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Fun Game: Penn State Riots Or Occupy Wall Street?

Fun Game: Penn State Riots Or Occupy Wall Street?

When looking at photos of last night’s Penn State riots, I was struck by how similar they looked to a very different protest currently happening all over the country, namely Occupy Wall Street. So what if one group of rioters wants the reinstatement of a football coach who mishandled a sexual abuse case, while the other wants more controls on capitalism’s ability to ruin regular people’s lives? As it turns out, those two things look quite alike in action. Can you figure out which photo belongs to which movement? (Answers at the end!) More »

Thing You Need: The New 6 Packs 9 Lives Calendar

Thing You Need: The New 6 Packs 9 Lives Calendar

Have you seen the latest from your friends at All Things Pets? It’s their new 6Pack 9Lives calendar. And considering they’re “your trusted advisor for ‘all things pets,’” you should probably take their word for the fact that you need this calendar.

Especially if you’re the kind of person who needs adorable animals in proximity to male six-packs to improve your mood (and really, who among us isn’t that kind of person?). More »

STD Week: Interview with Museum of Sex Curator Sarah Forbes

STD Week: Interview with Museum of Sex Curator Sarah Forbes

New York City’s Museum of Sex opened in what used to be the city’s red light district — not that they knew it! — in 2002, and curator Sarah Forbes has been there since 2004. An anthropology major with a focus in gender, Forbes began working with the museum by doing research, and worked up to where she is now, overseeing the museum’s varied exhibitions: Kink: Geography of the Erotic Imagination; The Sex Lives of Animals; Action: Sex and the Moving Image.

In 2010, the museum presented RUBBERS: The Life, History, & Struggle of the Condom, which traced the condom’s origins and identity as a contraceptive, but also featured literature and artwork inspired by the rubber. Sadly, the exhibit lasted only until late 2010, but we spoke with Forbes about what inspired this deconstruction, and what we have yet to learn. More »