I awoke this morning to the news that the music magazine, No Depression, will cease publishing after its May/June issue. Citing many of the same reasons that other indie publications have closed their doors (check out the story in Lost/Found issue of Bitch: Paper Cuts: Saying RIP to some of the best DIY), ND will move to web only content after 13 years of print publishing.
Tina Fey's return to the Weekend Update chair included a big dollop of support for Hillary Clinton along with an argument for taking back the word bitch. This could only have been better if she'd held up a copy of Bitch magazine!
Much as I had mixed feelings about the film Juno, I just don't understand the massive public hate-on for its screenwriter, Diablo Cody. Okay, she gave herself a stupid pen name. Juno had a couple of overly precious, cringeworthy lines of dialogue. Does that really warrant parodies like these?
Because I got into a great discussion about the word "bitch" and feminism with the guy that changed my oil at Jiffy Lube the other day. He starting talking about how his mother struggled as a "single mom" in the late 50's and we collectively wondered what she would think about the reclamation of the word for personal use. Anyone have any good stories about conversations they've had as a result of folks merely seeing the title of the magazine? (It's also how I met one of my best friends at the gym. I knew she was cool cause she was wearing a Bitch t-shirt).
Ever think to yourself, "Hey, I know what my Americano needs...to be sexier?" Latte Dolls is a new mobile coffee house that features an all-female lingerie-clad waitstaff. Wait, it gets better! Sizes are available in A, B, C and double D cups! There are "theme" days like School Girl Monday and Warrant Wednesday! Wow - how original. But the most disturbing thing of all was a comment in this