OpEdge: Hugh Hefner as a Sexist Pig

INTELLECTUAL, LIBERAL, STYLISH — BUT NONETHELESS A PIG!   by Marc Jampole   AS PART of his glorification and ascent to the Valhalla of dead celebrities, Hugh Hefner has received far too much credit for the positive impact he had on American society and far too little condemnation for the negative. True, he advocated for abortion […]

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Lenny Bruce’s Mission to America by Lawrence Bush from the Summer 2016 issue of Jewish Currents LEONARD ALFRED SCHNEIDER, who took the stage as Lenny Bruce, died half a century ago on August 3, 1966, age 40. He was not the nice Jewish boy you’d want your daughter or son to marry. A drug abuser, […]

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January 10: The King of Porn

Al Goldstein, publisher of Screw, a porn tabloid launched in 1968, was born in New York on this date in 1936. Within five years of its founding, Screw had a weekly circulation of 150,000. “[W]hen he and Jim Buckley founded Screw,” writes Steven Heller in the New York Times Book Review, “nothing like it — […]

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