Jake Hall

politics

Sex Work Is Work—And Its Laborers Are Officially Unionizing

In the UK, sex workers are joining with trade unions to demand better collective conditions for their industry.
Jake Hall
4.17.19
adult film stars

Five Adult Film Performers Share Their ‘Coming Out’ Stories

"Telling my mother I work in the porn industry is one of the hardest things I’ve ever done."
Jake Hall
4.15.19
Interviews

ContraPoints Is the Opposite of the Internet

By combining humor, drag, and philosophy, YouTuber Natalie Wynn is cutting through today's culture wars with clarity and logic.
Jake Hall
4.9.19
Interviews

The Story Behind the Site That's Basically Netflix for Indie Porn

Filmmaker Shine Louise Houston tells us about the subscription-based streaming service providing the erotic future liberals want.
Jake Hall
2.13.19
sex work

Gay Escorts Are Fighting Chemsex by Offering a 'Sober Sex' Service

Some escorts are now offering a more specialized service to help wean clients off of "H&H fun."
Jake Hall
1.8.19
sexual health

These Porn Actors Are Working to Destigmatize HIV

With services under threat and effective sex ed still a myth, HIV positive performers are using their platforms to educate and advocate.
Jake Hall
11.23.18
Alone/Together

Pop Stars Are Dismantling the Stigma Around Going to Gigs Solo

How acts like Robyn – with her recent secret-gig social app – and Rina Sawayama are finding innovative ways to unite their fans IRL.
Jake Hall
10.31.18
Interviews

CHAI Are Injecting Sugary, Punk Mayhem into Japanese Guitar Pop

We speak to the new four-piece band about redefining 'kawaii,' and the off-kilter themes that made them the vibrant force they are.
Jake Hall
10.8.18
Health

The Myth That PrEP Is Just For Gay Men is Hurting Women

PrEP has been hailed as a revolutionary drug breakthrough in the prevention of HIV. But UK doctors are still having trouble convincing women it's for them, too.
Jake Hall
8.22.18
Op-Eds

Why Hasn’t There Been a Huge UK Girl Band Since Little Mix?

A series of new groups have been hotly tipped but failed to make it big—but maybe the concept itself has become outdated.
Jake Hall
8.21.18
Fandom Week

Lady Gaga Pioneered Online Fandom Culture As We Know It

Today we have Beliebers, Swifties and Directioners. But the Little Monsters were cultivated in a way we hadn't seen before.
Jake Hall
9.29.17
Thinkpieces And Shit

Are HMLTD Queerness Tourists or Guitar Music’s Greatest Hope?

The complications of being an art project/band of straight guys where gender-fluid makeup and clothes define your look.
Jake Hall
5.15.17
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