| Oct 1, 2013
By Andrea Garcia-Vargas, editorial board intern Popular Science’s decision last week to shut down its comment section—for good—has brought about yet another controversy over reader comments. Multiple publications have already refined...
| Nov 11, 2013
Can people please stop telling us how stuffed they are? It’s a revolting image.... Judith Martin, Miss Manners, telling us how to behave at Thanksgiving....
| Mar 7, 2014
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...
| Dec 9, 2012
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,...
| Aug 18, 2012
When people ask us, "How did you meet?" we pause while we try to gauge just how much interest the person has in our story. If she's being polite, she'll get the short version: "We met through friends after college."
But here's the real story:
| Feb 4, 2013
| 8:44 AM
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...
| Jun 18, 2012
| 8:57 AM
DEAR AMY: My neighbor has two sons who are the same age as my son. They used to play together.
Recently, these neighbor boys and another pair of boys from the neighborhood decided that my son was hanging around too much.
Their moms have given them...
| Jun 12, 2012
| 10:47 AM
| Jul 28, 2011
| 11:37 AM
Sex columnist Dan Savage has ruined GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum's last name on Google. And now, he says, he might target the former senator's first name.
This internet war began in 2003, when Santorum compared gay sex to beastiality, and,...
| Sep 10, 2011
| 10:00 PM
You've seen "Antiques Roadshow" on public television … now welcome to "Antiques Homeshow," where this columnist tries to persuade himself that the dust-covered junk cluttering his house has some actual value!
Item No. 1: A vintage Coleman camp...
| Sep 7, 2011
| 3:30 PM
In his easygoing, candid and altogether charming autobiography, or, as he calls it, "Life Itself: A Memoir," Roger Ebert fails to mention me: The nights he and I had many drinks on the porch of his house on Dickens Street and elsewhere, the favorable in-...