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Hot Pick: 06-18-2014

Alexandra Natale tells FP:

Must Read

Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Must See

After Tiller

Must Do

Support your local independent bookstore, and buy Feminist Press books while you're there!

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Hot Pick: 10-23-2013

Natalie Peart, activist and former FPer, tells FP:

Must Read

BROWN GIRL, BROWNSTONES, by Paule Marshall

Must See

Wangechi Mutu: A Fantastic Journey at the the Brooklyn Museum

Must Do

Reconnect with long-lost family

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Hot Pick: 10-03-2013

Wagatwe Wanjuki tells FP:

Must Read

Black Girl Dangerous

Must See

Scandal

Must Do

See the "Wangechi Mutu: A Fantastic Journey" exhibit at the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art.

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Hot Pick: 02-05-2013

Michele Karlsberg, publicist at Michele Karlsberg Marketing and Management, tells FP:

Must Read

ART ON FIRE by Hilary Sloin

Must See

The Big Chill

Must Do

Road trip through each of the states in America

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Hot Pick: 01-16-2013

Rachael Rakes, assistant curator of Film at the Museum of the Moving Image, tells FP:

Must Read

THE PASSION ACCORDING TO G.H by Clarice Lispector

Must See

The Art Theater Guild and Japanese Underground Cinema series at MoMA

Must Do

Flee the city; find some different air

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Hot Pick: 12-07-2012

Golda Poretsky, fat activist, blogger, and body love coach at Body Love Wellness, tells FP:

Must Read

EATING IN THE LIGHT OF THE MOON by Anita Johnston

Must See

Wings Of Desire

Must Do

Stop believing your inner critic and start believing your intuition.

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Hot Pick: 11-25-2012

Cary Webb, FP sales guru, tells FP:

Must Read

The Mars Trilogy by Kim Stanley Robinson

Must See

The view of NYC from an airplane

Must Do

Eat a French macaron!

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Hot Pick: 09-13-2012

Madeleine Hunt-Ehrlich, filmmaker, tells FP:

Must Read

STOLEN IMAGES by Raoul Peck

Must See

Dee Ree's masterpiece PARIAH

Must Do

Go to the sports bar 200 Fifth, one of the last bars in New York City that plays top card boxing fights for free

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Hot Pick: 08-27-2012

Danielle Henderson, writer and activist, tells FP:

Must Read

TWO WHOLE CAKES by Lesley Kinzel

Must See

Jean Grae

Must Do

Make a list of enemies, keep a journal, vacation alone, and throw a massive party for no reason.

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Hot Pick: 07-20-2012

Oriana Leckert, Director of Operations at Gotham Ghostwriters, tells FP:

Must Read

62: A Model Kit by Julio Cortázar

Must See

As much of the crazy Brooklyn underground as you can

Must Do

Be creative, kind, and happy, and give back to your community

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Hot Pick: 06-28-2012

Virgie Tovar, editor of HOT AND HEAVY, fat activist, sexologist, and former member of marching band, tells FP:

Must Read

USES OF THE EROTIC by Audre Lorde

Must See

John Waters' FEMALE TROUBLE

Must Do

Scratch mosquito bites, drink moscato irresponsibly, eat tiramisu, masturbate often, love your belly

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Hot Pick: 06-08-2012

Sarah Jenny Bleviss, co-founder and community organizer of the Sex Workers Outreach Project of New York City (SWOP-NYC), tells FP:

Must Read

FLOODLINES: Community and Resistance from Katrina to the Jena Six by Jordan Flaherty

Must See

Palermo, Sicily and Djerba, Tunisia

Must Do

Everybooty Too—a collaborative LGBTQI cabaret/carnival/party and alternative to the corporate pride parade on Sunday, Jun 24th at Dekalb Market in Brooklyn

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Hot Pick: 05-08-2012

Mikki Halpin, freelance writer and author of IT'S YOUR WORLD—If You Don't Like It, Change It: Activism for Teenagers, tells FP:

Must Read

SCUM Manifesto by Valerie Solanas

Must See

Mary Jane’s Not a Virgin Any More

Must Do

Fight back!

