Gilmore Dogs

Emily Gilmore has just taken off her skirt and escaped the basement through the window. Richard has followed her outside. READ MORE

Women Reading in Art

Barber Shop by Edward Hopper PARTIAL and ONLY

Childrens Afternoon at Wargemont PARTIAL

Compartment C Car 293 by Edward Hopper PARTIAL and ONLY

Henry Fuseli–Woman Reading Seated Before a Window

Henry Robert Morland–Woman Reading by a Paper-Bell Shade

Hotel Lobby by Edward Hopper PARTIAL

Hotel Room Edward Hopper

Illustration–Alice Reading–1916

Jacob Somme–Woman reading by a window

Lucie Marcus Ritter–Woman Reading

Portrait of Maria Adelaide of France in Turkish-Style Garb –Jean Etienne Liotard

Robert Delaunay–Nude woman reading

Stojan Aralica–Woman with a Straw Hat

Taddeo Crivelli–Saint Catherine of Alexandria

Triptych with the Annunciation PARTIAL woman reading

Woman Crowned with Flowers Reading by Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot

Woman Seated on a Sofa by Edouard Jean Vuillard FULL and ONLY

Yi Je-chang–A Woman Reading a Book 2

Yi Je-chang–A Woman Reading a Book

Yun Deok-hui–A Woman Reading a Book CLOSEUP

Stuff in Art: A Thing Since 2011

Previously: Women Real Tired of Your Shit in Art

Lili Loofbourow is a writer splitting her time between Oakland and Austin. She tweets as @millicentsomer.

Women Real Tired of Your Shit in Art

Dosso Dossi-Lucrezia Borgia Duchess of Ferrara

The Venerable Mother Jeronima de la Fuente by Diego Velazquez PARTIAL

Ejnar Nielsen–Portrait of an elderly woman in mourning

Eugene Delacroix–Portrait of a Woman in a Blue Turban

Giacomo Ceruti–Young Peasant Woman Holding a Wine Flask

Moses B Russell–Portrait of a Woman

Mummy Portrait of a Young Woman–1st century AD

Pere Crusells–Portrait of a Woman with Attributes of Diana

Portrait of a Woman at keyboard

Ramon Cano Manilla–Indian Woman from Oaxaca

Theodore Chasseriau–Woman and Little Girl of Constantine with a Gazelle

Wilhelm Bendz–Portrait of an elderly woman

Horses Who Can't Even in Art


Kim Gyu-Jin–A White Horse Running Past a Willow


Leaf from Proverbes en rimes ca 1490

Martin Theodore Ward–Head of a Grey Arabian Horse

Merry-Go-Round–Norman Rockwell

Samuel H Owen–Head of a Horse

The Crucifixion of Christ by Hans Baldung Grien–PARTIAL

Triumph of Death by Pieter Bruegel I PARTIAL 2–horse

Triumph of Death by Pieter Bruegel I PARTIAL–horse

William Blake–Jerusalem Plate 39–By Satans Watch-fiends

Lili Loofbourow is a writer splitting her time between Oakland and Austin. She tweets as @millicentsomer.

People Trying to Write in Art

(After an unintended hiatus, the Stuff in Art series is back.) READ MORE

Consensual Comedy: An Interview with Comedian Heather Gold

Heather Gold is a comedian living in Oakland. She’s shared the stage with (among others) Patton Oswalt, Maria Bamford, Margaret Cho, Bill Irwin, and Judy Gold. She’s best known for her one-woman hit show “I Look Like an Egg, But I Identify as a Cookie”, an “interactive baking comedy” that’s made the rounds in Austin, New York, and most recently played to sold-out audiences in Berkeley. So far she’s baked over 50,000 cookies with audiences. READ MORE

Animals Not Good at Hiding


Are Women People?

There’s nothing like a sunny Tuesday morning to lure you out of bed and into the closet where you keep your desktop. From there you dive into Project Gutenberg, which you plunder, full of matutinal enthusiasm, for things to put on your Kindle so that you can fulfill a longtime fantasy: reading with scones on the lake. (This, by the way, is *the* reason to get an e-reader — not the lake bit, but the sheer bounty, the gems you’ve never heard of on Project Gutenberg, which are yours, for free, and which will break you with gratitude.) READ MORE

The Golden Age of Dirty Talk

It would never occur to me to describe ears as “handsome volutes to the human capital.” That it did to Charles Lamb, who also called them “ingenious labyrinthine inlets” and “indispensable side-intelligencers,” says one thing about him and something else entirely about me, but it says something, too, about the linguistic environment where volutes to the human capital can thrive. Whether because of the Internet or some other mysterious, homogenizing influence, our language has lost some biodiversity. Even our obscenities—the parts of language least likely to lose their verve—have dwindled, and the survivors have dulled from overuse. “You've got balls,” we say, when once we could have yelled that “the testimonies of your Manhood are swell'd as big, Sirrah, as a couple of Norfolk dumplings!” Where we use mean hypotheticals, like "I would love to have the ability to make you sore," our ancestors promised each other nights spent “in prigging, wapping, and telling of drunken stories.” READ MORE

Breastfeeding in Art

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