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Kira Cochrane

Kira Cochrane

    How female corpses became a fashion trend
    How female corpses became a fashion trend
    For once it's not the image of Miley Cyrus herself that is controversial. It's the woman lying next to her. In a new advertising campaign...
    Why is America giving gun licences to blind people?
    Why is America giving gun licences to blind people?
    In a short interview with Piers Morgan earlier this year, Stevie Wonder suggested a novel idea for demonstrating the problem with US...
    xoJane cranks up the blog dial
    xoJane cranks up the blog dial
    The more personal and vulnerable a writer is, the better, says Jane Pratt.
    'Ageing gracefully is a lost concept for us'
    'Ageing gracefully is a lost concept for us'
    It was in 1962 that Timmie Jean Lindsey was offered a solution to a nonexistent problem. A factory worker from Texas, she had married at 15, had...
    Living a lie for the American dream
    Living a lie for the American dream
    Scenes from an undocumented life, number one. Jose Antonio Vargas is in his late 20s, a remarkably successful journalist, covering the 2008...
    Gay girls in the web of hoaxes
    Gay girls in the web of hoaxes
    The writer claimed to be "the ultimate outsider", a 35-year-old lesbian who had lived as an Arab Muslim in the United States and was now living as...
    Bunny tales, rabbit droppings and life in the Playboy mansion
    Bunny tales, rabbit droppings and life in the Playboy mansion
    In an interview in 1967 Hugh Hefner, the founder of the Playboy empire, explained the ways in which women were like rabbits. The bunny "has a...
    More people make a clean break
    More people make a clean break
    If you are reading this article over breakfast, the chances are you have recently stepped into the shower, lathered up your hair and torso, rinsed...
    Lady, tramp, feminist icon
    Lady, tramp, feminist icon
    Is Lady Gaga an important feminist, a force for good? Or is she simply a canny performance artist? Kira Cochrane enters the debate
    Filling in the gaps
    Filling in the gaps
    It was the winter of 2001 and the popular novelist Barbara Kingsolver was facing a deluge of hate mail. In the wake of the 9/11 attacks she had...
    Can you make a feminist exploitation flick?
    Can you make a feminist exploitation flick?
    Exploitation movies have been variously described as trashy, improbable and flat-out fun -- but feminist? Not often. With their catfighting biker...
    Going the whole hog
    Going the whole hog
    Jason Day, a barbecue fanatic from Kansas City, says he didn't intend to set the internet aflame. But when he and fellow barbecuer Aaron Chronister...