Social Commentary

One Paycheck: The Middle Class on the Edge

One Paycheck: The Middle Class on the Edge

A recent survey of Black Friday shoppers revealed that 65% of those interviewed feel they are living paycheck-to-paycheck, up from 61% in 2012.  I sent the story to a friend and she was dumbfounded.  Her response: “Doesn’t that include a large portion […]

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Boycott Hostess Twinkies

Boycott Hostess Twinkies

The bankruptcy of Hostess and its return as a non-union, low-wage company is the latest example of how working people – both white and blue collar – have had their incomes and benefits slashed since the 1970s.  To justify these cutbacks, there […]

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Buying a House in 2012 and Beyond: A To Do List

Buying a House in 2012 and Beyond: A To Do List

Thanks to the crashing economy buying a house in 2012 can get you great interest rates, but at a cost to a lot of preparation and documentation.  Don’t get me wrong, this is a good thing….as long as you’re not trying to […]

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Betony Vernon – The Importance of Sexual Ceremony

Betony Vernon – The Importance of Sexual Ceremony

Betony Vernon describes the importance of sexual ceremony and how it can improve your health, mindset, and improve your relationship. She reveals what’s wrong with today’s modern lovemaking practices and is an advocate for slow sensual sex. Vernon poses that the art […]

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Betony Vernon – When Did Sex and Pleasure Become Taboo

Betony Vernon – When Did Sex and Pleasure Become Taboo

Sexual Anthropologist Betony Vernon explains the importance of  sexual union, as well as how and when it became sinful in the latest episode of EPIPHANY.  She explores the reasons why certain cultures are more uptight about their sexuality, and how women entering […]

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Intellectual Property: An Artists Right to be Paid for Their Work

Intellectual Property: An Artists Right to be Paid for Their Work

There is a lot of debate over intellectual property, and the rights of the creators of this property.  The discussion has gotten cloudy with finger pointing and accusations of hidden agendas. I think this is a perfect opportunity for us, the artists […]

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Direct From Laura Albert, Author & Creator of JT LeRoy: My Avatar and Me

Direct From Laura Albert, Author & Creator of JT LeRoy: My Avatar and Me

Laura Albert talkes about her past and the creation of her avatar JT LeRoy.

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I’m not over JT LeRoy

I’m not over JT LeRoy

by Gene Dante Republished with permission from Gene Dante.   In case you are unfamiliar, here is a high level, crash course in JT LeRoy: His back story was one of a gender-fucked prostitute who travelled from West Virginia to San Francisco. […]

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Kristen Stewart and Rupert Sanders – The Ones Who Cheat

Kristen Stewart and Rupert Sanders – The Ones Who Cheat

I don’t know why I feel the need to write my thoughts about  the Kristen Stewart / Rupert Sanders situation because I’m sure it’s been written and rewritten by many before me as soon as it happened, but here’s my two dollars […]

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Occupy Peace of Mind

Occupy Peace of Mind

Say what you will about the Occupy Wallstreeters. The fact remains, they were there, on Zuccotti Park, occupying Wall Street, in New York City for a time. They may not have been focused in their demands or hygienic under their armpits, but […]

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Taxes and the Government – What is going on in America???

Taxes and the Government – What is going on in America???

I’m not a politician and if I can avoid it I don’t like talking about politics either. It makes me very annoyed and angry hearing about the tax increases and what the government is (not) doing about it.  I also don’t know […]

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Busted for Hooping: “This is No Place for Hula Hoops”

Busted for Hooping: “This is No Place for Hula Hoops”

It was 50 degrees and sunny. I didn’t need my coat, I didn’t need to wrap my scarf around my ears and cover half of my face to block out punishing gusts of icy wind. I leisurely walked outside and breathed in […]

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