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Miriam Libicki is a United States-born Jewish comics artist who packed up and moved to Israel to join the IDF, despite being rather ill-suited to the soldiering life. She has since relocated to Canada and created an autobiographical comic book, jobnik! about her experiences, as well as created several drawn essays in which she takes a critical look at comics, art, Israel, sex and sexuality, and of course, being Jewish. Read More
Today we celebrate the 40th anniversary of a man on the moon for many reasons. The walk on the moon was a technological feat, a triumph of human courage, and a rallying cause for pride for millions of Americans and science geeks worldwide. The New York Times has been growing a veritable library of documentation and celebration of this event for a full week on their homepage, and has come up with some great reads. Read More
Jimmy Carter is losing his religion, and he's doing it for the ladies. He has recently spoken out and denounced the sexism that is at the core of so many Judeo-Christian-Muslim religions of the monotheistic variety. His particular brand was Southern Baptist, and he puts into exact and unflinching terms the uneasy, downright destructive relationship between feminism and organized religion.          The belief that a woman must follow the wishes of her husband, and by extension all men,  who in turn follow a paternal God, in his words, '... Read More
Another day, another band chock-full of girls kicking ass. Get a load of the Vivian Girls new single 'When I'm Gone' from their forthcoming sophomore album 'Everything Goes Wrong' I'm more of a country/classic rock kinda woman, but nothing is going wrong with this single! Listen to it here. Read More

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BY Laurie in General

I Am Neda Update

BY Web Intern in General

I have now gotten enough responses to the I Am Neda project that I have started a collection, as intended. You can see it here . Read More
Leymah Gbowee just might be the most insanely awesome woman you've never heard of. She's at the core of a new documentary called Pray the Devil Back to Hell that chronicles the titanic strength and ingenuity of the thousands of Liberian women who organized in the 1990's and in 2003 to bring an end to civil war in their country. Read More
  Summer is certainly here, which means the music festival season is upon us.  If merely thinking about these all-day events makes your ears ring, feet sore, and eyelids sag, you aren't alone.  Still, all music fans can agree that there are a few can't-miss fests that are worth enduring. The music fest at the top of my to-do list is  coming up this Friday and Saturday in Berea, Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland.  Now in its fourth year, Berea Fest features every genre from acoustic folk-punk sing-a-longs to the grinding sounds of thrashcore. Read More
           Come to The Bell House tomorrow night for a night of peculiar fun! There will be a costume contest judged by renowned individuals in the fashion world, including Kenley Collins (I think she threw a cat at someone?) and our very own Bust-y lady, Callie Watts. They will be deciding on the oddest and most peculiar outfits and the winner will get an illustrious cash prize. The Peculiar Gentlemen, Alex and Janel, and DJ Sean Roberts will be performing. Read More
Project Runway fans rejoice! Lifetime has just served up a tantalizing whiff of catnip for all you fashion felines introducing the designers from upcoming season 6! Pencil in a date night now with the Lazyboy (the stationary one) for August 20th at 10 pm ET when fabric hits the fan! For more runway hype, check out the show's most controversial contestants . This season I have my fingers crossed for someone even half as adorably fierce as Christian Siriano . So far, my premature pick to win is Ari for saying, 'Personally, I like being naked, but it's socially unacceptable. Read More