Flash from the past

Here is a re-post of a response I wrote to a discussion following an article on Hyperallergic back in 2012. The topic was a highly controversial “performance” by Swedish artist Makode Linde which I and many others found deeply disturbing. My original response was more rambling (and included several snide remarks which I have removed…

Future Sex

I finished Emily Witt’s new book “Future Sex” over the weekend. It’s a fast, curious read that is divided into chapters with straightforward titles such as “Internet Dating”, “Internet Porn”, “Webcams” and “Polyamory.” By way of driving the story, each chapter is structured as a vignette into the lives of other people, and Witt gives…

Support

Something we all need from time to time. Even a rusty old pipe, apparently.  

October Sun

Met up with a friend for a late lunch at my favorite joint on Brighton Beach last week. It was one of the surprisingly hot, sunny days and we sat in the shade to cool off. After sunset we walked over to Coney Island and checked out the few rides that were still going. I…