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Chris Hall, October 11th, 2010
If you're a bank or a school, today is Columbus Day, which celebrates the day hundreds of years ago when Christopher Columbus came across the American continent thinking it was India. For the rest...
Chris Hall, September 30th, 2010
For sex workers, getting their stories out to the public in an honest and respectful manner is always a huge problem. In any given news story as presented in the mainstream media, there are only a...
Chris Hall, September 23rd, 2010
Seattle-based advice columnist and writer Dan Savage joined anti-bullying efforts this week by launching a YouTube channel dedicated to hosting videos that tell LGBT youth that "It gets better."...
Chris Hall, September 16th, 2010
Back when I lived in Brooklyn, I was, shall we say, acquainted with my share of insects as involuntary houseguests. When winter began to recede, you'd know spring was on the way as soon as you saw...
Chris Hall, September 16th, 2010
Everyone who has ever watched a porn film—or even done so much as pick up a dog-eared copy of Penthouse—knows the archetypal lesbian fuck scene as envisioned by mainstream pornographers....
Chris Hall, September 9th, 2010
Mrs. Betty Bowers, for those not in the know, is America's Best Christian, and as she notes in the video below, is "so close to Jesus, the rest of the Trinity calls her Yoko." In her spare time,...
Chris Hall, September 7th, 2010
In America, it wasn't that long ago that the idea of having condom commercials on television was hugely controversial. It was only in 1991 that Fox (of all channels) broadcast the first commercial...
Chris Hall, September 3rd, 2010
I'm in a meeting room on the ground floor of San Francisco's Armory Building, the headquarters of Kink.com. Porn director Maîtresse Madeline is at the head of the table, explaining to the design...
Chris Hall, September 2nd, 2010
Recently, I did a short, informal history of efforts to merge video games and sex, inspired by a news item about Mojowijo, a company that's trying to sell vibrating attachments for the Wii. Today I...
Chris Hall, August 20th, 2010
As I type this, it's about 4:30 AM in Australia, just a few hours before the national elections start up. The bulk of the national and international attention on the elections has been on the neck-...
Chris Hall, August 6th, 2010
Humor from the Onion: With this week's federal court decision that declared California's Proposition 8 to be unconstitutional, it seems more inevitable than ever that same-sex marriage is going to...
Chris Hall, August 4th, 2010
Considering that Mormons have been at the forefront of fighting to keep men butch, women femme, and queers invisible, it's kind of ironic that one of the best pieces of genderfuck video to hit the...
Chris Hall, July 28th, 2010
Some people cling to their ignorance with the determination of a three-year-old who just won't let go of his or her teddy bear. This Wednesday The View's Elisabeth Hasselbeck, gave a good example...
Chris Hall, July 30th, 2010
Apparently Hitler thought so. In this interview with The Daily Show's Jason Jones, Scott Lively, president of Defend the Family, reveals the real reason that the United States can't afford to let...
Chris Hall, July 29th, 2010
In the video report below, The Nation's Laura Flanders speaks to Gabrielle Prisco, Director of the Juvenile Justice Project at the Correctional Association of New York and journalist Daniel Redman...
Chris Hall, July 27th, 2010
Thanks to Violet Blue, we came across this fascinating documentary about the making of RealDolls and the man behind them. There are a lot of strong feelings about RealDolls, even among people who'...
Chris Hall, June 5th, 2010
If you know one thing about author and sex educator Midori, you probably know about her passion for rope bondage. Her 2001 book The Seductive Art of Japanese Rope Bondage is one that every aspiring...
Chris Hall, January 30th, 2010
Vanilla Sex Michael Rosen Shaynew Press $40.00 or available as a free PDF download, 65 pp.   The extent to which Michael Rosen's photography has shaped my sexual imagination can be...
Chris Hall, January 5th, 2010
Porn has a not-entirely-undeserved reputation as being a disposable genre. Most people, from media critics to fans of the stuff, would rank the cultural value of porn as being slightly above that...
Chris Hall, December 31st, 2009
Even in our age of electronic information, where everything is tweeted, blogged, torrented, and kindled, books haven't completely lost their power. Not only are they a low-tech, portable way of...
Chris Hall, September 19th, 2009
Scarlett Takes Manhattan By Molly Crabapple and John Leavitt Fugu Press $12.95, 48 pp. It's a little intimidating trying to write a review of Molly Crabapple and John Leavitt's graphic novel Scarlett...
Chris Hall, September 10th, 2009
Sponsored Content April Flores is not your average adult film star. In an industry whose bread and butter comes from repackaging women with the same slim bodies, bleach jobs, and silicone tits, April...
Chris Hall, September 7th, 2009
Sponsored Content Most of the works showcased in the Good Vibrations Erotic Film Festival are trying to look at the future of eroticism. Alt and queer porn directors like Courtney Trouble are...
Chris Hall, May 14th, 2009
No matter how you look at it, Craigslist’s decision this week to close their erotic services section and replace it with an internally-monitored “adult services” section represents...
Chris Hall, March 27th, 2009
<< Continued from Part One. The history of the Tijuana bibles is largely speculation, the creators unknown. You can say the same about much of comics history, but the bibles were actually...
Chris Hall, March 20th, 2009
There is something innately pornographic about comic books. Something about the form itself, the uninhibited passion of everything from the bright, gaudy colors on dirty newsprint to the characters'...