| Aug 23, 2013
| 1:41 PM
The adult film actress who has tested positive for HIV said Friday she was "still coming to terms with all this" but thanked those who had expressed their support, saying "this will not hold me down."
The 28-year-old performer, whose screen name is...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 11:03 AM
An adult-film trade group has lifted an industry-wide moratorium on porn production that was prompted by an actress' positive HIV test.
Free Speech Coalition, a Canoga Park-based trade association for the porn industry, called for the moratorium a...
| Aug 24, 2013
| 10:41 AM
The adult film industry has called a nationwide moratorium on production after an actress tested positive for HIV.
The Free Speech Coalition, a Canoga Park-based trade organization for the adult film industry, said Thursday that a 28-year-old actress...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 2:00 AM
I've been mostly happily married for 15 years. I'm a straight man. I love my wife. We used to have a great sex life. But after many years, children, and just day-to-day reality, our sex life is now pretty unsatisfying. While my wife was barely GGG at...
| Jan 21, 2013
| 8:00 AM
A new biography of Benjamin Britten being published in Britain to commemorate the late composer's 100th birthday contends that he suffered from syphilis and that he may have contracted the venereal disease in his 20s.
"Benjamin Britten: A Life in the...
| Jan 2, 2013
| 9:25 AM
Is it healthy to get circumcised well into your mid-40s? And can not being circumcised cause urinary tract infections?--Anon.
Like my first boyfriend, I thank you sir, for putting the fate of your penis in my very unqualified hands. Circumcision is a...
| Jan 7, 2013
| 8:05 AM
With just the bare bones of his biography in hand, it would be tempting to characterize the "world" of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864-1901), who died of alcoholism and syphilis at age 36, as chaotic. As Toulouse-Lautrec & His World, the touring exhibit...
| Apr 12, 2013
| 5:09 AM
Burst of Light: Caravaggio and His Legacy
Ends June 16, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, 600 Main Street, Hartford, thewadsworth.org
It is nearly impossible to look at a painting by Caravaggio (Michelangelo Merisi, 1572-1610) without pondering...
| Apr 12, 2013
From his stove, Nelson Algren saw a dark shape stumble out of the bar across Wabansia Avenue. It teetered once, then slumped under the Nectar Beer sign, sizzling neon in the bitter February cold. Eight degrees, an army fatigue jacket, and too many shots...
| Apr 3, 2013
| 2:30 AM
Worried that you're getting more forgetful as you age? Ironically, worry itself can trigger memory slips. It might take a conversation with your doctor to pinpoint the cause of your memory lapses--especially if the change is sudden or uncharacteristic....
| Jun 19, 2013
| 4:17 PM
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Feeling backed against a wall by petitioners from an AIDS activist group, the Los Angeles City Council agreed Wednesday to place a measure on next year’s ballot asking whether voters...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 5:00 PM
Made up to look like black and white drawings, the protagonists in Mary Reid Kelley’s videos speak in a constant, densely allusive patter. This approach worked swimmingly in her 2010 show at Susanne Vielmetter, which featured two videos that...