The Frontier Issue

Issue #54 | Spring 2012
$19.95 print | $4.00 digital


TARGET MARKET: Black Women with Guns: Frontier Feminists or Insurrectionists?  |  by J. Victoria Sanders

ACCESS + PRAXIS: Disability at the Digital Frontier  |  by Anna Hamilton and s.e. smith

MISSED CONNECTIONS: What Search Engines Say About Women  |  by Safiya Umoja Noble

BETTER HOMES + BLOGGERS: Are Lifestyle Blogs a New Way for Women to Compare Themselves and Come Up Short?  |  by Holly Hilgenberg

“STANDING OUT IS OKAY. STANDING UP IS OKAY. DOING BOTH AT ONCE, WELL, THAT’S ACTIVISM.”—An Excerpt from the New Book Two Whole Cakes. Plus: Voices from the Fatshion Blogosphere  |  by Lesley Kinzel

HOMO WORK: In Her New Book, Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore Asks, Why Are Faggots So Afraid of Faggots?   |  by Jessica Hoffmann

TEA MATES: It Takes a Village to Bring Michelle Tea’s Valencia to the Screen  |  by Tina Vasquez

FANS BEHAVING BADLY: Tolerating Low Expectations Gets Tiresome Sometimes  |  by Alyssa Rosenberg


OUT OF THIS WORLD: How Web Sci-Fi is Bucking Whitewashed Hollywood  |  by Aymar Jean Christian

FEMINIST IN TRAINING: Two Days of Equal-Rights Enlightenment at Feminist Summer School  |  by Catherine Ruth McCabe

HER AIM IS TRUE: A Q&A with Citizen Radio Host Allison Kilkenny  |  by M. Brianna Stallings


Jailbreak the Patriarchy: Flipping the (Java)Script  |  by Katie Haegele
Protest, Desire, and Cheap Dildos: A Q&A with Laurie Penny  |  by Emily Manuel
About-Face: Cindy Sherman’s Subversive Mac Ads  |  by Molly Schoemann McCann
Child of the Rebellion: Amena Jefferson on Melvonna Ballenger  |  by Nijla Mu’min
Jesus Take the Heels: One Woman’s Crusade to Save Streetwalkers’ Souls  |  by Meredith Holland Fortner
Past & Present: The Mobile Homecoming Project  |  by Jill C. Moffett


ADVENTURES IN FEMINISTORY: Alice B. Sheldon  |  by Kjerstin Johnson and Trillian Spencer


Rhiannon Tomtishen and Madison Vorva by Angela Boag
Boobie Beanies by Nancy Davis Kho
Inside the Money Machine by Minal Hajratwala
Jenny Linsky by Jim Burlingame
1234V by Sandy Klowak
The Secret Life of Pronouns by Katie Haegele
Women Who Rock Coloring Book by Girls Rock! Rhode Island by Ashley Jean Hight
Vaya Bags by Kelsey Wallace by Yana Tallon-Hicks
The Sweet Relief of Missing Children by Jim Burlingame


The Queer Art of Failure (Judith Halberstam) by Monica Nolan
Girl Hunter: Revolutionizing the Way We Eat, One Hunt at a Time (Georgia Pellegrini) by Sara Stroo
Straight: The Surprisingly Short History of Heterosexuality (Hanne Blank) by Deborah Jannerson
See Me Naked: Stories of Sexual Exile in American Christianity (Amy Frykholm) by Crystal K. Wiebe
Black By Design: A 2-Tone Memoir (Pauline Black) by Anna Gielas 
Low-Fat Love (Patricia Leavy) by Lindsay Baltus
Techniques of Pleasure: BDSM and the Circuits of Sexuality (Margot Weiss) by Nina Lary
How Eskimos Keep Their Babies Warm: And Other Adventures in Parenting (Mei Ling Hopgood) by Haili Jones Graff
Violence Girl: East L.A. Rage to Hollywood Stage, a Chicana Punk Story (Alice Bag) by Heather Seggel
Trans/Love: Radical Sex, Love & Relationships Beyond the Gender Binary (Morty Diamond, Ed.) by Wendy Elisheva Somerson
The Guy’s Guide to Feminism (Michael Kaufman and Michael Kimmel) by Ashley McAllister 


Tramp (Sharon Van Etten) by Kjerstin Johnson
Darling Specimens (Zoe Boekbinder) by Heather Seggel
Strange Mercy (St. Vincent) by Elizabeth Fagan
Friends of Fall (Crooked Still) by Heather Seggel 
Get Along (Tegan and Sara) by Jonanna Widner
Eye Contact (Gang Gang Dance) by Elizabeth Fagan
This Mountain and Midnight Window (Annie Williams) by Heather Seggel 


Gigola (Director: Laure Charpentier) by Audra Schroeder 
Crazy Horse (Director: Frederick Wiseman) by Rachel Gross
A Lot Like You (Director: Eliaichi Kimaro) by Wendy Elisheva Somerson
Water on the Table (Director: Liz Marshall) by Brittany Shoot
Edie & Thea: A Very Long Engagement (Directors: Susan Muska and Gréta Ólafsdóttir) by Sara Stroo
A Bitter Taste of Freedom (Director: Marina Goldovskaya) by Tanya Paperny 
After Happily Ever After (Director: Kate Schermerhorn) by Audra Schroeder
First Position (Director: Bess Kargman) by Brittany Shoot

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