February 6, 2015 |
Olivier's erotic letters "I woke raging with desire for you," writes the greatest Shakespearean actor of the 20th Century in a scorching, randy, salacious letter to his lover Vivien Leigh . "Oh dear God how I did want you. " Laurence Olivier 's missive is part of a cache of 200 previously unpublished letters between the two lovers that is to be made public. Explicit, anatomical, and yet somehow also poetic, most of the letters, held in the Victoria and Albert Museum archive, can't be printed here.
August 3, 2012 |
IN YOUR CLASSIC Hollywood romcom, the meant-for-each-other couple meets, fights through a few obstacles and ends up together. There the movie ends. Tellingly, we never see them actually living together, because nothing intrudes on gossamer fantasies of romantic destiny like the grungy details of real life. And nothing tests real love like the imperfections of your "perfect" mate. "I think love and disgust are a lot closer than people think," Zoe Kazan, the writer and star of "Ruby Sparks" who makes that idea one of the movie's themes, said with a laugh.
May 18, 2012
Q: I am an extremely happily married woman. I come from a large, loving family. My husband says he was raised by wolves: a workaholic father and a disinterested, abusive mother and, later, a domineering stepmother. He has told me he never knew what real love was until he met me. The problem is his sister, who does not want to be a part of our lives. My children insist I invite her to family functions but she always refuses. I invited her to my daughter's high school graduation party at my daughter's request.
May 21, 2011 |
Adapted from a recent online discussion. Question: A disagreement broke out Friday about your position on what the two-year mark in a relationship means. Would you mind clarifying? Some said you believe that after two years, love dies due to repetition and monotony, and others said that's nothing like what you said. Answer: The butterflies of initial attraction rarely survive past the two-year mark of a relationship. Those butterflies can cover up areas of fundamental incompatibility.
August 6, 2009 |
Laura Izibor returned to World Cafe Live on Tuesday night - on the main stage downstairs this time - to deliver an invigorating performance full of soul, with an international twist. Having been compared with Alicia Keys and opened shows for John Legend, the Roots and Aretha Franklin, the Irish-born Izibor spun tunes of unrequited, misplaced, and adoring love into a 13-song performance full of piano-built feel-good music, slow melodies, and lush coos. Letting the audience know that "all my songs are stories," Izibor sang hits from her pop-friendly June debut Let the Truth Be Told (currently No. 21 on Billboard's R&B/Hop-Hop chart)
April 23, 2007 |
Mike Mattei claims that he has construction dust in his DNA, that despite an intellectual streak, his hands have always won the workday from his cerebrum. "My grandfather came from Italy as a stonemason," Mattei said, taking a slight break from his work renovating a former bank near Independence Hall into luxury condos. "He worked for years on the old Manayunk railroad bridge, a beautiful piece of work. He did brick and concrete work his whole life, and then my father did trade work, too. " Mattei's family, though, wanted to point him in a different direction.
August 14, 2005 |
They know football in its brutal, exhilarating beauty - the colliding bodies, the pain, the violence, the intensity, the weariness. You'd think they would find a football video game a little dull. They don't. Donovan McNabb and Keith Adams of the Eagles. Marcus Knight of the Soul. Antwon Burton, Mike Holley and Rodney Wormley of Temple. They all play video games. Specifically, they play Madden football. Like the rest of the video-game universe, they're buzzing about the iconic game's latest incarnation, Madden NFL 06 ($49.
February 14, 2003 |
As if love weren't confusing enough, this year we're faced not only with the usual Valentine's Day hype but also with the ultimate in anti-romance, shows like The Bachelorette, Joe Millionaire, and Are You Hot? This is the "reality" of true love in 2003? Ten-pound chocolates, diamonds-and-thigh-highs-are-forever ads, and a bunch of brain-dead, money-grubbing exhibitionists competing to win America's heart? Impossible. Surely we long for something else. Deep down we must know that Valentine's Day is a crock, and Joe Millionaire is a happy idiot.
August 31, 2002 |
Walter Kozowski, 79, a master violin maker who crafted more than 150 violins and 50 violas in the front bedroom of his rowhouse in Feltonville, died yesterday at Parkview Hospital. Mr. Kozowski suffered a brain aneurysm a week ago, and succumbed to the effects of the stroke. Born in Ukraine, Mr. Kozowski as a child loved music. He learned to play the mandolin, guitar and violin while living in the village of Rudnyki. To support himself, he learned the trade of cabinet-maker.
May 7, 2002 |
Marian Cross sat on the porch of a sturdy white house on a quiet street in Blackwood, her eyes misty and far-away. "What a sad story," she said. "Art Rutecki loved his wife and then he loved me, but he loved that farm more than both of us. " To thousands of Gloucester County Catholic parents eager to send their children to a nearby, state-of-the-art parochial high school, the Diocese of Camden's application to place the 1,600-student building on a swath of farmland in Deptford is a step in the right direction.