Posts by: Karen D

Audacia Ray’s New Reading Series

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Audacia Ray is an admirably prolific activist, author, blogger, director and producer. She was formerly Executive Editor at $pread Magazine, co-founded the Sex Work Awareness advocacy organization, is Program Officer for the Online Communications and Campaigns division of the International Women’s Health Coalition and an adjunct professor of Human Sexuality at Rutgers University. As if […]

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A Survey of the Stripper Memoir

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Early on in her stripper memoir Diablo Cody declares “strippers are the most fascinating, inscrutable animals I’d ever observed.” If the number of stripper memoirs that have appeared in the past few years are anything to go by, publishers agree. For a marginalized profession strippers are surprisingly willing to publish their stories.

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Lily Burana’s Been Busy

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Back in April The Rumpus interviewed Lily Burana. Since then she has been busy promoting her recent memoir I Love A Man In Uniform with a book tour that stopped in several US cities and military installations (although not West Point, where her reading was canceled for dubious reasons). Burana has also: -been interviewed on […]

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In The Flesh Reading Series

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Rachel Kramer Bussel has written a sex column for the Village Voice, edited a number of anthologies including the Best Sex Writing series, Spanked: Red Cheeked Erotica, He’s On Top, She’s On Top and Dirty Girls and has had her own writing published in Best Lesbian Erotica and Best Women’s Erotica, amongst others. Rachel is […]

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Rude Brittania

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Tim Fountain has made a career out of talking about sex, most famously in his 2005 sell-out one-man show ‘Sex Addict’. In a sort of reality show built around Gaydar, Fountain would go on stage every evening and, using the Internet and a large screen, encourage audience members to choose his partner for the night. […]

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Tokyo Underbelly: A Link List

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If you have seen photographs of neon-soaked Tokyo streets, you have most likely seen Shinjuku, and if you know anything about Shinjuku, you will know Kabuki-cho. Kabuki-cho is Tokyo’s notorious red-light center, Nobuyoshi Araki’s ‘Lucky hole’. A stroll through this district is a hedonistic assault on the senses; vying for your attention are the Hostess […]

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