Lit Hub Daily: October 21, 2022

The art of pornography: Steven Heller recalls being arrested, as a minor, for his art direction on the underground sex paper Screw. | Lit Hub Memoir “Every woman who enjoys horror films has at some point felt the need to explain herself.” Elizabeth Horkley revisits Kier-La Janisse’s House of Psychotic Women, ten years later. | […] Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

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