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Trickster Feminism: A Poetics of Consciousness

Where there is oppression there is paradox. Trickster feminism is a mode of disarming paradox by performing it. It’s a both/and-neither/nor ontology. It is trans-genus. “No fixed feminine, no fixed constituents cut through this body of difference. . . .”

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The Alchemy of Trolling: Interview with Tiffany Scandal and Tara Dublin

In this third of a series of interviews about creative people using social networking to reach an audience, Tamra Lucid talks to Tiffany Scandal, editor of the feminist essay collection “Nasty!” and Tara Dublin, contributing writer to “Nasty!”, about the vicious cyber backlash they received, and how they found empowerment in rising above it.

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Earthquake Country: The Grateful Dead in the Land of Myth

The Grateful Dead’s attitude toward American musical traditions was not simply a veneration of roots but an appreciation of roots for the new uses that could be made of them. For them the old music was a place where the profane time of contemporary America opened out into story, allowing room for imagination. The old music suggested things to them that that psychedelics affirmed and amplified.

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Artistic Independence and Social Media: Interview with DIY Multimedia Icon Jean Smith

Feminist multimedia artist, singer, and writer Jean Smith – best known as the singer in the iconic underground rock band Mecca Normal – quit her part time job to sell her paintings online. As she shares her latest paintings on Facebook, she allows her fans to follow the rapid evolution of her work. This is the second in a series of interviews with artists working through Facebook to reach audiences.

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