September 7, 1997 |
Five years ago, Harvard psychologist Carol Gilligan published "Meeting at the Crossroads," a luminously empathetic study of adolescents at an all-girls private school in Cleveland.
November 27, 1986 |
To look at him, one would never guess that Jason has an eating problem. At 21, he's a sturdy man with a well-developed body and a California tan. Yet nine months ago, Jason (not his real name) weighed 130 pounds. A year ago, he weighed 112. That's not bad if you're just over 5 feet tall. But Jason is 6-feet even.
December 3, 2013 |
British Olympian Tom Daley and actress Maria Bello have made headlines in recent days by coming out, Bello in a Modern Love piece for the New York Times and Daley in a YouTube video to fans. After a string of notable celebrities opening up about their sexuality - including CNN anchor Anderson Cooper and actor Zachary Quinto - Bello and Daley's candor isn't revolutionary. What's striking is that they came out as nothing, or, as Bello put it, “whatever.” In their respective statements, neither Bello nor Daley put a label on their sexuality, emphasizing falling in love over gender.
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.
May 22, 2006 |
There's usually a film here that kicks up dust with boundary-pushing sexuality. In 2003, it was "The Brown Bunny," which included a graphic oral-sex scene that writer-director and star Vincent Gallo took great pains to tell everyone was real, not staged. This year's provocateur is "Shortbus." And it has everyone buzzing. In one scene, a man is lying in a tub of water making a video of his, um, privates.
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