So a new colleague has entered the blogosphere, and it's my duty to tell you about her intriguing virtual effort. Lara Loewenstein's The Ladybug and the Lion has just gotten off the ground, and in her first few posts, the endlessly curious writer--with current assignments charting neurological mysteries as well as plant cycles from the Jurassic era, to say nothing of social mores--explains her unlikely role as UCLA's former college sex columnist and how Playboy magazine assigned her an article and then "creatively" edited her quotes into a college-sex-columnist roundtable. She links to the article as a PDF. But my favorite Loewenstein comment (was it hers or an editor's? ask her!) will run here as an appetizer: "Slut is still an insult. But then so is virgin. Sex can be empowering, but it can also be demeaning. It's all about context." Sounds like the mag world, no?