A new issue of Rhizomes is out. From Guernica, Marie-Helene Westgate interviews Melissa Febos on her dominatrix memoir, teaching sexuality in literature, and what it takes to make a great sex scene; waging war on sex workers: Zoe Schlanger interviews the journalist and former sex worker Melissa Gira Grant on what feminists get wrong about prostitution; and the training camp where Stasi once learned to catch secrets with sex is a now free-love commune, but even free love isn’t easy — meet a radical community’s jealous lovers. To Joe Scarborough and the whole team of anti-debt television personalities, calibrating out the ideal terms of debt reduction is like calibrating out how much to spend fighting Hitler. Are the Republicans beyond saving? Elizabeth Drew wants to know. A new King of Magazines emerges.

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