Archive for May, 2009
May 28th, 2009

In writing about prostitution over the last few years, I’ve often found myself walking a fine line between sex positivity and the occasional grittiness of reality. When speaking with Peridot Ash for example, a local San Francisco escort and pro domme whom I interviewed for my piece on how the recession was affecting the Bay […]

May 27th, 2009

For five months now a virtual sticky note has been sitting on my Macbook dashboard that reads simply, “In the ether: Beautiful Stranger.” Those with an equal penchant for groping at verbally skilled strangers on the internet will remember how I tried to set up a social network for cybersex enthusiasts last summer, somewhere clean […]

May 26th, 2009

In the grand Village Voice tradition, every year SF Weekly runs a Best Of issue, which is packed full of suggestions for fun and tasty things to do in our lovely city. When I wrote Best Ofs for the Voice in 2007 they mostly focused on sex. Now that I’m writing Best Ofs for SF […]

May 21st, 2009

I don’t have high hopes for Bioshock 2: Sea of Dreams, which 2K is supposed to be showing off at E3 in only a few weeks. I’m a huge fan of the first Bioshock — as readers will remember from my endless analyzing — but all I’m seeing in the trailer for what’s technically a […]

May 20th, 2009

I’ve seen so many awful Ok Cupid profiles lately — so many ugly photos of boys who turn out to be cute, so many self-descriptions that involve “experiencing life in the fullest” — that I jokingly considered selling my services as an online dating consultant. After all, I’ve done lots of work on dating sites, […]

May 19th, 2009

It goes without saying, I do not condone rape. I also, however, do not condone censorship. And, though it’s taken me a decent four months to come to this decision, I think I do condone RapeLay — the rape-based hentai game Amazon stopped selling earlier this year because of its irresponsible content. Needless to say, […]

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