This week, our own Tejal Rao found the beauty in buckwheat at Nolita's Cocoron. Of the restaurant's signature soba, she writes that "the noodles here have soul and bite. A massive pot of water rolls in the back of the kitchen, sending up a clean, perfumed steam." This second location for husband an ... More >>
Is that too much to ask? I'm craving a big, heavy one, even if it's been pored over and fingered a bit. I'll take one that's worn out, dog-eared, and rummaged through, as long as it's still usable. I'm talking about Vagina: A New Biography, the current work by Naomi Wolf, author of 1991's The Bea ... More >>
Author Melissa Febos curates a lineup to share "shameless" stories.
Clay Aiken raises his eyebrows in "an arch, queeny way." That's one of the things we learn in this week's enjoyable New York Magazine profile of the singer, along with the fact that he's widely assumed to be gay and also doesn't have a social life. "The only reason people go to bars is to get drunk ... More >>
Ryan McKinley's Dash Bombing (2000) In this week's New York Magazine, there's a 6500-plus-words profile about elusive ex-graf-writer-cum-come-artist Dash Snow. Snow is also a founding member of the semi-legendary Irak crew, a close-knit group of NY "derels" (that's derelicts to you) that included W ... More >>
Blowjobs, casual sex, and rape fantasies are under attack
Sex and the Pity: Dowd can't make up her mind, while Levy takes on pornification