Entries Tagged as 'Eros'

Tuesday, October 11th, 2016

40 Years Out of the Closet #NationalComingOutDay #NCOD

On a bitterly cold January night in 1976, after cooking me a dinner of whole wheat pasta with marinara sauce, after sitting with me on his bed in a campus rooming house while listening to Maria Callas singing her signature role as Floria Tosca (Vissi d’arte, vissi d’amore “I lived for art, I lived for […]

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015

Sex and the Single Cybernaut #Tinder #AdamGopnik #thelongviewtom

“Sexual manners in the age of Tinder tend to ease, or eroticize, ethnicity. Ethnic identity is still important as an abstract artifact of ‘pride,’ but pride, which goeth before a fall, also goeth, so to speak, before a rise.” –Adam Gopnik, “June, Moon, Tune,” The New Yorker

Monday, January 5th, 2009


Meenakshi Gigi Durham, associate professor of journalism at the University of Iowa and author of The Lolita Effect: The Media Sexualization of Young Girls and What We Can Do About It (Overlook, 2008), reviews in the January 9, 2009¬†Chronicle of Higher Education a new book on the ubiquity of sex in American culture: These complexities […]