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APRIL 11, 2010 3:50PM

The Fifth Plague--Cattle Disease

Passover has been over for a week (!), so this video is a little bit past its sell-by date--but a bunch of my friends thought it was worth sharing.

MARCH 1, 2010 4:05PM

Misogyny in eXile

Like any other American living in Russia around the millennium (I was there 1999-2001), I read every issue of The eXile, Moscow’s English-language alternative weekly.  And every time, sometimes in hot tears, I told myself I would never read it again.  The paper never failed to provokeRead full post »

The Gus

At the risk of sounding creepy, I have to admit that I’ve been intermittently preoccupied with this person-- the last 20 years.  It was around twenty years ago that he showed up at the cooperative dormitory I had just movedRead full post »
DECEMBER 17, 2009 10:26PM

Do Breasts Make Us Insane?

Breasts clearly make us crazy.  A few weeks ago, a woman was forced to leave a Target store in the suburbs of Detroit, because a security guard believed her breastfeeding was illegal and a threat to the safety of other patrons.  On a recent visit to MoMA with a breastfeeding friend… Read full post »

Editor’s Pick
DECEMBER 17, 2009 2:17PM

Twilight as "Girl Crack"--I Figured It Out!

I can’t believe I’m writing about Twilight again.

 It was brought on by this post on “New Moon and Domestic Violence” ( ) over at Feministing (which I love). 

 I’ve been thinking about this a lot, a… Read full post »

Editor’s Pick
DECEMBER 11, 2009 12:22PM

A Love Letter to Nerdy Academics I Don’t Know

For the last couple years, I have done most of my writing at the Wertheim Study, a reading room at the New York Public Library.  It is reserved for people working on long-term projects and is used primarily by academics of one sort or another. 

 The Wertheim Study is… Read full post »

I have had two abortions.  In both cases I had planned to get pregnant and was overjoyed (though also terrified) that I was going to have a baby.  I had negotiated my parental leave from work, stopped drinking alcohol, rearranged my apartment to accommodate a nursery, and fantasized endless… Read full post »

Twilight may be bad, but it’s not bad for us

The overwhelming popularity of the Twilight series and its attendant mania has produced an inevitable backlash.  Probably the most interesting component of this backlash focuses on the gender politics of both the books and films.  RoughlyRead full post »