domestic violence

Preacher's Daughter: Gillian Welch's "Dark Turn of Mind"

Americana artist Gillian Welch has always included southern Christian imagery in her work. Though not native to the South, her music is at its most comfortable when it explores the tragedy and violence of working-class survival in the region. Welch and partner David Rawlings write and record sparse... Read more »

Murder, She Blogged: Violence on Screen

I’m not saying that violence should never be shown or described. We need our movies and TV shows and games and books to address issues of the violence in our culture, and violence against women is included in that. But some of these examples just play into the same old misogyny—without asking... Read more »

We're All Mad Here: <em>Inception</em> & Dom Cobb's Crazy Lying Dead Wife

This post includes spoilers for Inception. It also discusses domestic violence. There are multiple interpretations of Inception, but for the basis of this discussion I’m going to take the movie at face value. The central story is about Dominic Cobb needing to come to terms... Read more »

On Our Radar

Phew! This week saw lots of compelling internet content, including the following: Queerty... Read more »

Race Card: Chris Brown, Charlie Sheen, Race and Domestic Violence

Which celebrity has earned more bad press for reported acts of domestic violence—Chris Brown or Charlie Sheen? When gossip Web site TMZ.com criticized Brown Jan. 21 for appearing with designer Jean Paul... Read more »

Bitch Popaganda: Douche's Not Dead Edition

It’s like The View, only we won’t call you a hooker. Welcome back to another episode of Bitch Popaganda! Lend your ears as Briar, Jonanna, Danny, and Kelsey try to... Read more »

Rihanna speaks out on Good Morning America

This morning Good Morning America aired a portion of a Diane Sawyer interview with Rihanna in which the singer discussed (for the first time on television) ex-boyfriend Chris Brown and... Read more »

Beyond Douchedom

When is a douchebag worse than a douchebag? When the douchebag’s extreme douchebaggery is aided and abetted by our justice system. updated to add correct link Perhaps we should just retire this feature now.  Because I can’t imagine a bigger douchebag than this guy.(Warning: written... Read more »

Art + Domestic Violence Redux

This comes on the heels of my previous post about art and domestic violence. John Waters’ pop art portrayal of the relationship between Ike and Tina Turner is all-too-accurate. As a director of some of the most acclaimed highbrow B-movies of all time, Supertouch amigo JOHN WATERS needs no further... Read more »

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