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Rachel Kramer Bussel

PHOTOS: Dubai's Ice Bar Is Chill, Ridiculous

Rachel Kramer Bussel | Posted 11.03.2012 | Travel
Rachel Kramer Bussel

Chill Out's tagline is "Reason to Get Closer," and the bar has plenty of them. Unlike being stuck in actual winter weather you can't escape, you're offered a temporary and manageable escape from the heat.

Your New Favorite Frenemy: Valerie Frankel, Author of It's Hard Not to Hate You

Rachel Kramer Bussel | Posted 02.20.2012 | Books
Rachel Kramer Bussel

In It's Hard Not to Hate You, Valerie Frankel delivers an often amusing, entertaining, educational and at times gossipy story of her life.

Why Nigella Lawson's Caramel-Covered Photo Shoot Was Food Porn

Rachel Kramer Bussel | Posted 02.15.2012 | Home
Rachel Kramer Bussel

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What I've Learned in Four Years of Running My Erotic Reading Series

Rachel Kramer Bussel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Rachel Kramer Bussel

For the past four years, I've hosted In The Flesh Reading Series, a monthly reading dedicated to erotica and sex and held at a bar that's a former massage parlor called, appropriately, Happy Ending Lounge.

Amazon.com anti-GLBT "Glitch" Infuriates Web 2.0 Denizens

Theresa Darklady Reed | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Theresa Darklady Reed

"Glitch or not, my erotica books still have no rankings," Rachel Kramer Bussel complained via Twitter, adding the hash tags, #glitchmyass and #amazonfail to drive home her point.

The Shelf Talker: The War to Settle the Score (and the Future of Book Publishing)

Kevin Smokler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Kevin Smokler

TST was the third question-asker and inquired (plainly, we thought) why publishers act with suspicion and fear towards the very technologies and people that seek to cheerlead for their books.

The Media's Sexual Irresponsibility

Rachel Kramer Bussel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Rachel Kramer Bussel

Those of us who write about sex, not to mention all those heathen divorcees and masturbators, get plenty of flak. I'm tired of sex being seen as scandalous, inconsequential, or worse, pointless.

Best Sex Writing 2009 Interview: Susannah Breslin on Eliot Spitzer and prostitution

Rachel Kramer Bussel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Rachel Kramer Bussel

Breslin discusses why men hire sex workers, the media reaction to the Spitzer scandal, and why the personal stories of sex workers and their customers are important.