On Seeing A Bruised Woman On The Train

Jessica Wakeman / September 6, 2011

Riding on the train home from work last week, the woman sitting next to me caught my eye. It wasn’t just her bright red lipstick or her retro dress that I noticed — it was a large, ugly, blue-brown-yellow bruise on her upper arm. As covertly as I could, I looked at the bruise, the… More »


Mark Twain Was Gratefuler Than Ever For His Wife

Ami Angelowicz / September 6, 2011

His hand writing was crap, but Samuel Clemens’ (aka Mark Twain) words were as charming as ever. Because I know you can’t read a word of this love letter he penned for his wife Olivia in 1888, I will translate:

“Livy Darling, I am grateful — gratefuler than ever before — that you were… More »


Guy Talk: Learning To Be A Husband, Not A Son

Hugo Schwyzer / September 6, 2011

Not so long ago, my wife and I were talking to a recently-divorced friend of ours. She’s younger than we are, in her early thirties, and as far as she’s concerned, she’s never tying the knot again. Not because of an objection to the institution, but because she’s convinced that most men marry for one… More »


UPDATED: Rachel Uchitel Talks About Her Fiance Who Died In 9/11

UPDATE: Rachel Uchitel has said that she was “grossly misquoted” and is considering legal action against the NY Post for misconstruing the words below. Read more after the jump.

“I believe Andy was meant to die because he was too good … I’m almost happy it ended the way it did because I’ve learned… More »


The Good, The Bad & The WTF: Fewer Folks Living In The “Bachelor Pad”

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Three day weekends are amazing. And also, a little disorienting. Last night, I went about my merry way thinking it was Sunday until about 11 p.m., when I remembered that it was actually Monday and “Bachelor Pad” was already in progress. I stayed up late to watch the… More »


Girl Talk: On Being “That Young Guy With Cancer’s Wife”

Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 6, 2011

When I married Jason on August 7, 2010, the same day as his 29th birthday, we didn’t feel that marriage would change our relationship dramatically. After five years of dating, we were true partners-in-crime who had traveled the world together, raised two small dogs as though they were our children, and enjoyed daily debriefing sessio… More »