Category Archives: Married Life

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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20091017/ap_on_re_us/us_interracial_rebuff;_ylt=AsXJMRouCNtzsaoU0NnR2QNH2ocA;_ylu=X3oDMTE1Zzdsa3Y0BHBvcwM0BHNlYwN5bi1jaGFubmVsBHNsawNtYW5zaGFsdG9maW4- You can love him or hate him (though hatred seems an irrational reaction), but <i>this</i>; is the main reason Barack Obama is a good thing for America: <i>Louisiana's governor and a U.S. senator joined Friday in calling for the ouster of a local official who refused to marry an interracial couple, saying his actions clearly […]

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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090403/ap_on_re_us/iowa_gay_marriage_15 Iowa’s Supreme Court legalized gay marriage Friday in a unanimous and emphatic decision that makes Iowa the third state – and the first in the nation’s heartland – to allow same-sex couples to wed. If you’d asked me (or anyone, really) the order in which the states would accept gay marriage, Iowa would’ve been […]

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Movie Reviews, Showtimes and Trailers – Movies – New York Times – The New York Times

http://movies2.nytimes.com/2007/01/13/movies/13prim.html My love for NY Times movie writer A.O. Scott knows no bounds. His reviews are always a joy to read, but seldom more so than when he really, really dislikes a movie. The Times reviewers even infuse fun into the parental advisory note.

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What Shamu Taught Me About a Happy Marriage – New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/06/25/fashion/25love.html?ei=5087%0A&em=&en=9ca468cf8d0e20e5&ex=1168750800&pagewanted=all Sly article about a woman, while researching wild animal trainers, incorporating their methods to “train” her husband. The central lesson I learned from exotic animal trainers is that I should reward behavior I like and ignore behavior I don’t. After all, you don’t get a sea lion to balance a ball on the end […]

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Questions Couples Should Ask (Or Wish They Had) Before Marrying – New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/12/17/fashion/weddings/17FIELDBOX.html?em&ex=1167714000&en=c6aecbac57bd7998&ei=5087%0A A handy questionnaire for newly-engaged couples to take in tandem. Most couples will be so moony as to gloss over many of the monetary or child-related issues, but Question 12 will be the one that kills the glow and starts the fights.

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http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20061115/en_nm/cruise_scientology_dc_1 The Tom Cruise/Katie Holmes wedding plans reveal more about the “religion” of Scientology. It seemed implausible in the first place, but reading some of the vows moves this squarely into the realm of the ridiculous: In the old-fashioned language that marks the Traditional version, the groom is reminded that “girls” need “clothes and food […]

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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061103/ap_on_re_us/haggard_sex_allegations_15 There’s a lot of truth in the “doth protest too much” argument. Here, a first-class jerk evangelical seems to have been leading a double life as a wanton, closeted sex-and-meth addict. Normally I’d feel some sense of pity for anyone so insecure and unsure of their own proclivities, but not in this case. Haggard […]

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http://www.forbes.com/careers/2006/08/21/careers-marriage-dating_cx_mn_0821women.html Forbes advises men not to marry “career girls.” Wow. I kept hoping this would turn out to be a joke, but no. Even worse, it reads as though it were written by a Homeland Security department. (Given the Republican platform, I suppose it may well be.) Scarily, here’s their all-encompassing definition of “career girl”: […]

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BBC NEWS | Americas | Oregon county bans all marriages

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/world/americas/3564893.stm Confused by the twists and turns of the US gay marriage issue, Oregon’s Benton County has decided to err on the side of caution and ban all weddings. Two states in the Union I’ve always wanted to visit are Vermont and Oregon, because they have an almost European aura of intelligent, positive activism. Such […]

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Thorpe’s Notes: R. Kelly’s Trapped In The Closet

http://www.somethingawful.com/articles.php?a=3100 Someone has made Coles Notes for R. Kelly’s too bad to be true “Trapped in the Closet,” uh, oeuvre. Character Study: By the end of the chapter, R. Kelly is prepared to threaten Rufus with a gun in order to leave the apartment. Throughout the narrative, R. Kelly is presented as a thoughtless and […]

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