Fifty Shades and Adult Worthy Erotica


By Phoenix Calida

Aside from the blatant abuse and rape in the 50 Shades story, I can’t help but think there’s so many other indicators of how we view women and sex.

I think what bugs me is the utter infantilization of women’s agency and sexuality that 50 Shades represents. Women aren’t entitled to fuck like adults, women are not entitled to consent, or entitled to being the focus of a sexual encounter. Enjoyment is … Continue reading

One, Two, Three, What are We Fighting For?” A Parent/Student/Teacher Manifesto


Mark Naison

Today, America’s young people face the gravest threat they have confronted since the Vietnam War. In the 60’s, their lives were endangered by a Bi-Partisan military initiative destined to fail.  Today, their minds are threatened by a Bi-Partisan educational initiative that Is squeezing creativity and joy out of the nation’s public  schools.

What’s the Retail of Two Cities?


By Christian Matheis

Imagine you hold a particular place truly sacred.

Perhaps a town, or a building, or a region.

Let’s give the image a bit of life. The place, your most cherished, holds sacred for your community.  As the sine qua non – that without which nothing else in your life can matter – you consider it holy, divine, hallowed.