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Hot Pick: 04-12-2012

Cynthia Powell, artistic director and conductor of the Melodia Women’s Choir and The Stonewall Chorale, tells FP:

Must Read

The Chalice and the Blade by Riane Eisler

Must See

Downton Abbey, part 3

Must Do

Conduct Stravinsky's Rite of Spring

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Hot Pick: 03-07-2012

Andrea Marpillero-Colomina, urbanist and gal about town, tells FP:

Must Read

With Fondest Regards by Françoise Sagan

Must See

Gran Fury's Read My Lips Show at 80WSE Gallery at NYU (Closing March 17!)

Must Do

Make like Edie Sedgwick and wear more leopard print!

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Hot Pick: 02-11-2012

Hanne Blank, author of BIG BIG LOVE, tells FP:

Must Read

Jonathan Spence's THE MEMORY PALACE OF MATTEO RICCI

Must See

Yōjirō Takita's sumptuous 2001 costume drama, ONMYOJI

Must Do

Deep-clean your closet!

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Hot Pick: 01-19-2012

Maddie Phinney, editor of continuummag.com, tells FP:

Must Read

ROLE MODELS by John Waters

Must See

"Kenneth Anger: Icons" at MOCA

Must Do

Dress to impress!

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Hot Pick: 10-11-2011

Kristina Gray (aka K La Rock), DJ, writer, activist, tells FP:

Must Read

Of Another Fashion

Must See

30 Americans

Must Do

Listen to Work the Walls Vol 1. mixtape

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Hot Pick: 09-25-2011

January Hunt, overthinker, collector, writer, sound artist, unapologetic femme, tells FP:

Must Read

MY FACE FOR THE WORLD TO SEE by Candy Darling

Must See

THE BALLAD OF GENESIS AND LADY JAYE

Must Do

Tour the US in an airstream trailer with a typewriter, synthesizers, an audience, and a stop in Provincetown (accepting offers).

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Hot Pick: 09-07-2011

Robert Smith, III, development associate at the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission, tells FP:

Must Read

FUN HOME by Alison Bechdel

Must See

LOOKING FOR LANGSTON, directed by Isaac Julien

Must Do

See EVIDENCE OF ACCUMULATION: Artists in Residence 2010-11: Simone Leigh, Kamau Amu Patton, Paul Mpagi Sepuya at the STUDIO MUSEUM in Harlem

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Hot Pick: 08-04-2011

Jessica Halem, comedian, tells FP:

Must Read

Just Kids by Patti Smith

Must See

The High Line in NYC

Must Do

Go to the beach!

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Hot Pick: 07-12-2011

Tristan Taormino, author, sex educator, and feminist pornographer, tells FP:

Must Read

THE PLACES THAT SCARE YOU by Pema Chodron

Must See

Warhorse at Lincoln Center

Must Do

Make feminist porn

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Hot Pick: 06-28-2011

Legacy Russell, artist, cultural producer, East Village/Lower East Side socialite, tells FP:

Must Read

The Body in Pain by Elaine Scarry

Must See

Open Ceremony / American Idolatry

Must Do

Drink margaritas and eat good food in my backyard with friends, loud music, hands up, and the highest heels I can find.

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Hot Pick: 06-16-2011

Nath Ann Carrera—singer, writer, woahmone— tells FP:

Must Read

EVERY SECRET THING by Patricia Campbell Hearst

Must See

Barbara Stanwyck in Baby Face

Must Do

The Pop-Up Museum Of Queer History at the Leslie/Lohman Gallery from August 6–25!

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Hot Pick: 06-01-2011

Candice Williamson, blogger, tells FP:

Must Read

The Hunger Games

Must See

Misfits!!!

Must Do

Dykes on BiCycles Pride Kick-off Party on June 10th

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Hot Pick: 05-15-2011

Marilyn Maye, jazz singer and cabaret star, tells FP:

Must Read

Linda Goodman's Sun Signs

Must See

Catch Me If You Can

Must Do

See my show at Feinstein's at the Regency, 5/24– 6/4

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Hot Pick: 05-06-2011

Cara Hoffman, author of SO MUCH PRETTY tells FP:

Must Read

CLOSE TO THE KNIVES, a Memoir of Disintegration, by David Wojnarowicz

Must See

The ocean, before it dies.

