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Seduction: An industry selling men and women short

An industry training men in the art of seduction—estimated to be worth $100 million USD—encourages its clients to treat women and themselves as commodities in a sexual marketplace, a new study has found…….

It started with a boy I met at summer camp and ended with the man for whom I left my first husband. In between, I careened from one intimate entanglement to the next — dozens of them — without so much as a day off between romances…….

The 11 Rules of Seduction

As a human behavior expert with a Ph.D. in Psychology and a Doctorate in Education, I have often been asked about the art of dating and seduction. My years of experience have taught me that there are some tried and true pointers that can be applied to most relationships, even though each partnership is unique and all couples are different.……

In ‘Seduction,’ Howard Hughes’ Hollywood no haven for women

“Seduction: Sex, Lies, and Stardom in Howard Hughes’s Hollywood” (Custom House), by Karina Longworth. Hollywood history for the #MeToo movement, Karina Longworth’s “Seduction” is an astute and entertaining takedown of the movie industry, the press and the multimillionaire turned wannabe filmmaker Howard Hughes. Hardly anyone emerges from the pages of “Seduction” unblemished by selfishness and greed once they are touched by the movie business and its promise of wealth, power and fame.……

The art of visual seduction

Unlucky in love? While online dating has become a dominant form for those seeking romance, with nearly half of Canadian singles using dating apps, the internet is rife with men who can’t entice women to “swipe right” — and the reason may lie in their photos, according to a University of Saskatchewan (USask) researcher.……

Priests announce new album, The Seduction of Kansas, share its swooning title track: Stream

Beguiling DC outfit Priests are back with a new album roughly two years after the release of their daring debut LP, Nothing Feels Natural. Journeyman producer John Congleton (St. Vincent, Angel Olsen) helmed the new record, which is called The Seduction of Kansas and will arrive on April 5th via Sister Polygon Records. The Seduction of Kansas finds the genre-defying band broadening its web, pulling in not just Congleton, but also a number of DC-based collaborators that include multi-instrumentalist and Marissa Nadler collaborator Janel Leppin and touring bassist Alexandra Tyson. In a press release, the band name-checks albums like Mezzanine and Downward Spiral as their chief inspirations.……

‘Seduction’: New book looks at Howard Hughes’ Hollywood through a #MeToo lens

By now, our perception of Hollywood’s “golden” age, when stars were born in the studio era of the 1920s through the ‘50s, has been thoroughly tarnished by the awakenings of the #MeToo era. The sordid, sexually abusive history of powerful men, their casting couches and exploitation of female talent is being writ large – if all too belatedly. None of it is described more compellingly than in Karina Longworth’s new book, “Seduction: Sex, Lies, and Stardom in Howard Hughes’s Hollywood” (Custom House, 560 pp., ★★★★ out of four).……

‘Sex, Lies And Stardom’: Exploitation In Howard Hughes’ Hollywood

Billionaire filmmaker Howard Hughes has long been regarded as one of Hollywood’s most eccentric and prolific playboys. A few years back, writer and film critic Karina Longworth stumbled onto an online message board, listing women Hughes had had sexual relationships with — just a list of names, no other information. “In each of these names there’s a whole life and a whole story,” says Longworth, who hosts the film podcast You Must Remember This.……