The Pulp Issue

Issue #58 | Spring 2013
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PULP NONFICTION: The Unnerving Fascination with Prime-Time True Crime  |  by Nadine Friedman

ODD GIRL BACK IN: A Q&A with Lesbian Pulp Pioneer Marijane Meaker  |  by Carolyn Yates

THRILLING TALES AND JUICY BITS: An Cclectic, Inconclusive, and By No Means All-Encompassing Survey of Pulp 

PARANORMAL BOYFRIENDS, PURITY MYTHS, AND PRACTICAL VIRGINS: The Literature of Losing It |  by Christine Seifert and Yvonne Clark

ARTIST STATEMENT: Don’t Call Favianna Rodriguez a Political Artist  |  by Tina Vasquez

IT WAS A DARK AND SNOWY NIGHT: How Heroes Became Heroines in Nordic Noir Fiction | by Soraya Roberts

SCREENING FOR DONORS: The New Techniques (and Same Old Thinking) of Reproductive Technology in Film | by Jennifer Maher

LOVE IN THE MACHINE: A Q&A with Lido Pimienta | by Blanca Méndez


THE NEW LAW OF THE LAND: Pro-Choice Meets Pro-Church in Northern Ireland’s First Abortion Clinic  |  by Bryan Birtles

FORTY YEARS IN THE HUSTLE: A Q&A with COYOTE Founder Margo St. James  |  by Anne Gray Fischer 

CIRCUMLOCUTION: The Divisive Discourse Surrounding a Controversial Surgery  |  by Colette Phair


HOUSE OF PAIN: The Latest Blow to the Violence Against Women Act  |  by Maya Dusenbery
DROPPING THE HAMMER: A Q&A with DIY Toymaker Kristen Stubbs  |  by Danielle Riendeau
IS IT TOO EASY BEING GREEN?  |  by Rachel Alexander
KICKING “MASHER” ASS SINCE 1942  |  by Alyson Neel
STRAIGHT SHOOTER: A Q&A with Shotgun Seamstress’s Osa Atoe  |  by Laina Dawes
BITCH IN: Longhouse Media  |  by Julia Alsop


ADVENTURES IN FEMINISTORY: Ann Bannon  |  by Sara Lautman


Extra Curricular by Margaret Howie
4000 Years for Choice by Karen Gardiner Dion
The Collection: Short Fiction from the Transgender Vanguard by Nina Lary
Stephanie Rond by Jackie Mantey
Women’s Football Alliance by LaTisha Oliver
Papers: Stories by Undocumented Youth by Hannah Forman
Bedsit Disco Queen: How I Grew Up and Tried to be a Pop Star by Margaret Howie
Calling Dr. Laura by Kelsey Wallace
Symbolia by Nina Lary
Goldieblox by Danielle Riendeau


The Lady and Her Monsters: A Tale of Dissections, Real-Life Dr. Frankensteins, and the Creation of Mary Shelley’s Masterpiece (Roseanne Montillo) by Tammy Oler
Irresistible Revolution: Confronting Race, Class, and the Assumptions of LGBT Politics (Urvashi Vaid) by Katura Reynolds
Spit and Passion (Cristy C. Road) by Tina Vasquez
Sister Spit: Writing, Rants and Reminiscence from the Road (Michelle Tea, Ed.) by Tina Vasquez
An Intimate Life: Sex, Love, and My Journey as a Surrogate Partner (Cheryl Cohen Greene) by Molly Oswaks
Mad Men, Mad World: Sex, Politics, Style & the 1960s (Lauren M.E. Goodlad, Lilya Kaganovsky, Robert A. Rushing, Eds.) by Candace Opper
Hip Hop Apsara: Ghosts Past and Present (Anne Elizabeth Moore) by J. Victoria Sanders
My Awesome Place: The Autobiography of Cheryl B (Cheryl Burke) by Nina Lary
Israel/Palestine and the Queer International (Sarah Schulman) by Wendy Elisheva Somerson 
Get Out of My Crotch! Twenty-One Writers Respond to America’s War on Women’s Rights and Reproductive Health (Kim Wyatt and Sari Botton, Eds.) by Anna Hamilton 
After Pornified: How Women are Transforming Pornography & Why It Really Matters (Anne G. Sabo) by Lorraine Berry 
Stranger Here: How Weight-Loss Surgery Transformed My Body and Messed with My Head (Jen Larsen) by Ellen Papazian


We the Common (Thao & the Get Down Stay Down) by Alyx Vesey
The Trusted Language (UUVVWWZ) by Sarah Whitt 
Stars (Roses Gabor) by Caitlin Wood 
Ripely Pine (Lady Lamb the Beekeeper) by Stephanie Nolasco
Elegancia Tropical (Bomba Estéreo) by Emilly Prado
Manifestra (Erin McKeown) by Rhienna Renée Guedry
From the Vaults, Vol. 1 (Kylesa) by Laina Dawes
Wash the Sins Not Only the Face (Esben and the Witch) by Carly Lewis 
Grand Ghosts (Kacey Johansing) by Deena Anreise


A Girl and a Gun (Director: Cathryne Czubek) by J. Victoria Sanders
The Central Park Five (Directors: Ken Burns, Sarah Burns, and David McMahon) by Oktay Ege Kozak
Maestra (Director: Catherine Murphy) by Emilly Prado
Rafea: Solar Mama (Directors: Jehane Noujaim and Mona Eldaief) by Rhienne Renée Guedry
Subjectified: Nine Young Women Talk About Sex (Director: Melissa Tapper Goldman) by Victoria Bekiempis
Seeking Asian Female (Director: Debbie Lum) by Chally Kacelnik
Sweet Dreams (Directors: Lisa and Rob Fruchtman) by Audra Schroeder
Lesbiana: A Parallel Revolution (Director: Myriam Fougère) by Rhienne Renée Guedry
We Came Home (Director: Ariana Delawari) by Oktay Ege Kozak

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