Persephone Pioneers: Issa Rae

[Original publication date: Nov. 23, 2011]

Are you awkward? So is Issa Rae, and she is bringing it to you through her breakthrough series, The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl. If you haven’t been watching Rae’s series, I would suggest tuning in right now. No, like now, shut down the interview, give an hour to ABG and then come back here. Seriously. Read More Persephone Pioneers: Issa Rae

This Week in Misogyny is in Love with Gamora

This week y’all get a couple special sections, because dear lord was there a lot of religious (and atheist) misogyny this week, but to make up for it there’s also some vintage misandry and other cool books. Plus, the most delightful video about dick pics ever! Other than that, it’s business as usual, by which I mean the usual assortment of assholes and fuckery. (As usual, trigger warnings for pretty much everything apply.) Read More This Week in Misogyny is in Love with Gamora

Dispatches from Ladyblogland: Where Are You From?

I think the best part of this week is the song about Dudes on OkCupid. Check it out after the cut!

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Prank or PR Genius: Kristen Schaal

I know Kristen Schaal from her stalker role in Flight of the Conchords. She is also the voice of the character, Mabel, in my sons’ favorite show Gravity Falls. So, I figured I’d be in for some interesting, albeit awkward, comedy in her special on Comedy Central. Read More Prank or PR Genius: Kristen Schaal

Persephone Pioneers: Issa Rae

Are you awkward? So is Issa Rae, and she is bringing it to you through her breakthrough series, The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl. If you haven’t been watching Rae’s series, I would suggest tuning in right now. No, like now, shut down the interview, give an hour to ABG and then come back here. Seriously. Read More Persephone Pioneers: Issa Rae

Book Review: Mindy Kaling’s Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)

In the past five years or so, a new sub-genre of the memoir and humor sections has sprung up: female TV comedy writers writing semi-autobiographical collections of essays. From Amy Sedaris to Chelsea Handler, just in the past year there’s been Tina Fey’s Bossypants, Hilary Winston’s My Boyfriend Wrote A Book About Me (which I still haven’t decided whether I liked or not), and, this month, Mindy Kaling’s Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns).  Some of these books are good, some are great, some are in the eye of the beholder. With certainty, I can say that, if you like this site, Kaling’s book is definitely in one of the first two categories for you.

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