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  • Memo to Universal's Donna Langley: Avoid Sympathetic Characters

    MEMO: TO DONNA LANGLEY In keeping with this column's tradition of dispensing advice to people who haven't asked for it, I am offering herewith some ideas for you to ponder as you embark on your expanded responsibilities at Universal. Think of them as a...
  • Online posts reveal the dark side of sharing

    Online posts reveal the dark side of sharing
    Dear Miss Manners: My Facebook friends have wonderful lives, and I am glad for them. They have the best boyfriend/girlfriend/husband/wife. ("Yeah, be jealous," demands one young lady about the man in her life.) Their sons and daughters win academic...
  • Looking Out: Trans activist says she was arrested in Sochi

    Looking Out: Trans activist says she was arrested in Sochi
    Vladimir Luxuria, Europe's first openly transgender parliamentarian, was reportedly detained twice in Sochi this week for supporting LGBT rights at the Winter Olympics. Luxuria, a former Communist member of parliament in Italy, was stopped by four men...
  • Big steps for Stonewall

    Big steps for Stonewall
    The Stonewall National Museum and Archives is writing a new chapter. Already the largest circulating library of gay literature and periodicals nationally, the Fort Lauderdale center is now aiming for more: with a new "Dear Abby" exhibit; the launch of a...
  • Coca-Cola Super Bowl ad stirs controversy

    Coca-Cola Super Bowl ad stirs controversy
    Every year, there's always one Super Bowl ad that generates a bit of next-day controversy. And this year's ad appears to be Coca-Cola's "It's Beautiful" ad. The one-minute ad features children and adults from all walks of life, from across the country,...
  • Dropping the 'L' bomb

    Dropping the 'L' bomb
    Look no further than Amy Webb's short-lived romance with a bass player for evidence of the emotional stakes surrounding that very first "I love you." "I'd gone to see him perform, and after his first set ended, he came over and told me I was the love of...
  • Dinner invitation is accepted on host's terms, not guest's

    Dinner invitation is accepted on host's terms, not guest's
    Dear Miss Manners: When my husband and I were invited to a friend's dinner party, I replied that I did not think we could arrive in time for dinner, due to a work commitment with a specific end time, but that we could arrive after dinner if that would...
  • Sex toys are for everyone

    Sex toys are for everyone
    Sex toys have been around almost as long as sex itself--or at least since Paleolithic times. They've appeared on ancient Greek vases, been uncovered at archaeological digs and there's even a reference to dildos in the Bible (Ezekiel 16:17). Despite...
  • Sundance: Chaz Ebert on the Emotional Roller Coaster Behind 'Life Itself'

    Nine months after Roger Ebert's death, his wife Chaz can still sense his presence. "When you have somebody like that and they are not there, there's a lot of energy gone," says Chaz Ebert, who married the film critic in July 1992. "And yet, I still...
  • Year of surprises leaves soothsayers grasping for soothiness

     
    Print column, Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013 The most surprising news event of 2013 was the botched rollout of HealthCare.gov, the Web portal to Obamacare. Yes, I'm sure the partisans who have long derided President Barack Obama for the lack of......
  • The elegant database solution to the clash between religious and gay rights

     
    Can you imagine having a censorious photographer prowling around your wedding? Having some sour, judgmental lensman looking with revulsion at you and your new spouse -- for any reason --– and saying bitterly to the guests “Smile, somehow&#...