Dan Savage is a good sex columnist. He's opinionated, idiosyncratic, and has helped a lot of people. The It Gets Better project is a major achievement. But is he the best one to give advice to high school students?
You know how Taylor Swift says that all of her songs are about her relationships? Her new song, "Dear John," seems to detail what went down between Taylor and John Mayer. And it doesn't end well.
We've been intrigued by "A Choice of Romance," the latest choose-your-own game, since we heard about it. Especially since it lets you choose betwixt the sexes!
Recently, a friend wrote me that he was moving: his wife, also an academic, had gotten a better tenure-track offer than had he, so he was following her to the Northwest. Romance in academia is hard.
When one writer asked her parents how they met, the answer was basically "Daddy relentlessly stalked Mommy until she gave in and married him." A charming tale — and one we've heard a few too many times.
It's kinda like hugging: once reserved for nearest and dearest, throwing around a casual "love" at the end of an email or letter has become standard practice. Is this a problem?
"The Cune Imperial Rioja, we couldn't resist. I raised the glass to my nose, which wrinkled in disappointment; aromas were off. Something about the fruit's life had been snuffed." And so the question, is there a greater meaning in wine?
What do you say about a 70-year-old woman who was in a ridiculous, mega-hit? That she's a "saint," and "barefaced, long-legged, stunning in jeans and a white kurta." Well, for starters:
If you're familiar with the Twilight universe, you know that Bella and Edward have an unhealthy relationship. A LiveJournal user has detailed fifteen ways, using a list from the National Domestic Violence hotline. Is that why Twilight's so "romantic"?
Today's contender for worst 80's hero? A cold, hard-hearted radiologist with control issues and a penchant for mind games!
It's on! Who is the most loathesome, arrogant, sadistic, chauvinistic hero in the whole canon of early-80s romance, that hot-bed of appalling manhood? For out first contestant, we have a rapey, manipulative former footballer with a will of iron!
- W on toy maker Steiff's limited edition, $1,500 Lagerfeld bear. "Naturally it looks just like him, from the impenetrable black sunglasses and high shirt collar to the skinny lacquered jeans. But, plush alpaca head aside, is the resemblance more than skin-deep? 'Bears are very nice, as long as you are nice to them,'…
You may know Ali MacGraw from her saccharine flick, Love Story, ("Love is never having to say you're sorry"? Love is always having to say you're sorry, suckers!) But you should really get to know her: Check out this interview in which she speaks frankly about aging, Hollywood and being a "star." On why she loved…