September 18, 2011 |
The coffee table in Barbara T. Smith's Venice home is piled high with aging cassette tapes. She's been sorting through audio from a 1981 performance piece called "Birthdaze" in preparation for "The Radicalization of a '50s Housewife," her upcoming solo show at UC Irvine's University Art Gallery. The piece, originally performed on Smith's 50th birthday, was a feminist tour de force in which she enacted a version of her own life story in relation — quite literally — to the male avant-garde.
September 11, 2000 |
Last year, 7-year-old Zack Mayeda of Encinitas gathered books detailing the lives and habits of pachyderms for a school report. But one photograph, which showed a male elephant with a curved penis that was about as obvious as the elephant's leg, gave the boy pause. Dawn Mayeda waited while her son read the caption, which dryly stated that the penis was curved to facilitate entry into a female elephant's vagina.
October 8, 2010
'Tamara Drewe' MPAA rating: R for language and some sexuality Running time: 1 hour, 51 minutes Playing: In selected theaters
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 2, 1986
Be serious! Abstinence is not ignoring sexuality, it is introducing a "new" idea and way of dealing with one's sexuality. Also, rather than making a judgment that everyone is "doing it," why doesn't the author of this editorial do a study on teen-agers who are aware of practicing abstinence and the zero number of pregnancies in that group? It is odd also that this writer thinks of sexuality in terms of intercourse. Our sexuality is a part of who we are as persons whether we ever have intercourse or not, and believe it or not most people are aware of his or her sexuality as a small child.
November 4, 1992 |
As the video begins, a very sober-looking doctor named Elizabeth Stanley appears on camera and lists her academic credentials, covering 23 years of studying and teaching human sexuality. It's all very authoritative and dull, and most viewers would probably yank out the tape right there if they didn't know what was coming next. . . . But of course they do know what's coming next or they wouldn't be watching. Dr.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 27, 1991
In response to David Shaw's two-part series "The Press and Sex," front page, Aug. 18-19: The articles on sexuality and the press intrigued me. There appears to be a need for the press to use sexuality as a form of humiliation. The press can instantly destroy a person's reputation because of his/her sexuality. The press becomes an arbiter of moral codes expressed by religious institutions. We need the press to bring news to us. Exposure of one's sexuality ordinarily serves no purpose, except to indulge our own voyeuristic curiosities.
July 22, 2011
'Another Earth' MPAA rating: PG-13 for disturbing images, some sexuality, nudity and brief drug use Running time: 1 hour, 32 minutes Playing: At ArcLight, Hollywood; Landmark, West Los Angeles
October 19, 2012
'Nobody Walks' MPAA rating: R for sexuality, language and some drug use Running time: 1 hour, 22 minutes Playing: At Sundance Cinema Sunset 5, West Hollywood
August 8, 2012
'Hope Springs' MPAA rating: PG-13 for mature thematic content involving sexuality Running time: 1 hour, 39 minutes Playing: In general release