Click here to see who won the 2009 Sex-Positive Journalism Awards, a.k.a. the Sexies. Most of the winning articles are linked at the site, so if you want to read Time's report on "Plastic Surgery Below the Belt," OC Weekly's feature on "The Martha Stewart of Gay Sex Parties," or Alternet's discussion of "The Hymen Mystique," the award list can be your gateway. I've digested just two of the stories, and I can join the judges in recommending both: Rachel Baker's account of the alleged "pregnancy pact" in Massachusetts and the media frenzy it unleashed, and Michael Mooney's description of what happened when he hired prostitutes to go bowling, play miniature golf, and meet him for ice cream.
Jonathan Vanderhagen believes a judge doomed his son to an early death. The judge says Vanderhagen's Facebook posts were intimidating.
Navy Confirms Authenticity of UFO Videos Published by Blink-182 Frontman's Extraterrestrial Research Organization
The videos show a U.S. military jet's encounter with what appears to be a fast-moving, unidentified object.
Conservatives deploy state power to go after speech they don't like.
Many arms of government are unpopular with large swathes of the American population.
The U.S. incarcerates people for petty crimes at an alarming rate.