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August 27, 1986
Congratulations to Dorothy Storck for her enlightening Aug. 17 column expounding on a timely, and timeless, issue - adultery via the media. Hollywood and television are both guilty of glamorizing, if not in fact subtly legitimizing the problem. Nothwithstanding the disturbing statistics of present-day infidelity, it is neither funny nor fashionable to cheat on one's spouse, on or off the camera. The media's depiction of this as an innocuous and frivolous social pastime is in itself immoral.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 8, 1992 | By Carrie Rickey, INQUIRER MOVIE CRITIC
Adorable Lies is a Cuban comedy in which adultery and film illusion serve as a diversion from collapsing Castroism and personal failure. An unemployed screenwriter posing as a director picks up a woman who, though rejected by the national film industry as "too short," pretends to be an actress. Indulging in this charade that they are unattached (both are married) and successful enables them to forget temporarily their domestic and professional disappointments. While the film falls short of the Pedro Almodovar High Soap Opera to which it clearly aims, Adorable Lies hits other targets.
NEWS
September 6, 1995 | by Susan Swartz, Special to the Daily News
One film writer calls them adultery comedies. But infidelity is hard to laugh at, even if you're safely disassociated and sitting in the back row with the lights down. The latest in the genre has Julia Roberts (Grace) being cheated on by Dennis Quaid (Eddie) in "Something to Talk About. " It's not so much laughter as gleeful satisfaction that comes from watching Grace react to Eddie's affair. This is not the normal behavior of your average wronged woman. The script is by Callie Khouri, the woman who created Thelma and Louise.
LIVING
August 30, 1998 | By William R. Macklin, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
It is among the deadliest of sins, fabled for its corrosive effects on marriage and family, reviled by every major religion on the planet. So it's no trick finding spiritual leaders of every sort willing to offer their condemnation of adultery, especially in light of President Clinton's recent admission that he carried on an inappropriate relationship with Monica Lewinsky. In the abstract, adultery is the gravest sort of spiritual failing, an earthly emblem of a man's or a woman's breach of his or her personal covenant with God. It is forbidden under Jewish law, chastised in the Christian Gospel, considered a violation of Buddhist precepts, scorned as a breach of godly trust and reliance between a Hindu couple, and penalized in the strongest possible terms under Islamic teachings.
NEWS
June 26, 1987
The "Big A," emboldened by its first-round knockout victory over Gary Hart, seems to be ignoring all pleas that it retire from the ring. It flattened Ohio Gov. Richard Celeste before he laced up his gloves and is now stalking Vice President Bush. Complaints about low blows are mounting, but to little avail. For those not yet in the know, the Big A is insider talk for adultery - the surprise character issue of the 1988 presidential campaign. After Mr. Hart's humiliating withdrawal from the race for the Democratic nomination, there were hopeful predictions that inquiries into candidates' extra-marital activities would not become the norm.
NEWS
June 22, 1997 | By Jane R. Eisner, Editor of the Editorial Page
It's high time I write about adultery. Everyone else is. It's the obsession of the moment, as if the marque of the theater in the national public square was showing "The Scarlet Letter Returns" and Puritan Massachusetts suddenly surpassed Jurassic Park as the hottest summer place to visit. Of course, this obsession is more soap opera than literary classic. It's prurient, hypocritical and infused with ambivalence. I love it. Editorial cartoonists are having a field day, poking fun at the military's double standard, the President's misfortune in ever hearing of Paula Jones, the uptightness of American sensibilities and the impossibility of public expectation.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 9, 2007 | By Steven Rea INQUIRER MOVIE CRITIC
It's not far from King's Cross, the London stomping ground of Anthony Minghella's Breaking and Entering - a swatch of city inhabited by immigrants, prostitutes, crooks and Jude Law - to the neighborhood where Cate Blanchett got in that mess with her schoolboy lover and sourpuss Judi Dench in Notes on a Scandal. And it's not far from there to the section of London where the couples in Closer (half of one being Jude Law) grappled with their issues of lust and longing. All over Britain's increasingly multicultural capital, it seems, men and women are in the throes of connubial despair, recklessly reaching out to alluring strangers, or at least to someone other than their spouse.
NEWS
May 23, 1997 | By Cal Thomas
Following the "normalization" of premarital sex, divorce and homosexuality, I have been wondering when and which of the few remaining dominoes dealing with personal morals would fall. It appears the next to go will be adultery. Several press reports indicate the adultery domino is already teetering. The Air Force brought several charges, including adultery, against Lt. Kelly Flinn, the first female B-52 bomber pilot. Flinn admits to an affair with a married man. The New York Times characterized it as "violations of the heart.
NEWS
March 22, 1998 | By Dagens Nyheter
Politicians who want to sidestep the straight and narrow should first study the world atlas of deadly sins. The French public simply shrug their shoulders when their politicians commit adultery. [So] the adulterous politician should stick to France - or to the Nordic countries, where we do not inquire into politicians' love lives. [President Clinton] should avoid the Anglo-Saxon countries like the plague. British ministers who have had to resign because of their love lives are innumerable.
