Alison Bechdel

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Dave Eggers offers to replace books a South Dakota school board wants to pulp
The writer calls the planned destruction of copies of five titles – by Bernardine Evaristo, Alison Bechdel, Imbolo Mbue and Stephen Chbosky as well as his own – ‘an unconscionable horror’

Lucy Knight

06, May, 2022 @3:20 PM

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US libraries report spike in organised attempts to ban books in schools
The American Library Association, which monitors ‘challenges’ to books, says social media have amplified protests to the highest number for decades

Alison Flood

25, Nov, 2021 @10:38 AM

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No straight lines: Alison Bechdel and the unstoppable rise of queer comics
The artist discusses her role in an eye-opening new documentary that trails the history of LGBTQ+ comic books and the people behind them

Veronica Esposito

16, Nov, 2021 @8:01 AM

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Fun Home review – Alison Bechdel memoir-musical adaptation burrows its way into your heart
Behind the image of a picture-perfect family is a father’s torment and an artist’s attempt to grasp at the truth

Debbie Zhou

11, May, 2021 @1:05 AM

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Yoga, karate, skiing … Alison Bechdel on her lifelong obsession with exercise
Ever since she was a child, the Fun Home cartoonist has been fascinated by fitness. The cartoonist talks about the ‘salvation’ of running, polyamory and being seduced by a fan

Emma Brockes

01, May, 2021 @8:00 AM

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The secret herstory: what happened to Donna Tartt's women?
Her novels do not fail the Bechdel test, and her women are not without nuance. But they are obscured by unreliable male narrators

Mikaella Clements

25, Sep, 2019 @1:31 PM

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From Tales of the City to Tipping the Velvet: top 10 books about coming out
Novelist Kate Davies picks the best books about a task that never happens just once

Kate Davies

20, Feb, 2019 @10:23 AM

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Top 10 fictional booksellers
From Italo Calvino to Iain Sinclair and Alison Bechdel, literary retailers have been at the centre of some wild, dark dramas

Bartholomew Bennett

12, Dec, 2018 @10:33 AM

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Robin Ince's top 10 books about the human condition
From Douglas Adams to Oliver Sacks, the standup comedian reveals some of the writers that have helped him try to work out what makes us tick

Robin Ince

17, Oct, 2018 @11:14 AM

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The week in theatre: Fun Home; One for Sorrow; Undaunted; Windrush: 492 – review
Acclaimed cartoonist Alison Bechdel comes to life in a remarkable new musical, a stranger menaces liberal London, and a high-wire suffragette thrills

Susannah Clapp

01, Jul, 2018 @7:00 AM

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Fun Home review – Bechdel memoir takes stage musical in new directions
This adaptation of Alison Bechdel’s graphic novel is a beautifully performed mix of memory-play and strip-cartoon

Michael Billington

28, Jun, 2018 @11:20 AM

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Wonder women: how this summer's TV passes the Bechdel test
Shows such as Orange is the New Black, GLOW and Claws allow their female characters to do more than just play the girlfriend, signaling important progress

Rebecca Nicholson

23, Jun, 2017 @12:45 PM

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