Tag Archives: prostitution

Exploring Harvey Weinstein’s roots as a flesh trade landlord in pre-Disney Times Square

By some strange coincidence, a week or so ago, just after hearing that Harvey Weinstein had been arrested and charged with rape, I was listening to an old podcast about the evolution of Times Square, and his name came up in connection to a strip club called the Melody Burlesk, later to be known as […]

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How proud are you to be living in a country where, on International Women’s Day, our President receives trademark approval for Trump branded escort services in China?

It’s being reported today that, after years of waiting, our President’s trademark application for Trump branded escort services in China has finally been approved. Happy International Women’s Day! While I suspect it’s just a precautionary move on Trump’s part, a proactive legal strategy to keep other vile men from from making a buck by using […]

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And the award for darkest brand jamming goes to….

Earlier this month, seemingly out of nowhere, references to a new campaign for Frosted Flakes started showing up online. The campaign, called Tony is Back, promised to bring Tony the Tiger back into our homes to address the real-world problems of modern adults with enthusiastic encouragement and sugary cereal in the much the same way […]

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Art, Food, Sex and Trauma: Mark Maynard shoots the shit with the most important artists to live within a five minute walk from him… Episode 5: Jim Cherewick

Local song and dance man Jim Cherewick, when he’s not singing and dancing his way into the enlarged, slowly-beating hearts of Americans everywhere, can generally be found hunched over napkins and the like, feverishly scratching away, making what he refers to as “art.” Well, I caught up with Jim on one such occasion and forced […]

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Blogbaby episode two: Beth Abraham

[While I’m busy scrubbing poop from diapers and other articles of clothing, several friends have been kind enough to provide content for this site, through a program we’re calling Blogbaby. Tonight’s contribution comes from my friend Beth, who is living in Germany at the moment.] Where I am staying in Germany is a very small […]

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