The author befriends indie journalist and publisher Sander Hicks, who recounts the terrifying saga of Jim Hatfield, Vox, and George W. Bush, another truth odyssey that reveals the true nature of power, and the consequences of challenging those who wield it. Along the way, he discovers there is a serious field of study lurking behind the label of "conspiracy theory."
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There's a lot to like in the work of Robert Crumb. How could I not love an artist so dedicated to portraying the bodies of real women? Now this defender of the flesh has produced an illustrated version of Genesis. The most interesting scenes revolve around struggles over vestiges of goddess worship, for clearly these stories are about a people in transition. This is where Crumb's work becomes important.
Whether a naked Sheela-na-gig flaunting her enlarged vagina or a Madonna protecting her swollen belly with layers of reticent robes, feminine icons defy our inclination to identify the one "correct" reading of an image. They require us to employ multiple readings, a skill that is vital to feminist inquiry and, perhaps, to our very survival.