How Internet porn has altered the ways we think about, and engage in, sex.
Wednesday, January 5
Monday, December 27
“In 1995 I was hired as entertainment editor of Hustler magazine at Larry Flynt Publications.” Gang-bang buffet tables, deeply earnest ‘Letters to the Editor’, ghost-writing Kierkegaard references into model bios in Barely Legal, and how a half-decade of reviewing porn erodes the thin line between the author’s alter egos and self.
Wednesday, December 1
The cop says she nabbed an online sexual predator. He says he was just willing to chat whatever it took to get laid in real life. Their story, from both perspectives.
Tuesday, November 9
New technology has historically been a friend to the porn industry, first VHS, then online DVD sales. But free streaming sites like YouPorn have sent the establishment into a tailspin, and due to anonymous domain registration, they don’t even know who their competition is. Will the internet kill porn?
Friday, October 29
Booker winner Howard Jacobson on the bumper crop of hooker memoirs and what they say about our understanding of paid sex.
Wednesday, October 13
Tuesday, September 7
The immersive mise en scène of a Hollister flagship store, redolent of California beach towns that don’t exist, “lazy, hygienic sexuality,” and weed.
Thursday, September 2
The Great Recession’s impact on the legalized prostitution industry in Nevada: more hookers, fewer johns.
Monday, August 30
A 13 year old gets a webcam and starts doing dirty shows online, ending up running a smut business in Mexico with his deadbeat father.
Wednesday, August 11
Tony Judt on sex, the academy, and dating a graduate student while chairing NYU’s History Department.
Wednesday, August 4
Evidence of a decades-old hotel trist with a teenage intern costs a beloved Chicago columnist his job - and his identity.
Tuesday, July 27
What the great romantic novels of history can tell us about “seduction theory” and the cult of the pickup artist.