Chitnis

APPROPRIATING AUTHORS: How Fictionalized Females Feed Our Fantasies  |  by Kerry Skemp

SMOKE SCREEN: A Q&A with Jamie Denbo  |  by Emily Rosenbaum

TOP OF THE POPS: Justin Bieber’s a Lesbian Hair Icon, or is it the Other Way Around?  |  by Jonanna Widner


TEA STAINED: Co-Opting Feminism with the Gun-Toting Fillies of the Tea Party  |  by Sarah Jaffe

MAKING GEEK CHIC: Can Tech-Crafting Outfit More Girls for Careers in Technology?  |  by Tammy Oler

THE COLOR OF DESIRE: A Q&A with Siobhan Brooks  |  by Rachel Aimee

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Dandy in the Underworld: Is the War Between Vampires and Werewolves About Class?  |  by Kelsey Wallace
Madonna, Malawi, and the New Maternalism of International Aid  |  by Alana Prochuk
The Girl Who Doubted Stieg Larsson’s Feminism  |  by Taraneh Ghajar Jerven
Thumbs Down: An Anti-“Sexting” Video End Up Victim-Blaming Instead  |  by Lindsey Galloway
Big Game: Ashly Burch  |  by Sara Reihani 
Bitch In: Finding Face After Acid Violence  |  by Emily Hutto
Faking the Funk: Who’s Buying “Intimate Scents”?  |  by Evelyn Krampf
Ladies’ Room: Shirin Neshat  |  by Chrstine Estima


ADVENTURES IN FEMINISTORY: The Women of Oz  |  by Briar Levit


Filament by B. Helen Carnhoops
¡The Punctuation Show! by Emma Kat Richardson
The Tattooed Lady: A History by Courtney Becks
Elena Kagan by Malori Maloney
The Girl in the Song by Andi Zeisler
Globalgirl Media by Sara Kantner
Sexist Beatdown by Malori Maloney
Arty Party by Andi Zeisler
Advanced Style by Andi Zeisler
In Bed with Married Women by M.N. Pereira



Girls to the Front: The True Story of the Riot Grrrl Revolution (Sara Marcus) by Katie Haegele
Delusions of Gender: How Our Minds, Society, and Neurosexism Create Difference (Cordelia Fine) by Erica Lies
Share This! How You Will Change the World with Social Networking (Deanna Zandt) by Anastasia Masurat
The Selves (Sonja Ahlers) by Anne Elizabeth Moore
Girl in Need of a Tourniquet: Memoir of a Borderline Personality (Merri Lisa Johnson) by Ellen Papazian
The Buddha & the Borderline: My Recovery from Borderline Personality Disorder Through Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Buddhism, & Online Dating (Kiera Van Gelder) by Ellen Papazian
Pornland: How Porn Has Hijacked Our Sexuality (Gail Dines) by Shira Tarrant
Blue-Ribbon Babies and Labors of Love: Race, Class, and Gender in U.S. Adoption Practice (Christine Ward Gailey) by Wendy Elisheva Somerson
My Red Blood: A Memoir of Growing Up Communist, Coming Onto the Greenwich Village Folk Scene, and Coming Out in the Feminist Movement (Alix Dobkin) by Maria Raha
Songs in Black and Lavender: Race, Sexual Politics, and Women’s Music (Eileen M. Hayes) by Joshunda Sanders
The Beauty Bias: The Injustice of Appearance in Life and Law (Deborah L. Rhode) by Gabriela Salvidea
Wanted Women: An American Obsession in the Reign of J. Edgar Hoover (Mary Elizabeth Strunk) by Crystal K. Wiebe
Selling the Fountain of Youth: How the Anti-Aging Industry Made a Disease Out of Getting Old– and Made Billions (Arlene Weintraub) by Adriel Gorsuch


We Are Born (Sia) by Brittany Shoot
Mount Wittenberg Orca (Dirty Projectors + Bjork) by Malori Maloney
The Ghost Who Walks (Karen Elson) by Kimberly Chun
Pink Graffiti (Secret Cities) by Kjerstin Johnson
Before Today (Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti) by Liz Pelly
My Room in the Trees (The Innocence Mission) by Jim Burlingame
International Music (Bharat Karki & Party) by Kimberly Chun
You (Understood) (Samantha Crain) by Claire Ashton
Warm Slime (Thee Oh Sees) by Kimberly Chun
Made the Harbor (Mountain Man) by Kjerstin Johnson


Backyard (El Traspatio) (Director: Carlos Cerrera) by Martha Polk
Living Downstream (Director: Chanda Chevannes) by Sara Reihani
P-Star Rising (Director: Gabriel Noble) by Mandy Van Deven
12th & Delaware (Directors: Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady) by Martha Polk
Toe to Toe (Director: Emily Abt) by Mandy Van Deven
The Real Girl’s Guide to Everything Else (Director: Heather de Michele) by Sara Kantner
Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work (Directors: Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg) by Martha Polk

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