Coming your way faster than you can say “wayward seed deluge,” it’s the second iteration of what’s indisputably the artiest smut fest the world over. The NYC Porn Film Festival is returning June 4 and 5), uniting an actually-smart postmodern exploration of porn with an earnest, non-binary, non-heteronormative, super sex-posi celebration of sex on film.
This year, the organizers say they’re once again dedicated to “exploring human sexuality through art, audience participation, parties, live performance, film, virtual reality, and sex technology.” Even if it’s highly unlikely that we’ll be seeing Miley Cyrus on the bill again this year, there will be plenty else to set fire to your loins.
If you like talking about food as much as you like shoving it in your face, prepare to clear your calendar. The next weeks and months will bring a veritable cornucopia of gabbing about grub, from a discussion about restaurant preservation to a three-day symposium curated by Mission Chinese’s Danny Bowien that’ll culminate in a massive multi-chef barbecue on the East River. Here’s what’s on the pass. More →
Between The Kevin Corrigan Show, the Lost Lectures, and Raising the Bar it’s pretty clear barrooms are the new lecture halls. If you’re looking for inebriation and intellectualism, check out these upcoming events.
If you’ve ever snuck a flask into a college lecture, this may be the event for you.
For tonight’s first annual Raising The Bar, Columbia and NYU professors will be stationed at 50 bars around Manhattan and Brooklyn, delivering free lectures on topics ranging from “Understanding How North Koreans Think” to “The Rise of Geek Culture.” Seats are still available at the following nine talks; click here to view the full line-up and RSVP. More →