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Selected Articles by Mattilda

"My Amtrak Residency" in Bookslut

Review of Sex Workers Unite in the San Francisco Chronicle

Favorite Books of 2013 in Bookslut

“A Movement That’s a Little More Radical” in the New York Times

Firing Desire: Communal Possibilities in the Life and Work of David
Wojnarowicz
in Bookslut

“Community Spirit”: The New Gay Patriot and the Right to Fight in
Unjust Wars
in We Who Feel Differently

Review of Justin Torres’ We the Animals in Bookslut

We Die, You Get Married on The Bilerico Project

Review of Eileen Myles’ Inferno in Bookslut

A Fine Romance: Democracy Now's Amy Goodman and Lieutenant Dan Choi on The Bilerico Project

"Get Hitched or Get Ditched" in The Skinny

"Pink Saturday: Party or Police State?" in the San Francisco Bay Times

"Down With Legitimacy" in the San Francisco Bay Guardian

"Why I'm Not Celebrating" on AlterNet

"Milked" in the San Francisco Bay Guardian

"Lust and Loss" in the San FranciscoBay Guardian

Review of Masha Tupitsyn’s Beauty Talk & Monsters in Bookslut

Review of Norah Vincent's Self-Made Man in Bitch

"Designer Impostor: Behind JT LeRoy's literary spell" in Bitch

Karen Finley and Cindy Sheehan in the San Francisco Bay Guardian

My Thoughts on Brokeback

On Looking for Love in Places Without in Clamor

Review of Gregg Bordowitz and Larry Kramer, in the San Francisco Bay Guardian

"Assimilation and its Discontents," in the San Francisco Bay Guardian

"Why the Gay Rights Movement is a Sham," in LiP Magazine

That's Revolting Tour Diary in the Gay and Lesbian Review

Tour Diary Continued in the Gay and Lesbian Review

Dangerous Families Tour Article in The Stranger

 

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Excerpts from Some of Mattilda's Books,
and Selected Fiction

"Together" from The End of San Francisco

“The Texture of the Air” from The End of San Francisco

"Anyone You Come into Contact With" from The End of San Francisco

Excerpt from The End of San Francisco in DigBoston

"Houseplants," from So Many Ways to Sleep Badly

"The Future," from So Many Ways to Sleep Badly

"Fish Tank," from So Many Ways to Sleep Badly

"Heaven," from So Many Ways to Sleep Badly

"Titanic," from Low Blue Flame

Four Hugs,” from Pulling Taffy

Tainted Love,” from Lodestar Quarterly

Retin-A,” from Suspect Thoughts

Digestion,” from Suspect Thoughts

Falling in Love with Francis,” from Suspect Thoughts

Runway,” from Suspect Thoughts

Ten Dollars,” from Velvet Mafia

Macrobiotics,” from Velvet Mafia

Hypoglycemia,” from Blithe House Quarterly

 

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Interviews by Mattilda

Amber Dawn and Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore in The Advocate

Sassafras Lowrey and Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore in The Advocate

Susie Bright in the San Francisco Bay Guardian

Martin Duberman in the San Francisco Bay Guardian

Eric Stanley and Chris Vargas from make/shift

Michelle Tea in Punk Planet

Leslie Feinberg in the San Francisco Bay Guardian

Kate Bornstein in the San Francisco Bay Guardian

Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz in Clamor

Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz in the San Francisco Bay Guardian

 

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Selected Press Coverage

Read a review of The End of San Francisco in the San Francisco Chronicle

Read a review of The End of San Francisco in Rain Taxi Review of Books

Read a review of The End of San Francisco in HTML Giant

Read a review of The End of San Francisco in Tikkun

Read a review of The End of San Francisco in the San Francisco Bay Guardian

Read an interview about The End of San Francisco in Los Angeles Review of Books

Read an interview about The End of San Francisco in Brooklyn Rail

Read an interview about The End of San Francisco in Psychology Today

Read an interview about The End of San Francisco in The Rumpus

Read a review of The End of San Francisco in Kirkus Reviews

Read an interview about The End of San Francisco in Huffington Post

Read an interview in Lambda Literary

Read a review of Why Are Faggots So Afraid of Faggots in Publishers Weekly

Read a review of Why Are Faggots So Afraid of Faggots in Bookslut

Read a review of Why Are Faggots So Afraid of Faggots in New York
Journal of Books

Read a review of Why Are Faggots So Afraid of Faggots in Shelf Awareness

Read an interview in Lambda Literary

Read an interview in Huffington Post

Read an interview in Kirkus Reviews

Read an interview in SF Weekly

Read an interview in East Bay Express

Read an interview in PQ Monthly

Utne Reader names Mattilda as one of “50 Visionaries Who Are Changing Your World”

Read a review of So Many Ways to Sleep Badly in NOW Magazine

Read a review of So Many Ways to Sleep Badly in The Skinny

Read a review of So Many Ways to Sleep Badly in Xtra!

