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: Mar 3, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Parents are bugging out since two men were arrested in CT yesterday for sexually abusing young girls they'd 'met' on MySpace.

Posted on: Feb 23, 2006, Source: AlterNet

The legendary misanthropic rockstar claims to have been investigated by the FBI and British intelligence.

Posted on: Feb 22, 2006, Source: AlterNet

and Planned Parenthood vows to fight it.

Posted on: Feb 17, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Were the 379+ women killed and dumped along the Mexico-Texas border just a figment of our imaginations? A new report seems to think so.

Posted on: Feb 10, 2006, Source: AlterNet

A conservative group's foul video claims 'we're making real progress in Iraq, defending our country from radical Al-Qaeda terrorists.'

Posted on: Feb 8, 2006, Source: AlterNet

The famous funnyman speaks out about his latest book, Air America's future, and his potential run for the Senate in '08.

Posted on: Feb 7, 2006, Source: AlterNet, with more Britney Spears!

Posted on: Feb 3, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Indeed, I am blogging about music today.

Posted on: Feb 1, 2006, Source: AlterNet

A recent <i>NYT</i> story about the year's great documentaries that <i>didn't</i> get Oscar-nominated is making some folks wonder.

Posted on: Jan 26, 2006, Source: AlterNet

like a 'Rolling Stone?'

Posted on: Jan 23, 2006, Source: AlterNet

A tiny little MoJo piece offers statistics that prove what we already suspected -- being a woman just isn't that much fun. Sorry.

Posted on: Jan 19, 2006, Source: AlterNet

A powerful new documentary explores the struggle of seven former prisoners, newly exonerated of horrible crimes.

Posted on: Jan 19, 2006, Source: AlterNet

...of the Iraq war's emotional after-effects, from a veteran who killed himself on Monday.

Posted on: Jan 18, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Oprah just can't seem to keep clear of those 'questionable' memoirs.

Posted on: Jan 13, 2006, Source: AlterNet

A new book showcases Iran's burgeoning blog world -- a vibrant 75,000-member community struggling for free expression in the face of a militant Islamic regime.

Posted on: Jan 12, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Lisa Crystal Carver, creator of the underground zine 'Rollerderby,' opens up about her transformation from small-town teen to international lit-punk sensation.

Posted on: Jan 12, 2006, Source: AlterNet

He took his personal history (and the histories of his dead friends) and scandalized it to get more attention and fame. Um, that's cheating.

Posted on: Jan 9, 2006, Source: AlterNet

An army-navy club has granted a 'reprieve' for the colony of stray cats that's lived on its Virginia grounds for more than 40 years.

Posted on: Jan 6, 2006, Source: AlterNet

The Oscars, Latifah and Lohan. Oh my my my.

Posted on: Jan 2, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Is A&E's new reality show a feminist-influenced 'go girl'-fest -- or just another excuse to show women traipsing around in their underwear?