By Kyle | August 28, 2012
Seldom have I come across a piece as comprehensively wrong as Hanna Rosin’s defense of hookup culture as a feminist victory in The Atlantic.
By Kyle | May 9, 2010
Martin Amis’s novel about the sexual revolution and its unintended consequences “The Pregnant Widow” has far too many ideas to be dealt with in 450 words but here is my review in today’s Post.
By Kyle | March 26, 2010
The sex thriller “Chloe” could have used a snappier pace and a few more thrills, but it’s got a steamy girl-on-girl sex scene. My review is up.
By Kyle | March 8, 2010
Ho-hum, you say? More evidence of the English Vice, this time in Christopher Hitchens’ upcoming memoir, in which he confesses to schoolboy love affairs with Thatcher-loving dudes when he, of course, was a young Trotskyite. Our friends in the scepter’d isle are intimately familiar with each other’s scepters. I think there must be a mandatory class on the subject taught in English public schools. I’m sure Hunter Tremayne could tell you all about it. This information completes a rather warmish trifecta in the writing of those three old friends Ian McEwan, Martin Amis and Christopher Hitchens. I will write later on the disturbing quantity of semen appearing glistening on women’s faces (apparently it’s a wonderful moisturizer) in feminist Martin Amis’s sex novel “The Pregnant Widow” and the unspeakable penile abuse committed in McEwan’s global-warming novel, “Solar.”
By Kyle | February 11, 2009
What happens when, for the first time in history, adult human beings are free to have all the sex and food they want?
By Kyle | December 9, 2008
Today I take a look at one of my favorite TV shows, “30 Rock,” and ask whether it’s the aughties antidote to the single-gal fantasy world of “Sex and the City.” “30 Rock” improved a great deal after season one so check out the season two DVD, which is full of terrific episodes including the Carrie Fisher one.
By Kyle | October 10, 2008
The anticipated recession is already wreaking havoc on sex columnists, making the market for between-the-sheets gossips dry up and go limp as editors mutter: “Not this issue, dear. I have a headache.” When even sex doesn’t sell, it’s time to start scouting the real-estate ads for comfy-looking cardboard boxes.
By Kyle | October 3, 2008
I just noticed Bay State novelist Tom Perrotta (“Election,” “Little Children,” and see my review of “The Abstinence Teacher“) has an essay up on today’s sexiest Puritan: Sarah Palin. Love the bit about “Christian nymphos.”
By Kyle | September 24, 2008
Candace Bushnell’s new book says, about today’s Manhattan women: They want to get married and have babies–while they’re still in their 20s. Which doesn’t bode well for unmarried women in their 30s who thought they were supposed to put their career first. I can see a divide forming between the two groups. “Sex and the City” creator Bushnell, in her new novel “One Fifth Avenue,” compares 2008 Manhattan to the 1998 model:
“Every girl wants to get married now,” Lola tells Philip. “And they want to do it while they’re young.”
“I thought they wanted to have careers and take over the world by thirty,” he responds.
“That was older Gen Y. All the girls I know want to get married and have kids right away. They don’t want to end up like their mothers.”
“What’s wrong with their mothers?”
“They’re unhappy. Girls my age won’t put up with unhappiness.”
By Kyle | June 1, 2008