March 29, 2016
ARIES (March 21-April 19). Problems are gifts. You're better for having to solve them. Today's puzzle will seem to be about a very narrow focus of life, but the solution to this is applicable to the larger issues you'd like to handle. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You're drawn to the beauty of mountains and other quiet, unchanging landmarks that were there before you and will remain after you for hundreds of years. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Are you hopelessly entangled in a quest for true love?
March 6, 2016 |
Adapted from a recent online discussion. Question: I have a male best friend whom I have (or had) an incredibly deep and really beautiful relationship with. This sounds very sappy, so you will have to believe me when I say it's not my normal look. Along with that, however, come really deep romantic feelings on both sides. He was married when we first became friends, and although we acknowledged the feelings, we never crossed any lines. I encouraged him to do what he could to save his marriage, and we kept a pretty safe distance.
March 4, 2016
Q: I've been dating a woman for almost two years and I am deeply in love. But the more intense I feel, the more she backs off. She enjoys being with me but refuses to talk marriage. We're in our mid-20s. I just don't know what to do next. What she will do next? Steve: Ah, I see the problem. Have you tried the Hall & Oates strategy? ... wrap yourself around me 'Cos I ain't the way you found me And I'll never be the same Oh, yeah Well, 'cos you (Ooh-ho, hoo-ooh, ooh-oo)
December 29, 2015
DEAR ABBY: I'm a 20-year-old college student. I have never dated anyone besides my current boyfriend, "Cody. " He's my first-ever boyfriend. I met him in high school, but we ran into each other in college and quickly began a relationship. We're now into our third year together. We have professed our love for each other. He never said "I love you" to any of his past girlfriends, and I'm happy he said it to me. My concern is that we talk like we'll be together forever. I think I'd be happy, but should I worry that I'll never know if there may be other guys I feel a stronger connection to?
October 16, 2013 |
Director Krista Apple undertook no easy task in her lesbian version of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet now being presented by Curio Theatre Company. Unlike Joe Calarco's Shakespeare's R&J , which rewrote the plot to introduce budding homosexual affections between students at an all-boys school, Apple changed little. Romeo is a woman, Juliet falls in love with her, both suffer from the war between their families. The problems here don't lie in the performances. Rachel Gluck delivers a lovable Romeo, her throaty voice and aggressive mannerisms a nice foil to Isa St. Clair's lovely portrayal of innocence.
July 25, 2013
DEAR ABBY: I have an awful time meeting men. I'm not considered beautiful by any means, so that means meeting any good guys won't happen. I use Craigslist a lot to meet sexual partners. I am so tired of giving up my body for a few minutes of pleasure and then feeling empty on the inside. Please tell me what to do. - Where Are the Good Guys? DEAR WHERE: I'll try, but first let me tell you where the good guys aren't . They are not on Craigslist, trolling for sex partners.
July 3, 2013 |
A New York judge Monday threw out three sexual-abuse lawsuits against former Sesame Street puppeteer Kevin Clash , whose characters included Elmo and Clifford . Three men had alleged that Clash, 52, "induced them to engage in sexual activity" when they were minors. But federal judge John Koeltl said the plaintiffs missed the time limits on such charges: six years after the cause of action, or three years after the claimant turns 21. Clash, whose work earned three daytime Emmys just last month, giving him a career total of 27 Emmys, left Sesame Street in November after 25 years to deal with the lawsuits.
July 1, 2012 |
When I finally met Nora Ephron six years ago, I did something I had never done before in a few thousand interviews and I haven't done since. I told her I loved her. I have always loved her, since first reading her Esquire pieces in the 1970s. Of course, her admirers are legion. We love her extraordinary wit, her inimitable style, her appetite for risk and change. Her actual appetite, for butter, pate, steak, pie, and her rejection of the egg-white omelet, of which she noted, "People who eat them think they're doing something virtuous when they are instead merely misinformed.
March 2, 2012
SOMETIMES, a piece of news socks you in the gut. It may not be momentous, like Mitt Romney winning his home state by a whopping three-point margin, and it might not be entirely unexpected, like the death of Amy Winehouse. But when it happens, you stop whatever you are doing, lean back in your chair and take a deep breath. It's worth a moment of reflection. That's what happened when I heard that Davy Jones had died of a heart attack at age 66. I hadn't thought about the ex-Monkee in a very long time until, last month, when I caught that old Brady Bunch episode in which he croons to a flaxen-haired Marcia, "Gehl, look whut yeuve dun too mee. " Watching a very young Davy train those liquid brown eyes on an undeserving Marcia made me sigh, despite my 50-year-old self.
February 26, 2012
Sunday Where we live Bruce Norris' Pulitzer Prize-winning, fiercely funny play Clybourne Park borrows real estate and minor characters from Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun to look at issues of white flight and gentrification in an ingeniously inventive way - above all, proving that it really is about location, location, location. The show goes on at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Arden Theatre , 40 N. Second St., and continues with performances on a Tuesday-through-Sunday schedule to March 25. Tickets are $29 to $48. Call 215-922-1122.