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Capitalism’s Barbie Dolls

On British Feminist artist Linder Sterling’s 1980′s porn collages.

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Nerve Classics

Learner’s Permit: Fiction by Mary Karr

As a public school teacher, your mother espouses dosing the water supply with birth control, or that’s how she justifies put…

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Liable Only As Sin

Looking back at 1960′s EROS magazine creator Ralph Ginzburg’s obscenity trials.

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Books

Magic Against Death

With a newly published collection of his writing, cult poet Frank Stanford rises from his tragic past.

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Humor

No Success in Sacramento: Bad Advice with Bad Barrington

“The best way to stay focused is to yell ‘Do your job! Just do your job!’ at your penis.”

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Photography
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The Erotic Surrealism of Alva Bernadine (NSFW)

London photographer Alva Bernadine uses visual misdirection to create a quality in his art that is foreign yet familiar.

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Nudes and Collages by Artist Daniel Gonzalez (NSFW)

We asked the 19 year-old photographer back to showcase some of his latest work.

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Life

Discovered & Rediscovered

David Lynch Leather Jackets, Madonna’s SEX Book, and Puff Puff Pass Ashtrays.

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Life

Our Irish Goodbye

Nerve was invited to to enjoy a long Irish weekend and we’re just now recovering from our hangovers enough to write about it…

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Photography
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Water Gun

A photo story by Kelsey Bennett.  

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Humor

First Mover in Montgomery: Bad Advice with Bad Barrington

Unloading the dishwasher is sex to your wife.

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Books
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Ride, Fly, Penetrate, Loiter: Barry Hannah on Vinyl

A wild master of the short story gets the vinyl treatment.

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Photography
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“Artsy Nudes” and the Naked Cellist (NSFW)

Last week I went to the opening of Artsy Nudes, an exhibit presented by The School of Visual Arts’ photography division. As …

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Books
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Doom Rules the Mood: An Interview with Author William Boyle

Boyle’s grim stories dispute the image of Brooklyn as a hip place full of farm-to-table restaurants and retro-chic boutiques.

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Humor

Peggy likes the Pegging: Bad Advice with Bad Barrington

The A-Team taught us that impossible things can be accomplished using the element of surprise. Pegging is no different.

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Fiction
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On a Saturday Afternoon: A Story by Aimee Bender

I have known them for at least three years, these two; we all went to school together and at one point I dated the blond but it wa…

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Life

The Double Life of a Human Carpet

“He came to meet me in the library. I was surprised to be shaking hands with a polite gentleman in pleated pants.”

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‘Renaldo and Clara’ is Bob Dylan’s 4 Hour Fever Dream

It’s an adventure movie, Bob Dylan as a pre-Indiana Jones, shuffled through the French New Wave and written by Beat Poets.

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Nerve Classics

Ranked: Werner Herzog’s Documentaries from Worst to Best

The best nonfiction films from the master director.

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I Was A Streetwalker For A Night

I became a prostitute for a night. Not a high-class escort (the logistics seemed too daunting for an amateur like me) just a regul…

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