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Tag Archive | "Writers"

Katie Roiphe Vs. Steve Almond

Friday, January 8, 2010

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Last Sunday, in a big NYTimes think piece, sexual mores writer Katie Roiphe accused Dave Eggers and his fellow male American literary contemporaries of being too into cuddling. It sounded pretty. And it’s hard to resist the compulsion to bow down to the almighty New York Time Book Review and just assume it’s not quite [...]

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Jonathan Littell Beats Off Stiff Competition at Bad Sex Awards

Thursday, December 3, 2009


The Kindly Ones by Jonathan Littell Turns out we were wrong in our Roth prediction — this year’s Bad Sex Award ended up going to Jonathan Littell for his novel The Kindly Ones. Other fancy-pants runners up included Paul Theroux, Nick Cave, Amos Oz, and John Banville. The judges said very nice things about Littell’s [...]

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Britain’s Bad Sex Award Pits Philip Roth Against Nick Cave

Monday, November 23, 2009


photo of Nick Cave via Los Angeles Times If there’s one thing the Brits are good at, it’s laughing about sex, whether it’s lowbrow, bum-pinching humor — paging Benny Hill — or the highbrow upper echelons of London’s literary society. The cool kids in the latter category are definitely at the¬†Literary Review magazine, with their [...]

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How to Write a Love Letter, by Georgia O’Keeffe

Friday, October 2, 2009


Blue Flower, 1918 We’re not surprised in the slightest to discover that Georgia a-flower-is-never-just-a-flower O’Keeffe was quite the steamy letter writer. Her love letters to the (ahem, married at the time)¬†photographer and modern art promoter¬†Alfred Stieglitz¬†have just been published as¬†part of a new exhibit at the Whitney Museum of American Art. The two married eventually, [...]

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Books: So Sue Me, Jackass!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009


So Sue Me, Jackass! is on sale everywhere starting today You know all those questions that you really want to ask when you meet a lawyer at a cocktail party? But you restrain yourself because you figure it’s not polite to ask a complete stranger whether you could get sued if you broke someone’s penis [...]

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Writer Defends Adulterers, Calls the Rest of Us “Holier Than Thou”

Monday, August 31, 2009


photo via venetia_joubert_sarah_oosterveld If you’ve listened to Howard Stern even once over the past decade (that’d be Em, not Lo), then you know that one of his most loyal advertisers is the Ashley Madison Agency — the online dating site that caters to married people with the tagline “Life is short. Have an affair.” Charming. [...]

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Books: The Impostor’s Daughter

Thursday, August 6, 2009


The Impostor’s Daughter by Laurie Sandell Laurie Sandell’s graphic memoir, The Impostor’s Daughter, just hit bookstores, and even if she wasn’t our good friend, we’d still tell you that it’s our number one pick for a beach read this summer. (By the way, “graphic memoir” = graphic novel-style memoir. The rest of the book is [...]

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Confession: I Thought “Christian Sex Columnist” Was an Oxymoron

Wednesday, July 15, 2009


photo by kevindooley Our contributor Kristine deGuzman, a junior at UC Berkeley, has a confession to make: When I was a sophomore in college, I drooled over the idea of writing the ‚ÄúSex On Tuesdays‚ÄĚ column in the The Daily Cal, UC Berkeley’s main newspaper. I applied for the job at the end of my [...]

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Books: The Other Side of Desire

Monday, July 6, 2009


The Other Side of Desire is in bookstores now We’ve read — or at least skimmed — hundreds of books about sex in our ten years in the biz, and our shelves are stacked with tomes on everything from gays in the military to the science of seduction. Some educate us, some make us laugh, [...]

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Confession: Shakespeare in Lust

Wednesday, April 15, 2009


Venus and Adonis photo by griannan Our contributor Lisa DiCarlucci, a Print Journalism major and English minor at Hofstra University, has a confession to make: The expense of spirit in a waste of shame Is lust in action; and till action, lust Is perjured, murderous, bloody, full of blame, Savage, extreme, rude, cruel, not to [...]

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