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Dorothy Iannone: You Who Read Me With Passion Must Forever Be My Friends
In her search for "ecstatic unity," celebrated artist Dorothy Iannone creates beautifully subversive works that boldly explore sexual liberation and feminist ideologies. Her progressive image+text style is at once surprising, thoughtful, inspiring...
CULTURE
That Obscure Object of Desire
It all begins with Luis Buñuel. The Spanish filmmaker's 1977 masterpiece not only lends its name to a new group exhibition opening at NYC's Luxembourg & Dayan gallery, but also the inspiration behind unifying disparate artists with a universal subject...
CULTURE
Cool Hunting Video: Funland at the Museum of Sex
Giggling at every other word spoken by design duo Bompas & Parr, we were taken on a tour through their sex-centric exhibition-meets-fairground, Funland. The year-long exhibit, on show now at NYC's Museum of Sex, features (among other things) a penis...
CULTURE
This is a Book for Parents of Gay Kids
Over the last four years, Dannielle Owens Reid and Kristin Russo have used their platform Everyone is Gay to answer pressing questions asked by members of the LGBTQ community and their families. As their charm and wisdom has granted honest hope...
CULTURE
Interview: Jonathan Harris
We first spoke with artist Jonathan Harris six years ago and gained some insight into his process and work at the time. Since, Harris has continued to create extremely involved and engaging work, exploring the human condition through a technological...
CULTURE
2Fik Museum at The Invisible Dog
Currently on view at The Invisible Dog in Brooklyn, artist 2Fik presents "2Fik Museum," a collection of photographic works that take inspiration from classical paintings. At first glance the works might seem derivative or even downright gimmicky...
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Kama Sutra
This must-have tome receives a spicy update with new Indian artworks accompanying the instructional text, originally written by Mallana-ga Va-tsya-yana and translated by Captain Sir Richard Francis Burton.
CULTURE
The Boudoir Bible
Aiming to annihilate notions of taboo in the modern bedroom, Betony Vernon presents "The Boudoir Bible: The Uninhibited Sex Guide for Today" as a stimulating guide to the sexual landscape. Appropriately cloaked in pink bondage ropes, the cloth-covered...
CULTURE
Interview: Diane Gaeta
by Vivianne Lapointe LA-based artist Diane Gaeta explores the complex themes of sexuality, self discovery and the life of a young Parisian girl through the manipulation of her image found on social networks in "Lolitas," Gaeta's two-day solo show...
CULTURE
Bunny Yeager's Darkroom
In a time of rampant racism and sexism, before the word feminism had entered the American lexicon, there was a culture of taboo surrounding scantily clad pin-up girls that was dominated by men with cameras. In a scenario where women were always...
TECH
SenseMotion Insignia
In what seems like an inevitable turn of events in the world of sex toy technology, couture intimates designer Lelo has released the adult toy world's response to the Nintendo Wii. Lyla, Oden and Tiani make up the company's new line of remotely...
CULTURE
Link About It: This Week's Picks
1. Genital Instruments Panties get strummed and nipples are turntables in this NSFW animated short and accompanying website from the French organization AIDES, putting a comically risqué spin on what in most other cultures would be a typically...
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Incoqnito
When we came across industrial designer Ti Chang's line of discreet pleasure devices at the Adult Entertainment Expo recently, the assortment of sleekly-designed sex toys far outshone the typically ill-conceived gadgets saturating the market. The...
CULTURE
Prince George Art Show
Armed with an "if you build it they will come" attitude, psychologist Ilana Simons curated the upcoming group show at the Prince George Gallery with the vision of creating an "instant art collective." In a similar vein to a pop-up shop, the exhibit...
CULTURE
Cleavage
In the pictorial book "Cleavage," ample bosoms fill tank tops, are adorned with necklaces, and press against a guitar. However, the cleavages photographed are actually the butt cracks of men and women. (Check out the hirsute bust in a cocktail dress...
DESIGN
Marianne Batlle
Of the many subversive crafts we've seen over the years—crocheted cupcakes, cameras and hamburgers come to mind—Marianne Batlle's handmade mix of sex and fashion takes the concept to a decidedly more edgy level. The Paris-based...
CULTURE
Pierre et Gilles Retrospective
by Shawn Thomson A rare exhibition of famed photographers Pierre et Gilles opened in Berlin last month, comprising a total of 80 unique large-format works spanning over 30 years of collaboration and featuring images never before shown in public. In...
CULTURE
Together For Never Photo Exhibit
Opening tomorrow in Miami and presented by local artists Team Turbo Sex, "Together For Never" is a surreal trio of giant photographs that would fit perfectly above your family's dining room table. Alexis Mincolla, one half of Team...
TECH
Spray-On Condom
While most technologies advanced by leaps and bounds in recent decades, condom design has been relatively static for the last century or so. One visionary German scientist is working to change that. Jan Vinzenz Krause has spent recent years trying...
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Boobs and Dinks Early Detection Kits
While testicular and breast cancer is something we might not want to think about, Shanon Gerdard uses humor to eliminate some of the fear surrounding that dreaded monthly self-exam. Her Boobs and Dinks Early Detection Kits include crocheted breasts...
CULTURE
Top Five Sexiest of 2007
Fetish by David Lynch and Christian Louboutin Shoes, scarlet, flesh, velvet, shadows, France and fetish—really what more could you want from these two masters of their mediums? Lynch and Louboutin create a sensation with this collaborative project...
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Kaiserin Magazine
Eclectic, crazy and refreshing, Kaiserin Magazine should be on everyone's required summer reading list. Founded in 2006 by Arnaud-Pierre Fourtané and Didier Fitan, this French-English bilingual biannual calls itself "a magazine for...
CULTURE
Lascivious Playing Cards
Lascivious started with super vampy lingerie, but Chloe and Ozy, the brother-and-sister creative duo behind Lascivious, always expressed their interest toward sex illustration. Their online look-books have always been prurient eye candy made with...
CULTURE
Box Magazine #5
Until now, the thinking person's softcore porn, Box Magazine, has (like un-thinking people's porn) been faithfully publishing in an online format only. With the work-themed issue five that launched earlier this month, the year-old publication...
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