Some well-meaning but uptight folks over at change.org started a petition to ban the use of Flibanserin as a female sexual enhancement drug, stating that a low sex drive in women is not a disease. So, does the fact that there's a male sexual enhancement drug on the market mean that low sex drive in men is a disease? Or is their thinking that since Viagara works on bloodflow, whereas Flibanserin stimulates serotonin production, it's only a matter of time before this ... Read More
My first impression of Louise Bourgeois was this picture. What I didn't know about her then was myriad, but I immediately hung the image by my desk at the Columbus Museum of Art. At the time it was more about supporting Robert Mapplethorpe who was having a pretty rough time in Ohio, but I was taken by this old lady in a feathered jacket tickling a roughly-hewn penis sculpture. Later that year I got myself a Desert Storm air fare and headed to Paris, where I got to ... Read More

Stridulum

BY Lisa Kirchner in Music

With a stage name like Zola Jesus, you wouldn't expect sweetness and light from classically trained singer/songwriter Nika Roza Danilova, and you don't get ... Read More

Maniac Meat

BY Lisa Kirchner in Music

Here's something new: The guy behind psychedelic-pop darlings Black Moth Super Rainbow has created a noise album you can dance ... Read More

Love and Its Opposite

BY Lisa Kirchner in Music

Everything But The Girl's Tracey Thorn is back, with her third solo release, Love And Its Opposite. As with her work in EBTG, Thorn successfully keeps the balance between acoustic-based tunes and alt-pop/electronic ... Read More

No Snare

BY Lisa Kirchner in Music

I saw Tender Forever perform one lazy weeknight last summer, and listening to her new album, No Snare, brings it all ... Read More

Baby Ouh!

BY Lisa Kirchner in Music

You can count on Stereo Total. Uncertainty may whizz around us at megawarp speed these days, but the German/French quirk-pop duo never fails to crank out rad euro-electro ... Read More

We Are Born

BY Lisa Kirchner in Music

Australia-born Sia is well known in other parts of the world, but her last album, 2008's Some People Have Real Problems, was a U.S. ... Read More