My cousin was in town this weekend—her first visit to Portland
since childhood (we're from the Bay Area). It was a whirlwind visit,
but we did hit the most important spots like Powell's Books and the
legendary zine shop, Reading Frenzy. In addition to starting the graphic novel, The Watchmen
(so far there are already some interesting plot points about the role
of women in this particular super hero gang), I also picked up a few
other comics, including the really enjoyable zine, Estrus Comics.
We're thrilled to announce that just three short days after our announcement that we need to raise $40,000 by October 15th in order to print the next issue of Bitch, you've rallied together and propelled us beyond our $40,000 fundraising goal. In fact, by the time we looked up from our computers, you'd already donated $46,000! On top of that, you've spread the word far and wide, and offered powerful and inspiring words of support.
This tremendous and swift outpouring has been honoring and humbling—particularly because you've offered it during the worst days the U.S. economy has seen this year. Thank you. We're deeply grateful.
Please help us keep the momentum going and continue donating and offering your feedback and ideas. We know many of you have ideas and concerns about Bitch's future and sustainability, and we're grateful for the critical feedback and ideas you've offered so far. We're listening. And we assure you we're hard at work on a sustainable vision, based on your feedback (and we're at work on a survey to help facilitate this process).
Although the Genesis issue is off the newsstands, we present you with Bitch's second foray into audio, The Genesis of Genesis. This episode features a conversation about summer superhero movies, a literal interpretation of Genesis, and a blast from Bitch's past. We also take to the streets to ask people, "When does life begin?" Woven throughout are the sounds from Bitch for the Birds and Sugar Short Wave. So take a listen, and let us know what you liked, and what you'd like to hear in future episodes.
So apparently the Florida Federation of Republican Women has launched a boycott against Oprah's TV show and magazine because of her refusal to invite Sarah Palin onto her show until after the election. Now, I'm not the biggest fan of Oprah, and frankly, I find it incredibly difficult to remain tuned in to electoral campaigns. But I don't have to agree with everything she does and says to jump to her defense on this one...
And someone please tell me that Olivia's creator has nothing to do with this campaign's use of Olivia!