Bitch, Issue 58: Pulp (Spring 2013)

Bitch, Issue 58: Pulp (Spring 2013)

Language: English

Pages: 80

ISBN: 2:00220788

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Bitch, Issue 58: Pulp (Spring 2013)

Language: English

Pages: 80

ISBN: 2:00220788

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Camp classics, naughty bits, lady P.I.s! Plus: Sexy werewolves!

Letter from the HQ

Letters & Comments

Love It/Shove It

House of Pain: The Latest Blow to the Violence Against Women Act

The Bitch List

||| On the Books—Pro-choice meets pro-church in Northern Ireland's first abortion clinic

||| On the Street—A Q&A with COYOTE founder Margo St. James

||| On Language—The divisive discourse surrounding a controversial surgery

::: Pulp Nonfiction—The unnerving fascination with prime-time true crime

::: Odd Girl Back In—A Q&A with lesbian pulp pioneer Marijane Meaker

::: Thrilling Tales and Juicy Bits—An eclectic, inconclusive, and by no means all-encompassing survey of pulp

::: Paranormal Boyfriends, Purity Myths, and Practical Virgins—The literature of losing it

::: Artist Statement—Don't call Favianna Rodriguez a political artist

\\\ It Was a Dark and Snowy Night—How heroes became heroines in Nordic noir fiction

\\\ Screening for Donors—The new techniques (and same old thinking) of reproductive technology in film

\\\ Love in the Machine—A Q&A with Lido Pimienta
The Back Page

Adventures in Feministory Comics: Ann Bannon by Sara Lautman

Horror Zone: The Cultural Experience of Contemporary Horror Cinema

Wrong About Japan

Enter the Superheroes: American Values, Culture, and the Canon of Superhero Literature

Maybe You Never Cry Again

Superheroes!: Capes, Cowls, and the Creation of Comic Book Culture

New York: The Movie Lover's Guide















work, as in the book referenced in the last issue (“Family Matters,” Love It/Shove It, no. 57), you ought to figure out how to involve the elderly, small children, same-gender couples, multi-generational families, and the disabled. That there exist “families” which have kids, and “other groups of people” perpetrates an absurd belief that only through the wonders of adding small humans to a group of adults do families become possible. It implies that people without living parents or children are

romance novels that embody the purity fetishization Valenti identified, sexual relationships in realistic romantic fiction are more likely to function as a rite of passage—a lightning rod for characters and readers to critically analyze the consequences, both positive and negative, of sexual expression. Virginity doesn’t necessarily function as a rigid code of conduct; it is a label imbued with meaning by the characters themselves. As such, it’s a fluid concept that changes as the characters (and

the crime genre, noir’s quintessential figures are the detectives, for whom, according to Alain Silver and Elizabeth Ward’s Film Noir: An Encyclopedic Reference to the American Style, “alienation is perhaps the more intrinsic motif of the character and the second key emotion is obsession,” and the femmes fatales, described by Schrader as women whose agency is “predicated rather narrowly on their sexual prowess.” In The Dark Side of the Screen: Film Noir, Foster Hirsch wrote that noir reflected the

adult? What would she be called? A sociopath?” he said. “I created her as Lisbeth Salander, 25 years old and extremely isolated. She doesn’t know anyone, has no social competence.” Indeed, Salander was one of the first female noir heroines to share all the qualities of a male noir hero, complete with antisocial personality and an obsession with her job. Mikael Blomkvist, the investigative journalist at the center of the Millennium trilogy, speculates that she has Asperger’s syndrome, but whether

her father and her tight bond to her culture, Delawari decides to record an album that fuses traditional Afghan instruments with more Western-oriented music. The doc’s narrative weaves together two elements: amateur footage of the recording sessions (such as the amusing scene of Delawari trying to express her music to the traditional Afghani players without her translator mom) and media footage of Noor’s struggle to liberate his country’s economy—succinctly paralleling his daughter’s wishes to

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