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The Murky Ethics of Gay Talese's 'The Voyeur's Motel'

The Conversation US | Posted 04.14.2016 | Media
The Conversation US

"The Voyeur's Motel" is gripping and salacious. But since its publication, some readers have expressed uneasiness with both the content and the measures taken to report on -- and protect -- the man at the center of the story.

A Peek Inside the Writing of Paul Beckman

Loren Kleinman | Posted 11.19.2016 | Home
Loren Kleinman

Paul Beckman's stories are widely published in print and online in the following magazines amongst others: Connecticut Review, Raleigh Review, Litro, Playboy, Pank, Blue Fifth Review, Flash Frontier, Metazen, Boston Literary Magazine, and Literary Orphans. His work has been included in a number of anthologies and published in a dozen countries.

One Photographer Is Capturing The Intrigue Of Watching Strangers Through Their Windows

HuffPost Italy | Talia Lavin | Posted 05.13.2015 | Arts

Gail Albert Halaban was first inspired to train her artistic gaze through others’ windows during a period of personal tragedy. While her five-year-o...

Nude Portraits Of Photographers Make Powerful Statement About Male Gaze (NSFW)

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 12.18.2014 | Arts

Warning: This post includes quite a few portraits of full frontal male nudity. Prepare yourself before reading on. Imagine walking into a darkened ...

Washington D.C. Synagogue Fires Rabbi Accused Of Spying On Women Taking Ritual Bath

Religion News Service | Lauren Markoe | Posted 12.02.2014 | Religion

WASHINGTON (RNS) The Modern Orthodox synagogue that Rabbi Barry Freundel presided over for 25 years has fired him after he was charged with spying on ...

Why Sexual Surveillance Of Women Is A Consequence of Conservative Norms, Not Liberal Social Mores

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 01.13.2015 | Women
Soraya Chemaly

"Creepy" is the word most frequently used to describe acts like those Freundel is accused of, but that is a tired, trivializing euphemism for serious infringements of privacy and degradation of dignity.

Fear of (Objects) Flying: When Feminism Divides the Jews Online

Shira Hirschman Weiss | Posted 01.10.2015 | Religion
Shira Hirschman Weiss

Last week, three hotly trending topics in my Facebook feed related to feminism. The first was about a video of a woman walking around Manhattan to much objectification. The second pertained to a voyeuristic rabbi who had installed cameras in a D.C. mikvah. The third was about another Orthodox rabbi who resigned from the RBC in light of the recent mikvah scandal.

Mikvahs Tightening Security After Rabbi's Hidden Camera Scandal

Religion News Service | Lauren Markoe | Posted 10.21.2014 | Religion

WASHINGTON (RNS) In the days since a prominent Orthodox rabbi was charged with spying on naked women in his synagogue’s mikvah, Jews who oversee the...

Prominent D.C. Rabbi Arrested On Voyeurism Charge

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 10.16.2014 | Religion

Rabbi Barry Freundel, a prominent religious leader and head rabbi at Kesher Israel in Washington D.C., was arrested Tuesday on voyeurism charges. ...

Videotaping Death and the Dying on a Dallas Freeway: The Perversion of Social Media and Smart Phones in a Voyeuristic Culture

Clay Calvert | Posted 08.05.2014 | Technology
Clay Calvert

Today, some scholars suggest that "the Internet desensitizes us to shocking images and diminishes our empathic skills.

Women Having Sex In Their Bedroom Realize Intruder Is Watching Them

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 05.29.2014 | Crime

Two New Mexico women were forced to shove a creepy stranger out of their bedroom when they realized he was watching them have sex. Ashley Willis an...

Executive's Secret Camera Records Employees In Bathroom

Posted 03.24.2014 | Crime

For four years, employees with a Florida maintenance company were secretly watched by an executive while they used the restroom and showered. Poli...

One Part Noir, One Part Snuff, One Part La Lohan

Jill Di Donato | Posted 10.05.2013 | Entertainment
Jill Di Donato

Voyeurism is a necessary ingredient for all thrillers, but in The Canyons, with all the hoopla about its stars, the project itself begs the question: is this low-budget train wreck a filmic version of reality TV or cinematic verite at its finest? I don't really care.

A Gun, a Girl and a Choice

Wendy Widom | Posted 12.02.2012 | Crime
Wendy Widom

Your mind races back 22 years. You remember the first time you saw him, in the locked psych ward. She is there because you discovered her in bed at 5:40 p.m. She was supposed to pick you up after junior varsity basketball practice. There are two empty Advil bottles by her bed.

Creepiest Museum Exhibition Ever?

Posted 07.12.2012 | Arts

London's National Gallery is known for housing the most talented and famed artists through the years, so their upcoming homage to Venetian master Titi...

Former Missouri Teacher Accused Of Videotaping 80 Boys Undressing

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 06.26.2012 | Education

Matt Hansen, a 38-year-old teacher for the Fort Zumwalt School District in O'Fallon, Mo., has been charged with felony possession of child pornography...

'The Glass House': Alex Vows To Be Epic Reality Villain

Posted 08.18.2012 | TV

Opening with the lines, "The show they didn't want you to see," ABC premiered "The Glass House" (Mon., 10 p.m. ET on ABC). CBS had tried -- unsuccessf...

Students Arrested For Filming Up Teacher's Skirt, Posting On YouTube

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 05.13.2012 | Education

Carlos Eugene Cain, Jr. and Devon Ewing, both 18, face class D felony charges of video voyeurism after they used a cellphone to film up a Doss High Sc...

Street Photography And Surveillance, From '30s To Today

Posted 04.27.2012 | Arts

Remember the game "I Spy," where kids look out the car window and look for specific objects which catch their little eyes? This notion of free play wi...

Teacher Accused Of Using 'Spy Pen' To Film Students Undressing

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 04.12.2012 | Education

Aldrin Jayson "A.J." Nicolas, a 26-year-old choir teacher at Salinas High School in Monterey County, Calif., has been arrested and put on administrati...

Man Allegedly Films Nude Teen Roommate In The Bathroom

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 04.05.2012 | Crime

A Connecticut man was arrested after he allegedly admitted to recording his 15-year-old roommate while she undressed in the bathroom. Alounkune Von...

PHOTOS: A Different Approach To Intimate Travel Photography

Sivan Askayo | Posted 03.12.2012 | Travel
Sivan Askayo

This project, which was named by Phaidon "Intimacy Under the Wires" is not just about laundry. It's about places, the people in them and the role of the photographer.

Science Teacher Accused Of Using Cameras To Look Up Skirts

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 01.01.2012 | Education

Dave McMillen, a ninth-grade science teacher in Selah, Wash., resigned Thursday after a student found a camera hidden underneath a classroom desk, the...

Bumming Favors Off Big Brother

Maxwell Searcy | Posted 12.06.2011 | Home
Maxwell Searcy

With Americans spending as much time surfing the web (usually for YouTube videos of cats flushing toilets) as watching TV, we have to ask ourselves how this shift is affecting our real lives.

Charlie Sheen and Voyeurism

Mark Goulston, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Goulston, M.D.

Ironically, Charlie Sheen and the others may be addicted to drugs, but because of our need to keep our dopamine highs by watching and reading about them, we have become addicted to that.