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Hardcore Pawn: Chess Night at Molasses Books Is Surprisingly Sexy

Flyer by Paul Glover (via Molasses Books/ Facebook)

On any given night Molasses Books, the tiny bookshop/bar in Bushwick, draws a colorful crowd to readings and other happenings– really, on any given night of the week you are bound to find cool characters. But on Tuesday, an especially great group made it out to Chess Night, a newish event popping off once a month at the shop. At one point, my friend who had invited me to the casual, come-and-go-whenever get-together, looked up from his chess game and remarked, “I’ve heard, like, five people mention polyamory tonight.”

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This Latex Baroness Is Bracing For the Fifty Shades of Grey Effect

(Courtesy of The Baroness)

(Courtesy of The Baroness)

Fifty Shades of Grey is out in theaters today, amidst a flurry of criticism that its portrayal of BDSM closer resembles domestic violence than a consensual erotic relationship. In search of an authority on the matter, we ventured over to East 13th Street to spend an afternoon with The Baroness, a dominatrix and latex clothing designer who, rumor has it, once spit-roasted a man for three and a half hours.
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Dan Savage Did It at The Vatican, Has an Amazeballs Story About a Sex Party

Last night, before screening 20 of the best shorts that have been submitted to his Hump! Film Festival since it launched in Seattle in 2005, Dan Savage warned against documenting the amateur porn flicks, which ranged from a vignette about a Dungeons & Dragons orgy to a celebration of Mormon masturbation to a NSFW trailer for a sequel to ET.
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