Posts Tagged: Conner Habib

Notable Los Angeles: 8/21–8/27

By

Literary events and readings in and around L.A. this week!

...more

Treatment as Metaphor

By

In our daily efforts to stay healthy, to invent solutions for staving off death, have we already put ourselves in treatment for diseases yet to come? Conner Habib writes about his cancer diagnosis over at The Stranger, challenging Susan Sontag’s argument against seeing illness as a metaphor by revealing the ways in which we can’t […]

...more

“There Is No ‘After’ Porn”

By

It’s easy to assign porn names—which are often wildly flamboyant and unapologetically cheesy—to fictional identities, people who don’t exist off the screen. But at Buzzfeed, porn star and Rumpus contributor Conner Habib (né Andre Khalil) writes about how living in the age of the internet is making it more difficult for porn stars to successfully […]

...more

Death of a Gay Porn Star

By

“Why do gay porn stars kill themselves” offers an intimate account into Conner Habib’s experiences in gay porn, and examines the cultural misunderstandings and attitudes regarding the recent suicide of gay porn star Arpad Miklos. Habbib says: The theories appeared as soon as the news did.  It was immediate, like flies to a corpse.  Theories […]

...more

On Persecuting Porn Performers

By

“We don’t know why porn stars should not teach children, why it’s OK to watch porn but not be in it, why we should have to hide our involvement in pornography, or why we should be ashamed of it. These arguments apply, in differing degrees, to sex itself.” At The Advocate, Conner Habib reflects on […]

...more

“If You Ever Write About Me…”

By

“Nothing links up, nothing makes sense, there’s only feelings and actions as you’re lost to something bigger than yourself. There is no cause. In that way, and perhaps in that way only, it’s like love.” Conner Habib writes a beautiful blog entry on the complexities of a past love and domestic violence.

...more