To stand in giants’ shadows

Imagine being guided by an old yet firm hand into a living room and then sat before a growling fire and a bowl of ice cream. The hand pats you on the back after sitting you down and leaves momentarily to retrieve something: a circular wooden board, with semi-spherical divots
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VIDEO: On a magic carpet ride

Last week, I wrote an article inspired by my sudden nostalgia for car sex. Besides motor vehicles, I was curious to know where else people would like to get it on. I asked this question in between classes on campus, while waiting for the bus in San Francisco, in coffee shops and
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Getting bang for your buck

I lived with an engineer last year, and while I never envied her late-night sessions solving problem sets or 8 a.m. hikes across campus to a lab on Northside, she and her fellow rocket scientists did hold a distinct advantage: Her undergraduate adviser knew her name. Not only did she have
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Ode to an old friend

You know when you miss someone or something? Well, I’ve been feeling like that for the past couple months. There isn’t much that I can do, digging up my long-forgotten and deeply buried poetic skills. So here is what I came up with, inspired by a lost little friend.

Berkeley College Republicans’ Yellowcake

I noticed Berkeley College Republicans’ recent attempt at a satirical “Increase Diversity Bake Sale” kind of blew up in their collective face. If the goal was to merely create attention for their cause, then bravo, but the decision to create a “satire” challenging SB 185, which seeks to make affirmative
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SEX ON TUESDAY: While kissing the lipless

I was having an awful night earlier this summer. It was the type of evening during which multiple plans fall out at the last minute, and the battery on your phone is on its last, measly bar. I was adamant about turning the night around, so I called an old high
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Fairly normal

San Francisco’s Folsom Street Fair: a multi-block assemblage of kinky bedroom props suppliers, alternative music performances, on-stage flogging and whipping, food, drinks, a women’s area and a lot-a lot-a lot of leather. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, the Folsom Street Fair is a leather and fetish extravaganza. While I wasn’t able
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The price of a free lunch

Let’s take a trip down memory lane. You’re a high school senior sitting in economics class with just about anything but markets on your mind. Indeed, your malignant case of senioritis has infected your brain to the extent that it contains little more than cravings to graduate, schemes to get
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Pinnacle of sexual design?

During a recent post-lecture hookup, I remembered an article I had read a couple of years ago about the shape of the human penis. Don’t get me wrong, I wasn’t bored, but working some handy magic down his basketball shorts definitely made it natural for the shape of it to
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Livin’ in a gamer’s paradise

They are everywhere. They walk among us in the daytime and appear no different from you or I — they are neighbors, friends and co-workers. But come dusk they undergo a startling transformation. They occupy the back rooms and clandestine chambers of your cities, passing ghostlike through the streets and
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