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Dispatch From The Downs

We sent novelist Ryan Ridge to cover weird America’s favorite horse race.

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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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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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Nerve Classics

The Guide to Being a Groupie

“Be a girl. Be born sad. Be from a big family, or be an only child.”

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Life

The Last Flophouse in Paradise

I lived (and almost died) in the last great flophouse in California.

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Art
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LA2, the Keith Haring Collaborator Who Changed the Downtown Art Scene

Warhol tried to kiss him, Basquiat bought his paintings and Keith Haring was his partner in crime.

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Read This Between Bites of Turkey

Nerve Classics to get you through the holiday.

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Interviews

The NYC Flyer Guy Can Get You Laid

Dan Perino is still “Looking for a Girlfriend” but he doesn’t have to look that hard anymore.

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Features
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Digital Swingers

On couples sex blogs, hitting “reblog” is like throwing your keys in the digital bowl.

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Take My Wife, Please: The Rise of Cuckolding Culture

“I’m not threatened by these guys, though I do envy them.”

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Secret Agent: Private Investigators Who Catch Cheating Spouses

Ride along.

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Why One Porn Star Thinks the Industry Is Destroying Itself

I’ve had to step back and ask myself: Who am I defending, when my friends keep going broke?

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Millennials

Meet the Young Entrepreneurs Who Are Proving All the Millennial Stereotypes Wrong

This is not what lazy looks like.

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Travel

I Didn’t Get an Amtrak Residency, So I Tried an MTA Residency Instead

I rode the F train from its first stop in Jamaica to its last, Coney Island.

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True Stories

The Best Cab Fare I Ever Received

A man and a woman climbed into my cab and uttered words I never thought I’d hear: “Could you take us to Avenue Z?”

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Art
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Why We Feel the Need to Keep Reinventing Banksy

Banksy meets Legos.

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Features

What Terry Richardson Tells Me About the Grey Line of Consent

How the life of the party became your worst nightmare.

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Literally

“Humbled” Is the New “Literally”

“Humbled” literally used to mean the opposite of what it means.

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Love & Sex

Lea Michele’s New Boyfriend Isn’t a Hooker, He’s a Person

Sex work is not a life sentence.

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Features
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First Encounters: How Peeking into Boys’ Basketball Shorts Ignited My Desire

“I’d had crushes before, but up until then they had mostly revolved around naming my pet mice after male teachers.”

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