Tag Archives: New York City

11 Things You’ve Always Wanted to Know About Lesbian Sex But Were Afraid to Ask

People often feel comfortable asking me questions about lesbian sex. It happens everywhere from cocktail parties to riding around in New York City taxis. As a sex positive person and porn mogul, I think it’s really important to have discussions about lesbian sex. Some lesbians are really annoyed to have to field these types of […]

Subculture. Episode 27. Full script

  Watch video Subculture. Lou Reed, me and the faggot junkies Just a perfect day, you made me forget myself Go back to dream land You can come out of this a whole person In 1956, 12 years before my grandmother was committed to a mental institution for the first time On the other side […]

Artist targeted by angry believers

Last week author Matt Stillman woke to find “BLASPHMY” spray painted in red letters across his front step in New York City. Stillman is the author of “Genesis Deflowered,” an erotic rewriting of the King James Bible’s version of Genesis. In a phone interview, Stillman said: The vandal was obviously upset and trying to shut […]

Jenny Holzer. Projections

Picture an educated but troubled teenager in a dark room scribbling brooding and sweeping thoughts, a sorrowful and scorned anti-social soul with a lot to say and no medium to project their message. Nup. This is Jenny Holzer, a celebrated New York’ian artist who has been projecting her ‘astringent ideas, arguments, and sorrows’ for roughly 30 years. She’s been […]

Love Without Boundaries: The Practice of Loving Many

Originally published on The Indypendent It was several days after my birthday, and my best friend and I walked up the creaky wooden stairs into my boyfriend’s apartment. As we walked through the door, I noticed it was quiet and dark. “Isn’t someone supposed to be home?” I thought. A dozen faces sped toward me screaming “SURPRISE! I stood […]

Anthony Weiner’s Dirty Business Reveals The Sad State Of Sanitized Sex

Most political sex scandals follow a predictable narrative: An illicit sexual encounter is followed by exposé, and then the inevitable apology and atonement. From what we know about Anthony Weiner’s transgressions, the mayoral candidate deviated from these stages in one key way: With copious use of the web, he appears to have satisfied his urges […]

(In)decent exposure

On a hot August evening in 2005, after an art opening at a Lower East Side studio, Phoenix Feeley stepped outside for some fresh air. She then did something that would lead to her arrest, a stint at Bellevue psychiatric hospital, multiple court appearances, and ultimately a $29,000 settlement: she unzipped the top of her […]

See Topless Woman? Just Move On, Police Are Told

In the cold of February, as New York City police officers gathered for their daily orders at roll call, they were given a rather unusual command, for both its timing and its substance: If they happened upon a topless woman, they were not to arrest her. The command was read at 10 consecutive roll calls. […]