Karen Houston

June 9, 2014

The Pushovers: Having a Party with Their Favorite People

Despite living in three different cities and being in a “long-distance band relationship,” as they call it, The Pushovers (Liz DeRoche, Nancy Eddy, and Mara Levi) are about to release their first, full-length indie pop album. The album, Falling For It, released on June 7.
June 3, 2014

‘Heterosexual Jill’ Plays at Pride Film Festival

Heterosexual Jill, a film by Michelle Ehlen, opens with main character Jill in a support group for “ex-lesbians,” called Better Day Tomorrow. The group leader says fantastic things like, “attraction is a beast that needs to be tamed, not taunted” and that “any man we can catch is worth catching.”
May 1, 2014

Femme Problems 121: Coping with Femme Invisibility

As Beyoncé says, pretty hurts, and in the case of femme presentation, it hurts us in ways that others in our community may not even know or notice. Sure—being a femme lesbian has its perks and privileges, but it certainly doesn’t come without its fair share of disadvantages.
April 8, 2014

Heart Canals: Love, Bliss, Separation, and Healing

Kyle Over-Soul takes us on a journey through a romantic relationship chronologically from the beginning, blissful stages, through struggle, separation, pain, and the healing process. Heart Canals is composed of 35 to 40 pieces of prosaic poetry—Kyle says it’s “more prosaic than anything,” but that the descriptiveness gives the book a poetic feel.