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by Claire Ruud

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      Katri Walker
      State of the He/Art (Serenata)
      2006
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      Courtesy the artist and Women & Their Work

      This is new for …might be good: we’ve added a donate button to our site.* For the first time, we’re asking you, our readers, to invest in the work we do. Our long-term partners have been supporting the journal and its sister project, testsite, since their inception in 2003, and we’re asking you to join them.

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      Claire Ruud
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      P.S. Look out for our "Best of 2009" issue on the 1st of January!

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