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4 Talks: Yoga-Class Erotica, Jack Bender’s ‘Picture Book for Adults,’ and More

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KuntaliniLove Thyself, Kunt: A Night with Badlands Unlimited
April 12 at 7 p.m. at KGB Bar, 85 East Fourth Street.
When Badlands Unlimited’s “New Lovers” series is involved, you know what to expect: no-holds-barred erotica with a surreal or even sick twist. Tamara Faith Berger will read from her new novel, Kuntalini, a story about a young woman named Yoo-hoo who experiences sexual awakening in her yoga class and embarks on a wild journey from there. Michael Robbins, author of poetry collection Alien vs Predator and Lynne Tillman, whose sixth novel Men And Apparitions is out next year, will also read.

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Grab a Lotto Ticket With Your Indie Erotica at This Bookstore and 99-Cent Shop

(Photo by Kavitha Surana)

(Photo by Kavitha Surana)

“Retail diversity” is taking on a whole new meaning in the Lower East Side. Scrappy indie publishers Badlands Unlimited, launched in 2010, recently moved from a studio in Sunset Parks’ Industry City to a real five-person office on 24 Rutgers Street (ok, maybe that’s more Chinatown than LES). Hoping to integrate with their new surroundings, they struck up a partnership with the 99-cent store beneath their office and dubbed the experience “Y.oung P.ublisher 99¢ & Up.”

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First-Time Erotica Authors Hit the G-Spot (the Guggenheim, Silly)

McGinty with books.

Andrea McGinty.

Last night the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum hosted a reading by the first three authors of Brooklyn-based publisher Badlands Unlimited’s new erotica book series, New Lovers.

The sound setup in the theater section of the museum where the panel took place made it difficult to hear everything being said on stage, which kind of added to the fun. Giving a side-eye glance at a room filled with intellectuals straining to hear the word “cock” being said over and over was an event within itself.

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