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If you grew up reading Sassy magazine, you know who Blake Nelson is—his debut novel, Girl, about a teenager exploring the Seattle rock scene (sound '90s?) was excerpted in three successive issues, and later made into a movie. But you may not know that Nelson has written many more books, exploring issues of sexuality, morality, and interpersonal relationships with a sensitivity and astuteness that shows more respect for his YA audience than many adult fiction writers show for theirs. I had a chance for an email chat with him and took it. Read More
For those of you in the New York-ish area, HousingWorks (the NYC based activist outfit that fights HIV/AIDS and homelessness) and DoubleXX present what's sure to be a lively panel chock full of both literary and lauded ladies.  If you're not able to attend in person, do check out Elissa Stein and Susan Kim's Flow: The Cultural Story of Menstruation from your local feminist-friendly indie book purveyor. Read More
I proudly own all seven seasons of the Golden Girls on DVD, and you better believe I consistently wear my "Stay Golden" t-shirt from the BUST Boobtique! So, imagine my delight when I heard about the upcoming drag tribute show We Love The Golden Girls 3.  If you're in the NYC area on March 6th, and you want to show some GG love, hit up the Stonewall Inn (53 Christopher Street) from 8pm to 4am. Read More
The Matt Fried Hour, a new, live, late-night talk show hosted by comedian and writer Matt Fried, is "best described as Conan O'Brien on a $50 budget."  The show, part late-night talk show, part live comedy performance, entertains "an unparalleled variety of celebrities, yet-to-be-discovered comedians, and the best, unsigned indie music. Read More