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The New York Review of Books
Oliver Sacks, who died on Sunday, was a longstanding contributor to The New York Review of Books. His last published article, “Urge,” appears in the next issue. It recounts the case history of Walter B., a man who, after an operation to control his epilepsy, developed an insatiable sexual appetite.
Urge by Oliver Sacks
Walter’s appetitive systems were continually on “go”—there was scarcely any sense of consummation, only the drive for more and more.
The Aesthetics of Disappearance, New Edition
By Paul Virilio
Virilio himself referred to his 1980 work The Aesthetics of Disappearance as a "juncture" in his thinking, one at which he brought his focus onto the logistics of perception—a logistics he would soon come to refer to as the "vision machine." If Speed and Politics established Virilio as the inaugural—and still consummate—theorist of "dromology" (the theory of speed and the society it defines), The Aesthetics of Disappearance introduced his understanding of "picnolepsy"—the epileptic state of consciousness produced by speed, or rather, the consciousness invented by the subject t
The Paris Review
“Coition, or sexual union, may be compared to a fit of epilepsy.”
Read more of Dr. James Ashton’s Victorian era sex guide, and remember, never have sex on a full stomach: http://bit.ly/171mPuA
PRESIDENT OBAMA, in his address to the United Nations, urging young Muslims to resist the blandishments of violent jihadism.
Not so long ago, pitches for cigarettes were practically everywhere. It was difficult to miss -- or avoid -- radio and television commercials, print advertisements, billboards, signs in stores, direct mail and other blandishments for brands peddled by American Tobacco, Liggett & Myers, Lorillard, Philip Morris and R.J. Reynolds.