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Photographer Stevie Raelynn Johnson’s recreates photographs of the one who got away (and a rare portrayal of male sexuality along the way) with these intimate portraits of anonymous men.

Usually packed with clichéd lines and stilted deliveries, is there an art to the average porn script? Writer Shanrah Wakefield shadowed Kayden Kross and Manuel Ferrara through porn script-storming to production and discovered that getting off with the storyline is just as important as getting off to the sex.

Almost sixteen years after the horrific murder of 21-year-old Matthew Shepard in what is known as America’s most famous homophobic hate crime, new evidence is emerging to suggest that Shepard might have been murdered for other reasons. Julie Bindel makes a compelling argument about why we should still care and why Shepard should remain a figure of the gay rights movement — regardless of the circumstances.

Go behind the scenes of a city-hopping, Ativan-filled book tour with novelist Gary Shteyngart.

How the ‘deep Google‘ has changed online dating.

It’s Halloween week. Jenna Wortham kicks it off with a ghost story:

“The first ghost story I ever heard was from my mother. She described how once, while sleeping in an upstairs bedroom in her sister’s house, she woke to the feeling of twin icicles curling around her ankles. They were hands, but she didn’t see a body, exactly. More like an abstract interpretation of a body, female, crouched at the foot of the bed. It yanked once, hard, and she opened her pink teenaged mouth and screamed, causing it to let go and vanish.”

What everyone who went to CMJ last week wants to know: Can you contract ebola at a show?