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Scenes From My Life in Porn

In 1995 I was hired as entertainment editor of Hustler magazine at Larry Flynt Publications. I was 30, divorced and at the end of a screenwriting career that had been flatlining for several years.…
PUBLISHED: April 6, 2000
LENGTH: 3 minutes (877 words)

Tempest In a Test Tube: Jason Patric's Brutal Custody Battle

"Hey, everybody," says actor Jason Patric, an earnest, welcoming expression on his face, in a promotional video for Stand Up for Gus, his new nonprofit foundation. "I want to welcome you and thank…
PUBLISHED: July 15, 2014
LENGTH: 19 minutes (4790 words)

How I Became a Knausgaard Truther

Writers tell lies. Occasionally they mean to, but often they are only repeating the lies that they have been told. Once a lie appears in print, though, it’s hard to stop. Fact-checkers know…
PUBLISHED: July 17, 2014
LENGTH: 10 minutes (2733 words)

The Heartbreaking American Pit Bull Statistics Everyone Needs to Know

LOIS FOUR-YEAR-OLD FEMALE TERRIER- AMERICAN-PIT-BULL MIX Picked up as an injured stray with large bite wounds on her neck, February 28, 2014. Available for adoption. JAMAICA
LENGTH: 26 minutes (6513 words)

Steven Soderbergh on Why He Really Quit Movies

This time last year, Steven Soderbergh was winding down his filmmaking career and switching to other things. Many other things. Since then, he's directed an Off-Broadway play about school…
LENGTH: 14 minutes (3574 words)

The Winter of Weird Al

The first track on “Weird Al” Yankovic’s 14th studio album, Mandatory Fun, is “Handy,” a do-it-yourself-themed parody of Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy,”…
PUBLISHED: July 15, 2014
LENGTH: 8 minutes (2105 words)

How One College Handled a Sexual Assault Complaint

GENEVA, N.Y. — She was 18 years old, a freshman, and had been on campus for just two weeks when one Saturday night last September her friends grew worried because she had been drinking and…
PUBLISHED: July 12, 2014
LENGTH: 22 minutes (5676 words)

Where Online Services Go When They Die

The author, then 11 years old, using Prodigy for the first time on Christmas Day, 1992 (Benj Edwards) Michael Doino approached the late hours of October 1, 1999, with a lingering sense of dread.  It…
PUBLISHED: July 12, 2014
LENGTH: 13 minutes (3255 words)

Dov Charney's Sleazy Struggle for Control of American Apparel

Courtesy Iris AlonzoCharney at the company’s lawyers’ office in New York on June 18, soon after learning he was being dismissed When I first reach Dov Charney on June 24, he’s…
PUBLISHED: July 10, 2014
LENGTH: 15 minutes (3777 words)