I used to relish the challenge of being good in bed. I read the Kama Sutra with steely discipline, confident there wasn't a skill I couldn't master. Then I had a baby.
By Mary Elizabeth Williams
Hooray, Celexa took my sex drive away!
And now my wife can't manipulate me.
By Cary Tennis
Thugs for puppies
The militant animal rights group SHAC has one goal: Cripple a lab that tests (and kills) dogs and monkeys. They say they're activists. The government calls them terrorists.
By John Cook
Topless bodies found in brainless magazine
Filled with headless nudes, upside-down legs and vast, inflated breasts, Vanity Fair's Hollywood issue is a giant package of artificial cheese.
By Rebecca Traister
Open adoption, broken heart
I knew it would be hard for my daughter's birth mother to give her up. I just didn't expect to feel so guilty for taking her.
By Dawn Friedman
The battle to ban birth control
Using bogus health facts to scare women about the "dangers" of contraception, a fledgling movement fights for a culture in which sex = procreation.
By Priya Jain
Madness, medication and motherhood
I have bipolar disorder. I want a child, but I am terrified of going off my meds -- and of birth defects. Do I dare trust this body to create another one?
By Maud Casey
Spare the quarter-inch plumbing supply line, spoil the child
Saying no to "timeouts," some fundamentalist Christians "train up" their children by carefully hitting them with switches, PVC pipes and other "chastening instruments."
By Lynn Harris
The lost boys of Colorado City
Over the past five years, a fundamentalist Mormon "prophet" has banished as many as 400 boys from his Arizona town. Now the teens, once forbidden to even watch a movie, are adrift in a world of drugs, girls and depression.
By Kimberly Sevcik
Watching Beirut die
We went to Beirut to film a TV show about the city's newly vibrant culinary and cultural scene. Then the bombs started falling, and we could only stand on the barricades of our hotel balcony and watch it all disappear -- again.
By Anthony Bourdain
Boiled duck embryos, lobster foam, and freeze-dried steak wrapped in washcloth! Our favorite food writers relive their worst meals.
By Jane and Michael Stern, Regina Schrambling, Steven Rinella, Julie Powell, Michael Ruhlman and Robert Sietsema
Hillary is us
Feminists want to see in Hillary Rodham Clinton what they want to see in themselves. With expectations so high, can the potential presidential candidate do anything but let women down?
By Rebecca Traister