Against the Current

Let’s Shut Up About Sex
On how less is sometimes more.
Bookforum
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The Death of Eros?
Are today’s legal definitions of rape helping or hurting women?
Elle Magazine
link

In Defense of Drunks
On the value of social drinking
Slate
link

The New Erotic Fundamentalism
Essay on American sexual morés.
Truthdig
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Lust Never Sleeps
An examination of the sexual memoir of an English academic
Bookforum
link

What’s Wrong with the American Essay
On the domestication of a genre that was born to be wild
Truthdig
link

No Exit
Essay on Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre.
New York Times
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Latex Conquers All
A new look at the updated bible of women’s health, Our Bodies, Ourselves.
The Atlantic
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Fidelity with a Wandering Eye
On why the conventional wisdom on men and women is false
The Atlantic
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Shakespeare in Love, or in Context
Essay on Shakespeare and his Scholars.
Atlantic Monthly
link

Big Wolfe on Campus
Review of the Irritating Genius of Tom Wolfe
New York Magazine
link

The Higher Yearning: Bringing Eros Back to Academe
A student’s argument about the value of chemistry in the classroom.
Harper’s
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Books Make You a Boring Person
Essay on book snobbery
New York Times
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Our Essays, Ourselves: In Defense of the Big Idea
Harper’s Magazine
pdf

Love in the Time of Hedonism
Is France’s most famous novelist and swinger a cynic, as everyone says?
Harper’s Magazine
pdf

Time, Gass, and the Essay
On William Gass, the Overrated
Michigan Quarterly Review
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The Unbearable Slightness: Why Do We Like Milan Kundera, Again?
Reassessing a Literary Rockstar
Harper’s Magazine
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Last the Night: The Abiding Genius of Edna St. Vincent Millay
A Love Letter to a Spurned Love Poet
Harper’s
pdf

In Praise of Student-Teacher Attraction
Review of Blue Angel by Francine Prose
The London Review of Books
link

Dung, Diet, and Art
On Thinking You’re a Genius: Essay on William Wordsworth
The American Scholar
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The Woman Who Dreamed Too Much
Essay on the life and letters of the extraordinary Margaret Fuller
Los Angeles Times
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Paris is Boring: Claiming France for the New Homebodies
New Yorker columnist, Adam Gopnik, publishes a book on the French Capital and gets it all wrong.
Harper’s
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Mr. Goodbar Redux
Essay on Modern Dating and its Discontents
The Atlantic Monthly
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The Vindications: The Moral Opportunism of Feminist Biography
Harper’s
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Love, Actually
On Governor Sanford’s Argentinian Affair
The New Republic
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Tyrannosaurus Ralph
Essay on Ralph Waldo Emerson: Rehabilitating a Forgotten Giant
Los Angeles Times
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