Read a review of So Many Ways to Sleep Badly in The Guide

Read an interview in Out in Asheville

Read an interview on Feministing

Read a review of Nobody Passes in the Utne Reader

Read a review of Nobody Passes in the Indypendent

Read a review of Nobody Passes in Windy City Times

Read a review of Nobody Passes in Time Out New York

"Igniting the Queer Resistance" in the San Francisco Bay Guardian

"Provocateur rails against conformity...," in the San Francisco Chronicle

That's Revolting Reading in the Austin Chronicle

A review of Dangerous Families in Bitch Magazine

 

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Selected Audio

Mattilda in conversation with Kenyon Farrow and Dean Spade on KPFA

Listen to Mattilda discussing The End of San Francisco on IMRU

Mattilda in conversation with the CEO of San Francisco Pride on Your Call

Listen to Mattilda discussing The End of San Francisco on Flashpoints

Listen to Mattilda discussing The End of San Francisco on Out in the Bay

Listen to Mattilda discussing The End of San Francisco on Kitchen Bang Bang Law

Listen to Mattilda discussing gay marriage on Flashpoints Radio

Listen to Mattilda on Against the Grain

Listen to the Seattle reading for Why Are Faggots So Afraid of Faggots
on Speaker’s Forum

Listen to Mattilda discussing Why Are Faggots So Afraid of Faggots on
Uprising Radio

Listen to Mattilda discussing Why Are Faggots So Afraid of Faggots on
Out in the Bay

And the Old Mole Radio Hour

And the Bitch magazine podcast

And Gendercast

And Women's Magazine

Listen to Mattilda discussing So Many Ways to Sleep Badly and That’s
Revolting
on Out in the Bay

Listen to Mattilda discussing the Prop 8 decision as part of “Gay Marriage: Progression or Digression?” on NPR’s Tell Me More

Listen to an extended interview with Mattilda on KPFA Pacifica

Listen to an interview on NPR’s Tell Me More

Listen to Mattilda reading from So Many Ways to Sleep Badly at Moe’s Books in Berkeley

Listen to Mattilda speaking at McGill University in Montreal

Listen to Mattilda’s marriage commentary on Uprising Radio

Listen to an interview on KRCL Salt Lake City

Listen to an interview on Uprising Radio, KPFK LA

Listen to an interview on Women's Magazine, KPFA Berkeley

Listen to Mattilda introduce That's Revolting! at Bookshop Santa Cruz

 

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Selected Video

Watch Mattilda read from The End of San Francisco at Wesleyan University

Watch Mattilda read from The End of San Francisco at City Lights Bookstore

Watch Mattilda in the City Lights 60th anniversary podcast series

Watch a four-part interview with Mattilda as part of We Who Feel Differently - part one, part two, part three, part four

Watch a special preview reading for The End of San Franciscopart one & part two

Watch Mattilda on Democracy Now

Watch Mattilda read a piece created for a reading in honor of the anthology Persistent Voices: Poetry by Writers Lost to AIDS

Watch Mattilda on Swedish National Television

"Will the Real JT LeRoy Please Stand Up?," a short video clip from Mattilda's absurdist play, courtesy of Marjorie Sturm

 

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"Nobody Passes"
Mattilda's column in Make/shift

Fall/Winter 2013 :: "All the Energy"

Spring/Summer 2013 :: "Immersed"

Fall/Winter 2012 :: "Changing the Direction"

Spring/Summer 2012 :: "Amnesia"

Spring/Summer 2011 :: "Generations"

Fall/Winter 2010 :: "Five-Leaf Clovers"

Spring/Summer 2010 :: "More"

Fall/Winter 2009 :: "Unlearning the Safety"

Spring/Summer 2009 :: "The Narrator, Who May or May Not Be Genetically Female"

Fal/Winterl 2008 :: "The Discreet Charm of the Wall Street Journal"

Spring/Summer 2008 :: "All That Sheltering Emptiness"

Fall/Winter 2007:: "Maybe What Openness Is About"

Spring/Summer 2007 :: "This Might Be The First Time"

 

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"Assimilate My Purse"
Mattilda’s monthly column in maximumrocknroll, 2005-2011

June 2009 :: "Lostmissing: a Public Art Project -- Part Three… "

May 2009 :: "Lostmissing: a Public Art Project -- Continued… "

April 2009 :: "Lostmissing: a Public Art Project"

March 2009 :: "This Is the Night"

February 2009 :: "Torn to Pieces"

December 2008 :: "Proving It"

November 2008 :: "So Many Ways to Sleep Badly (an excerpt)"

October 2008 :: "What’s Okay"

September 2008 :: "Down with Legitimacy: Why Marriage Mania Is a Threat to Queer Struggle"

August 2008 :: "Anything Was Possible"

July 2008 :: "Made in Secret: the Story of the East Van Porn Collective, and Me"

May 2008 :: "When It Was Over And When It Wasn't"

April 2008 :: "Getting Milked"

March 2008 :: "Maybe You Remember This"

February 2008 :: "I Wanted to Believe"

January 2008 :: "Like Maybe I Can Camouflage Into the Bed"

December 2007 :: "My Mother's Hands"

November 2007 :: "Truths and Transformations"

October 2007 :: "From Stuyvesant Park to Disney -- We Have Arrived!"

September 2007 :: "Thoughts on the Pieing of Medea Benjamin"

August 2007 :: "Thoughts on the Consolidation of the Independent Press, and My Place within This Madness"

July 2007 :: "This Spaciousness Touring Allows"

June 2007 :: "Knowing Something"

May 2007 :: "Some Notes on Touring, so Far"

April 2007 :: "Making Me Speechless"

March 2007 :: "Crying here it feels like strength"

February 2007 :: "The Big Book Launch!"

January 2007 :: "Visiting the Demons of My Past, Part 1"

December 2006 :: "Everyday Violence"

October 2006 :: "The Beginning of the End"

September 2006 :: "Another Disaster"

August 2006 :: "Nobody Passes?"

July 2006 :: "Anorexia, Suicide and Dreaming"

June 2006 :: "LA, the Gays, Butterflies and My Father"

May 2006 :: "Is DIY Business Still Gentrification?"

April 2006 :: "Waiting for the Ambulance"

March 2006 :: "A Pioneering Institution"

February 2006 :: "Colonialism: the Musical"

January 2006 :: "Painting It Over"

December 2005 :: "Paying the Full Fare"

November 2005 :: "Rent the Movie"

October 2005 :: "The Fashion of Fascism"

 

 

 

 

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