Lisa Hix

Writing

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  • Twitter: lisahix
  • Collectors Weekly: Fresh Type
  • KQED Arts: Profile
  • Don't Call It Cute: Thoughts on feminism

  • News, in-depth features, & essays

  • Save the Women, Not the Boobies, Jezebel, Oct. 23, 2012

  • War on Women, Waged in Postcards: Memes From the Suffragist Era, Collectors Weekly, Nov. 1, 2012

  • Decoding Secret Societies: What Are All Those Old Boys’ Clubs Hiding?, Collectors Weekly, Oct. 3, 2012

  • "How Collecting Opium Antiques Turned Me Into an Opium Addict", Collectors Weekly, Sept. 24, 2012

  • Girlie Pens, Again? Why Ordinary Things Go Pink, Collectors Weekly, Sept. 7, 2012

  • When the Wild Imagination of Dr. Seuss Fueled Big Oil, Collectors Weekly, Aug. 17, 2012

  • Why the ‘Native’ Fashion Trend Is Pissing Off Real Native Americans, Collectors Weekly, Dec. 1, 2011

  • Year in Review 2011: Futurecasting, Yahoo! News, Dec. 13, 2011

  • Solar Storms Forecast for 2012, Yahoo! News, Dec. 13, 2011

  • 9 Ways Dating Will Be Reinvented in 2012, Yahoo! News, Dec. 22, 2011

  • Interview with Leroy Moore, Founder of Krip Hop Nation, KQED Arts, Feb. 17, 2011

  • Artists With Disabilities Portray How 'Aliens' Would Like To Be Loved, KQED Arts, Jan. 27, 2011

  • Transgender Artist Explains How Lyon-Martin Loss Could Devastate The Community, SFist, Feb. 10, 2011

  • Egyptian Students at Cal Organize Protest to Help Their Families, Friends, SFist, Feb. 3, 2011

  • Mistah F.A.B. gets real: Less hyphy hijinks, more straight talk, KQED Arts, Oct. 3, 2010

  • Cyberspace: Bullying's New Turf, Yahoo! News, Dec. 21, 2010

  • Femme Fatales: A Year in Lady Spies, Yahoo! News, Dec. 17, 2010

  • Yahoo! Year in Review 2010: Natural Disasters, Yahoo! News, Dec. 3, 2010

  • Lean on me: Abortion doulas provide support for women who exercise their right to choose, Bust, February/March 2010

  • Pop culture, fashion, & the arts

  • Is Our Retro Obsession Ruining Everything?, Collectors Weekly, Nov. 19, 2012

  • Could Your Stuff Be Haunted? Ghostbusting The Creepiest Antiques, Collectors Weekly, Oct. 25, 2012

  • Trying on a Piece of Rock History: Inside Kim Gordon’s Clothing Sale, Collectors Weekly, Sept. 1, 2012

  • Baby’s First Butcher Shop, Circa 1900, Collectors Weekly, Aug. 2, 2012

  • Bizarro Beauty Products, from 1889 to Now, Collectors Weekly, July 20, 2012

  • Va-Va-Voom Vintage: Dita Von Teese on Burlesque, Fast Cars, and Old Lingerie, Collectors Weekly, July 16, 2012

  • My Little Pony Smackdown: Girls vs. Bronies, Collectors Weekly, June 28, 2012

  • Leading the Charge Against Casual Style, Armed With Antique Clothes and a Bike, Collectors Weekly, May 7, 2012

  • Sea-Monkeys and X-Ray Spex: Collecting the Bizarre Stuff Sold in the Back of Comic Books, Collectors Weekly, April 18, 2012

  • Everything You Know About Corsets Is False, Collectors Weekly, Jan. 17, 2012

  • Taxidermy Comes Alive! On the Web, the Silver Screen, and in Your Living Room, Collectors Weekly, Sept. 27, 2011

  • Occupy Boardwalk: How Games Got Greedy, Collectors Weekly, Oct. 11, 2011

  • The Inside Scoop on the Fake Barf Industry, Collectors Weekly, Aug. 23, 2011

  • Cyanide, Uranium, and Ammonium Nitrate: When Kids Really Had Fun With Science, Collectors Weekly, July 20, 2011

  • The Beautiful Chaos of African American Improvisational Quilts, Collectors Weekly, July 13, 2011

  • Too Lazy To Work Out? Machines That Exercise for You, From Victorian Times to the Present, Collectors Weekly, May 26, 2011

  • How Snake Oil Got a Bad Rap (Hint: It Wasn’t The Snakes’ Fault), Collectors Weekly, May 20, 2011

  • Pitchfork culture: Muddy men, crafty girls, and $2 haircuts, VenusZine.com, July 22, 2008

