Right to Porn
Pornotopia purveyors face no penalty but are slapped with a zoning violation for festival
By Marisa Demarco
Friday was a stressful day for Guild Cinema co-owner Peter Conheim. About two hours before adult film festival "Pornotopia" opened, a code enforcement officer showed up with a warning notice.
Mum’s the Word
Richardson opts out of taking the Political Courage Test
By Simon McCormack
Answer Me This
By Christie Chisholm
Could your red-light camera tickets be refunded? Why are New Mexico thieves acting like fools? Santa Fe police were suspicious of what object? Highland High School is proud to present...
Eric J. Garcia
The Radford Files
Talking to the Dead: Who's Answering?
By Benjamin Radford
Glendower: I can call spirits from the vasty deep.
Hotspur: Why, so can I, or so can any man; But will they come when you do call for them?
--William Shakespeare, Henry IV, Part 1, Act 3
You’re Getting Warmer
The Kyoto Accord began the race to halt global warming. On its 10th anniversary, why are we barely past the starting gate?
By Bill McKibben
I remember so well the final morning hours of the Kyoto conference. The negotiations had gone on long past their scheduled evening close, and the convention center management was frantic. A trade show for children’s clothing was about to begin, and every corner of the vast hall was still littered with the carcasses of the sleeping diplomats who had gathered in Japan to draw up a first-ever global treaty to curb greenhouse gas emissions. But when word finally came that an agreement had been reached, people roused themselves with real enthusiasm—lots of backslapping and hugs.
By Simon McCormack
Transgendered people have never received much media attention in the U.S., but according to a new study, that’s starting to change.
Feature: Contest Winners
Draw The Body On The Dick Knipfing
We had wealth of great entries for this contest to draw the body on everyone’s favorite news anchor, but our chosen winner is 11-year-old Cameron York. Congratulations, Cameron!
Vive le Knipfing!
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Odds & Ends
By Devin D. O’Leary
Dateline: England--A springer spaniel was rushed to the hospital after eating what his owners say is his 40th pair of underwear. Taffy, owned by Eubie and Sharon Saayman of Tamworth, Staffs, has also wolfed down 300 socks and destroyed 15 pairs of shoes. He even once ate the keys to their Mercedes, reports London’s Daily Mirror. Normally, everything Taffy devours comes out the other end, but this last pair of underpants wouldn't budge. Fortunately, 34-year-old Eubie Saayman is a veterinarian, who operated on his family’s pet after noticing the animal was in pain. “He didn’t touch his food for two days and lay in his bed looking sorry for himself. I knew straight away what had happened so I didn’t need an X-ray to see the problem,” Saayman told the newspaper. “His stomach was swollen and, during the operation, just as I thought, there was a pair of my son’s Bob the Builder pants that had got stuck.” Sharon, 44, manager of Eubie’s vet’s practice, said they have spent nearly $1,000 replacing items the 18-month-old spaniel has swallowed. “I guess this is just his vice,” said Mrs. Saayman.
[RE: Festival Preview, “Pornotopia,” Nov. 29-Dec. 5] Well. It had to happen. With Pornotopia, the film school geeks and smarmy Women's Studies majors are trying to sociologyize, feministize and PC sanitize the last honest entertainment genre in America. I'm referring to hardcore sex porn, not ugly, dishonest porn like the Disney Channel, Lifetime For Women and Fox News, or to cheap smut like serial killer sagas, romantic comedies and insipid “chick flicks.”
Duke City Roller Derby Season Opener
By Renée Chavez
The Dooms Dames take on the Disco Brawlers.
By Maggie Grimason
Kids race a 1k while adults participate in a 5k or run in an 8k. The run benefits non-profit Global Health Partnerships, an organization that provides medical care and humanitarian aid to the poor in rural Kenya with local community support.
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