Archive for September 18th, 2010

September 18th, 2010

This: Is Bananas.

(Please ignore its icky title.)

September 18th, 2010

"I would like to get in bed and pretend it isn’t happening, yet I wish fervently that a parade…"

“I would like to get in bed and pretend it isn’t happening, yet I wish fervently that a parade and fireworks would be organized in my honor.”

- Once again, Christina Kelly is in my head.
September 18th, 2010

"People claiming Paglia is a feminist is honestly more infuriating than people claiming Palin is a…"

“People claiming Paglia is a feminist is honestly more infuriating than people claiming Palin is a feminist.”

- Although Palin is more of an immediate threat to feminists and non-feminists alike.
September 18th, 2010

OMG CHER  silk-rayon gets me every time



OMG CHER

 silk-rayon gets me every time

September 18th, 2010

Representing for the Represented

I was psyched to see that Kathleen liked Sara’s book. (Honestly I can’t think of any book or movie about a scene I was part of that I didn’t have issues with.) I thought it was terrific: carefully researched and beautifully written. Sara came at this as a historian, a participant, a fan, and a musician—a difficult trick to pull off and I think she was successful. As a non-musician, my reading was given resonance by the way she wove insights about the music into the narrative, and as a non-Riot Grrrl, I was grateful for the way she brought to live the emotional ambition and political depth of the movement. Riot Grrrl was musicians, it was teenagers, it was women, it was weirdos—these are not groups who get taken terribly seriously, and this book is a huge step in refuting those prejudices. It’s also just a great story. I missed subway stops several times while reading it, and if you know me, I usually sit on the subway right by the door and the map, checking every 15 seconds to see if I am on the right one. This mass-transit-phobic reader gives two thumbs up!

I will also cosign the recommendation for Joanna Fateman’s review in Bookforum.