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Pop Pedestal: Dawn Wiener

Welcome back to Pop Pedestal, the series where we pay homage to our favorite characters in pop culture. This week I’d like to take it back to 1996 with Dawn Wiener, the 7th grade martyr from Todd Solondz’ Welcome to the Dollhouse.  Pedestal Profile: In ... Read more »

On Our Radar

Here’s what you missed while you were planning your Oscars party… At This Ain’t Livin’, s.e. smith wants to know where are all the disabled pop culture creators? Mother Jones has a ... Read more »

Pop Pedestal: The Right Honourable Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham from Downton Abbey

Welcome back to Pop Pedestal, the series where we pay tribute to pop culture personalities we admire. Up today is the Right Honourable Violet, Dowager Countess of... Read more »

Pop Pedestal: Brad Williams and Jane Kerkovich-Williams from Happy Endings

Welcome back to Pop Pedestal, the series where we pay tribute to pop culture personalities we admire. Up today are Jane and Brad, married couple extraordinaire from ABC’s Happy Endings. True love means not... Read more »

On Our Radar

We actually do have a radar, and we’re tracking a mysterious holiday feminist flying a bike over the Pacific Ocean, spreading cheer to all. Tami Winfrey Harris has a piece at Racialicious that might help you navigate disagreements with loved ones and the... Read more »

Pop Pedestal: Toph Bei Fong

Welcome back to Pop Pedestal, the blog series about pop culture personalities we admire. Today’s tribute goes to Toph Bei Fong, earthbender extraordinaire from the Nickelodeon cartoon series Avatar: The Last Airbender. Read more »

BitchTapes: Poppin' Around the World

Despite what the magazines and elitists say each year, pop music never seems to die… and I, for one, couldn't be happier about it. Today, take a break from Gagas and Perrys and explore jams by cool ladies outside the U.S.! Don't forget to share your other favorites in the comments.... Read more »

In The Frame: Nan Goldin, "One Month After Being Battered"

“There is no separation between me and what I photograph,” said the artist Nan Goldin. This has never been truer than with the self-portrait that captures her injuries caused by an abusive boyfriend. Domestic violence is never an easy subject to talk about, but this image speaks volumes. Read more »

BitchTapes: Female Pop Stars of the Early 90s

Best of Bitchtapes! Here's a Bitchtapes from the past we're re-posting because it's too jam-worthy to forget! The other day, while singing “Forever Your Girl” in the shower (don't judge – you know that song rules) I started thinking about the awesome female pop stars... Read more »

Raise Your Glass If U R A Firework Who Was Born This Way: Who's to say what makes a gay anthem?

Hey, guys…. Um, this is Ke$ha. I just wanted to say something. Um, to anyone who's being bothered, or abused, or harassed, or bullied, I just wanted to tell you that, um…it will get better. It will. No matter if you are gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender, however you are... Read more »

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