pop culture apocalypse
Under the glow of a dangling chandelier in Brooklyn’s First Baptist Church this morning, Eliot Spitzer was forgiven.
Mr. Spitzer’s candidacy in the city comptroller’s race has often been branded as a quest for political redemption even as the former governor tries not to discuss the prostitution scandal that derailed his political career five years ago. But the topic of conversation was not up to him this morning.
The Mayans were right. We’re all going to die this year. And those of us who aren’t going to be zipped up to Kirk Cameron’s version of Heaven will be left behind to deal with the reckoning here on Earth.
Of course, the first signs of any impending apocalypse comes via celebrity news.
What’s a better way to blow the last few thousands of your Wall Street bonus than on a prostitute?
The market is shriveling up, however. In recent months, The NYPD has made some strong sweeps in removing high profile prostitutes off the streets. Well, out of their apartments—no one actually walks the streets anymore thanks to Craiglist and Rentboy.com.
But some of their apartments are a bit iffy.
technology & sex
Dominique Strauss-Kahn is officially in hot water again, as French officials arrested the former International Monetary Fund chief yesterday , he could go down Al Capone-style. It wasn’t that he participated in partner-swapping sex parties, you see, it was that some of these naked women might have been paid for the pleasure of the 62-year-old’s company. Orgies? Well he’s just being French! But prostitution? Merde!
Meanwhile, Mr. Strauss-Kahn’s lawyer had an interesting take on the issue.
How are the world’s oldest professions using the world’s newest technology?
Wired’s “How Tech Tools Transformed New York’s Sex Trade,” by Columbia sociologist Sudhir Venkatesh, describes how sex workers are using modern tools to protect themselves and be their own bosses.
Mr. Venkatesh studyied the sex industry in New York City Read More
Charlie Sheen’s much-publicized embrace of gratuitous drugs and prostitutes came to an end last week, when a trip to the hospital forced him to throw in the towel and enter rehab. But look at all he endured along the way! Who knows how he kept on trucking despite an incident at the tony Read More