Must Do

Take lessons at the Trapeze School of New York.

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Hot Pick: 04-19-2011

Morgane Richardson, founder of Refuse the Silence: Women of Color in Academia Speak Out, tells FP:

Must Read

Hiroshima in the Morning

Must See

Lorna Simpson: Gathered

Must Do

Watch the sun go down in the Brooklyn Bridge Park with a picnic, nice bottle of wine, and close friends.

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Hot Pick: 03-29-2011

Grace Moon, artist and founder of VELVETPARK: Dyke Culture in Bloom, tells FP:

Must Read

The Sound of One Hand

Must See

Community Action Center by A.K. Burns and A.L. Steiner

Must Do

Fly on the trapeze (or another action) at Streb Action Lab

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Hot Pick: 03-17-2011

Marti Gould Cummings, Co-founder of Broadway Speaks Out tells FP:

Must Read

Maya Angelou's I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

Must See

The First Wives Club

Must Do

Live life freely and to the fullest

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Hot Pick: 03-02-2011

Michelle Tea, writer and Sister Spit co-founder, tells FP:

Must Read

I waste so much of my life reading fashion magazines, but THE GENTLEWOMAN doesn't make me feel bad about lost time.

Must See

Anything by Taylor Mac!

Must Do

My favorite thing to do right now is go to Tucson.

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Hot Pick: 02-15-2011

Tiffany Rhodes, of Butch Diva Designs tells FP:

Must Read

Do You by Russell Simmons

Must See

Coco Before Chanel

Must Do

Embrace a day off, schedule in time to relax, and appreciate the small things!

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Hot Pick: 01-21-2011

Jeanne Vaccaro, Commander of the Feminist Killjoy Army, tells FP:

Must Read

Time Binds: Queer Temporalities, Queer Histories

Must See

Black Swan

Must Do

Disco rollerskate; anything crafty; Tumblr.

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Hot Pick: 01-11-2011

Ryann Holmes and Genesis Tramaine, activists, tells FP:

Must Read

bois will be bois

Must See

PARIAH, film by Dee Rees

Must Do

Pray, do push-ups, see live music, and visit the Bklyn Museum!

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Hot Pick: 12-21-2010

Kate Goldwater, eco-friendly fashion designer and founder of AuH20 designs tells FP:

Must Read

Tiger Beatdown

Must See

The Perennial Plate

Must Do

Go to a show, party, circus performance, or sewing workshop at the House of Yes.

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Hot Pick: 11-20-2010

Jack Halberstam, writer and scholar, tells FP:

Must Read

The Guilt Project by Vanessa Place

Must See

MegaMind in 3D

Must Do

Swim outdoors at dawn; marathon Mad Men viewing; listen to my old record collection loudly!

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Hot Pick: 10-16-2010

Alexis Pauline Gumbs, media activist, tells FP:

Must Read

Shotgun Seamstress

Must See

Mississippi Damned directed by Tina Mabry

Must Do

Go to a Korean spa (like JeJu outside Atlanta)!

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Hot Pick: 10-09-2010

Jenn Northington, event manager at WORD tells FP:

Must Read

Room by Emma Donoghue

Must See

Slings & Arrows

Must Do

Shop the McCarren Park Farmers Market

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Hot Pick: 09-23-2010

Mindy Seegal Abovitz, Tom Tom Magazine creator/editor, tells FP:

Must Read

Pink Noises by Tara Rodgers

Must See

Ladies and Gentlemen, The Fabulous Stains

Must Do

Play the drums! Go see women play the drums, and log onto tomtommag.com

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Hot Pick: 08-27-2010

Ramsey Kanaan, PM Press publisher, tells FP:

Must Read

Pike by Benjamin Whitmer

Must See

Mesrine

Must Do

Engineer the destruction of Capital and the State

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Hot Pick: 08-11-2010

Anne Frederick, Hester Street Collaborative Exec. Director, tells FP:

Must Read

Native New Yorkers by Evan Pritchard

Must See

Winter's Bone

Must Do

Get involved in your local community, in whatever way inspires you.

