The Reverb Issue

Issue #51 | Summer 2011
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NOBODY’S MOTHER: Abandonment as Art in the Courtney Love Family Tree  |  by Shannon Drury

BEYOND BIG LOVE: Testifying to Modern Mormon Feminism  |  by Holly Welker

TAKE 2.0: Will the Combination of New Media and Girls-Only Film Schools Finally Shatter the Celluloid Ceiling?  |  by Alexa Tsoulis-Reay

HUNGER PANGS: Hunting for the Perfect Heroine  |  by Sarah Seltzer

PARTY OUT OF BOUNDS: Booze, the Pleasure Principle, and Party-Girl Pop  |  by Gabrielle Moss

FUNNY PAGES: Female Comedians and the Redefinition of the Memoir  |  by Erica Lies

“THE AFRICA THAT I KNOW”: A Q&A with Pumzi Director Wanuri Kahiu  |  by Samantha Burton

RHYME AND REASON: Three MCs on Feminist Hip Hop and Hip Hop Feminism  |  by Kalil Cohen


THE UNBELIEVERS: New Atheism and the Old Boys’ Club  |  by Victoria Bekiempis

FEAR OF HEIGHTS: Why Tall is a Feminist Issue, Too  |  by Hannah Eko

SOAP AND GLORY:: Before Tina and Shonde, There was Agnes  |  by Celena Cipriaso

Love It/Shove It

Moving the Units: When Female Soldiers Become Ad-Industry Cannon Fodder  |  by John Lasker
Female Gazing: A Day with the Young Women’s Caucus for Art  |  by Katie Haegele
Pork Underbelly: The Sexual Politics of (Lots and Lots of) Meat  |  by Jessica Critcher
Dirty, Noisy, Interesting: A Q&A with Kathleen Warnock  |  by Megan Butcher
Bottoms Up: A Q&A with Sissy-Bounce Scenester Altercation  |  by Najva Sol
Vicious Cycle: The Irresponsible Aesthetic of Bike Chic  |  by Kati Nolfi
Old Gold: A Roundup of Vintage Women on Film  |  by Avra Kouffman
Bitch In: Feelmore 510  |  by Mel Mundell


ADVENTURES IN FEMINISTORY: Cynthia Heimel  |  by Jen Sorensen


The Feminist Promise by Hilary Barlow
Design Sponge’s “Living In” Series by Kelsey Wallace
Monica Canilao by Najva Sol
Unfamiliar Fishes by Kelsey Wallace
Suggestions of a Life Being Lived by Yoshio Meronek


Out of the Vinyl Deeps: Ellen Willis on Rock Music (Nona Willis Aronowitz, Ed.) by Maria Raha
Toilet: Public Restrooms and the Politics of Sharing (Harvey Molotch and Laura Norén, Eds.) by Gabriela Salvidea
Swimming in the Steno Pool: A Retro Guide to Making It In the Office (Lynn Peril) by Eryn Loeb
Sister Species: Women, Animals, and Social Justice (Lisa A Kemmerer, Ed.) by Katie Presley
Rape New York (Jana Leo) by Ellen Papazian
The Beautiful Generation: Asian Americans and the Cultural Economy of Fashion (Thuy Linh Nguyen Tu) by Kimberly Chun
Manning Up: How the Rise of Women Has Turned Men into Boys (Kay S. Hymowitz) by Ashley McAllister
Fat Shame: Stigma and the Fat Body in American Culture (Amy Erdman Farrell) by Audrey Bilger
The Wilder Life: My Adventures in the Lost World of Little House on the Prairie (Wendy McClure) by Rita Hao
Right By Her Roots: Americana Women and Their Songs (Jewly Hight) by Crystal K. Wiebe
Unhitched: Love, Marriage, and Family Values from West Hollywood to Western China (Judith Stacey) by Joshunda Sanders
Man with a Pan: Culinary Adventures of Fathers Who Cook for Their Families (John Donohue, Ed.) by Sara Stroo
Good Eggs: A Memoir (Phoebe Potts) by Chloe Tribich
Fix It, Make It, Grow It, Bake It: The D.I.Y. Guide to the Good Life (Billee Sharp) by Heather Seggel
If Sons, Then Heirs (Lorene Cary) by Wendy Elisheva Somerson


Blessed (Lucinda Williams) by Jim Burlingame
Welcome Abroad (People Like Us) by Kimberly Chun
Thao & Mirah (Thao & Mirah) by Kelsey Wallace
Invariable Heartache (Kurt Wagner and Cortney Tidwell Present KORT) by Brittany Shoot
Sin Sin Sin (Le Butcherettes) by Stephanic Nolasco
The Excitement of Maybe (Exene Cervenka) by Julia Rogers
Love Notes/Letter Bombs (The Submarines) by Jim Burlingame
Passive Me, Aggressive You (The Naked and Famous) by Kimberly Chun
Bright Morning Stars (Dead Rock West) by Kimberly Chun
The Bread and the Bait (Foxtails Brigade) by Julia Rogers
101 (Keren Ann) by Kimberly Chun
Get What You Came For (Vanity Theft) by Stephanic Nolasco
L’Abandon (Marianne Dissard) by Julia Rogers
Mondo Amore (Nicole Atkins) by Kimberly Chun


Love Translated (Director: Julia Ivanova) by Brittany Shoot
Frauenzimmer (Silver Girls) (Director: Saara Aila Waasner) by Lauren Wissot
Viola Di Mare (Purple Sea) (Director: Donatella Maiorca) by Lisa Moricoli
Women Art Revolution (Director: Lynn Hershman Leeson) by Andi Zeisler
Guest of Cindy Sherman (Directors: Paul H-O and Tom Donahue) by Mel Mundell
Covered: Women and Tattoos (Director: Beverly Yuen Thompson) by Andi Zeisler
Huge (Creator: Winnie Holzman) by Kelsey Wallace

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