Artcrush: Nikki Cook

BY Sarah J. in Artsy |

  Nikki Cook was one of many artists featured in the Tori Amos comic anthology Comic Book Tattoo, with a sharp little piece about a girl kickboxer. Gotta love girls kicking ass.   Her website is full of these gorgeous black-and-white pages, pieces of a story, and her MySpace page informs us that she's breaking hearts through the sequential arts--who can resist that? And she's doing a guest spot on an issue of one of my favorite monthly books, DMZ , ... Read More

Un-Gag me with a spoon!

BY Laurie in Feminizzle |

Today Obama lifted the gag order on international groups that offer counseling and abortions to women in other countries. According to a Planned Parentood statement, in the pat 8 years, 'Clinics have closed, contraceptive supplies have dwindled, and women were left without basic and critical health care services. As a result, there were more unwanted pregnancies and more unsafe abortions. Today, one woman dies every minute of every day due to pregnancy related ... Read More
  Check out my interview with them in our April/May 2008 issue , on sale ... Read More

Florence and the Machine

BY Laurie in General |

We've been hearing alot of buzz about this British singer Florence and the Machine. Here is her video for Kiss With a Fist, It's like a new twist on the Crystals (Carol King/Gerry Goffin) classic, He Hit Me (And It Felt Like A Kiss) which was recently covered by one of my faves, Grizzly Bear. Domestic violence has never sounded so ... Read More
On this day 36 years ago, the Supreme Court made a landmark decision protecting the right to choose for all American women, and that right has been challenged and threatened ever since. Here's hoping that the new administration that began on Tuesday will keep our best interests at heart, and will begin to undo the eroding of our reproductive freedoms that has occurred over the last three and a half decades. One important way Obama's team can do this, is to strike ... Read More