Posts Tagged: Laurie Penny

Notable Los Angeles: 2/5–2/11

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Literary events and readings in and around L.A. this week!

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Notable Twin Cities: 8/6–8/12

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Sunday 8/6: In association with the current exhibit at the James J. Hill House, Joan Mathison will present a free talk on “Our Little Greenwich Village (or Montmartre) on Fourth Street,” as part of the [email protected] series. James J. Hill House, 4:30 p.m., free. Monday 8/7: Laurie Penny will be presenting her book Bitch Doctrine: Essays […]

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This Week in Essays

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For the Passages North blog, Jennifer Maritza McCauley discovers a connection to Rosa Parks and goes to Alabama in search of answers. Can you go home again to a place you’ve never been? Enuma Okoro writes for Aeon on moving to Nigeria to escape America’s problems.

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A New Community

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Laurie Penny, journalist and author of Unspeakable Things: Sex, Lies and Revolution, talks to Flavorwire about feminism, Ferguson, and the harassment of female journalists online:  The fact that there’s an enormous backlash against women’s liberation online doesn’t mean that the Internet is a bad place for women — quite the opposite, in fact. It’s precisely […]

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From Manic Pixie Dream Girl to Stable Banshee Real Woman

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“I’m fascinated by this character and what she means to people,” writes Laurie Penny about the Manic Pixie Dream Girl archetype, “because the experience of being her—of playing her—is so wildly different than it seems to appear from the outside.” In an essay for The New Statesman, Penny explores not just the way the trope functions […]

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