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Sperm Count: Naked in Toledo

Francis Levy | Posted 06.25.2016 | Comedy
Francis Levy

A lot of people are just bored and can find nothing more thrilling to do than pull down their pants There's a thrill to watching porn when you're in a...

Sperm Count: Severed Head Rejoined

Francis Levy | Posted 11.25.2016 | Comedy
Francis Levy

In his obit of Carol Doda ("Carol Doda, 78, Pioneer ofTopless Entertainment, Dies at 78") NYT, 11/14/15), Sam Roberts remarks, "Her bust was said to h...

Pornosophy: Loving Sex?

Francis Levy | Posted 05.13.2016 | Arts
Francis Levy

Is loving sex all that it's cracked up to be? Or is it the province of bad movies like Love Story (1970) or another sixties classic A Man and a Woman (1966). One of the nice things about a film like Richard Linklater's Before Midnight (2013) is that it shies away from loving sex.

Pornosophy: Don't Behave Like an Ass

Francis Levy | Posted 01.18.2015 | Comedy
Francis Levy

Would it be bigamy to marry the ass of a woman who is already married to someone else? This question is raised by the recent picture of Kim Kardashian's fundament that appeared on the cover of Paper.

My Favorite Porn Films: Nostalgia Edition

Stacey Nelkin | Posted 06.09.2013 | Entertainment
Stacey Nelkin

Though I prefer the modern means of porn viewing -- privately and at home -- I'm sometimes wistful for the slower, less immediate method of porn consumption. The porn films I like best are the ones I saw in those public spaces in the '70s and '80s. What can I say? I'm a sucker for nostalgia.

15 Suspicious Adult Film Star Deaths | Posted 03.02.2012 | Crime

For most people, the world of sex takes place behind closed doors. The adult entertainment industry acts as a peephole where one can get a tantaliz...

Going, Going Gone: UN Troops in Chad, Home to Darfur Victims (updates)

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Evelyn Leopold

No one quite knows why but the United Nations is pulling its peacekeepers out of Chad, home to hundreds of thousands of victims of Sudan's war in Darfur. The government of President Idriss Déby wants it that way.

Killing at the Seaport: Port Pollution a Silent Killer

John Petro | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
John Petro

For those Americans who happen to live near a seaport, pollution is a serious health hazard leading to negative health outcomes and even death.

Chad, Home to Sudanese Refugees, Wants UN to Leave

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Evelyn Leopold

In this barren sandy moonscape, UN troops replaced European peacekeepers last March. Recently, Chad asked the UN to leave, but the reasons for their request are opaque.

Responding to Famine in the Horn of Africa: Learn from Past Mistakes

Gary Paul Nabhan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gary Paul Nabhan

The sad truth is that famines are shaped less by drought and more by inequitable political and economic access to seed diversity, technical assistance, and temporary food relief.