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Are You Ready For Marriage?

You’ve got the ring, you’ve set the date. You’re dreaming of your beautiful wedding gown and the lovely slow walk down the aisle. The reception place is booked, the flowers and favors ordered, the menu confirmed, and the honeymoon destination set. Add to this the fact that “you’re so completely in love” and all you focus on is the wedding day.

You’re all ready for your wedding; but, are you ready for marriage?

The “M” word is something that many couples don’t really consider until after the honeymoon. With all the dizzying preparations surrounding the planning and executing of a wedding, the reality of married life takes a back seat. Sometimes its “seat” is so far in the recesses of your mind that you find you and your partner have prepared for everything, down to the minutest detail, except the actual marriage itself. Continue reading Keep reading »

Sexy Magazines: Burning Angel, Jacques, Ligerbeat, And Filament, Bringing Sexy Back To Print (Examin

t might seem like a strange time to start up a new print magazine given the state of the economy and the near-total digital takeover – particularly in the sexy content realm – but several new hip, sexy upstarts are out to buck the trend anyway:

I’ve written previously about the launch of Burning Angel Magazine, the new print arm of Joanna Angel’s alt-porn empire. Now three more new mags are also out to bring sexy back to print: Brooklyn-based Jacques and Ligerbeat, and London-based Filament. I’m recommending you check out all three. Continue reading Keep reading »

From Here To Eternity: Dangerous Kisses, Illicit Love

Sometimes a kiss is more than a kiss. Sometimes it turns into friends with benefits, and in some cases, it signals the beginning of a dangerous liaison.

In the classic movie “From Here to Eternity,” as our DVD Movies Examiner, Charles Wiebe points out, “The scene that will be forever remembered, arguably one of the most famous in the history of cinema; Lancaster and Kerr laying on the beach in an embrace as the surf foams up around them. She responds to his passionate kiss saying ‘I never knew it could be like this!’” Continue reading

But their’s was illicit love. If you are llying for love and telling yourself that the married man or woman with whom you are involved is really the love of your life — then it is may just be excuse to avoid commitment. Keep reading »

AIDS Healthcare Foundation Pushes for Mandatory Condom Enforcement On L.A. Porn Sets

This morning in Universal City, CA, the AIDS Healthcare Foundation and the Pink Cross Foundation will announce plans to file complaints with the California Division of Occupational Safety & Health (Cal/OSHA) against 16 of the top adult film industry companies, as part of its campaign to persuade Cal/OSHA to enforce mandatory condom use on adult film sets in the Los Angeles-based adult entertainment industry.

The film companies to be named in the complaint include Anarchy Films, Backend Productions, Blue Pictures, Critical X, Hustler Video, Heatwave Entertainment, Immoral Productions, Latin Media, Legend, Mayhem, Maverick Entertainment, Raw Flesh, Sin City, Top Dog/Magnus Productions, Vivid Entertainment, and Club Jenna. 58 films from the 16 companies were considered in the AHF analysis. Continue reading Keep reading »

Interview With Deana Martin Part One – The Lady Soars With Her Music

Deana Martin, daughter of the legendary Dean, is unspoiled Hollywood royalty, the type of woman who makes sure you’re seated comfortably and well taken care of before she sits down to be interviewed by you. She’s genteel, friendly and refreshingly open about her famous Dad and her own interesting life. Now that is class and Deana Martin has it in abundance.

A singer and actor in her own right, she comes by her talent naturally; a good deal from her Dad and some from her mother, Elizabeth “Betty” Martin, who penned the beautiful lyrics to the hit 1950′s song, “For Your Love.” Talent all around. Continue reading Keep reading »

Italian Kisses: Cannolis In Love And Marriage

Sometimes it is a wedding song that makes a marriage so memorable. For my children, it was the cannolis. We are pastry people.

Growing up, my grandmother believed that any argument could be settled once people sat at the table, ate her cannolis, and drank her demi tasse coffee. There was magic in those afternoons. Many a tearful love crisis was solved by sitting and talking and savoring the taste of delicately crunchy shells filled with a mixture of ricotta and heavy cream.

When we all moved to Boston my children split on the best cannolis in the North End — Mike’s or Modern. But when it came time for a wedding, the opinion was universal. Instead of a wedding cake there would be cannolis shipped from Boston to Portland, Maine and layered in a three tier pastry server.

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