Google Images: Asian Jun09

Google Images: Asian

Google is one of mankind’s greatest tools. It takes the entire wealth of human knowledge and the depth of our experience and makes it accessible via a few keystrokes and a click of a mouse. It has given us the unprecedented ability to tap knowledge and has forever changed how we interact with the world. But Google is far more than a simple tool. While we are using it to learn — Google is learning about us. Think of this as a sociological experiment. American European African Asian Asian (uncensored) ...

Bettie Page (1923-2008) Dec12

Bettie Page (1923-2008)

  Bettie Page died today. I’d heard, several days ago, that she’d suffered a heart attack, and as I was typing a movie review on one laptop, my girlfriend was on the other and said, “Bettie Page died. Who was Bettie Page?” (Forgive her, she is young, and was born behind the Iron Curtain.) It was a sad thing to hear. Knowing of her illness, there was context, of course, but still, it’s awful when an icon who meant something to you passes away. The Internet will be full of obituaries (Reuters, BBC) and fan ramblings, so I’ll just say that I was the right age to discover Bettie on her second coming. As a...

Pressing the flesh with Aria Giovanni

Pressing the flesh with Aria Giovanni She shows up to San Francisco’s annual WonderCon looking less like a Penthouse centerfold and more like your girlfriend’s cutest buddy. Her table bleeds color through the gray backdrop of row upon row of black and white original art in Artists’ Alley — with row upon row of full-color eight-by-ten nudes so glossy they might be wet. Almost hidden behind a small array of soft-core erotic videos on her table is a stack of business cards. She’s quick to offer one to each visitor to her table; and she traps your hand with the firm grip of an investment banker. If you ever need to...