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Sticky Situations

the hardy brothers

Hi Hardies, I thought up a game while drifting over Colorado called “Tap that Ass or Take a Pass?”  I toss a few situations your way, and you decide whether to invite her up in your balloon, or drop the tether instead and float off alone. —She slept with your roommate once or twice, but…

Harlequin High School Hopscotch

sexperimentation

This summer, my dearest friend Katharine interned at National Public Radio. During her tenure at NPR, Katharine produced a piece on the 60th anniversary of Harlequin Romance Novels—that esteemed literary tradition that has fanned the fires of post-menopausal women with desiccated sex lives and passionate needs since 1949. One day, we were joking about the…

Gourmet Magazine, Rest in Peaches

surfeited conde nast publication cooks up final meal at 68

Perhaps rapper Biggie Smalls said it best when he emceed, “It was all a dream, I used to read Gourmet magazine, Salt n’ Peppa and Heavy D up in the limousine.” Since its founding in 1941 and before its untimely demise last week, Gourmet was an inspiration to people of many walks of life: domestic shut-ins, patients…

Buffalo Wings and Gin for the Soul

dude. food.

“Context and memory play powerful roles in all the truly great meals in one’s life. I mean, let’s face it: when you’re eating simple barbecue under a palm tree and you feel sand between your toes, samba music is playing softly in the background, waves are lapping at the shore a few yards off, a…

Two Track Mind

One Man. Two songs. Who knows what might happen.

Junk Culture: “West Coast” The name of this one-man mash-up machine is certainly appropriate.  Like a Collyer brother, Deepak Mantena hoards samples from a vast array of sources. Unlike a Collyer brother, he actually puts his collections to use.  In compositions that might initially seem like Garage Band whims, Mantena, from Oxford, Mississippi, frustrates expectations…