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November 06, 2009- LES, NYC, NY: 2010 NYC Sex Blogger Calendar Release Party

Posted by invizweb on October 20, 2009

From the Sex Blogger Calendar Blog:

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photo by JC, Stark-Arts (C)

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Gay Scientists Isolate Christian Gene

Posted by invizweb on September 15, 2009

Thank to Disinformation: The Podcast and Out There Radio‘s Raymond Wiley for posting this here. Read the rest of this entry »

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UPDATED: CHROMOSOME DAMAGE! A RANDOM CONVERSATION WITH ROBERT ANTON WILSON

Posted by invizweb on July 23, 2009

Courtesy of The Frogweb:

JN: In your second volume of autobiography, Cosmic Trigger II, there is a hint of resignation. You say that you would like to be shot into space and listen to Scarlatti. Have you given up on mankind?

RAW: The book was an attempt to present different sides of my personality as they’ve developed in time, and so you get the past mixed up with the present. The past does not always unfold chronologically. It’s the same with ideas – some I held for a long time, some I held for just one afternoon. The book’s an attempt to show that there is no consistent ego. It’s a Buddhist book. So the resignation was just a mood that George Bush Senior put me in around the time of the Gulf War.

Everybody has an area of belief and an area of scepticism –

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Anti Pro-Life: The Assassination of Doctor Geoge Tiller and the Tweeting of the Extremist Right

Posted by invizweb on June 2, 2009

Maybe we can finally do away with the evil phrase “pro-life” after today’s murder…I meant “evil” when used by anti-abortion activists. Especially ones who are so life loving they shoot doctors. At church.Rachel Kramer Bussel (May 31, 2009).

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In the Flesh Featuring Passages from Secret Identity: The Fetish Art of Superman’s Co-creator Joe Shuster

Posted by invizweb on May 21, 2009

Editor’s Intro:  The latest in the series of the In the Flesh reading series , hosted by Rachel Kramer Bussel. This month’s reading includes passages read by Craig Yoe from his new book on Superman co-creator, Joe Shuster, Secret Identity: The Fetish Art of Superman’s Co-creator Joe Shuster.

Rachel Kramer Bussel writes:

IN THE FLESH READING SERIES
THURSDAY, MAY 21ST at 8PM
AT HAPPY ENDING LOUNGE, 302 BROOME STREET, NYC
(B/D to Grand, J/M/Z to Bowery, F to Delancey, http://www.happyendinglounge.com)
Admission: Free
Happy Ending Lounge: 212-334-9676

May’s In The Flesh offers a mix of steamy erotica, real-life sex adventures, and an intriguing look at Superman’s fetish art. Featuring novelist Anna David (Bought, Party Girl), erotica writers Jeremy Edwards (Oysters & Chocolate) and Robin Glasser (My Life as a Concubine), memoirist Suzanne Guillette (Much to Your Chagrin), Blaise K (host, How I Learned Reading Series), and Craig Yoe (Secret Identity: The Fetish Art of Superman’s Co-creator Joe Shuster). Hosted and curated by Rachel Kramer Bussel (The Mile High Club, Do Not Disturb, Spanked). Books will be for sale by Mobile Libris. Free candy and cupcakes will be served.

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Tristan Taormino…

Posted by invizweb on May 9, 2009

I wish a very happy birthday to Tristan Taormino, the writer of Pucker-Up, a long-time column in the Village Voice, and the awesome book, True Lust, which compiles many of the past articles as well as other essays on human sexuality.  The articles and the book brought great joy to my life as it discussed a wrongfully stigmatized subject in western society in an educational yet witty manner the reflects the experiences of Tristan as  explores these usually marginalized worlds and expresses them to readers.

Me, my friend, and Tristan.

Me, my friend, and Tristan.

Other readers of her works can impart well wishes to her on Facebook, Myspace, and Twitter.

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Erotic Love Letter Writing Workshop with Rachel Kramer Bussel (Feb 12, tonight at the 92Y Tribeca)

Posted by invizweb on February 12, 2009

Following from Rachel Kramer Bussel:

My 92nd Street Y Tribeca Erotic Writing Workshop 2/12

Reminder: Just in time for Valentine’s Day (though I promise not to be sappy), I’m teaching Erotic Love Letter Writing/Erotica 101 (covering both steamy love letters and publishing erotica) next Thursday, February 12th, 7-9 pm at the 92nd Street Y. You can also indulge in their special chocolate-covered cherry cocktail; it’s $12 without the cocktail, $17 with.

And I’ll be giving out free condoms (courtesy of Rachel Sarah) and selling copies of my books. Register now! (you can also show up and register same day)

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On Hip Hop and Homophobia, “If You Are Homophobic, Then You Are Probably Gay?”

Posted by invizweb on January 17, 2009

Editor: Below is a compelling yet whimsical article by Johann Hari for the Huffington Post.

“…Listen to any album and a list of homophobic howls will hit you: Eminem squeaking “Hate fags? The answer’s yes!”, or Masse saying “I be wastin’ em. That’s what you faggots get!” The music’s mood was summarised in a 1992 Ice Cube hit: “True niggaz ain’t gay.”

This boom-boom-boom of homo-cidal hate has a crushing effect on gay kids. It sends out the message: you are so repulsive you should be killed. It’s one of several reasons why gay teenagers are still — after all the amazing progress we have made — six times more likely to commit suicide than their straight siblings.

