Archive for October, 2009

So Joss gave us an evil lesbian and a dead lesbian. I give you evil, dead lesbians. This mash-up came about because I really enjoyed seeing Amber Benson play a psychopath named Allison Davis in the episode “The Perfect Couple” on The Inside. But I didn’t think that Allison and Roddy Davis were the perfect […]


At a recent book signing hosted by the delightful mystery book store Murder by the Book, I mentioned to the clerk that I thought Sue Grafton’s twice-divorced, no make-up-wearing, junk food-loving sleuth Kinsey Millhone had influenced my becoming a feminist. In response, he recommended that I read Sara Paretsky’s V.I. Warshawski novels, saying that if […]


I attempted this list twice over on Hazel’s blog, but I’ve changed my mind again. 1. Willow 2. Tara 3. Faith 4. Giles 5. River


A labor of love for actress and TV personality Ricki Lake, The Business of Being Born is upfront about its bias. Executive producer Lake and director Abby Epstein obviously think it would be better if more women in the United States used midwives rather than OBGYNs, and they make a pretty good case for their […]


“One day in the late mid-’80s, I was in my early late-twenties. I had just been dismissed from university after delivering a brilliant lecture on the aggressive influence of German philosophy on rock ‘n’ roll entitled ‘You, Kant, Always Get What You Want.’”   — Hedwig I have approached John Cameron Mitchell’s cult phenomenon Hedwig […]


I’ve been catching up with the first two episodes of Dollhouse this weekend, so I had the opportunity to see Jamie Bamber, who is probably my least favorite Battlestar Galactica cast member and played probably my least favorite character, in a different role. With a full British accent even. He didn’t irritate me as much […]