Friday, June 28, 2013

Glenn Greenwald and porn

Since folks are talking about Glenn Greenwald's previous career in porn, it seems like a good time to revisit a 2008 piece I wrote on Max Hardcore and obscenity that features Greenwald: "To the Max."
Reading Greenwald's post, I wondered if he had ever watched a Max Hardcore movie. I sent him an email, asking if he had.
A few minutes later, I received a reply. "No, I haven't. But I read about its content. Why?"
I replied: "You should."
He replied: "I really don't care what consenting adults do with one another in order to entertain themselves or please themselves sexually--I'm not a busy body trying to sit in judgment of what other adults choose to do with themselves, especially in their sex lives. Not even the Government claimed that these films involved minors or non-consent, so as far as I'm concerned, it's nobody's business what they do, and whatever they do isn't going to change my mind in the slightest."

Thursday, June 27, 2013


This is a very cool idea: InterroClayton. Clayton Cubitt is selling his brain. One cell will cost you $1 $2. I did it. Try it. You might learn something.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

NYC mannequin

NYC Mannequin, New York City, New York

Tuesday, June 25, 2013


I added my journalism profile to Muck Rack. Check it out. Then hire me.

Monday, June 24, 2013


Porn Awards Red Carpet, Las Vegas, Nevada

Friday, June 21, 2013

Everything is going to be alright

My favorite work of art I saw in New York City was Guido van der Werve's everything is going to be alright.
Like the somewhat over-employed metaphor of Walter Benjamin’s angel of history, propelled into the future as it looks back at the ruins of the past, our man at the front (the artist himself) is a paradoxical figure of fearlessness.
You can read more about it here and watch a 30 second excerpt here

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Bald mannequin

Bald Mannequin, New York City, New York

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Oh, Mickey

What's it like to model for Clayton Cubitt?


Here we are having fun at his studio in Brooklyn.

Follow him on Twitter. Love him on Instagram.


Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Money pool

Statue, New York City, New York

Monday, June 17, 2013

Midtown mannequin

Midtown Mannequin, New York City, New York

Friday, June 14, 2013

Mannequin in window

Mannequin, Chicago, Illinois

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Don't tase me, girl

I talked to TASER about Tasers, women, and targets:
The pink C2 was released in 2007. “Women may not want to look tactical in all black,” Tuttle reports, and with the pink model, “If it falls out of her purse, no one’s going to think, ‘Oh my god, what’s that?’”

Monday, June 10, 2013

Street fair girl

Street Fair Girl, Chicago, Illinois

Friday, June 7, 2013

She a bad bitch

B.o.B "Headband" ft 2Chainz [Lyric Video] from Defient on Vimeo.

It's the end of my second week blogging daily on the sin beat at Forbes. I'm having a great time. Check it out.

I went to Aviary. It's the most awesome place ever. I regret not ordering the drink that comes on a Bunsen burner.

I bought Liar's Poker, and now I really need to read it.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

This is not a reinvention story

I've switched beats at Forbes, and it's been pretty rewarding so far. I wrote about the process:
The week before that I took a pole dancing class and discovered that I would make a terrible stripper: “Gyms for Women Sell More Than Fitness.”

Today, I interviewed a porn lawyer, talked to a co-founder of Taser, and set up a meeting with a molecular mixologist.

I plan to talk to the guy holding the sign on the corner with the reference to the Bible on it, but I haven’t done that yet.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Sin stock report

I had a fun time yesterday interviewing the creator of Sin Stock Report.
Created by Aaron Hoos, a stock broker turned business and finance writer in Winnipeg, Canada, the outlet bills itself as “the only internet magazine focused exclusively on those stocks you DON’T want your mother to know about!”

Monday, June 3, 2013


Porn Stars, Las Vegas, Nevada