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Monthly Archives: May 2010

I Heart Jarvis

Jarvis Cocker, the former frontman of the Britpop band Pulp and a successful solo artist, is the host of “Sunday Service” on BBC 6 Music. The weekly program features selections from Cocker’s record collection—ranging from Bob Dylan to Liberace’s performance of “Moonlight Sonata”—as well as fiction readings and pop-culture discussion. Read more at newyorker.com… (Photograph: […]

Back on the Sex Beat

I’ve taken The Science of Sex over to True/Slant, where I hope I can continue to enlighten the masses while making my family slightly uncomfortable. Join me, won’t you? Tweet

Shit My Dad Says (the Book)

On August 3, 2009, Justin Halpern—a twenty-eight-year-old comedy writer who had moved back in with his parents following a breakup—started “Shit My Dad Says,” a Twitter feed that documents the musings, philosophical and otherwise, of Halpern’s septuagenarian father, Sam (example: “A parent’s only as good as their dumbest kid. If one wins a Nobel Prize […]