What Happens When the NYT Book Review Does a Sex Issue: 'I Much Prefer Breasts to Heaving Mounds.'
October 06, 2013
The New York Times Book Review published its sex issue on Sunday, featuring reviews of new works of sex-themed fiction and nonfiction, along with essays and Q&As on subjects such as “What makes a good sex scene?", "Why is writing about sex so dif
A Pop Star Is Dead, But Her Sexiness Is Immortal
August 13, 2013
After hearing the news that Eydie Gormé died on Saturday, I found myself wondering, not for the first time, how it is that certain female pop singers, whose singing appears not to be sexy, are sexy.
Don't Be Seduced By This French Author's Argument Against Sex
August 07, 2013
In The Art of Sleeping Alone: Why One French Woman Gave Up Sex, the journalist and editor Sophie Fontanell ... well, the title says it all. The book has been somewhat of a sensation in Europe, and it has now been excerpted in The New York Times.
Anthony Weiner Makes the New York Times Look Silly
July 23, 2013
As the world now knows, excerpts have emerged online today purporting to be further racy exchanges between New York mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner and women he was sexting with on the Internet.
Not All College Men Are Sex-Crazed
July 16, 2013
Because I had a good friend who went there and because it had a (deserved) reputation for being more of a party school than the college I attended in a nearby city, I spent a weekend at the University of Pennsylvania about once a semester.
The Other Problem with the Rise of Hookup Culture
July 15, 2013
The rise of hookup culture has long been a peg for all kinds of fears about gender relations and modern life, and Friday’s New York Times piece about the women driving hookup culture was no different.
There’s been a lot of chatter these past few weeks about an Atlantic article by Jean Twenge called “How Long Can You Wait to Have a Baby?” In it she debunks some of the research underlying the claim that women’s fertility declines steeply after 35.
Betty White Is Not a Sex Machine
June 16, 2013
Our culture’s cruel obsession with dirty old women.
February 27, 2013
Can you find feminism in celebration of the body?
House of Cads
February 27, 2013
The psycho-sexual ordeal of reporting in Washington.