The Food Issue

Issue #61 | Winter 2014
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GROWING PAINS: Why Labor is the Real Food Movement We Should be Paying Attention to  |  by S.E. Smith

FEAST YOUR EYES: Nine Artists Inspired by Food 

CRAVING THE OTHER: One Woman’s Beef with Cultural Appropriation and Cuisine  |  by Soleil Ho

CLIP ARTISTS: Women, Work, and Extreme Couponing  |  by Adrienne Rose Johnson

REDEFINED PALATE: Sistah Vegan Project’s Breeze Harper Dishes on Mindful Eating  |  by Vera Chang

EATING OUT: Real Talk with Meaty’s Samantha Irby  |  by J.J. Keith

THE CELLOPHANE CEILING: The Gender Dynamics of Skill and Serving on Food TV  |  by Kate Forbes

AND SHE WAS: The Story of the Greatest Girl Group You’ve Never Heard of  |  by Lindsay Zoladz


A QUIETER RIOT: Kathleen Hanna Talks about the Grrrl She was and the Woman She is Now  |  by Sarah Mirk

STEAMED UP: The Slow-Roasted Sexism of Specialty Coffee  |  by Lisa Knisely

OUT OF THE FRYING PAN: Did Women’s Lib Really Kill the Homemade Meal?  |  by Sarah-Jane Stratford


SNAP JUDGEMENT: When Political Rhetoric Takes Food Off the Table  |  by Sheila Bapat

QAHERA: Striking a Blow for Egyptian Women’s Autonomy  |  by Chalaine Chang

FOOD FROM THE CUSPS: A Q&A with Kay Ulanday Barrett  |  by Amelia Ayrelan Iuvino

BITCH IN: Red River Seed Library  |  by Sarah Mirk

FACE PALM: Can We Change the Media Narrative of Korean Plastic Surgery?  |  by Eileen Chong

GENDER FRIENDLY: Dangerdot Publishing  |  by Arielle Yarwood




Prisoner Pen Pals by Toshio Meronek
Eye-Hole by Andi Zeisler
Chescaleigh by Kjerstin Johnson
My Mad Fat Diary by Sarah Mae Baxter
Jessica Swale by Abbie Saunders
Black is Blue by Arielle Yarwood
One of One by Tali Kord
Corona by Kjerstin Johnson
Feminist Playing Cards by Sarah Mirk
Pippi Fixes Everything by Sarah Mirk


Testo Junkie: Sex, Drugs, and Biopolitics in the Pharmacopornographic Era (Beatriz Preciado) by T.F. Charlton
Pastrix: The Cranky, Beautiful Faith of a Sinner & Saint (Nadia Bolz Weber) by Joshunda Sanders
Angry White Men: American Masculinity at the End of an Era (Michael Kimmel) by Allison Floyd 
Excluded: Making Feminist and Queer Movements More Inclusive (Julia Serano) by Everett Maroon
The Glass Slipper: Women and Love Stories (Susan Ostrov Weisser) by Nina Lary
What Will it Take to Make a Woman President? Conversations about Women, Leadership, and Power (Marianne Schnall) by Candace Opper
The New Soft War on Women: How the Myth of Female Ascendance is Hurting Women, Men–And Our Economy (Caryl Rivers and Rosalind C. Barnett) by Katura Reynolds
The XX Factor: How Seventy Million Working Women Created a New Society (Alison Wolf) by Katura Reynolds
Cracked Open: Liberty, Fertility, and the Pursuit of High-Tech Babies (Miriam Zoll) by Anna Hamilton
Yokohama Threeway: And Other Small Shames (Beth Lisick) by Tina Vasquez


Behold, a Pale Horse (Ebony Bones) by Alley Pezanoski-Browne
Pushin’ Against a Stone (Valerie June) by Katie Presley 
It’s Alive (La Luz) by Emilly Prado
Amethyst (Happy Hollows) by Stephanie Nolasco
Unvarnished (Joan Jett) by Ashley Brittner
Samson & Delilah (VV Brown) by Katie Presley
Run Fast (The Julie Ruin) by Stephanie Nolasco
Golden Age (Phèdre) by Alley Pezanoski-Browne
Pressure (Kitten Forever) by Emilly Prado


Blue is the Warmest Color (Director: Abdellatif Kechiche) by Tammy Oler
Esther Broner: A Weave of Women (Director: Lilly Rivlin) by Alissa Chadburn
The Square (Director Jehane Noujaim) by Victoria Bekiempis 
What They Don’t Talk About When They Talk About Love (Director: Mouly Surya) by Alissa Chadburn
Sister (Director: Brenda Davis) by Richa Kaul Padte
Augustine (Director: Alice Winocour) by Catherine Scott
Young Lakota (Directors: Marion Lipschutz and Rose Rosenblatt) by Victoria Bekiempis
Wadjda (Director: Haifaa al-Mansour) by Sarah Mirk
Cloudburst (Director: Thom Fitzgerald) by Alissa Chadburn

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