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Astoria Characters: The Lover Left Holding the Daffodils

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 05.26.2016 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

As long as there are lovers, there will always be a guy standing outside an apartment building clutching a bunch of daffodils close to his heart.

Three New Books on the Theme of "It Isn't Easy Being Gay"

Janet Mason | Posted 02.08.2015 | Books
Janet Mason

I have never been one to complain about my lot -- after all coming out as a lesbian was, for me, a kind of freedom (and I wouldn't trade my life for any other). But I was reminded of the fact that it is still hard to be gay by three new books that I recently read.

5 Languages of Love

Audrey van Petegem | Posted 06.09.2014 | Fifty
Audrey van Petegem

For some reason, I seem to be always talking about Love these days. Hum... I wonder why? Anyway, I do find it a fascinating and complicated topic. How...

When Strong Women Are Attacked by Weak Men (and Women)

Vivian Norris | Posted 04.01.2014 | Media
Vivian Norris

These past weeks, French and international press has placed the private life of the President, Francois Hollande, his now former companion, Valerie Trierweiler and a French actress, Julie Gayet, on the front page non-stop.

Who Will I Be Married To?

Lev Raphael | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Lev Raphael

With the Supreme Court scheduled to hear two same-sex marriage cases, I'm wondering, like everyone else, what their decisions will be. I'm also wondering what I'll call the guy I've been with for 28 years, and the question has bedeviled me for as long as we've been together.

A Monster Mash In The Streets

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 12.31.2012 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

"I have never seen a greater monster or miracle in the world than myself." -Michel Eyquem, seigneur de Montaigne (1533-1592) Seeing a monster on the ...

PHOTOS Guess What This ELLE Editor Has Been Up To?

The Huffington Post | Christina Anderson | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style

Founded a former ELLE editor, is a tightly edited e-commerce site based out of Atlanta, Georgia. But don't be fooled -- judging by it...

Secular Spirituality: An Oxymoron?

Roger Housden | Posted 03.20.2012 | Religion
Roger Housden

A secular spirituality, far from being an oxymoron, brings heaven down to earth, and encourages everyone to be their own priest.

Vanilla Ice: Madonna 'Was A Great Lover'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Ice Ice Baby! Back in 1990, Madonna dated then-star rapper Vanilla Ice, and he recently opened up about the relationship, calling the pop queen, "a gr...

Celebrity Scandals: Vengeance Playing Through

Eva Nagorski | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Eva Nagorski

Plenty of celebrities have seen their marriages exposed on the public stage with embarrassing details. Often, the wife not act on any revenge impulses until the spotlight fades and the marriage crumbles.

Why Are We Obsessed with Sex?

Robert Fuller | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Robert Fuller

In the space opened by sex, we see freshly and may recognize something we've overlooked or spot something altogether new.

Chicago Band Needs Your Help

Chicago Reader | Miles Raymer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Life on tour is unpredictable to say the least. You never know what kind of show you're heading to, or where you're going to sleep after you play, or ...

Honey, I Want to Sleep With Other People

Jenny Block | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jenny Block

Some people believe that it isn't possible to be in love with more than one person at a time or to have sex with people outside of a primary, committed relationship. But it is possible.