In Red Bull revival, a couple vow to love, honor, and destroy
Dig up rare classics at this book fair
The Times' Real Estate section just ran a piece on Shaokao and Niki Cheng, who own a chain of upscale BoConcept furniture stores, and who talk about their home, their background, and their love of fabulous coffee tables. Anyway, enough about them. The most important part of the article is the line ... More >>
No really, hon, pick up a copy. You're going to want to read it.
On Thursday, we told you about the passage of a bill in New Jersey's Assembly that would make same sex marriage legal in the state. N.J. Governor Chris Christie promised that he would veto the bill when it landed on his desk, and he held true to his word. The New York Daily News says that Christie w ... More >>
Ralph Richard Banks is the author of the new book Is Marriage for White People? While Banks, a Stanford Law professor, was in town for an event at Cardozo Law School, we met him for lunch in the West Village to talk about why black folks marry so much less often than whites, why black women a ... More >>
Patrick McMullanMichael and Marina Levitis invited me to their Rasputin restaurant in Sheepshead Bay (2670-Coney Island Avenue; 718-332-8111), so I put on my Cossack hat, grabbed some friends, and raced there with my tongue out to help celebrate the place's 20th anniversary in style. When we ... More >>
The New York Post has some new numbers on the state of marriage in the city, revealing that approximately one couple out of every 15 will apply for a marriage license, pay the $35 fee, and then not ever go through with getting married (or take a very long time to do it). 32,794 couples applie ... More >>
If science says it, it must be true! And, even if it's not, this is grounds for being rude right on back to your rudest coworker. A Baylor University Study has found that stress created by your coworker being a total and complete asshat (partial disclosure: We have never worked with anyone li ... More >>
Check in with the Amoralists
Plighting their troth legally in NYC for the first time In only six days, on Sunday, July 24, the state's Marriage Equality Act goes into effect, making it legal for lesbian and gay couples to get married in New York for the first time. It will be cause for celebration, but LGBTs won't be t ... More >>
Our good friend science has made another groundbreaking discovery about human relationships. This time it's that "marriages are more satisfying when the wife is thinner than the husband." What? Yes. Actual researchers followed actual newlywed couples for four years, checking up on them every ... More >>
There's an adage about intelligent people changing their minds, so maybe anti-gay activist Louis J. Marinelli is smarter than we thought. He formerly served as the National Organization For Marriage's tour organizer and social media expert, and writes that he "spent the last five years puttin ... More >>
Indie all-stars in adult comedy
Couples in Hong Kong recently began turning to McDonald's to fulfill their twisted dreams of matrimonial bliss, and now a fast-growing website is making it possible for American couples to gain edible pay-off for their decision to wed.
EpsteinDavid Epstein, the Columbia University political science professor accused of having a consensual 3-year-long affair with his 24-year-old daughter, is back in the news with the recent statement from his lawyer, Matthew Galluzzo, that incest is not all that different from homosexuality. ... More >>
Bollywood gets serious
There's lucky, and then there's not so lucky. While unloading his family's minivan after a trip to Great Adventure yesterday, Long Islander Phil Colacioppo ended up the victim of a lighting strike from last night's crazy storm. Which is pretty damn unlucky -- your chance of being struck by li ... More >>
What with Tiger Woods and Al Gore and even all those humdrum average people who live in your neighborhood calling it quits, Time magazine wants to know, "Is Divorce Contagious?" And while they don't really come out and say it's at swine-flu levels, yet, they do quote a study that estimates th ... More >>
In case your husband brings some of his business associates home for dinner." That's what Joan Crawford always said, and except for hitting her kids on a regular basis, she was a hell of a hostess. Doesn't it sound like a good idea? Will there be room in the fridge? And what the fuck is s ... More >>
If you could turn back time--and even change your hairstyle--which relationship that you royally messed up would you try to save? Assume culpability for once and admit that you'd still be besties with that lovely human if you hadn't subtly back-knifed them with a smile.
About making a traditional (lesbian) domestic comedy for the sperm-donor age
This is ironic: Studies are now suggesting that Charles Darwin's family suffered from a rash of birth and growth defects. Because of inbreeding. Like, serious inbreeding. Like, he was schtupping his first cousin. Via Yahoo/LiveScience:
Why are suitcases full of money so fraught with trouble?
America and England join hands for Sam Mendes
This week, 150 Christian religious leaders unveiled the Manhattan Declaration: A Call to Christian Conscience, named after our very own borough. It's a manifesto signed by prominent Christian leaders that calls for staunch opposition to things like abortion, gay marriage, and other satatanic ... More >>
Cleaning product ads generally show someone, usually a woman, cleaning, or explaining how they owe it to their family to clean. With a number of recent studies showing that partners who share house work improve, among other things, their sexual relationship, Pine Sol has decided to go with cl ... More >>
If anyone managed to forget that bigotry is alive and well in this country, then last week's news that a Louisiana justice of the peace refused to issue a marriage license to an interracial couple earlier this month provided a stark reminder. It also provided timely context for the Hapa Kitchen's up ... More >>
When times are tough, just marry up
Rise of the house of Usher
One of the scariest movies of all time turns 40
The hidden costsand benefitsof shacking up
We got a first-time home grant from neighborhood housing services
What would Elizabeth Hurley do? How our society goes from wifelust to wifelash
If Gay Marriage Is the Question, Civil Unions Aren't the Answer
After 16 Years in Prison Elaine Bartlett Came Home to a City and a Family She Barely Knew. Freedom Wasnt at All What Shed Imagined
Can a Woman Find Passion and Partnership With a Gay Man? Believe It!