I used to love reading movie reviews in the local paper when I was a kid, though sometimes it puzzled me when a film was listed as "not pre-screened for critics." Generally these were B-movies that critics were prone to savaging, soShow More Summary
I am a 30-year-old trans guy, on T since college, happy and comfortable with my sexuality. However, I can't find any helpful health info on a fetish I've developed: I insert needles directly into my clit, maybe an inch and a half in....Show More Summary
The cover art for Words to the Blind, out November 17 on Stolen/Pop Noire If Words to the Blind, the new album-length collaboration between London-based post-punks Savages and London-via-Japan experimental psych-rockers Bo Ningen, sounds like the title to a new horror film or a section of T.S. Show More Summary
I'm a pretty quiet Midwestern woman currently wracked by a guilty Catholic conscience. My last boyfriend and I were in an open, long-distance relationship. We were together for a year and a half, and things were great fun. We considered...Show More Summary
Is this Dan? Probably not, probably an assistant, but maybe this will get to him. I have a spanking fetish. I live in Oakland, California, so San Francisco is close. Seems like the best place in the country to have a kink, but I'm having a hard time figuring out where I can find a spanking community. Show More Summary
Breese Little present Love?s Fool, a rare exhibition of prints by Mino Maccari (b. Siena, 1898 - 1989) in this country. Maccari was a much-acclaimed satirical artist who lampooned twentieth century Italian society with savage humour....Show More Summary
On Friday of this week, Cal Evans will host Day Camp 4 Developers: Building APIs Developers Will Love and Use. The best part is this event is completely free! It’s being sponsored by MuleSoft, meaning that your ticket is covered. All you have to do is sign up and show up and learn. DC4D is […]
While waiting for my lunch to be prepared at Shiraz, I casually opened up Leo Magazine and stumbled on to your page. What a way to ruin my day. Your advice is the epitome of stupidity and foolishness. Your counsel to the parents concerning...Show More Summary
Joe Newton My son is 15 going on 16, and he's been experimenting with masturbation. At the moment, I pretty much just think fine, whatever, he's a teenager, there's very little I can do about it. So long as he doesn't get porn-obsessed and start letting his grades slip, it's fine. Show More Summary
I hadn't heard of Jian Ghomeshi or Q, his CBC radio show, until yesterday afternoon. That's when emails started pouring into my "Savage Love" inbox pointing me toward a post on Ghomeshi's Facebook page. In the post Ghomeshi claimed he...Show More Summary
I'm 25, I'm virgin, and I find it quite difficult to relate with girls. My main problem is I can't accept my sexuality. I'm into fetish SM. But it seems like there are two parts of me. The first part of me wants to lick women's feet and be humiliated. Show More Summary
Politicians love numbers. The bigger the better, the more zeros the more dramatic. It helps them present increases as "massive boosts" and reductions as "savage cuts". So if you think the Welsh government is under-funded, you will probably state the deficit as £300m rather than (the slightly less dramatic) two per cent of its £15bn budget. Show More Summary
Joe Newton A straight male friend practices sounding and has for years. He has some medical questions. I am a pediatric nurse, so he brought his concerns to me, but the questions are totally outside my area of expertise. Nothing emergency-room-worthy is going on, but he needs answers and refuses to speak with his regular MD about sounding. Show More Summary
Joe Newton I'm a 28-year-old pan-curious married guy from the Midwest about to move to San Francisco. I've been with my wife for 10 years (married four), and we've started to explore being monogamish. I am also reexploring my bi attractions. Show More Summary
The love of Jesus is strong with World Net Daily's wannabe tough guy poseur and self-described "Christian Supremacist" Jason 'Molotov' Mitchell, a man so unhinged that even others on the far right will speak up against him. Now Mitchell is...
How the lies we tell each other can become our greatest springboard for self-transcendence. Brain Pickings takes 450+ hours a month to curate and edit across the different platforms, and remains banner-free. If it brings you any joy and inspiration, please consider a modest donation – it lets me know I'm doing something right.
In the wake of Robin Williams' tragic death this week, conservative radio host Michael Savage devoted some time on his program to talk about suicide and its consequences on your loved ones. And the next day, one of Savage's listeners called in to thank him, because he was considering taking his own life and Savage talked him out of it.
I am on vacation for another week. But I've invited Dr. Lori Brotto to handle the Savage Love Letters of the Day. Dr. Lori Brotto is a clinical psychologist and sex researcher at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. You can...Show More Summary
I am on vacation for all of July. But I've invited Mistress Matisse to handle the Savage Love letters of the day. Mistress Matisse is a writer, a dominatrix and a sex worker’s rights activist. She has a blog here and twitter here. The archive of her Stranger column, Control Tower, is here. Show More Summary
Remember Rasputin's mecha-glove from Hellboy? All the delightful details, the knobs, lights, and doodads, were just fantastic. Adam Savage fell in love with it, and he just built a fully functioning replica to show off at Comic-Con, detailing exactly how he built it in a video for Tested. Read more...