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Entries by Elizabeth Abbott from 06/2011

Was J.M. Coetzee's Elizabeth Costello Inspired by Canada's Elizabeth Abbott?

| Posted 06.13.2011 | Books

Literature is rife with naming mysteries, from Dominick Dunne-like romans à clef to Shakespeare's "Who is Sylvia?" Esteemed poet Ken Babstock has introduced a new twist into the name game, and it's jarringly personal.

Is New York's Gay Marriage Truly Historic?

| Posted 06.28.2011 | New York

Gay people have always been around, and in eras when homoeroticism was viewed more matter-of-factly, as in ancient Egypt, various Greek city states, and the Roman Empire, there is evidence of same-sex unions, and perhaps marriage.