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When the smoke from the Columbine High School massacre cleared, fourteen students and one teacher in my school district were dead, and dozens were wounded. Fortunately, two huge bombs that had been planted in the building didn't explode. Shock waves rippled through the culture and our educational establishment. How had...

My most powerful childhood memory is very simple, like all the deepest recollections are: as my mother leaned against the sink of our butter-yellow Minneapolis kitchen, I barreled into her and squashed my face her soft belly. I could have been no older than five, for my head reached no higher than the motherly bulge that...

Today This Manic Mama talks to former Bitch publisher Debbie Rasmussen about her Fly Away Zine Mobile and the Orderly Disorder: Zinester Librarians in Circulation Summer 2011...

Welcome to Hipmama.com Radio! Our show offers a dynamic and eclectic mix of interviews, reviews and performances from the illustrious, the infamous, and people just like you! This Manic Mama returns with Maria Bustillos, mother, provocateur, and author of...

To celebrate the one year anniversary of our move from New York City to Rockland, Dan and I decided to unpack the designated non-essentials that had been stowed in boxes in a $250 per month storage space and then transported practically by circus train to our new and fabulous suburban garage. My job was to go through the...

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