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The Dirty Talk Of The Town: Profanity At “The New Yorker” | The Awl

June 27, 2011

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via theawl.com an impressive list of the first occurrences of classic profanities in the magazine’s pages. Also see: http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/backissues/2011/06/bonfire-of-the-profa…

kaffe in katmandu // Fraction Factions

June 26, 2011

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Read the poem on kaffeinkatmandu.tumblr.com A poem I wrote two years ago that was just published on kaffe in katmandu, an arts/literature blog. Were I writing this poem now I would substitute the word “climaxing” for “ejaculating” since men without prostate glands do not ejaculate. When I fully recover from my prostate surgery I hope to […]

Seven Days in Rio | New York Journal of Books

June 26, 2011

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“This ironic and absurdist highbrow little sex novel is a hoot. . . . Mr. Levy’s humor is dryer than Monty Python’s but no less funny, and he combines high and low culture in a particularly appealing way.” via nyjournalofbooks.com  

Self-Confidence, Empathy May Make for Better Sex

June 20, 2011

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Study of young American adults suggests a healthy psychological outlook boosts sexual satisfaction. Empathic people of both genders reach orgasm more frequently, and people with high self-esteem are more likely to enjoy performing oral sex. See also: http://goo.gl/6493V via consumer.healthday.com

An Addiction Expert Faces a Formidable Foe – Prescription Drugs – NYTimes.com

June 15, 2011

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It’s all in the dopamine.  An interview with the neuroscientist in charge of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, who also happens to be the great-granddaughter of Leon Trotsky. via nytimes.com  

NY Times Science: From Hitler to Mother Teresa: 6 Degrees of Empathy

June 14, 2011

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Dr. Baron-Cohen, a professor of developmental psychology at the University of Cambridge and director of the university’s Autism Research Center, proposes that evil is more scientifically defined as an absence of empathy, exacerbated by negative environmental factors (usually parental, sometimes societal) and a genetic component. When these three exist in tandem they result in what […]

The new martyrs are the poets

June 7, 2011

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Rus Bowden via poetryandpoetsinrags.blogspot.com: “This April, Ayat al-Ghermezi (or Ayat al-Gormezi) was reported to have been raped and killed (http://poetryandpoetsinrag s.blogspot.com/2011/04/poetic-obituaries-ayat-al-ghermezi-20.html) while in the custody of Bahraini forces. Bahrain is blaming the misinformation on Iran, but still and all, we find out that she is to come before a Bahrain military tribunal for reading poetry. This is […]