I’ll never see Kitamura’s exhibition in real life, but I’m still grateful to have been invited to the opening. ...more
Tags: 10:04, Adam Dalva, Among the Ten Thousand Things, art show, art shows, Bel Ami, book review, Intimacies, Jean-Philippe Toussaint, Julia Pierpont, Katie Kitamura, review, The Hague, The Masterpiece, translation, translator, voyeurism
Liz Asch discusses her new book, YOUR SALT ON MY LIPS.
Tags: After the Rehearsal, AIDS crisis, Alex Behr, androgyny, Art Sex Music, bisexuality, bodies, Cardi B, Cleis Press, coming out, consent, Cosey Fanni Tutti, Craft in the Real World, Dan Savage, depression, desire, erotic literature, erotic stories, Erotica, fantasy, Gerhard Richter, hybrid genre, Ingmar Bergman, Lesbian, lesbians, LGBTQ, Lidia Yuknavitch, Liz Asch, masturbation, Matthew Salesses, Megan Thee Stallion, michael ondaatje, Monogamy, pansexuality, queer, queerness, sensuality, Sex, Sex Scenes, sex writing, sexual taboo, sexuality, The Conversations, Tom Spanbauer, Tommy Pico, visual art, voyeurism, writing sex, Your Salt on My Lips
Jacques Rancourt discusses his new collection, BROCKEN SPECTRE.
Tags: ACT UP, AIDS, AIDS crisis, AIDS epidemic, Appalachia, atheism, atheist, Brocken Spectre, Catholic, catholicism, collective memory, collective trauma, Eavan Boland, elegy, gay, gay community, ghosts, Golden Gate Park, historical trauma, Hundred-Mile Wilderness, In the Time of PrEP, inherited trauma, Jacques Rancourt, LGBTQ, Maine, Mark Doty, memory, Michael Colbert, My Alexandria, natural world, nature, Novena, pastoral, poems, poetry, queer, Queer Art, queer desire, queer sex, queerness, religion, rural, rural America, rural Appalachia, San Francisco, sexuality, spirituality, The Man with Night Sweats, Thom Gunn, voyeurism
Lauren Hough discusses her debut essay collection, LEAVING ISN’T THE HARDEST THING.
Tags: addiction, Anthony Bourdain, audiobooks, Austin, barrett bowlin, berlin, Changeling, Children of God, Comet Kohoutek, country music, cult, cults, day jobs, debut collection, Don't Ask Don't Tell, Elizabeth McCracken, Emmylou Harris, essay collection, family, gay, Gillian Welch, H is for Hawk, helen macdonald, Jason Isbell, Jeanette Walls, Lara Prescott, Lauren Hough, Leaving Isn't the Hardest Thing, LGBTQ, lydia davis, Mary Karr, Massachusetts, memoir, Music, Patty Griffin, queer, Social Media, Taylor Stevens, Texas, The Family, The Secrets We Kept, Townes Van Zandt, travel, traveling, twitter, Vesper Flights, voyeurism, working class
I tell him, I come out every day. It’s a thought I’ve had but never shared. ...more
Tags: coming out, community, dating, dating app, gay, gender roles, grindr, homophobia, hook-up culture, hooking up, I May Destroy You, identity, Jonathan Morrow, LGBTQ, masculinity, Please Like Me, privilege, queer, queerness, relationships, Sex, sexual identity, sexuality, shame, straight privilege, Swimming, toxic masculinity, voyeur, voyeurism
Language enacts violence through manipulation. ...more
Tags: book review, bowery poetry club, Carlos Andrés Gómez, gender inequality, gender roles, Joumana Altallal, language, masculinity, nuyorican poet's cafe, patriarchy, poems, poetry, poetry review, racial inequality, Racism, review, toxic masculinity, University of Wisconsin Press, violence, Vitruvius, voyeurism
Tope Folarin discusses his debut novel, A PARTICULAR KIND OF BLACK MAN.
