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'The Trouble with Men' Brings Forth Dangerous, Hypnotic Essays

Sex, Love, Marriage, Porn, and Power: David Shields' The Trouble with Men is a book about the sociological complications by and about male writers that are rarely honestly addressed.

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Jeremih: Late Nights: The Album

Jeremih knows how to make sex a powerful force, but it's a shame that the rappers he features don't

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The Value of Exploitation: Of Puppies and Pornography, Violence and Vixens

Guess which two characters appeared in the half hour trailer featured at E3 for Metal Gear Solid V? Diamond Dog and the Quiet. Guess why? You shouldn't have to guess.

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Moving Pixels Podcast: The Greatest Couples in Video Games

Valentine's Day may be over, but we're still celebrating the most significant relationships in video games.

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Changing Lanes with John Waters

To most, hitchhiking is a terrifying risk taken by the desperate or insane. This makes it a perfect subject for John Waters’ latest book, Carsick.

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Paying Too Often for Sex in Video Games

In film, the salacious is something to see. In video games, however, the salacious needs to be something to do.

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The Way You Do The Things You Do: Sex Education and Smokey Robinson

In his golden years, Smokey Robinson is more convincingly and excitingly sexual and sensual than nearly every young performer who will join the parade of sensationalistic imagery on the MTV VMA awards.

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Leonard Cohen: Old Ideas

Septuagenarian folk legend Leonard Cohen revisits his Old Ideas on his first new studio album in seven years.

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'Friends with Benefits' Plays Against Type and Fails

Just as we become comfortable with the new friendship, and their sexual arrangement, like most friends with benefits relationships it begins to slowly unravel and reveal itself as the clichéd romantic comedy it advertises that it isn't.

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The Taming of the Dude: ‘Catherine’ and the Sex Comedy

Much of the driving force of Catherine’s ethics seems to be traditionally moralistic, given its consideration of marriage as the only real means of “taming the dude.”

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The Human Collision: A Conversation with Matt Nathanson About Modern Love

Songwriter Matt Nathanson has just made his finest statement with his new album, Modern Love, a diverse collection of songs about relationships, sexuality, and intimacy in a rapidly changing world.

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'The Quotable Hitchens' Gives Us the Best of Hitchens, Arranged in a Convenient Dictionary Format

Love him or hate him, Christopher Hitchens nearly always has something interesting to say. The Quotable Hitchens presents some of his pithiest remarks, arranged alphabetically by topic.

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Anarchy and the Arts: Sex, Wales and Anarchy 3 Sets the Stage for Change

“SWA is a festival of talent born in dissatisfaction, anger and desperation. But, hopefully, over the years to come it will continue to generate opportunity, confidence, realisation of potential and a cleansing of the soul.”

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'Jass' Gives You the Feel for Early American History

Take a tour of Storyville where Jazz began and murder prevails, bringing in the likes of David Fulmer's hero who is as good at solving crime as he's crippled by his love of an irresistible whore.

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"All I Ever Wanted Was to Control My Own Life": An Interview with Chuck Klosterman

Cultural critic Chuck Klosterman talks with PopMatters about his new book, Downtown Owl, his regrets about an old one, and that he might next get into making documentary films.

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20 Questions: Robyn Hitchcock

PopMatters debuts "20 Questions", a weekly feature of short, sassy questions aimed to encourage playful responses that reveal the gist of the artist. We couldn't think of a better person to start with than the witty and clever Robyn Hitchcock.

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Sex, Love & Secrets

The atrocious new UPN series Sex, Love & Secrets fails to drum up the slightest distinction even to be a guilty pleasure.

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Stephanie Says: Sex, Socialism, and the Seaside

In her latest project, Stephanie Winter, formerly of the Legendary Jim Ruiz Group, captures the essence of a melancholy stroll by an English seaside.

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