Issue 31

Welcome to Whoosh!, the Journal of the International Association of Xena Studies. Here you will find essays, articles, commentaries, and various analyses of the television show Xena: Warrior Princess (XWP).

**Click here to read about THE WAY controversy and what you can do about it.**

Recent Updates:
Episode Guide: 04-21-99 Airing Schedule: 04-21-99
FAQ: 04-12-99 IAXS FAQs: 02-01-99
NGR: 12-16-98 On The Road: 10-02-98

Special "Just Friends" Issue

Editor's Page
Letters to the Editor
Less Primitive Author/Title Index
Less Primitive Subject Index
XENA Magazine Index

This Week in XENA News! 02-14-99
Xena Media Review Archive

TV DNA Tests Finally Prove That Xena and Gabrielle Are Heterosexual
By Justifiedatlast@thankgod.com
Tinky Winky's Guest Appearance in WARRIOR...POETESS...TRAMP: How Lesbian and Gay Innuendo and Double Entendres Re-inforce the Heterosexual Subtext
By FalwelJ@libertyu.edu
The Heterosexual Gaze: Yeah, It's There...You Are Just Not Looking Close Enough
By Myopia@doittilyougoblind.org
The Battle of Corinth, Part 30: Xena's Strategic Switch from Borias to Marcus for After Battle Entertainment
By nelson@ohmylord.com
How Lucy Lawless' Appearance in Adult Male Entertainment Magazines Lead to a Heterosexual Reading of XENA: WARRIOR PRINCESS and What We Can Do About It
By FlintL@hustler.com
Mood Rings and Gabrielle: What the Colors of Her Outfits and Hair Mean to the Men in Her Life (Living or Dead)
By LewinskM@intern.org
O Grave, Where is Thy Victory?: Why the Boyfriend Death Rate Does Not Deter Suitors
By MetLife@ins.com
Jesse Helm's Upcoming Guest Appearance and Jerry Falwell's Endorsement of XWP: What This Means for the Fifth Season
By JerrySpringer@Talkshow.com
Lesbianism Be Damned! Part 12: Excessive Hottubbing As a Common Symbol for Platonic Friendship in Ancient Greece
By intellectual@academic.edu
275 Lines from 83 Episodes Prove a Platonic Relationship
By no@life.com
There's No Ship Like Friendship!
By kathl@gifford.com

The views of the authors of the articles published in WHOOSH! represent the various and at times conflicting views of individuals active in media fandom and are not necessarily condoned by WHOOSH! or its staff purely by their inclusion into an issue. The articles are intended to foster debate, explicate theories of intrepretation, and to add to the viewers' understanding, appreciation, and enjoyment of XENA: WARRIOR PRINCESS. If you are affected, positively or negatively, by reading any article in WHOOSH!, the editorial staff strongly encourages you to express your concerns to us through a letter to the editor or through private e-mail to the author of the article.


No eight show seasons were dissed, debated, damaged, or otherwised harmed in this issue.

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Kym Taborn.

If you have any question or concern about TECHNICAL issues regarding this website, or questions about The Xena Palace, please contact the Webmaster and Kym's apologist,
Betsy Book

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Bret Rudnick

If you are completely overwhelmed by the idea of contacting Kym, Betsy, or Bret directly, you can contact another "B" person. Her name is Beth and she's on the Executive Committee as well. She is also from Ohio so she is not quite as scary as the rest of the Committee. Click the following name to contact the non-scary member,
Beth Gaynor

If you have some dirt that you want to dish about the show or just have a question about the show XWP, please contact the editor of NEWS GOSSIP RUMORS,
Laura Sue Dean

If you have a question regarding the XENA FAQ, please contact the editor of the FAQ,
Cynthia Ward Cooper

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Dinah Malone

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