These don’t really fit neatly under one thematic umbrella. But I did find each piece interesting enough to recommend to you as part of my hopefully-more-frequent link roundups. The cheating one was difficult for me to follow (So many characters! Such artsy writing!) — so I took a break by following up with the really photogenic guy. And then, The New Yorker takes on Girls, the HBO show that premieres next Sunday.
Why We Cheat – “She says, I hate myself. She says, This is thrilling.” Esquire
Internet, Meet ‘Mr. Ridiculously Photogenic Guy’ – “And now, one unsuspecting runner gets his 15 seconds of Internet fame. That’s “Ridiculously Photogenic Guy,” a.k.a. New York City resident Zeddie Little. “
Republicans, “Girls,” and Sexual Freedom – “Over all, it’s a show that reminds you that the sexual revolution is a done deal, that few women today see sex as a bargaining chip in a bid for commitment, and that gender parity tends to go along with more sex. “ The New Yorker