Nerve was an online magazine founded in 1997 by Rufus Griscom and Genevieve Field in New York City. The magazine originally focused on sex and relationships, with a humorous and irreverent tone. Its articles covered various topics related to sex and love, including personal essays, interviews, and sex advice columns. Image:nerve-sample-cover

Over time, the magazine expanded its focus to include commentary on broader issues related to culture, politics, and technology. Nerve also published a number of books, including the anthology, "The Best of".

In 2008, the magazine was sold to BermanBraun, a media company founded by former Yahoo! executives, and later to IAC, a conglomerate that also owns other online media outlets like Vimeo and The Daily Beast. Following the acquisition, Nerve underwent a significant redesign and relaunched in 2009 as a more diverse and mainstream publication.

The magazine continued to publish content until 2017 when it ceased operations after almost 20 years of operation. In its time, Nerve published work from a wide range of writers, including notable names such as Dan Savage, Roxane Gay, and Chuck Klosterman.{{Categories}}

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