Month: April 2011

Time is No Goon for Jennifer Egan

Earlier today, Jennifer Egan won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction with A Visit from the Goon Squad. Rather than categorizing this book as a collection

Voices of Feminism Project

Check out what Smith College is doing!  They are compiling a collection of oral histories documenting the 20-th century feminist movement.   It’s called The

Pilar Albarracin and Shehrazade

My professor Jen Atkinson recently emailed me about Pilar Albarracin, a Spanish artist who works with photography, installations and performances, among other media, and whose

LET’S TALK ARMPITS!

Check out this article on Slate about armpits. Well, about how advertisers throughout the twentieth century have done all they can to make women feel

The Third Gender Burial

There has been a recent discovery of what journalists have called “the first homosexual cave man.” This headline is somewhat misleading as it simplifies the

When Sisters and Brothers Shared Clothes

“What was once a matter of practicality—you dress your baby in white dresses and diapers; white cotton can be bleached—became a matter of ‘Oh my

The Royal Alternative

Though I must admit that it is a guilty pleasure of mine to peruse People and TMZ (yes, I admitted it, the interventions can now

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