“The universe was in her and with each movement it unfolded to her. Somewhere in the night a stray rocket went off.” A former Booker Prize winner earns this year’s prize for worst sex scene.

+ Quite possibly related: U.S. birthrate hit new low in 2013.

+ Nick Bilton in the NYT: Are gadget-free bedrooms the secret to a happy relationship? My wife and I both have apps in the app store. For us, gadgets are foreplay.