Cuntmafia Queen Contessa Stuto On Sex, Success, the ‘S-Word’ and her New Video: Horny Lil’ Slut

A reigning queen of New York nightlife, Contessa Stuto is a quadruple threat of the underground, throwing legendary parties, discovering and promoting up-and-coming artists, modeling in magazines from Dazed and Confused to V, and fronting a genre-fucking musical project all under the Cuntmafia name. Naturally, we jumped at the chance to check out and chat about her latest offering, “Horny Lil’ […]

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What Does Reclaiming the Word “Slut” Really Mean?

February has been the month of anti-“slut” reclamation proclamations. The release of Leora Tanenbaum‘s new book, I Am Not a Slut: Slut-Shaming in the Age of the Internet seems to be the occasion for this round of discussion, which was continued in Anna North’s op-ed in The New York Times and Lizzie Crocker’s piece for The Daily Beast. Many other feminists weighed in, […]

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Karyn Crisis’ Gospel of the Witches: Conjuring The Goddess On Salem’s Wounds

After years as an inimitable fixture on the New York underground scene with her band Crisis, Karyn Crisis returns with a new project, Gospel of the Witches, and a powerful, hypnotic record that she summoned with her partner, Davide Tiso. On Salem’s Wounds, Crisis is both conjurer and supplicant, entwining lore of the witch with the power of the divine […]

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And The Winner of the Super Bowl Will Be…NO MORE’s Domestic Violence Ad

Perhaps we’ve gotten to the point where Super Bowl advertisements won’t have to be picked apart for their sexism because corporations have figured out what really sells right now: gender equality. In line with this hopefully permanent trend is NO MORE‘s PSA to raise awareness about domestic violence, which is slated to run on Super Bowl Sunday. You […]

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Body Anxiety and the Influence of Female Artists Online

“Whenever you put your body online, in some way you are in conversation with porn,” reads a quote from Ann Hirsch on the opening page of Body Anxiety. Curated by Leah Schrager and Jennifer Chan, this internet exhibition about female self-representation and sexual objectification transforms the viewer into voyeur in ways that traditional shows do not. It’s fitting this […]

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