This Week We Discovered You Can't Spell Palin Without PAIN

  • We've gotten a lot of emails this week whining about the excess of Palin coverage. But you know what Palin hates more than anything — whiners! If you whine, the terrorists win…Or something. Anyway, check out what Judge Judy thinks about Sarah Palin.
  • Also check out what American Wife author Curtis Sittenfeld thinks…
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"Dying Of Too Much Choice": Sarah Palin And The Handmaid's Tale

So, are you guys interested in Sarah Palin? We can't really tell. Seriously, among the many e-mails we've gotten from you about McCain's suspiciously Tina-Fey-looking running mate was the suggestion than her candidacy parallels the plot of Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale » 9/11/08 2:00pm 9/11/08 2:00pm, a dystopian novel in which women have…

Daughters of the North: No Countryside For Any Men

As someone with a love of good feminist SciFi, I was saddened that NPR's review of Sarah Hall's Daughters of the North had to crack on the genre's archetype, The Handmaid's Tale, for not showcasing a violent uprising by the oppressed women but the plot summary and the excerpt provided are extremely intriguing. Hall's… » 6/24/08 12:40pm 6/24/08 12:40pm