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Stephen_Malkmus

The Bedroom Interview: Stephen Malkmus

Bestselling author of “Wild” Cheryl Strayed interviewed Pavement lead singer Stephen Malkmus in his bedroom back in 2001.

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50 Years After People Stop Laughing

What will the Star Children believe?

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Cuauhtémoc Suárez

It’s easy to be distracted by lust and desire when you come across my photographs but a woman’s beauty is more complex than that.

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Classics
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Nole Me Tangere: The Family Photographs of Sally Mann

Boys and girls stare into the camera with the come-on looks of soft-porn models, looks that say both, “Try me” and “Don’t dare.”

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Mademoiselles

A series by Parisian photographer Natasha Gudermane.

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Fictions
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Four Susans

“Susan,” he said to her, “a lot of Susans.”

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In The Garden

And God gave the boy a huge cock, which pleased Him, and which pleased the boy.

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Funny One
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Beach Dad and Bad Knees

Before they were the Kings of Weird, Tim and Eric made little masterpieces.

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Urban Legends

The leery sweetness of The Shangri-Las gives us glimpses of the hidden city, while warning of the coming storm.

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Sex at Work
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Human Resources

What is the relationship between pleasure and productivity? Can pleasure be galvanizing? Can it be motivating?

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Poetic Act
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Dirty

A fully loaded semiautomatic poem.

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Nerve Classics
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Farmboy Riot

“Quite regularly she masturbated in front of him to the corrosive gasps of his breathing.”

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Nerve Classics
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Autobiography of a Body

Can sex teach beauty? The late Lucy Grealy on “sex as a state of being rather than a state of action.”

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Life
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My Dream Scream Team

What I’m looking for in a honest scream is weight, fury, and conviction. It’s both joy and anger.

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Nerve Classics
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Lying with My Father

Lisa Carver on incestual temptation, from the archives.

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Sex
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Blush

Is there really an after-sex glow?

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Art
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Capitalism’s Barbie Dolls

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

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History
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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
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Magic Against Death

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

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Fiction
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My Treat

In a resurrected excerpt from her 2001 novel Cool For You, Myles brutally evinces the coming-of-age of a young dyke.

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