Pink is the new Bitch
Chuck Klosterman: We want to punch you in the Sasquatch
Oh you! Go do what the Harvard Book Store says:
I. You can throw:
1. Shiny beads 2. Dusty post-feminist texts 3. Prescription-only coke bottle glasses
II. You can go:
1. The Ultimate Indie-Yuppie is in town, and what a nasty piece of work he is:
a. Chuck Klosterman's latest, Chuck Klosterman IV: A Decade of Curious People and Dangerous Ideas, collects his previously printed profiles and trend stories from the past decade as well as more recent opinions on the new shit he deems relevant. But the real surprise to us is that, in the third section, the Chuckster tries his hand at fiction writing. Remember, that deals with actual emotions and character psychology, not just the finer points of the history of The Real World. Ask Klosterman why he really quit Spin when he reads tonight.
b. It's a Harvard Book Store–sponsored event at the Brattle Theatre, 40 Brattle St, Cambridge | 6 pm | $3 | 617.661.1515.
2. Remember when you read The Women's Room and either threw up and burned it or got really inspired?
a. We were tried-and-true Sassy fans back in the day, and now we’re utterly devoted Jane subscribers (whether you care or not, now you know), but we can give it up to Bitch for cornering the post-femmy backlash niche. The publication’s founding editors (it’s gone from stapled ’zine to a full-scale mag), Lisa Jervis and Andi Zeisler, celebrate the anti-Cosmo’s tenth anniversary with Bitchfest: Ten Years of Cultural Criticism from the Pages of Bitch Magazine, a collection of essays, rants, and raves — some pre-published, others specially commissioned — that probe into pop-culture from a feminist, modern-girl perspective, with pieces ranging from a rundown of sex scenes in lesbian YA novels to a stand-up discussion of female urination.
b. It’s girl — er, women — power, with a panel discussion titled “Pop Goes the Feminist,” tomorrow night at Harvard Hillel, Beren Hall, 52 Mount Auburn St, Cambridge | free | 800.542.READ.
III. Report back to us via email or comments. We're too busy watching Degrassi: TNG to participate in anything bookish. OMG thanks.