What to Make of This Serial-esque Podcast Investigating Porn Performer August Ames's Death?

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Jezebel—Jon Ronson, the British journalist best known for writing a recent book about online bullying, is launching a Serial-esque podcast about the death of porn performer August Ames. The 23-year-old performer committed suicide in December of last year following a social media controversy. Read more...

Anti-Porn Conservatives Turn a Porn Performer's University Speech Into a Dumb-Ass Scandal. A couple weeks ago, longtime porn performer Nina Hartley went to University of Wisconsin-La Crosse to give an optional lecture to students. The 59-year-old spoke about STI testing, the importance of consent, and the potential pitfalls of learning about sex from porn. The talk was soberly titled, “Fantasy vs. Reality: A critical view of adult media.” There were no explicit images or videos, just an informational Powerpoint slide.