• Def-ection: Jay-Z is reportedly leaving Def Jam for a new business venture—a "super label" with Beyoncé. And he's taking his artists with him.
• Shock and awe: A charged D.C. madam outs Harlan K. Ullman, a military strategist who developed the military doctrine of "rapid dominance," as the first of dozens of her regular high-profile clients.
• Use it or lose it: A new study proves that students in abstinence programs are just as likely to have sex as those who are not. $176 million well spent.
• Parting passage: The New York Times wins the award today for the most sexually awkward passage that simultaneously makes us conjure The Village People:
A plethora of new findings, however, suggest that the experience of desire may be ... the sensation of already having been aroused by some sort of physical or subliminal stimulus—a brush on the back of the neck, say, or the sight of a ripe apple, or wearing a hard hat on a construction site and being surrounded by other men in similar haberdashery.
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