The Underground Issue

Issue #53 | Winter 2011
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RAISE YOUR HAND IF U R A FIREWORK WHO WAS BORN THIS WAY: Who’s to Say What Makes a Gay Anthem? | by Lauren Elmore

GENDER ROLLS: The Challenges of Sharing the Road with Boys | by Elly Blue

SURRENDER (TO) DOROTHY: Imperialism and the Subaltern in the Oz of Past, Present, and Future | by Leow Hui Min Annabeth

DYSTROPIA: How to Tell If You’re Living in a Sinister World | by Saba Igbe

TRADE SECRETS: The Tough Talk of the New Anti-Trafficking Movement | by Emi Koyama

REWRITING THE RULES: Two New Books Ponder Dating While Feminist | by J. Victoria Sanders

YOUNG, AWKWARD, AND BLACK: The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl’s Issa Rae Gets Comfortable | by Kjerstin Johnson

SHE’S GOT THE BEAT: Female Music Supervisors Have an Ear to the Ground in Hollywood | by Alyx Vesey


STAGED FRIGHT: Why What Would You Do? Doesn’t Do a Whole Lot | by Meaghan Winter

SPORTING GOODS: A Q&A with Progressive Sportswriter Dave Zirin | by Veronica I. Arreola

WE’RE HERE, WE’RE BEER, GET USED TO IT: Brewing Up a Tasty New Paradigm for Female Beer Enthusiasts |  by Celena Cipriaso

Love It/Shove It

Headless Bodies Found in Shameless Media | by Sarah Mirk
Youth in Revolt: Misfits, Attack the Block, and the London Riots | by Soraya Roberts
Gingerbread Woman: A Q&A with Genya Ravan | by Bess Korey
What the F: Talking with The Future of Feminism Author Sylvia Walby | by Adrienne Urbanski
K-Y Doesn’t Love Your (Lesbian) Vagina | by Yana Tallon-Hicks
Breast Feeding: In a Recession, Sex Sells More Than Ever | by Allie Oosta
Bitch In: Poetic People Power | by Nicole Morales


ADVENTURES IN FEMINISTORY: Jessica Mitford | by Christen McCurdy and Nicole Cuvin


Homobiles by Tina Vasquez
Effing Dykes by Alison Hamm
Dreamers Adrift by Tina Vasquez
Dancing GIrl Press by Alison Barker
Girls Got Kicks by Andi Zeisler
Hally McGehean by Yana Tallon-Hicks
Love Cake by Allison McCarthy
Take Me There: Trans and Genderqueer Erotica by Yana Tallon-Hicks
Amy Rebecca Klein by Mac Pogue
Soup & Bread Cookbook by Andi Zeisler


F ‘Em!: Goo Goo, Gaga, and Some Thoughts on Balls (Jennifer Baumgardner) by Katie Presley
Rad Dad: Dispatches from the Frontiers of Fatherhood (Tomas Moniz and Jeremy Adam Smith, Eds.) by Rachel Fudge
Agewise: Fighting the New Ageism in America (Margaret Morganroth Gullette) by Ashley McAllister
Fiction Ruined my Family: A Memoir (Jeanne Darst) by Ellen Papazian
How to be a Woman (Caitlin Moran) by Anna Gielas
The Last of the Live Nude Girls: A Memoir (Sheila McClear) by Chloe Tribich
Hark! A Vagrant (Kate Beaton) by Kjerstin Johnson
Underwire (Jennifer Hayden) by Kjerstin Johnson
Living Dolls: The Return of Sexism (Natasha Walter) by Crystal K. Wiebe
Zipper Mouth (Laurie Weeks) by Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore
Untying the Knot: Marriage, the State, and the Case for Their Divorce (Tamara Metz) by Kristian Williams
The Chronology of Water (Lidia Yuknavitch) by Nina Lary
Unruly Women: The Politics of Confinement & Resistance (Karlene Faith) by Alyx Vesey


Hurricane (Grace Jones) by Jason Webber
Social Life (Making Friendz) by Ann-Derrick Gaillot
Made for TV (Little Jackie) by Andi Zeisler
Ruins (Talkdemonic) by Brittany Shoot
Fire Star (Myrmyr) by Kimberly Chun
Searchlights (The Shondes) by Alyx Vesey
Unpersons (The Pack a.d.) by Nicole Morales
All Things Will Unwind (My Brightest Diamond) by Brittany Shoot
Sister Vagabond (Candye Kane) by Kimberly Chun
Hard Love (Bebe Buell) by Stephanie Nolasco
Ghostbird (Zee Avi) by Kimberly Chun
In Heaven (Twin Sister) by Brittany Shoot


Woman’s Picture (Director: Brian Pera) by Audra Schroeder
Orchids: My Intersex Adventure (Director: Phoebe Hart) by Sara Stroo
Martha Marcy May Marlene (Director: Sean Durkin) by Kimberly Chun
Wish Me Away (Directors: Bobbie Birleffi and Beverly Kopf) by Lisa Moricoli
The Price of Sex (Director: Mimi Chakarova) by Audra Schroeder
Russian Dolls (Directors: Keshia Coe and Jerry Carita) by Tanya Paperny
Pink Saris (Director: Kim Longginotto with Girjashanker Vohra and Amber Latif) by Sara Stroo

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