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Regulating Sex by Judith Shulevitz. This is a strange moment for sex in America. We’ve detached it from pregnancy, matrimony and, in some circles, romance. At least, we no longer assume that intercourse signals the start of a relationship. But […]


5 “Flaws” That Make You More Lovable by Juliana Breines. You may think that people love you despite your flaws, not because of them. But some of the traits that you see as flaws may be more attractive than you […]


Sentimental Nihilism And Popular Culture by Kit Wilson. If last year’s debates about Britishness demonstrated anything, it’s that a culture cannot be reduced to a checklist of its most popular dishes and landmarks. Society is built, instead, upon the countless […]


The Atlantic reviews The Marriage Book: Centuries of Advice, Inspiration, and Cautionary Tales From Adam and Eve to Zoloft by Lisa Grunwald and Stephen Adler.


The Crisis in Non-Fiction Publishing by Sam Leith. When it comes to high-calibre non-fiction, risk-averse trade publishing houses are producing too many copycat ‘smart thinking’ books that promise more than they deliver. But praise should be given to the university […]