Archive for August 2014

Middle School and Mean Girls: What a Bad Feminist Knows About Being a Good Girlfriend

Middle School and Mean Girls: What a Bad Feminist Knows About Being a Good Girlfriend
It’s a relationship unlike any other—the one you forge with another woman. Author and professor Roxane Gay takes on a slew of women-related themes in “Bad Feminist,” a collection of essays released last month—among them, our portrayal in reality television, the future of reproductive freedom, and the fairy tales we pretend to see in erotic... Read more »

On Anniversaries: 23 Reasons I'll Never Leave My Guy

On Anniversaries: 23 Reasons I'll Never Leave My Guy
Twenty-three years. With this anniversary, it’s official. Mr. Litzy has been a part of my life longer than I existed without this magnificent soulmate. That seems strange to say. Yet reminders of time passing fly at me every day. Whether it’s our oldest son’s graduation from high school, the sad, sad reality that is a... Read more »

Landline: Would You Rewrite Your Future?

Landline: Would You Rewrite Your Future?
Do you believe in do-overs? I’m not talking a mulligan in golf—I’m talking, “Here’s my chance to take a different path, maybe marry someone else” kind of do-overs. In Rainbow Rowell’s “Landline,” Georgie McCool doesn’t get a glimpse of what her life could have been—but she is offered up a chance to rewrite her past... Read more »
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Weekend Beach Read: Arts and Entertainments

Weekend Beach Read: Arts and Entertainments
Is it live or is it Memorex? Christopher Beha’s “Arts & Entertainments” is a quick, engaging beach read you could finish in a weekend—but chances are, your thoughts may linger just a little longer. It’s not that it’s really deep—it shines a fictional spotlight on reality TV. It’s more that, by the end of the... Read more »

PMS Haiku

PMS Haiku
Anyone in the throes of PMS will understand this gibberish. Not a woman? No matter. These are the keys to understanding, my friend. PMS comes fast Where’d you hide the wine bottle? Long night is ahead. PMS on brain. Three kiddos to entertain. “Jackass” marathon. Where is my chocolate? WHERE IS THE FRIGGIN’ CHOCOLATE? I... Read more »

Book Review: With Mr. Mercedes, High Anxiety Rules

Book Review: With Mr. Mercedes, High Anxiety Rules
Ever had one of those days where you feel like a raging disappointment to anyone and everyone that you are remotely connected to? Well, at least you are not Brady Hartsfield. In Stephen King’s latest, Mr. Mercedes, Brady is the bad guy. Bad, bad, bad. OK, so it’s probably his schizoid, alcoholic, baby brother-killing, willing-to-jerk-her-son-off... Read more »
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