Tags: A Particular Kind of Black Man, african american, African literature, autofiction, Caine Prize, coming of age, craft, Dark Room Collective, debut novel, grandmother, identity, immigrants, immigration, Iris Silverberg, James Baldwin, love, memory, narrative structure, Nigeria, Nigerian American, perspective, poetry, Publishing, publishing industry, racial inequality, Racism, Social Media, structure, Tope Folarin, voyeurism, voyeuristic, Wana Udobang, Zoe Wickham
Miranda Popkey discusses her debut novel, TOPICS OF CONVERSATION.
Tags: #metoo, Abuse, Adele Mailer, anger, conversation, debut novel, Dialogue, domestic violence, Frances Yackel, Harvey Weinstein, Hollywood, Mary V. Dearborn, MIranda Popkey, misogyny, norman mailer, power dynamics, Rachel Cusk, relationships, sexual assault, sexual harassment, the Bechdel test, Topics of Conversation, unreliable narrator, unreliable narrators, violence against women, voyeurism, women's anger
Theresa Griffin Kennedy discusses her new story collection, BURNSIDE FIELD LIZARD.
Tags: #metoo, A Confederacy of Dunces, Abuse, autofiction, Brett Kavanaugh, Burnside Field Lizard, censorship, childhood molestation, Forest Avenue Press, Francine Raften, Gigi Little, J de Salvo, JD Chandler, John Kennedy Toole, Laura Stanfill, Madeline Bracken, memoir, misogyny, molestation, pornography, Portland, Racism, rape, Sex, sexism, sexual assault, sexual violence, shame, Talionic Night in Portland, Theresa Griffin Kennedy, Trump, violence against women, voyeurism, We Learned to Live in That Castle
I’ve always had a voyeuristic relationship with social media. ...more
Tags: Allyson McCabe, blogging, body image, Esme Blegvad, Flasher, LGBTQ, Music, non-binary, Priests, privilege, queer, Social Media, Taylor Mulitz, top surgery, trans, transitioning, voyeurism, Wanted/Needed/Loved, YouTube
Whose lives are visible? Whose pain is just? Whose grief is vocal? Such inquiry is not rhetorical. ...more
Tags: Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer, Alana Hauser, Central Islip, documentary, empathy, gun violence, guns, Kramer, Leslie Jamison, Long Island, Making a Murderer, Mommy Dead and Dearest, racial inequality, Racism, Seinfeld, Shooting, Strong Island, the empathy exams, The Jinx, true crime, voyeurism, William Ford Jr., Yance Ford
Is it really that human capacity is limited? Or are we limited by what it is we believe we are able, and allow ourselves—are willing—to see? ...more
Tags: (K)ink: Writing While Deviant, airports, Ames Hawkins, Correspondence, desire, Emily Dickinson, fathers and sons, homosexuality, kink, letter writing, letters, makeup, Romper Room, sexuality, Susan Huntington, voyeur, voyeurism
interrogates its patriarchal ancestry and forges a unique and clever film in the process. ...more
Tags: Adam Wingard, David Robert Mitchell, death, fear, Film, genre, ghost, Honeymoon, horror, Hostel, It Follows, Jake Weary, Jennifer Kent, John Carpenter, Keir Gilchrist, Leigh Janiak, Lili Sepe, Maika Monroe, paranoia, patriarchy, Rich Vreeland, Saw, Sean Donovan, Sex, sexism, sexuality, Stage Fright, stalking, std, The Babadook, The Guest, The House of the Devil, Ti West, torture porn, voyeurism, women in film, You're Next
Yesterday, alt-lit author and experienced hamster artist Tao Lin published the last installment of a series of iPhone photos he’d taken for Vice during a recent trip to Taipei. The final selection is entitled “Taipei metro” and includes melancholy, voyeuristic photos of various metro locations throughout Taipei. The series was meant as a celebration of the release […]
Ellen Ullman’s throbbing new novel, By Blood, tells the story of an eavesdropping neighbor with a compulsive attention to sound.