Category Archives: sex


“The beard, being a half-mask, should be forbidden by the police. It is, moreover, as a sexual symbol in the middle of the face, obscene: that is why it pleases women.”

—Arthur Schopenhauer

(Via @GuyLongworth.)

Related reading: Have we reached peak beard?

What’s Sexy

I can tell you what I think is sexy in a man. It has to do with warmth, a personal givingness, not self-awareness. Richard is a very sexy man. He’s got that sort of jungle essence that one can sense. It’s not the way he combs his hair, not the things he wears; and he doesn’t think about having muscles. It’s what he says and thinks.

—Elizabeth Taylor

The Lovers

René Magritte, The Lovers

René Magritte, The Lovers, 1928, oil on canvas, 21 3/8 x 28 7/8″ (54 x 73.4 cm). Museum of Modern Art, New York

David Lynch Meets Terrence Malick


When Two Are One

I should like to write the true story of intercourse, of the socket and the holding, the solid and the fluid, and above all that sense of the running, the dance, the flight, when the two are one and the one is one because it is one of two.

—Alfred Kazin


Book Report

From the criminally under-appreciated Three O’Clock High (1987):

Love in the Time of Rioting

“Just a simple choice, right now, between fear and love.” —Bill Hicks