Media

We've made history together!

We're thrilled to announce that just three short days after our announcement that we need to raise $40,000 by October 15th in order to print the next issue of Bitch, you've rallied together and propelled us beyond our $40,000 fundraising goal. In fact, by the time we looked up from our computers,... Read more »

Bitch Radio Episode 2 : The Genesis of Genesis

Although the Genesis issue is off the newsstands, we present you with Bitch’s second foray into audio, The Genesis of Genesis. This episode features a conversation about summer superhero movies, a literal interpretation of Genesis, and a blast from Bitch’s past. We also take to the... Read more »

Bitch's fate is in your hands

First the bad news: The print publishing industry as a whole is staring into a void. Across the board, newsstand magazine sales are in a slump, subscriber numbers are down, and paper and postal costs continue to rise. But it’s not magazines like US Weekly or Vogue that you’ll see... Read more »

A shining example of why Fox News and US Weekly suck

  … in handy video form! Not that I expect Fox News to be anything but offensive – or US Weekly for that matter – but holy shit. Sometimes it boggles my mind to realize that people like this actually exist. (Thanks to Emily for the heads-up.)   Read more »

Because apparently corn syrup needs defending

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More on journalism crackdowns

Because again, it's critical that everyone who values independent publishing know what independent journalists are up against...  By Tim Karr at the Huffington Post:   In St. Paul this week, a new generation of media makers is under assault by the city's mayor and law enforcement officers. These... Read more »

Call to action for independent journalists reporting on the RNC

By now many of you have probably heard that several journalists (including Democracy Now! host Amy Goodman and an AP photographer) were arrested while they were covering protests of the Republican National Convention. But as independent publishers ourselves, I think it’s critical that the... Read more »

Beauty Secrets: The New Cosmetic Cover-up

From the pages of every mainstream women's magazine—between the list of 43 things every confident woman knows and the six-week ab-blasting plan—the ads beckon. Conditioners enriched with vitamins vow to make each strand 10 times stronger. Undereye concealers containing white-tea... Read more »

I ♥ Sarah Waters

I felt very much out of the lezzie-loop yesterday when I found out that Sarah Waters' second novel, Affinity, has been made into a movie and was the opening night film at Frameline this summer. Now full disclosure: Sarah Waters is one of my celebrity crushes and I think I blew my cover on that fact... Read more »

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Politically Correct Language Isn't Just About Being Polite—It's About Survival

Photo by Phillipe Leroyer (Creative Commons). Two weeks ago, Jonathan Chait published the lengthy essay “Not a Very P.C.... Read more »

Films and TV Portray Abortion as More Dangerous Than It Is

Films and television shows tend to present a skewed portrayal of abortion—when fictional movies and TV shows include a plotline about abortion... Read more »

Mad Science: Deconstructing Bunk Reporting in 5 Easy Steps

British scientists have uncovered the truth behind one of modern culture's greatest mysteries: why little girls play with pink toys. Is it...

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The Forgotten History of the Women Who Shaped Modern Advertising

It's easy to dismiss advertising as an anti-feminist industry. Read more »