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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FP Classics

I Love Myself When I Am Laughing

A Zora Neale Hurston Reader
Zora Neale Hurston
This anthology draws together superb selections of essays, short stories, journalism, folklore, and autobiography by a pivotal writer of twentieth century literature.

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The Silent Duchess

A Novel
Dacia Maraini
Set in eighteenth-century Italy, this story has as its heroine a deaf-mute noblewoman who leads a lifelong search for fulfillment.

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Still Alive

A Holocaust Girlhood Remembered
Ruth Kluger
Kluger's story of her years in the camps and as a refugee survivor in New York, has emerged as one of the most powerful accounts of the Holocaust.

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Swastika Night

Katharine Burdekin
Published in 1937, twelve years before Orwell’s 1984, this novel projects a totally male-controlled fascist world that has eliminated women as we know them.

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No Sweetness Here

And Other Stories
Ama Ata Aidoo
In 11 stories, Aidoo explores postcolonial life in Ghana for both women and men with her characteristic honesty and humor.

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You Can't Get Lost in Cape Town

Zoe Wicomb
You Can't Get Lost in Cape Town is among the only works of fiction to explore the experience of “Coloured” citizens in apartheid-era South Africa.

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David's Story

Zoe Wicomb
Unfolding in South Africa at the moment of Nelson Mandela's release from prison, this novel explores the life of David Dirkse, part of the underground world of activists, spies, and saboteurs in the liberation movement.

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Changes

A Love Story
Ama Ata Aidoo
Changes explores the complex world in which the lives of professional working women have changed sharply, but the cultural assumptions of men's lives have not.

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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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