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Before the internet made it easier to network with other alternative parents, before there was a genre of mama zines, or even Hip Mama, there was "The Future Generation: The Zine for Subculture Parents, Kids, Friends & Others." Created by China Martens in 1990 (after the birth of her daughter in 1988), the zine was...

This week we're talking to award winning and abundantly talented teacher, author, and activist Gayle Brandeis about her latest, The Book of Live Wires.

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Garrison Keillor, longtime host of public radio's faux-folksy and down-home program A Prairie Home Companion -- quite possibly the only radio show that could withstand, along with the cockroach, a nuclear explosion and yet still find its way onto my local NPR affiliate -- authored a stunningly homophobic, ignorant piece in...

My daughter strides through the doors of St. Something or Other, sits herself sideways in a seat at a low table, and starts to color. So begins her life as a school-aged child. Consequently, this moment also serves to kick the life out of my five year stint as her fulltime stay-at-home mom.
 
Well then. What now...

Recent high school graduate Zoe Trope is the precocious author of a critically lauded memoir. Hip Mama asked one of our own expert teenage staff members to read the book and interview the writer.
 
Mina: I know this work started out as a zine, but how did it become a book?
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