what’s the matter with the feminist blogosphere?

i realized with some horror a few months ago that by maintaining this blog, i may inadvertently be contributing the feminist blogosphere. this crossed my mind after a post i wrote was picked up for re-posting on several other blogs, including at least one fairly widely-read feminist one. obviously i write a blog, & ofContinue reading “what’s the matter with the feminist blogosphere?”

the best/worst babysitters club mystery EVER?

stacey & the mystery at the mall is TERRIBLE. but it’s so terrible that it became amazing. that seems to be the case with a lot of the mystery books. picture it, lawrence, kansas, 2011: i have a cold, i feel like crap, i’m laying in bed & reading this book to pass the timeContinue reading “the best/worst babysitters club mystery EVER?”

this got darker than i expected

i feel like i am losing my mind. i feel like i have been reading the new yorker stories by ann beattie non-stop for my entire life. i feel like i have never read any other book & that i never will read any other book. this, in case it’s not obvious, is not aContinue reading “this got darker than i expected”

zine housekeeping

i did an interview with things you say distro for the new “featured zine” element erin has added to the website. the featured zine this month is “love letters to monsters” #2. i’m out of copies for good, but things you say & maybe a few other distros still have it. erin is also doingContinue reading “zine housekeeping”

why i don’t live in portland

i have been kind of sad since i got home from portland. this may be because i have been really tired since i got home from portland. i was splitting a hotel room with ericka all weekend, & ericka did not seem to be capable of sleeping past 7:30am, even if we didn’t go toContinue reading “why i don’t live in portland”

listen, everybody…especially you girls

i was going to write a big post about how to run a zine distro, but i got like 1800 words in (which is a lot), & i hadn’t even finished explaining how to get started. there’s just too much! i wanted to include all the different things i have learned, the good & theContinue reading “listen, everybody…especially you girls”

going to portland

i think i have mentioned that i’m attending the portland zine symposium this year. i get in bright & early the friday morning before the event, & am leaving the monday afternoon following. i opted against stretching out my visit to make it a whole vacation like i did last year, because a) my portlandContinue reading “going to portland”

folk-punk dude update

i wanted to write a little update on this post (which got several hundred views in the last few days, incidentally). a few days after i wrote this post, it came to the attention of kids in lawrence that the dude in question is a serial sexual assaulter. he goes by the name shane veegunContinue reading “folk-punk dude update”

sideyard tonight: sanctimonious bullshit

one of my friends here in lawrence threw herself a sideyard birthday party a week or two ago. allow me to explain: i live in a building that has five apartments in it. until last week, i lived on the second floor, but over the weekend, i moved up to the top floor. same building,Continue reading “sideyard tonight: sanctimonious bullshit”

new apartment, new zine?

well. jared & i moved into our new apartment this weekend. i knew all along that our new apartment was pretty sweet (having seen it many times before while cat-sitting for previous tenants), but damn! it’s an awesome apartment! there’s a big spacious living room that wraps around & feeds into a small-ish kitchen. theContinue reading “new apartment, new zine?”