"Hi ... ," says the gritty voice on the other end of the line. Before I answer, I say to myself, I'm a liberated woman, a feminist, a big girl. I can do this. "Hi, Bitch," I say, trying to sound cheery and nonchalant. Bitch is half of the New York-based Bitch and Animal; she scribbles poetry in notebooks and is a classically trained violinist. She and partner Animal consider themselves performance artists in a genre all their own. They call it "tribal chick hoedown funk poetry with a political wedge and... More >>>