By Alice Lee

Alice Lee can now rock a leather jacket, ripped black tights and combat boots with the best of them. She writes things at The Yearbook Office and talks about video games on her podcast Girlfriend Mode.

  1. Previously: how to tell if you are in an Iris Murdoch novel. An elephant mysteriously vanishes. A giant frog is waiting in your apartment. Your cat mysteriously vanishes. Two moons hang in the sky. Your wife mysteriously vanishes. A strange man comes to you and asks you to find a sheep, or a woman calls and asks for ten minutes of your time. You might be the protagonist in a novel or short story…

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  2. Two years ago I spent my summer reading a great history of the Riot Grrrl movement. The book, Girls to the Front: The True Story of the Riot Grrrl Revolution (Amazon | Indiebound) by Sara Marcus, chronicled the rise and short reign of Riot Grrrl's prominence in America by following some of the young women at the front of the movement.

    After finishing it, I downloaded some Heavens to Betsy and Bratmobile songs…

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