The Fame + Fortune Issue

Articles published in the print Bitch magazine issue, Fame + Fortune. Check out the complete table of contents for the issue here.

Gossip Grrrl: Can celebrity gossip ever be feminist?

Can I be a “real” feminist if I acknowledge that flipping through Us Weekly is fun, if I confess to keeping up with the Kardashians?

Comics Alliance: Inking Outside the Box: A profile on editor Laura Hudson

“Reports of my boobs and fists have been greatly exaggerated,” says Laura Hudson, staring at a webcomic that depicts her with enormous versions of both, under the headline, “What I'm Offended About This Week!” Hudson, the editor of AOL-owned comics blog Comics Alliance, deserves some serious... Read more »

In Richness and in Wealth: What does it mean to be a modern-day trophy wife?

Illustration by Evah Fan. Little serious thought has been devoted to the trophy wife, that caricature permanently relegated to being an adornment on the arm of a spouse defined by his wealth and power, the May to her husband's December. In 1994, New York Times “On Language” columnist William... Read more »

No Disrespect: Black women and the burden of respectability

In February 2012, PBS host Tavis Smiley interviewed Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer about their Oscar nominations for their roles as Aibileen and Minny, Jim Crow–era domestic workers in The Help. “I'm pulling for both of you to win on Academy Award night,” Smiley ventured. “But there'... Read more »

Never Said Nothing: A brief history of "cunt" in pop music

Late in 2011, a song from a virtually unknown 20-year-old rapper from Harlem knocked the Internet on its ass. Azealia Banks's “212” was a wildly original debut single that found the rapper dribbling a steady stream of elastic wordplay and oh-no-she-didn't raunch over a skronky beat from... Read more »

May the Ads Be Ever in Your Favor: Mad Men Meets the Hunger Games!

What would happen if the Capitol sent 24 characters from Mad Men to the arena to kill or be killed? Would Betty's ennui be enough to take on Don's powers of manipulation? Does Sally have what it takes to compete against Joan? Can Roger convince his sponsors to keep the booze... Read more »

No Disrespect: Black women and the burden of respectability

In February 2012, PBS host Tavis Smiley interviewed Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer about their Oscar nominations for their roles as Aibileen and... Read more »