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Sweet Things

by The Staff February 6, 2013

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  For our Valentine’s Day gift guide this year, we decided not to trust our own instincts and offer you a selection of jaded staff picks (you didn’t really want to read our suggestions of gifts ...

Time to Remember

by Laura Leon February 16, 2012

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Maybe The Vow is the kind of chick flick that makes you embarrassed to be seen waiting in line for, but at the same time, it deserves props for respecting the genre and delivering its ...

Courting Good Taste

by Amy Halloran February 9, 2011

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Though I’ve never been presented with a heart-shaped box of chocolates (hint, hint), I’ve been wooed by plenty of food. Who hasn’t? I especially remember the meals that flopped. The presentation of coffee at midnight, ...

Cooking with Aphrodite

by B.A. Nilsson February 9, 2011

Ogden Nash, in “Reflections on Ice-Breaking,” epitomized it thus: “Candy/Is dandy/But liquor/Is quicker.” Chocolate and booze are distinguished staples of courtship, but sometimes you just want to hit the sack. Is there any grub that ...

Still Crazy

by Kathryn Geurin February 9, 2011

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Six months after our wedding, we were expecting a baby. Getting this news was a bit like walking into a surprise party in our honor—after the initial shock, we quickly settled into celebration. Except, of ...

She Said Yes!

by David King February 9, 2011

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For a good few hours on the day I would carry out the most romantic action of my 29 years on this planet, I didn’t feel particularly romantic. For a while, as I waited with ...

What’cha Want?

by The Staff February 9, 2011

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Us? Well, we’d like a shoebox full of candy hearts that say “Coax Me” and cards from Michael Jordan telling us to “Slam dunk a super day!” Because Valentine’s Day doesn’t quite have the same ...

Savage Love – 1/20/2011

by Dan Savage January 19, 2011

I am a 23-year-old straight female. A year ago, I moved across the country after college to live with my boyfriend of four years. He is in graduate school and is the only person I ...