Are you one of those people who white-knuckles your way through a 30-minute flight, afraid that if you stopped thinking about keeping the plane in the air for even a minute that it would immediately drop out of the sky like a useless aluminum can? If so, we’ve got some sexy news for you. »
I dream when I sleep. In these dreams, airplanes are made of glass, runways are rickety roller coasters, and when I try to hold the hand of the person sitting next to me, his face is as blank as an unused easel. Then I realize his hand is cold because he is either a crash test dummy, or he is already dead.
On a crack-of-dawn flight from New York City to Seattle recently, I had my first ever, um, altercation with a seat mate. I'd almost missed the plane—I was that person staggering on board just before the doors closed—and I'm sure he thought he was going to have the row all to himself. I flashed him an apologetic smile… »
I know so many people who are afraid of flying I almost wish I was a doctor so I could pass out Xanax prescriptions like they were candy. It's not that I can't understand being afraid of getting into a thing that's barreling through the sky while operated by two randos you've never met before, it's just that everyone… »
Fear of Flying author Erica Jong argues that this generation of young people have grown bored with sex. She knows this because she hangs out with young female writers sometimes, and they're apparently gazing wistfully to the morals of the 1950's, back before Erica Jong and her ilk made pre- and extra-marital sex fun… »
I have a deeply irrational fear of flying, and, according to Time staffer Amanda Ripley, the author of The Unthinkable: Who Survives When Disaster Strikes-and Why , my fellow aviaphobes and I fear planes because of the dread equation. Ripley explains in an interview with Mother Jones, dread=uncontrollability +… »
Meet Charlotte Roche, Germany's Erica Jong for the aughts. The former TV presenter's new novel, Wetlands, is causing causing quite the hubbub in Germany for its frank discussion of scatology and anatomy from the mouth of its 18-year-old narrator, Helen Memel. Roche, a self-proclaimed feminist, was inspired to write … »