So. Awkward. But note proto-’90s attempt to deconstruct the lyrics to “Electric Youth.” Read More
In a recent piece in The Guardian, “Feminism in the 21st Century,” Zoe Williams claims that no one has talked seriously about female sexuality since the ’70s: “The la… Read More
Here’s a New York Times Magazine Lives piece I wrote about ’90s culture and junior high bullying: “Geekdom Revisited.” And here’s a mortifying pa… Read More
This Jon Pareles on Taylor Swift review suggests her fans are duped by her “clockwork professionalism,” and keep squealing even though she’s obviously playing the… Read More
Her nuanced essay on SlutWalks in today’s New York Times Magazine puts all the “she asked for it” editorializing on recent news stories into perspective. She puts the… Read More
I just came across this kind of awsome 2006 rant by Juliana Hatfield. An excerpt: I’ve always been kind of proud of the fact that I didn’t succumb to any outside pressure, ever… Read More
A great moment in ’90s womanhood. Via TeenageFilm.com Read More
This song is inseparable for me from an early-’90s weekend I housesat on East Fifth Street between A and B for Daniel Fidler, who I worked with at SPIN magazine. (I was a 17-year-old… Read More
How had I never read this book before? Chris Kraus’s 1997 book I Love Dick is part epistolary novel, part exegesis of itself. It’s basically feminist theory masquerading as… Read More
The 1987 book Fat: a Love Story was recommended to me by my friend Asia. It had somehow eluded my voracious consumption of circa 1990 YA novels. “It’s, uh, pre-Afterschool Specia… Read More
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