I interviewed Green about the process of writing dictionaries, what sets Green’s Online Dictionary of Slang apart from its competitors, why age matters, and how a lexicographer’s work is never done. Aside from his work on his multiple slang dictionaries, both in print and online, Green has created a series of timelines that put slang terms for intercourse (“pierce the hogshead,” “Molly Peatley’s jig,” or “poop”), vagina (“ringerangeroo,” “mother of all masons,” “monosyllable”), drunk (“pixilated,” “ramsquaddled,” “bowsie”) and more within a historical context.
“In [New York], sensuality completely turns into sexuality——no objects for the senses to respond to, no beautiful river, houses, people. Awful smells of the street, and dirt… Nothing except eating, if that, and the frenzy of the bed,” Susan Sontag scrawled in her journal in early 1959. She might’ve been writing the epigram for Fucking New York, the new 190-page art book by photographer Nikola Tamindzic. New York is a disgusting, dirty, rude, unpleasant city, and we who live here and love it want it in us, on us, and about us. Tamindzic’s book celebrates these conflicting urges with aggressively glossy style.
Petite, slender, golden-skinned, sometimes blonde, and occasionally bespectacled, adult performer Janice Griffith is kind of the adult industry’s racially ambiguous wet dream. Kink.com labeled Griffith white; sites that feature Latinas have claimed her as one; and once a site sold her scenes with the tagline “Egyptian cutie with a little booty.”
“I’m Indo-Caribbean,” Griffith says. “My mom’s from Guyana, but my ethnicity is a gray area for anyone who doesn’t know me.” Just 20, Griffith will hit her two-year anniversary in the adult industry this fall. Since October 2013 when Griffith filmed her first sex scene with crossover film star James Deen, Griffith has shot more than 100 porn scenes and a few features, and she has amassed more than 150,000 followers on Twitter and 70,000 on her Instagram account.
Porn sites are quick to paste whatever label on Griffith they find marketable. (Read more)