Josh Denslow’s Air Guitar: Mix CD

This is the latest in Josh Denslow’s Air Guitar. To go to the column page, please click here. The joke goes like this: What do you call someone who hangs out with a bunch of musicians? Answer: The drummer. I am a drummer. If I’m listening to a song and I want my wife Rebecca […]

Review: Shut Up/Look Pretty

The Reviewed: Shut Up/Look Pretty by Lauren Becker, Erin Fitzgerald, Kirsty Logan, Michelle Reale, and Amber Sparks. The Reviewer: Joellyn Powers *** This anthology is kind of a sassy young woman’s dream — maybe a guy’s, too, I don’t really know — but with a title like Shut Up/Look Pretty, this stunning collection featuring works […]

“I Said I Was Not Interested” by Clifford Garstang

I said I was not interested. She removed her blouse and skirt, and danced for me until I changed my mind. And even then, it was my penis that gave the orders. It was my flesh that moved my hands to her breasts. It was not me. I said I was not interested, and then […]

“Manic Sex and Depression” by Katherine Gehan

When you call me from the payphone outside your room in the Massachusetts State Hospital in Tewksbury I never tell you about the men. We talk about medications and whether you feel high or low or flat and dead inside and what kind of cereal you eat at breakfast. “You should get out there—you’re an […]

Review: Madonna & Me

The Reviewed: Madonna & Me: Women Writers on The Queen Of Pop The Reviewer: Judy Clement Wall *** If you think you’ve read all you ever want to read about Madonna, I don’t blame you and, trust me, you’re wrong. Madonna & Me is a collection of 39 essays written by fierce, funny, insightful women, each reflecting […]