NEWS
January 19, 1996 | by Renee Lucas Wayne, Daily News Staff Writer
Is there any such thing as the real thing? Real love? Real art? Real commitment? Real talent? The answers to these questions are probed in Tom Stoppard's award-winning "The Real Thing," a bitter(more often than)sweet comedy about the greatest of all marital equalizers - adultery. Presented by the Arden Theatre Company, in its newly christened Arcadia studio space, what makes the play most interesting is that it is populated by people who practice illusion for a living. Four of them are actors (Max, Charlotte, Annie and Billy)
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ENTERTAINMENT
December 28, 2013 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Dean cheated on Tori? There's trouble in the one ideal marriage Americans turn to for succor in their time of need: Tori Spelling 's man, Dean McDermott , has (allegedly) committed adultery. Us Weekly claims Dean, 47, was in his native Toronto to publicize his show, Chopped Canada , when he decided to spit (figuratively) on his holy contract with Tori so he could have carnal knowledge of one Emily Goodhand , 28, a fan he met that day. Ms. Goodhand tells Us, "He told me he and Tori had a sexless marriage.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 4, 2013 | By Ellen Gray
* THE FOSTERS. 9 tonight, ABC Family. * MISTRESSES. 10 tonight, 6ABC. "ADULTERY is in at ABC," declares the Parents Television Council, which is, as usual, a little hot under the collar, this time over a show called "Mistresses," which premieres on the network tonight. ABC should probably blurb that, because it sounds a lot more exciting than my saying, "Adultery is dull at ABC. " Which it is. Grindingly, soul-suckingly dull. That's something I don't remember feeling about the British original, a guilty pleasure whose first couple of seasons, at least, were supremely watchable, with performances that rose above the occasionally improbable plots.
NEWS
May 10, 2013
D EAR ABBY: I have a friend who I believe is having an affair. I have no concrete evidence, only a slew of circumstantial evidence such as odd work hours, blocks of mystery time set aside at night in his cellphone's day planner, and evading questions about texts from females. I have no idea how to approach him, or if I even should. What makes me uneasy is that it's all based on my hunch. I'm usually pretty good with my hunches, though. Any words of wisdom would be welcome.
NEWS
October 5, 2012 | BY GARY THOMPSON, Daily News Staff Writer
In the it-came-from-Sundance comedy "The Oranges," an affair tears apart two knit-together New Jersey families. The affair is certainly scandalous. Some might also find it utterly preposterous. I sure did, and as a result, felt the movie labored under credibility problems beyond the reach of its top-notch cast. Hugh Laurie and Catherine Keener are David and Paige Walling, long-marrieds in a powerful (though unexplained) lull - he's been spending a lot of nights on the couch lately.
NEWS
December 4, 2011 | By Karen Heller, Inquirer Columnist
Get over it. Ambitious men have affairs. Not all, unless they're French, but many. Maybe Herman Cain had an affair. Maybe he simply likes texting women before dawn. But he spent more time addressing the subject than clarifying his political agenda before suspending his campaign Saturday. As the Los Angeles Times observed last week, recent developments have put "some of the Republican Party's most active voters in a distinctly uncomfortable position: deciding whether to abandon an accused adulterer to side with an admitted adulterer.
NEWS
August 3, 2011 | By Kathleen Brady Shea, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
During a pretrial hearing for the Chester County 35-year-old mother of three who allegedly conspired with her lover to kill her husband, the prosecution wants to add evidence, and the defense hopes to bar it. Assistant District Attorney Deborah Ryan argued Wednesday that testimony about defendant Morgan M. Mengel's multiple affairs and derogatory comments and actions she took against her husband, Kevin Mengel, over several years show her reasons...
NEWS
January 1, 2011 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Scandalous sex tapes, adultery, and addiction ruled Celebdom in 2010. In other words, it was business as usual. But beyond the squalor, the muck and mire, there burns Love . Love of lust, love of art, love of self, love of money, love of porn, love of controlled substances. Here's a look at some of the more notable love stories of 2010. Weddings! Weddings! Weddings! For all the scandals, 2010 wrapped up all sugar: It was the year of a thousand engagements. Ah, but how many will actually marry?
NEWS
September 6, 2010
Spectators hit in Berlin plane crash BERLIN - A pilot of a small propeller-driven plane lost control of his aircraft while taking off at a flight show in southern Germany and crashed into a group of spectators Sunday, leaving one person dead and 38 injured, police said. The crash occurred at the Lillinghof airfield about 20 miles northeast of the city of Nuremberg, where up to 5,000 people attended the flight show, German news agency ddp reported. Five people were seriously injured, while 33 others were slightly injured, a police spokesman said.
NEWS
July 21, 2010 | By Noel Biderman
A recent survey found that Facebook is mentioned in one out of five new divorce filings, and some experts are labeling it as the top website for facilitating affairs. As the president of AshleyMadison.com - the world's largest service expressly dedicated to infidelity - I could not help but take notice. If Facebook affairs are being cited in divorce proceedings, then the people involved in them are getting caught - which means the network probably isn't the best place to stray.
NEWS
July 13, 2010 | By Paul Jablow
Even if it weren't as good as it is, Tom Boswell's How Life Imitates the World Series (1982) would deserve to be a classic just for the title. While many fans love to follow the roots of baseball back to the 19th century, we know it's no more immune to change than other aspects of American life. Which changes constitute progress is a matter of endless debate in sports, politics, music, and almost every other arena. Both life and baseball have their no-brainers, of course.
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