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farzana-versey's picture
Sep.17.2009
Want a fling? Visit Denmark. A three-minute long ad showed a young, blonde woman cradling a dark-skinned infant called August and saying he is the result of a brief tryst with a foreign tourist. There are several questions here: This was on Danish TV and apparently staged, so what prompted it? Is...
farzana-versey's picture
Sep.07.2009
Feminists and academics are ready for a pound of flesh and a slice of vice. It would be delicious but I am a bit chary about the intent however luscious be the execution. I do not quite understand what it means to be a ‘feminist porn filmmaker’. Mia Engberg is one lucky chick. She has received $69...
kirsten-imani-kasai's picture
Aug.17.2009
New review of Ice Song  posted on Robots and Vamps today, thanks very much, Matt! "For some reason, this novel was published without much fanfare when it should have been be on everyone’s radar. Ms. Kasai has written a truly extraordinary novel that I had the extreme pleasure of reading. Her...
farzana-versey's picture
Aug.12.2009
Can you face the truth? This is what an Indian television show based on America’s The Moment of Truth seems to ask its guests and, vicariously, its participants. Sach ka Saamna has already landed in trouble because people are confessing about their sex lives, their marital discords, their...
colyns-agboju's picture
Aug.06.2009
A woman's sexiness has been misdirected and misplaced in recent times. Lotta women have been misinformed about the real role of a woman. Little wonder, long after the Beijing conference snowballing the female emancipation campaign, women have been more enslaved than any time in history. Yeah there...
farzana-versey's picture
Jun.20.2009
At the traffic light riding pillion on this snazzy bike was a woman in a burqa, only the slits making her eyes visible. This is not a regular sight in Mumbai. She was holding on tight to the fellow riding the bike. They were a young couple. What surprised me was this guy. He was wearing tight...
farzana-versey's picture
Jun.06.2009
It was an unusual sale. Hemratna Suri Maharaj, a Jain monk, died in deep meditation. 15,000 devotees bid to perform his last rites. Worse, the several rituals were being auctioned for separately. The person who bid the highest amount, what the reports described as “the perfectly symmetrical sum of...
kathryn-stripling-byer's picture
Apr.28.2009
Quite a few years back I began a short story from the viewpoint of a young mountain girl "taken advantage of," as we say, by one of the timber "cruisers" sent into the southern Appalachians to scout the best stand of forest to be clear-cut. As in Ron Rash's novel Serena, these timber companies...
edmund-jenks's picture
Dec.04.2008
A group of conservative bishops met on Wednesday at the Resurrection Anglican Church in West Chicago, Ill. Image Credit: Sally Ryan for The New York Times Tradition-Based Episcopal Church Moves On Ok, so it is out with the new and in with the old. The Episcopal Church, in this new century, has had...
elizabeth-stark's picture
Oct.06.2008
My two little guys got their hair cut today, Charlie for the first time. They hated it. No amount of toys or signing would keep them from batting at the lady with her scissors and her comb. Charlie confiscated the comb. The lady gave us an envelop with his little scraps of hair in it. The Intersex...