Terry and I entertained hundreds of couples over the years, and I don’t think we were unusual. Most of them were gay, of course, but there were some straights in there too. Some of them may even have been married, though I don’t particularly remember. It takes all sorts, doesn’t it?
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Who Killed Tolstoy?
Elif Batuman travels to the International Tolstoy Conference in Russia to determine, once and for all, if Leo Tolstoy was murdered.
Abuse, Silence, and the Light That Virginia Woolf Switched On
When Virginia Woolf was thirteen, she was abused by her half-brother George Duckworth. No one believed her – not even her biographers.
A Few Words about Fake Breasts
Nell Boeschenstein on the fraught discourse surrounding post-mastectomy reconstruction.
Jillian Weise explains what being a cyborg really means.
The Man Who Lived
Snigdha Poonam reports from India, where rumours spreading over WhatsApp fuel flash mobs, political violence and murder.
What I’m Listening To
‘Obscure repertoire is a sensible hiding-place for mediocre technique.’