The Habit{at} Issue

Issue #57 | Winter 2013
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CO-OPTING THE COOP: What’s the Real Cost of Homesteading’s New Hipness?  |  by Marianne Kirby

GAME CHANGER: Why Gaming Culture Allows Abuse…And How We Can Stop It  |  by Katherine Cross

HOME RUN: How Neoliberalism Took Over Home-Makeover Shows  |  by Bree Kessler

HALF THE STORY: When Will Western Documentaries Realize They’re Ssing the Wrong Lens?  |  by Richa Kaul Padte

THE AUDACITY OF HOME: POOR Magazine’s New Paradigm of Place  |  by Jessica Hoffmann

TRAVELING LITE: Why Women’s Travel Memoirs Get Sold Short  |  by Rachel Friedman

CANADIAN GOTHIC: Jen and Sylvia Soska’s Scary-Fast Industry Ascent  |  by Rachel Fox

HARDCORE PERSONA: An Excerpt from What Are You Doing Here? A Black Woman’s Life and Liberation in Heavy Metal  |  by Laina Dawes


STRONG OPPOSITION: Carrying the Burden of Being Strong  |  by Roxane Gay

WIDE STANCE: A Rediscovered Artist Takes on Gender and Space  |  by Andi Zeisler

LIFE DRAWING: Comics Artist Gabrielle Bell Dishes About Her New Graphic Novel  |  by Rachel McCarthy James


NAVY STEALS: The Military’s New Interest in STEM Education  |  by Seth Kershner
HERE COMES THE BAM  |  by Katie Haegele
DADDY ISSUES: Do Men Need “Dadchelor Parties”?  |  by Kelsey Wallace
¡VIVA GLORIA!  |  by J. Victoria Sanders
CARD SHARP: Putting Harassment in the Penalty Box  |  by Shannon Palus
FAMILY PRACTICE: A Q&A with Victoria Law and China Martens  |  by Kjerstin Johnson
BITCH IN: The Red Umbrella Project  |  by Julia Aslop


ADVENTURES IN FEMINISTORY: Louise A. Boyd  |  by Meags Fitzgerald


August Moon by Kristin Rogers Brown by Shannon Palus
My Gimpy Life by Caitlin Wood
Wings for Wheels: A Tribute to Bruce Springsteen by Andi Zeisler
The Vintage Cookbook Trials by Margaret Howie
LE1F by Caitlin Wood
The Address Book by Katie Haegele
The Peculiar Kind by Devyn Manibo
Radical Doula Guide by Katie Presley
Thu Tran by Rhienne Renée Guedry


The Meaning of Freedom: And Other Difficult Dialogues (Angela Y. Davis) by J Victoria Sanders
Fashion Talks: Undressing the Power of Style (Shira Tarrant and Marjorie Jolles, Eds.) by Kerensa Cadenas
Why Have Kids? A New Mom Explores the Truth About Parenting and Happiness (Jessica Valenti) by Avital Norman Nathman
Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, and Me (Ellen Forney) by Kate Severence
Heroines (Kate Zambreno) by Candace Opper
Not My Kid: What Parents Believe About the Sex Lives of Their Teenagers (Sinikka Elliott) by Jackie Dreyer
Depression: A Public Feeling (Ann Cvetkovich) by Nina Lary
Crossings (Betty Lambert) by Rebecca Jacobson
Pray the Gay Away: The Extraordinary Lives of Bible Belt Gays (Bernadette Barton) by Garland Gray
Beyond the Dance Floor: Female DJs, Technology, and Electronic Dance Music Culture (Rebekah Farrugia) by Jackie Dreyer
Airbrushed Nation: The Lure and Loathing of Women’s Magazines (Jennifer Nelson) by Monica Castillo


YOKOKIMTHURSTON (Yoko Ono, Kim Gordon, and Thurston Moore) by Alyx Vesey
Under My Skin (Doro) by Laina Dawes
Sugaring Season (Beth Orton) by Deena Anreise
Is Your Love Big Enough? (Lianna La Havas) by Nicole Morales
Come Home to Mama (Martha Wainwright) by Rhienna Renée Guedry
Reset (Sammus) by Bogar Alonso
Heavy Mood (Tilly & the Wall) by Devyn Manibo 
Will Happiness Find Me? (Maria Minerva) by Kimberly Chun
Believe You Me (OMBRE) by Audra Schroeder


Mommy is Coming (Director: Cheryl Dunye) by Catherine Scott 
The Godmother of Rock & Roll: Sister Rosetta Tharpe (Director: Mick Csáky) by Oktay Ege Kozak
Mary Marie (Director: Alexandra Roxo) by Rebecca Jacobson
Payback (Director: Jennifer Baichwal) by Sara Stroo
Vito (Director: Jeffrey Schwarz) by Andi Zeisler 
Scarlet Road (Director: Catherine Scott) by Rebecca Jacobson
That’s What She Said (Director: Carrie Preston) by Maya Dusenbery

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