All posts by Athena Cocoves

Sweethearts and a sadomasochistic stage

I was once told by someone that relationships are built on equality: a perfect distribution of power. I think that maybe this person has never been in an, um, unhealthy (read: typical) relationship. For those of us who have experienced a less-than-perfect relationship (roughly 90 percent of us), distribution of power is more of a

From burlesque to books

Rosemary “Aggie” Alt had a dream for a clubhouse aimed at locals interested in art. A place where patrons, media-lovers and artists of all types could mingle, discuss and enjoy each other’s hard work. She had her sights on a particular building: 1205 Adams Street. That was 25 years ago, and the dream did not