Why do they do it? Why do hip-hop artists — often the victims of bigotry themselves — incite this hatred? For ten years, Terrence Dean was at the heart of the hip-hop scene as a producer at MTV and Warner Brothers. His life is as ghetto as any of the big name artists. His mother was a heroin-addicted, AIDS-infected prostitute whose ‘clients’ held Terrence hostage at gunpoint. His drunken grandmother raised him in the slums of Detroit, and he eventually ended up in prison. When he was released, he headed for Hollywood – and he was amazed to stumble into a gay underworld stocked with some of the biggest names in hip-hop”

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In the Flesh Returns Jan 15 8:00 PM at Happy Ending Lounge

Posted by invizweb on January 7, 2009

(C) Molly Crabapple via Rachel Kramer Bussel

(C) Molly Crabapple via Rachel Kramer Bussel

IN THE FLESH EROTIC READING SERIES
January 15th, 8 pm – 10 pm
AT HAPPY ENDING LOUNGE, 302 BROOME STREET, NYC
(B/D to Grand, J/M/Z to Bowery, F to Delancey or F/V to 2nd Avenue, http://www.happyendinglounge.com)
Admission: Free
Happy Ending Lounge: 212-334-9676
http://inthefleshreadingseries.blogspot.com
With Jeff Mac (Manslations), J.L. Scott (contributor, Nerve: The First Ten Years), Cristy C. Road (author/illustrator of Bad Habits), Diana Spechler (Who By Fire), and podcaster Mia (\\\”I Want Your Sex\\\”). Hosted and curated by Rachel Kramer Bussel. Free candy and cupcakes will be served.
FREE, 21+
Happy Ending Lounge, 302 Broome Street, NYC (F/V 2nd Avenue, look for pink awning)

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In the Flesh 2008 Finale This Thursday December 18, 2008 at Happy Ending Lounge LES, Manhattan

Posted by invizweb on December 16, 2008

Rachel Kramer Bussel wrote:

This Thursday True Sex Confessions Night is back!

Featuring Rachel Resnick (author of the memoir Love Junkie), Neal Boulton (editor of Bastardlife.com), Kiki T. (astrosexologist for TheFrisky.com), playwright Christen Clifford (reading from (What I Know About) My Parents’ Sex Life), and blogger Rex Sorgatz (Fimoculous.com). Hosted and curated by Rachel Kramer Bussel (Dating Drama columnist, TheFrisky.com, Editor, Best Sex Writing 2009, Spanked).
Happy Ending Lounge, 302 Broome Street, NYC (B/D to Grand, J/M/Z to Bowery, F to Delancey or F/V to 2nd Avenue)
FREE, 21_

2009 dates:
January 15, February 19 (with Susie Bright!), March 19, April 16, May 21, June 19, July 17, August 21, September 18, October 16, November 20, December 18

Also I\’m DESPERATE for someone to tape this. Pay is $100, which I will bump up to $125 if 2 videos can be uploaded by Monday, payment on delivery. Email me at rachelravenous@gmail.com if interested.

Go here for my Top 10 Reasons to attend:

http://inthefleshreadingseries.blogspot.com/2008/12/top-10-reasons-why-you-want-to-come-to.html

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In Memoriam: The NOTORIOUS Betty Page

Posted by invizweb on December 13, 2008

One of the most celebrated women of the 20th Century, and an inspiration of the Sexual Revolution of the 1960s has left this world.  Bettie Page passed away last night.   When I first saw a picture of Bettie Page during my teenage years I realized I was gazing upon one of the most beautiful women in history.  Thank you for your work Bettie.  Below are official statements:

With deep personal sadness I must announce that my dear friend and client Bettie Page passed away at 6:41pm PST this evening in a Los Angles hospital. She died peacefully but had never regained consciousness after suffering a heart attack nine days ago. She captured the imagination of a generation of men and women with her free spirit and unabashed sensuality. She is the embodiment of beauty.

Statement by Mark Roesler, business agent for Bettie Page

(C) The estate of Bettie Page

(C) The estate of Bettie Page

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UTNE’s 50 Visionaries Who Are Changing Your World

Posted by invizweb on November 21, 2008

A few weeks ago I posted an article entitled, Generation I Dont Give A Shit. Well here are some folks whom UTNE believes really give a damn:

The People’s ArtistFavianna Rodriguez, political artist, activist

She’s going to make you shout. Favianna Rodriguez’s political poster art packs revolutionary punch, fused with crackling colors and don’t-mess-with-us mojo. “Gentrification = Predatory Development” thunders a billboard in her Oakland, California, hometown. “We Say Hell No!”

In an image-saturated world, Rodriguez’s fearless, frank work is impossible to ignore. “I use art to transform global politics,” Rodriguez says.

As the daughter of immigrants and a woman of color who grew up without many role models in the art world, Rodriguez gives voice to the global community, and, stepping outside of the artist’s traditional frame, she’s building infrastructure for next-generation women. Collaborating, educating, organizing, writing books, public speaking, everything—she says—becomes part of the artist’s work. Celebrating the work of other bold souls is also essential to Rodriguez’s vision. She recently coedited Reproduce & Revolt (Soft Skull, 2008), a collection of stunning revolutionary political graphics designed by global artists—all of which are licensed under Creative Commons, free to reproduce.

“Favi is doing something that is extremely unusual right now—declarative political art,” says Soft Skull editorial director Richard Nash. “The dominant trend in political art has been ironic, subversive, which can be marvelous except for the slightly creepy feeling one can get that the only viewers who get it are the ones who already possess the framing techniques needed to deconstruct it. The ones who get it, already got it.

“Favi’s doing the is-what-it-is thing: gorgeous, direct political statements.”

See Favianna Rodriguez talk about what inspires her:


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