alison bechdel

Celebs

Last night, the Tony Awards (also known as the Super Bowl of Broadway) made history as women took home awards in nearly every creative discipline.  Musical theatre — especially the act of actually making and writing and directing the stuff — has always been a boys’ club, and that’s usually especially clear at the Tony Awards,… READ MORE »


News

There are plenty of people in the world who get nice things that they don’t (IMHO) deserve. So it’s especially nice when someone completely and utterly deserving is recognized for their greatness. I felt all the warm and fuzzies this morning when I heard on the news that the cartoonist and graphic novelist Alison Bechdel… READ MORE »


Entertainment

Back in February, some jerk politicians in South Carolina threatened cut the College of Charleston’s budget because they didn’t like the books that freshman were assigned to read for 2013 orientation. Those books were Out Loud: The Best Of Rainbow Radio, which tells the story of South Carolina’s first LGBT radio show, a Fun Home,… READ MORE »


Entertainment

South Carolina legislators are trying to “punish” two colleges in the state for assigning books they don’t approve of. The College of Charleston and the University of South Carolina Upstate incorporated “books on homosexuality” as required reading as part of their new student orientation. The books in question are Alison Bechdel’s graphic novel memoir FunREAD MORE »


Entertainment

Back in 1985, cartoonist Alison Bechdel drew a “Dykes To Watch Out For” cartoon describing the three rules that govern whether or not she will see a movie, which she called “The Bechdel Test“:

It has to have two women in it who have names,
Who talk to each other,
About… READ MORE »


Entertainment

Back in 1985, cartoonist Alison Bechdel drew a “Dykes To Watch Out For” cartoon describing the three rules that govern whether or not she will see a movie:

It has to have two women in it,
Who talk to each other,
About something besides a man. … READ MORE »