Domi Dollz Give Asylum a Lesson in Kink, Butt-Slapping

"If you say, 'Stop,' I won't listen -- it turns me on," Mistress Nina Payne warned the crowd before cupping her latex-gloved hand and giving an audible smack to the rear end of her leashed fem-sub. Kink 101 was now in session. In the bordello-red back room of Nolita erotic shop Coco de Mer, a group of curious New Yorkers had gathered to learn about "switches," role-playing and Japanese binding...

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Artist Builds Backyard Survival Shelter, Homemade Shotgun Robot

Click to enlarge: Artist Chad Person wasn't about to sit idly by and wait for the coming robot-zombie apocalypse, so he dug up his Albuquerque, N.M., backyard and built himself a custom survival shelter. Dubbed RECESS (Resource Exhaustion Crisis Evacuation Safety Shelter), Person's project isn't some wonky, conceptual-art stunt, but a genuine reaction to these uncertain times, just like the...

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Sexual Anorexia -- The Other Side of Sexual Addiction

Between Tiger Woods and ex–New York Governor Eliot Spitzer, the dysfunctional sexual appetites of men have been getting a lot of media play recently. But whereas the golfer and the governor stepped out on their wives with numerous partners, some sex addicts' predilections involve no other partners. Just ask Cory Schortzman is a self-described recovering "sexual anorexic" who now runs a...

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Superman Comic Saves Family From Foreclosure

In the nick of time, the Man of Steel saved a family's home ... for real. A couple facing foreclosure found the collateral they desperately needed with the discovery of an Action Comics #1 (aka, the Holy Grail of comic books) in their basement. As any true fanboy knows, Action Comics #1 is the most significant comic of all time because it was Superman's debut. In fact, the issue birthed the...

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New Basquiat Film Uncovers Rare Footage, Beastie Boys Score

In 1986, then-film-student Tamra Davis shot an intimate portrait of her artist friend, who just happened to be Jean-Michel Basquiat. Unseen for over 20 years, the footage has been compiled into a feature-length film on the world's first graffiti-art star, entitled "Jean-Michael Basquiat: The Radiant Child." "I was going to film school and I worked in an art gallery, and he said, 'Oh, you should...

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Adventurer Recreates 'Mutiny on the Bounty' Voyage for Charity

Australian Don McIntyre and a three-man crew just completed the 4,000-mile path of William Bligh's famed "Mutiny on the Bounty" sea voyage, and it was all for a good cause. The professional adventurers launched their open-air boat, known as the Talisker Bounty Boat, from Sydney to coincide with the mutiny's 221st anniversary. Probably the most storied sea-faring revolt, the event took place...

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'Liespotting' Book Sharpens Your BS Detector Skills

Pamela Meyer, author of "Liespotting: Proven Techniques to Detect Deception," knows you didn't miss the client meeting because your dog was sick. The Harvard MBA and online social networking CEO developed a system of scientifically based techniques to ferret out the mendacity, subterfuge and tall tales she feels are threatening to consume our nation. "I really believe that there is a deception...

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Noble Rot Underground Tastings Provide Wine Education, Girls

In the genteel world of wine tastings, with its attendant slurping and ridiculous flavor claims (really, gasoline?), you're not often told to "shut the f**k up," especially by the host. But at one of Jonny "Cigar" Cristaldi and Brian Quinn's Noble Rot underground wine events, a few well-placed epithets are sometimes needed to quiet the rowdy crowd, since no one here is spitting. Cristaldi, a...

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We Go Muddin' and Get a 'Rubber Facial' With Racing Legend Johnny Unser

During a recent visit to Cooper Tires' 1,000-acre testing facility in Pearsall, Texas, I came ready to learn the ins and outs of handling high-performance vehicles from the best, including IndyCar legend Johnny Unser. Instead, I came away with a face full of rubber and a serious case of motion sickness. (And, yes, I also learned a thing or two about driving along the way.) Lesson 1:...

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Birch Coffee Represents New York At Grilled Cheese Invitational

Their day job may be slinging lattes at the Flatiron District's Birch Coffee, but this past Saturday co-owners Jeremy Lyman and Paul Schlader went looking for gooey cheese glory at 1st 8th Annual Grilled Cheese Invitational in Los Angeles. Lyman and Schlader opened Birch Coffee, located in the Gershwin Hotel, last October, and while the focus was naturally on the brew, they quickly found that the...

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