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Hot Pick: 07-27-2010

Pamela Sneed, writer, tells FP:

Must Read

Someone Knows My Name by Lawrence Hill

Must See

Inception

Must Do

Coney Island Dancers House Music Party on the Coney Island Boardwalk on Saturday nights

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Hot Pick: 07-14-2010

Robert S. Eshelman, independent journalist, tells FP:

Must Read

GOMORRAH: A Personal Journey into the Violent International Empire of Naples' Organized Crime System

Must See

Tala Hadid's Your Dark Hair

Must Do

Make out

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Hot Pick: 06-28-2010

Lesley Kinzel, blogger at Fatshionista, tells FP:

Must Read

Tasha at Red Vinyl Shoes

Must See

A Matter of Size

Must Do

The Tightrope!

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Hot Pick: 05-11-2010

MITCH MCEWEN, Director of SUPERFRONT, a gallery and project space for architecture and interdisciplinary projects, tells FP:

Must Read

Maureen Dowd

Must See

When the Levees Broke by Spike Lee

Must Do

Something that isn't an act of marketing or mental masturbation.

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Hot Pick: 04-10-2010

Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore, author of So Many Ways to Sleep Badly, tells FP:

Must Read

INCOGNEGRO: A Memoir of Exile & Apartheid by Frank Wilderson

Must See

Sara Shelton Mann and David Szlasa: tribes/dominion

Must Do

Rethink everything!

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Hot Pick: 03-21-2010

Jennifer De Leon, writer, tells FP:

Must Read

Making Face, Making Soul/Haciendo Caras: Creative and Critical Perspectives by Women of Color, edited by Gloria Anzaldúa

Must See

Real Women Have Curves

Must Do

Travel alone

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Hot Pick: 03-12-2010

Jaishri Abichandani, artist, activist, founder of the South Asian Women's Creative Collective tells FP:

Must Read

THE SPACE BETWEEN US by Thrity Umrigar

Must See

DISTRICT 9

Must Do

Give back to your community, a school, an organization, by volunteering, donating—whatever you can give.

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Hot Pick: 01-25-2010

Jacinta Bunnell, author of Girls are Not Chicks Coloring Book, tells FP:

Must Read

King and King

Must See

National Geographic's Sex, Lies, and Gender

Must Do

Take a writing workshop with Lynda Barry at least once in your life!

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Hot Pick: 01-12-2010

Savannah Knoop, writer & clothing designer, tells FP:

Must Read

Kinski Uncut: The Autobiography of Klaus Kinski

Must See

Beau Travail, by Claire Denis

Must Do

Do reps RIGHT NOW, like the plank!

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Hot Pick: 01-05-2010

Substantia Jones, photographer and founder of the Adipositivity Project, tells FP:

Must Read

The Fat Studies Reader, edited by Esther Rothblum and Sondra Solovay

Must See

Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire

Must Do

Resist the social engineering attempts of the weight loss industry. Be healthy instead, and love your body today.

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Hot Pick: 11-16-2009

Jewelle Gomez, writer, tells FP:

Must Read

Society's Child: The Autobiography of Janis Ian

Must See

We Shall Remain: American Experience, PBS

Must Do

Walk for a 1/2 hour every day no matter how much work is on the desk!

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Hot Pick: 10-30-2009

Frances Goldin, literary agent, tells FP:

Must Read

Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson

Must See

Good Hair

Must Do

Barbara Kingsolver reading at the NYPL on November 4th

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Hot Pick: 10-14-2009

Courtney Young, cultural critic, tells FP:

Must Read

Sassafrass, Cypress & Indigo by Ntosake Shange

Must See

The Little Owl

Must Do

Working on my personal blog/website

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Hot Pick: 09-29-2009

Elizabeth Streb, choreographer, tells FP:

Must Read

Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson

Must See

Let Me Down Easy by Anna Deavere Smith

Must Do

Listen to the real voices on the ground, speak the Truth to power, let confusions evaporate!

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Hot Pick: 09-02-2009

Bob Holling, FP web master, tells FP:

Must Read

The Blackbirder

Must See

The Dinner Party, by Judy Chicago

Must Do

Dutch Festival on Governor's Island

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