Friday, November 2


Light Entertainment

An essay on Jimmy Savile, British television and child sexual abuse.

Friday, October 19


The House Where They Live

Life inside Long Island’s largest cluster of sex offenders.

Monday, October 15


An Avenue of Vice

On Queens’ stubbornly unchanging Roosevelt Avenue, where immigrants pay $2 a song to grind against hired dancers and shuttered houses of prostitution have given way to rolling brothel-vans.

Friday, October 5


From Porky's to Hell

How Tony Galeota went from mobbed-up teen on Long Island to legendary strip club manager in Miami to distraught prisoner in a Panamanian jail.

Tuesday, October 2


What Are You Wearing?

A torrid phone sex affair begins with a random call in a motel and ends a year later with a face-to-face meeting.

Monday, September 24


Sex and the Superbug

The rise of drug-resistant gonorrhea.

Thursday, September 20


Indentured Servitude, Money Laundering, and Piles of Money: The Crazy Secrets of Internet Cam Girls (NSFW)

“If you think cam girls—those flirty naked characters that plague porn site pop-up ads—are raking in easy money, you’re right. If you think cam girls are bleakly stripping online out of desperation, you’re also right.”

Saturday, September 1


First Love

Memories of a college courtship.

Thursday, August 23


Please Don't Infect Me, I'm Sorry

Sex and status disclosure in the age of Grindr and undetectable HIV-levels.

Friday, August 3


99 Ways to Be Naughty in Kazakhstan

How Cosmo, with 64 international editions and a readership that would make it the world’s 16th largest country, conquered the globe.

Monday, July 30


Sex: The Multiplicity of Desire

A survey of sex on a Saturday night in New York City.

Wednesday, July 11


Entertainment for Women

The author interviews her mother about life as a secretary at Playboy in 1960s New York City.