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  • Pauline Friedman Phillips dies at 94; original 'Dear Abby'

    Pauline Friedman Phillips dies at 94; original 'Dear Abby'
    Dear Abby: "What would you do with a man who refuses to use a deodorant, seldom bathes, and doesn't even own a toothbrush?" "Absolutely nothing," she replied. The wry answer from Abigail Van Buren — the pen name of Pauline Friedman Phillips...
  • Stand by your brand

     Stand by your brand
    I expect that doctors in the delivery room will soon hoist up newborns and proclaim, "Congratulations! It's a brand!" That's the world we live in, folks. We're no longer just people — we're warm-blooded versions of Nike or Budweiser or, in my...
  • Savage Love: Double-Crossed

    Savage Love: Double-Crossed
    A friend of mine on the opposite coast is a crossdresser considering transitioning. He came out to a female friend he had known for a long time but hadn't seen in a while, and she told her that she wanted her to come to her house fully dressed for some...
  • Quick 'n' dirty sex advice: winter edition

    Quick 'n' dirty sex advice: winter edition
    It's winter (almost)! (Also, gross). That means it's time for another quick 'n' dirty-style advice column. Grab some mulled wine and come sit on my knee. If you missed the fall quickies, read 'em at your leisure. It is winter, after all, what else are you...
  • Quick 'n' dirty sex advice: spring edition

    Quick 'n' dirty sex advice: spring edition
    Welcome to spring! It’ll still be cold for two more months, but that doesn’t mean we can’t dream about putting our ski masks away and of summer hookups to come. With a new season comes a new quick ‘n’ dirty column, advice for...
  • After dinner, they grapple for the check

    After dinner, they grapple for the check
    Dear Amy: My girlfriend is great. Her parents are very prosperous. Whenever we go out to dinner, my girlfriend's father lunges for the check and won't let us pay. I swear I try to get it but don't want to create a scene. I appreciate this generosity, but...
  • Savage Love: Working Out Kinks

    Savage Love: Working Out Kinks
    DEAR READERS: I'm writing this week's column in a drug-induced coma. Well, not quite a coma, but close. I was fighting a cold for two weeks, and the cold won: It morphed into an insanely painful sinus infection — you know it's bad when your doctor...
  • A house divided against itself again: America splits on gay marriage

    A house divided against itself again: America splits on gay marriage
    Journalist and gay activist Dan Savage often writes about the urban archipelago -- the American cities that are comfortable, safe islands for gays and lesbians set amid a vast sea of countryside where being openly homosexual remains a chancy, even...
  • The growing but quiet acceptance of regifting

     The growing but quiet acceptance of regifting
    By some accounts, most Americans have done it. They've repacked, rewrapped and resent unwanted presents to a new recipient. A survey in October 2011 by home fashion retailer HomeGoods found that more than half of the 1,000-plus respondents had regifted,...
  • Cruising eastern Canada: Where history meets nature

    Cruising eastern Canada: Where history meets nature
    TADOUSSAC, Quebec - "Dancez avec moi?" inquires a jolly gentlemen as I step off the gangplank in Tadoussac, a little bit of a port at the confluence of the St. Lawrence Estuary and the Saguenay Fjord in Quebec province. Grizzled with grey at the edges and...
  • Shinn's 'Teddy Ferrara' stuck on campus

    Shinn's 'Teddy Ferrara' stuck on campus
    One of the problems with plays dominated by collegiate sexuality — and there is no shortage of graphic undergraduate sex in Christopher Shinn's “Teddy Ferrara” — is that if you are a few years removed from that particular time of...