Author Archive: Kathleen Wong

How do commercialized sex parties ensure consent?

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For people who are entering into uncharted waters by hosting commercialized sex parties — where someone can buy an online ticket and enter into a sex-welcomed room full of strangers — rules and guidelines of consent must be outlined and expressed to guests. This is in order to keep their […]

 
 

Sex Parties: The Free Love Era 2.0

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A late April Saturday night at 9 p.m, and about 250 people, ranging from their mid-twenties to mid-forties, gather in a former textiles wa rehouse turned event venue in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The walls are exposed brick, and the ceilings are tall. In the spirit of the theme, people are dressed […]

 
 

Zelda Fitzgerald: a struggle for artistic identity

Zelda Fitzgerald: a struggle for artistic identity

  Her thin lips are curved downward. Her hair is perfectly coiffed. The year is 1930 so she is fashionably donning a thick fur coat that drapes down to her calves. Because the gorge of Constantine in Algeria is cold in February, her arms are wrapped tightly around her torso, […]

 
 

Could this be tv’s first vegetarian chef?

Could this be tv’s first vegetarian chef?

“What does the meat really add to lasagna?” asks Cindi Avila as she shakes her brunette head almost knowingly. Sitting in a booth at the vegan restaurant Blossom on the Upper West Side, the vegetarian chef, mother of two and entrepreneur takes a bite of her lentil rings, which look […]