  • San Francisco Bay Area arts & culture

  • Help Her Help You Drink Your Way Through the Tenderloin, SFist, Feb. 3, 2011

  • Oakland Art Gallery, Experimental Music Space, 21 Grand Set to Close, KQED Arts, Nov. 23, 2010

  • Murder Ballad Bash lets inner monsters out to play, KQED Arts, Oct. 27, 2010

  • Canine carousel carver has eye, ear for detail, San Francisco Chronicle, March 1, 2010
  • S.F. writer gives female superheroes their due, San Francisco Chronicle, Feb. 7, 2010

  • Eating in with Debaser: DJs from San Francisco's hottest '90s party take the cake, Venus Zine, August 1, 2009

  • This Branch is Now a Home: Girl Seeks Vacant Tree, SFist, March 11, 2009

  • What Happened to the SNIFF Paintings?, SFist, April 16, 2009

  • Keak da Sneak: Hyper king of hyphy, San Francisco Chronicle, Oct. 8, 2006

  • Clubland: Hyphy dancing at Youth Uprising, San Francisco Chronicle, Oct. 16, 2005

  • Punk style at home in Oakland's Purple House and more on "Punk House" book, San Francisco Chronicle, Feb. 13, 2008

  • Gatsby picnic at Dunsmuir estate in Oakland, San Francisco Chronicle, Sept. 16, 2007

  • Swap SF: Clothing swaps aren't for the weak of spirit, San Francisco Chronicle, Feb. 24, 2008

  • Singles invent Christmas celebrations with personal meaning, San Francisco Chronicle, Dec. 19, 2007

  • Essentials pick of the week: Deep Dickollective and other recommendations, San Francisco Chronicle, June 22, 2006

  • Clubland: Bay Area Derby Girls San Francisco Chronicle, Oct. 30, 2005

  • Celebrity interviews & other profiles

  • LYNDA BARRY / Cartoonist Lynda Barry makes a case for phone-book doodling, KQED Arts, Oct. 11, 2010

  • JOAN JETT / Style Idols: Joan Jett and Girl in a Coma, Venus Zine, March 1, 2008

  • PAUL WESTERBERG / Like at Virgin: Paul Westerberg, San Francisco Chronicle, Sept. 5, 2004

  • NAOMI WOLF / Did Father Know Best? Naomi Wolf reconsiders her Bohemian upbringing, San Francisco Chronicle, June 19, 2005

  • MARY TIMONY / The former Helium front woman talks being ahead of the freak-folk curve, and dealing with the "angry girl" label, VenusZine.com, May 3, 2007

  • Fly Cars: Flights of fancy or the inevitable transport of the future, Intersection, Winter 2007

  • Plotting a World Record, One Marker at a Time, Collectors Weekly, April 20, 2011

  • Personal Effects: Ditties talk back to PMS blues, San Francisco Chronicle, May 15, 2005

  • Vintage 1970s Lunch Boxes Revisited: When Pop Culture Ruled the Playground, Collectors Weekly, Dec. 17, 2010

  • Attack of the Vintage Toy Robots! Justin Pinchot on Japan's coolest postwar export, Collectors Weekly, Nov. 18, 2010

  • Class of 2008: Heather Hammel, Elle Girl, every issue from December 2004/January 2005 to June 2006

  • Web sites: Managed and edited

    Flavorpill SF, Issues 179-285

    Highlights:

  • SF 280: bff flavor, September 11-17, 2007
  • SF 270: esperanto flavor, July 3-9, 2007
  • SF 265: alchemy flavor, May 29-June 4, 2007
  • SF 264: solidarity flavor, May 22-28, 2007
  • SF 263: tinkering flavor, May 15-21, 2007
  • SF 262: wonderment flavor, May 8-14, 2007
  • SF 261: disintegration flavor, May 1-7, 2007
  • SF 255: hotpants flavor, March 20-26, 2007
  • SF 253: howling flavor, March 6-12, 2007
  • SF 252: spazz flavor, Feb. 27-March 5, 2007
  • SF 251: yaddamean flavor, Feb. 20-26, 2007
  • SF 250: luscious flavor, Feb. 13-19, 2007
  • SF 245: techgasm flavor, Jan. 9-15, 2007
  • SF 242-3: elfin flavor, Dec. 19-25, 2006
  • SF 234: reanimated flavor, Oct. 24-30, 2006
  • SF 224: illusionary flavor, Aug. 15-21, 2006
  • SF 222: cube flavor, Aug. 1-7, 2006
  • SF 218: leisure flavor, July 5-10, 2006
  • SF 204: big-game flavor, March 28-April 3, 2006
  • SF 200: hullabaloo flavor, Feb. 28-March 6, 2006
  • SF 197: heroic flavor, Feb. 7-13, 2006
  • SF 188: cloudburst flavor, Dec. 6-12, 2005
  • SF 182: spine-tingling flavor, Oct. 25-31, 2005