Stories by Laura Barcella

Laura Barcella is a former associate editor at AlterNet and a freelance writer and the editor of Madonna & Me: Women Writers on the Queen of Pop (March 2012, Soft Skull Press). subscribe to Laura Barcella's feed

Posted on: Nov 18, 2014, Source: Salon

I never believed in that diagnosis—until I dated Jack, and saw what it was like to be powerless to your desires

Posted on: Oct 17, 2014, Source: The Fix

Making sense of all the hype.

Posted on: Jul 5, 2013, Source: The Fix

Some Alcoholics Anonymous members toke secretly without telling their sponsors. Are they in denial?

Posted on: Jun 10, 2013, Source: Salon

I never believed in that diagnosis -- until I dated Jack, and saw what it was like to be powerless to your desires

Posted on: Nov 1, 2012, Source: The Fix

Experts say that sugar affects brain chemistry and contributes to cancer, alcoholism and depression. It was also my first addiction—and it's still hanging on tight.

Posted on: Apr 23, 2007, Source: AlterNet

Jessica Valenti's new book aims to make women's rights cool again -- to make feminism a lifestyle as well as a movement. Read an excerpt from the book and her conversation with AlterNet.

Posted on: Apr 6, 2007, Source: AlterNet

In her new book, "Dancing in the Streets," Barbara Ehrenreich links the current epidemic of depression with our lack of group bonding rituals and explores how festive gatherings can be vehicles for social change.

Posted on: Sep 20, 2006, Source: AlterNet

New Mexico and Wyoming a close second...

Posted on: Sep 13, 2006, Source: AlterNet

A new talk radio venture from Gloria Steinem and Jane Fonda promises as much.

Posted on: Sep 6, 2006, Source: AlterNet

<b>Updated:</b> Protesting 'Path to 9/11,' ABC's conservative-penned, six-hour 'docudrama' set to air on the five-year anniversary.

Posted on: Sep 5, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Conservatives are working hard to dismantle almost every policy that protects average American workers. Air America host Thom Hartmann speaks up about how we can fight back.

Posted on: Aug 31, 2006, Source: AlterNet

A new British film looks back at the fictional assassination of George W. Bush in 2007. Whoa.

Posted on: Aug 30, 2006, Source: AlterNet

A new photo book showcases examples of visionary housing solutions in poor communities.

Posted on: Aug 24, 2006, Source: AlterNet

The teams will be separated along ethnic lines. Whoa.

Posted on: Aug 23, 2006, Source: AlterNet

A pair of contradictory opinion pieces sparked heated debate among AlterNet readers about male roles in parenthood and contraception.

Posted on: Aug 22, 2006, Source: AlterNet

According to a new AP investigation, in the last year, more than 100 women have reported being sexually abused by their recruiters.

Posted on: Aug 17, 2006, Source: AlterNet

McDonalds + Hummer = kiddie heaven?

Posted on: Aug 16, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Duh, by hiring and promoting more women...

Posted on: Jul 28, 2006, Source: AlterNet

In conjunction with peace group Code Pink, Wilson has reached her 24th day of fasting -- on nothing but water -- to protest the war in Iraq.

Posted on: Jul 26, 2006, Source: AlterNet

New studies show the Amazon dying faster than expected -- which could raise global warming to potentially disastrous proportions.