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Pete's mini zine fest is coming up - and it's ALL OVER THE INTERTRONS.

Do you dig art, food, and live music? Check out the Scraps Magazine Release Party in Queens! (easily acessible, right next to the 7 train) The Facebook event is here. It's going to be a great time!

We're having a belated Zine Library Day event here at Barnard Library on Wednesday, July 31st from 11-5.

There will be a Zine Reading at 2:00, and Zinedora (like Pandora, but for zines) recommendation booths all day. The event is held in colaboration with the POC Zine Project.

Come get some vegan snax and make zines with us. And keep an eye out for our neon colored posters! You literally can't miss them.

Booklyn Artists Alliance is having a 24-Hour Zine Event starting Saturday, July 27th! Described as an "OVERNIGHT ZINE FACTORY / SLUMBER PARTY / MEDIA JAM," this is one party that you don't want to miss!

There's a Feminist Zine Reading at Bluestockings featuring our zine assistant Jordan Alam and our libary school intern Elvis Bakaitis! Both are prolific and excellent zinesters. Click for more for info and check out the Facebook Event.

Though the days of couples carving their initials into treestumps and undeniable love-at-first-sight reside only in fiction, the fact is, you can't deny the appeal of falling in love while wrapping yourself in a Snuggie and slurping instant noodle soup. Online dating services allow users to construct and hide behind tippy-top versions of themselves and simultaneously lust over the photoshopped versions others. While one could argue that these websites such as OK Cupid attempt to build love from sham, statistics show that online dating was the root of  17% of last year's marriages. 

50 Shades of Grey, the bestselling book that you caught your mother reading in the bathtub, tells of a post-grad, virginal woman's experience as a submissive in  a BDSM sexual relationship. Despite her initial hesitation and isolation, she ultimately engages in her subordinate role, desirous of the painful pleasure that he concedes her.

Explicitly erotic and yet wildly popular, 50 Shades of Grey apparently taps into a specific sexual "fantasy" of many women: a lust for submission.

Well, pardon me, but I couldn't imagine a "fantasy" that seems to mirror female reality much more accurately.  Is author  EL James perhaps implying that women, even behind closed doors, would rather be in a poisiton of subordinance? Does she reinforce pornographic standards that women must find their own loss of control appealing? Is it wrong to find this sexual dynamic appealing? Are we reading too much into this, and  do I have to keep imagining my mom in  a bubble bath?

Make your voice heard about the book noone will stop talking about on Thursday, June 26th from 7-9 at Revolution Books 146 West 26th Street, Manhattan

212-691-3345 
(btw 6th & 7th Avenues, #1 to 28th St.). The discussion will be hosted by Sunsara Taylor and the Project to End Pornography and Patriarchy: The Enslavement and Degradation of Women. 
For more information, contact stoppatriarchy@gmail.com .

Are you looking for zines on nationality and transition? Do you have any zines to add to the list? Click here to go to CUNY's blog to see Alycia Sellie's growing list of zines!

This conference on Thursday, April 5th  at Parsons: The New School For Design will consider feminist art as a zone of multi-disciplinary art production associated with a radical critique of gendered power relations in society. Speakers include Susan Bee, A. K. Burns, Audrey Chan, Maureen Connor, Caitlin Rueter & Suzanne Stroebe and Ulrike Müller. Free admission!

Small Works for Big Change, the annual benefit event supporting the Sylvia Rivera Law Project (SRLP), will be held at 6pm Saturday, February 25, 2012 at Jack Studios in New York. Now in its seventh year, this vibrant annual celebration reflects the radical spirit of SRLP and the experimental energy of some of New York’s most innovative contemporary artists, both established and emerging. 100% of the event’s proceeds will benefit SRLP’s advocacy work for transgender communities. The event is free and open to the public.

Click more for lists of artists and musicians!

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