I’ll be updating with new entires soon. In the meantime here’s what I’m up to:
On January 27th, I’m speaking at the MoMA PS1 Dome – the event is from 3-6. It promises to be a completely bizarre and hilarious afternoon featuring outsider art, screenings of Jack Kevorkian’s TV show (no, really) and me. I’ll be talking about sex, of course – and would love to meet you there. Admission is free, and so is the hug you’ll get if you come and say hello. Click here for the rest of the details.
The next day, January 28th, I’ve got a more low key but probably deeper presentation in Pennsylvania at The Independent Space in Kutztown (near Allentown). I grew up not too far from there, so the event is a big deal for me, even though it’s in a humble place. I’m very excited. The flyer is posted below with all the info. The title of the talk is The Sacred and the Profane. I’ll be talking about how sexuality, freedom, and spirituality all interact, and why we have troubling dealing with all of them. It will be a fun, light-hearted but still in-depth lecture followed by a Q&A. It’s a pretty intimate space, so come by. There’s a suggested donation of $5.00-20.00, with no one turned away for lack of funds. This is the rare chance to catch me right near where I grew up, talking about the things that matter most to me. The flyer is below, or you can click her for more.
I also just recorded a podcast with stand up and TV comic, Duncan Trussell. I was on his show once before, and it was one of the best conversations I’ve ever had. This time, we were joined by mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter and religious scholar (again – no, really!) Danielle Bolelli. It’s a deep and hilarious conversation. We go all over the place – from suicide to science to God to a world that is made completely out of dicks. You’ll see what I mean. You can download the podcast on iTunes or for free here.
I just published an essay on Reality Sandwich about near-death experiences, the problem with proof in science, and the trouble with new age beliefs. It’s called When Proof Is Not Enough and uses the near-death experience of neurosurgeon Eben Alexander as its starting point. I’ll probably repost the essay on this blog at some point, but if you’d like to read it now, you can check it out here.
I’ve got a lot more going on – my essay about biologist Lynn Margulis is now available in a book alongside James Lovelock, Niles Eldrege, David Abram, and more (!!!). My essay on rest area sex is in the upcoming Best Sex Writing 2013 – alongside Jonathan Lethem and Carol Queen (!!!). a movie from Titan coming out, a book in the works (!!!), a podcast conversation with Emily Morse on the Sex with Emily show, and more. As always, you can check out my web show on Logo TV’s NewNowNext website and keep in touch with me on my twitter, @ConnerHabib.