Amy Gentry’s second crime novel shines with meticulous plotting, complex characters and a subversive feminist message.
Ask any member of the local comedy scene, and they might tell you they’re surprised it’s taken so long for the annual Funniest Person in Austin stand-up contest to set the stage for the police investigation of a comic’s untimely … Read More
Justice is about diffusing power; sexual assault reinforces and consolidates it.
Brett Kavanaugh and the Terrifying Logic of the Boys’ Club Justice is about diffusing power; sexual assault reinforces and consolidates it. – by Andrea Grimes September 24, 2018 Who among us has not gotten blackout drunk with a best friend, … Read More
How many times do women have to write this book before someone takes us seriously?
Nearly four decades after she penned it, Joanna Russ’ How to Suppress Women’s Writing has just been reissued by the University of Texas Press, and it’s as timely as ever. That’s the problem. The book is exhausting and wry and … Read More
Hysterical! builds a big tent for women in American comedy, but stops short of looking forward at some of the most innovative work.
My reward, earlier this year, for convincing myself it would be worthwhile to find some stage time at a stand-up comedy open mic in San Francisco, was a beer that came courtesy of a sympathetic bartender. Or maybe it was … Read More
The grassroots group of reproductive justice activists have seized a terrifying political moment and created a defiant act of pop-cultural resistance.
In white bonnets and bright-red robes, they sit silently in protest as lawmakers usher in yet another bill that will make it harder for Texans to access abortion. Single-file, they shuffle through the halls of the Capitol, eyes on their … Read More
Democrats and Republicans should treat this new administration as a soul-searching opportunity to return to their principles.
I remember the first time I wrote a letter to John Cornyn, probably 10 years ago. The issue was abortion, and I asked the senator to consider the possibility that women know their own bodies better than the government does. … Read More
Tinderholt wants to police what 'consenting adults' do in the bedroom, but his bill only puts one of those consenting adults behind bars: the pregnant one.
Tinderholt wants to police what “consenting adults” do in the bedroom, but his bill only puts one of those consenting adults behind bars: the pregnant one. Read More
A Texas legislator seeks to make divorce inaccessible, while ignoring Texans' real problems...
Matt Krause, and so many of his fellow lawmakers who’ve been hired to make Texas government less intrusive, could use a little bossing around. Don’t be afraid to do it. Read More
I get that the GOP wants to understand why it lost the popular vote in an effort to build bridges with the frustrated majority it must now govern, but my emotions are still raw.
I get that the GOP wants to understand why it lost the popular vote in an effort to build bridges with the frustrated majority it must now govern, but my emotions are still raw. Read More