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Sex Advice From Bob Odenkirk

“Get a fake arm cast and put a bunch of fake friends’ names on it so the girl thinks you’re injured and have lot of friends.”

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The Voice(s) of Our Generation(s)

Much has been written about Lena Dunham's $3.5 million book deal, restarting the kerfuffle about whether she's actually th…

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Sex Advice From T.J. Miller

The star of Cloverfield, Mash Up, and Yogi Bear 3D on porn, pretty actresses, and the sexual desirability imparted by a successful…

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Sex Advice From NOFX

The venerable Fat Mike on punk homophobia, his first sexual experience, and the value of good listening. by Peter Malamud Smith Re…

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A Word From Your Editor

The rumors are true: we've invented a new internet. by Peter Malamud Smith Dear readers, I just spent a week in a cabin in Mai…

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Our Favorite Nerve Articles of 2011

One last look back at love stories, hilarious interviewees, SNL-related arguments, and our beloved honey badger costume. by Peter …

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Five Reasons Geek Culture Should Go Away

Someone should go to ComicCon and give everyone in attendance a wedgie. ComicCon 2011 is this week, and as I look over its announc…

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Eight Perplexed Thoughts on the Disappointing New Strokes Album

Eight Perplexed Thoughts on the Disappointing New Strokes Album A dedicated fan scratches his head. I've always really liked T…

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Sex Advice From Danny McBride

The star of HBO's Eastbound & Down on role-playing, sleeping with coworkers, and the fastest route to his heart. I got dru…

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Improve Your Taste With Jesse Eisenberg

The star of The Squid and the Whale and The Living Wake on Woody Allen, Ween, and What is the What. Jesse Eisenberg is the star of…

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Improve Your Taste With Martin Starr

The star of Freaks and Geeks and Party Down on Quentin Tarantino, Led Zeppelin, and filet mignon. Improve Your Taste is a new feat…

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Before You Were Born: A 1200 mile walk to test their relationship.

Stories from our parents' surprisingly romantic youth. When I was a kid, family legend told that before they were married, my …

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Q&A: Richard Kelly

Six years ago, Richard Kelly's Donnie Darko seemed to come out of nowhere. I happened to see The Onion AV Club's review, w…

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Q&A: Kasi Lemmons

When Kasi Lemmons' Eve's Bayou came out in 1997, I was fifteen. In the Chicago Sun-Times, Roger Ebert called it the best f…

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Still Waters: Q&A with the Pope of Trash.

Trash auteur and filmmaking icon John Waters has just added another accomplishment to his long resume, in the form of A Date with …

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Q&A: Peter Bagge, Author of Hate

Peter Bagge is the author of one of comics' greatest bildungsromans, the fifteen-year saga of Buddy Bradley. Originally appear…

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Q&A: William H. Macy

One of the best effects of the '90s indie boom was the transformation of William H. Macy from a classic "That Guy" a…

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Family Plot

My grandfather, the novelist Bernard Malamud, died when I was four. I have no memories of him, but I was aware even in childhood t…

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