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Tag: Love

Gay Marriage

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Sit and Listen to Handel’s ‘Messiah’

An uninterrupted evening with one of history’s most moving oratorios lets the heart glimpse the restorative power of truth, forgiveness and unconditional mutual solace.

Posted on Dec 25, 2014 READ MORE

People Just Love John Lithgow and Alfred Molina as a Couple

The new independent film “Love Is Strange” by director Ira Sachs is getting rave reviews.

Posted on Aug 18, 2014 READ MORE

Fabrizio Sciami (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Paris ‘Love Lock’ Bridge Tumbles Under the Weight of Too Much Affection

Pont des Arts, the iconic Parisian bridge where lovers place a padlock with their names and throw the key into the Seine river to symbolize their commitment to each other, lost part of a railing over the weekend and had to be evacuated.

Posted on Jun 10, 2014 READ MORE

Science Shows Animals Have Feelings Too

Research demonstrates that dogs, cats and others release the same hormone that humans do when they’re in love; a blond man once convinced British intellectuals he was Asian and had been kidnapped from Taiwan; to deal with the climate crisis, we have to change our way of thinking. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Apr 23, 2014 READ MORE

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10,000 Days With Catherine O’Neill

I had been married to Catherine O’Neill for 33 years when she died on the day after Christmas and I don’t know how I am going to live without her.

Posted on Jan 2, 2013 READ MORE

A still from 'Amour'

A Simple, Excellent and Surprising Film

I think the message of “Amour,” if it may be said to have one, is that love is sometimes—probably rarely—eternal.

Posted on Dec 20, 2012 READ MORE

Acts of Love

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Truthdiggers of the Week: 40,000 Brave Norwegians

For proving that love for others, regardless of creed, gender or skin color, is still a powerful force in human affairs, we honor the 40,000 Norwegians who sang out in an Oslo square on Thursday against the violent dogma of mass killer Anders Breivik. They are our Truthdiggers of the Week.

Posted on Apr 27, 2012 READ MORE

Kim G. Appels (CC-BY)

We Screwed Up: A Letter of Apology to My Granddaughter

There were plenty of signs we took a wrong turn but we kept on going. Dumb, stubborn, blind: Who knows why we couldn’t stop? Greed maybe—powerful corporations we couldn’t overcome. It won’t matter much to you who is to blame. You’ll be too busy coping in the diminished world we bequeath you.

Posted on Mar 28, 2012 READ MORE

Illustration by Mr. Fish

Acts of Love

Love, the defining and most glorious element in human life, reminds us of why we have been created for our brief sojourns on the planet.

Posted on Feb 19, 2012 READ MORE

Flickr / tinou bao (CC-BY)

Interracial Love Is No Societal Cure-All

Charting the demise of racism by the rising number of interracial marriages is probably not the most reliable indicator that it’s ending. Wouldn’t the elimination of disparities in income, employment, health care, education, crime, punishment and family structure be more accurate indicators?

Posted on Feb 17, 2012 READ MORE

What’s Love Got to Do With It?

Opponents of gay marriage say they want to protect the sanctity of the institution, but what if marriage were limited to people who love each other? The Onion has this satirical take on the marriage brouhaha.

Posted on Feb 16, 2010 READ MORE

AP / Jae C. Hong

The Victims of Pornography

Pornography does not promote sex. It promotes masturbation. It promotes the solitary auto-arousal that precludes intimacy and love. Pornography is about getting yourself off at someone else’s expense.

Posted on Oct 11, 2009 READ MORE

Familiarity Breeds Contempt

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Wedding couple
(c) Nina Berman/Redux Pictures

Love and War

From AlterNet: “Former Marine Sgt. Ty Ziegel, wounded in Iraq in December 2004 by a suicide car bomber, stands with his high school sweetheart, Renee Kline, at a photo studio on the morning of their wedding day, October 7, 2006.”

Posted on Feb 14, 2007 READ MORE

Calvin Klein Perfume Used as Tiger Love Potion

London zookeepers are hoping that CK’s Obsession fragrance will induce two endangered Sumatran felines to get it on.
Obsession: trusted by tomcats to make kitties purr.

Posted on Feb 13, 2006 READ MORE

Homosexuality Still a Capital Crime in Iraq

“What for me is love, unfortunately, is punishable by death,” says a remarkably brave Iraqi medical student, speaking on the record and using his real name.

Posted on Feb 5, 2006 READ MORE

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