Aug 27, 2013 @ 12:05:00 am
From Is Sex Necessary? by E.B. White and James Thurber
At Outward, Slate’s new LGBT blog, Masha Gessen explains why Putin’s crackdown on gay families prompted her to leave Russia.
Parks and Rec star Aziz Ansari has signed a $3.5 million deal with Penguin Press to write an “investigation” into modern romance and online dating. In a statement, Ansari said the book would address the “entirely new era for singles, in which the basic issues facing a single person—whom we meet, how we meet them, and what happens next—have been radically altered by new technologies."
Congratulations to Jonathan Lethem for eroding the Gray Lady’s veneer of formality and getting the word “fuck” into the New York Times. While it wasn’t the first time that the expletive has made it into the notoriously curse-adverse paper (in 1998, the Times reproduced the entire Starr report, which included
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