Alicia Keys wants Paul Ryan to be her Valentine this year, but she’s not greedy – she wants everyone else who cares about criminal justice reform to extend Ryan the invitation, too. Keys and her We Are Here movement for justice reform has been working with former White House official Van Jones’ READ MORE »


You know what’s even better than a box of chocolates on Valentine’s Day? A box of homemade, custom-curated chocolates on Valentine’s Day!

One great thing about truffles is that they are almost painfully easy to make – by and large, you melt chocolate with cream, mix in flavors, roll it into balls, cool… READ MORE »

Love & Sex

V-Day.” Sounds more like an invasion of Normandy than a day spent celebrating love and romance. And rightfully so. Sometimes the intricacies of preparing for the holiday resemble war-room strategy more than jubilation. Sure, you’re armed with flowers and chocolates instead of a rifle and grenades, but there is a common dread, with the tips… READ MORE »

Love & Sex

Sometime when I wasn’t looking, Valentine’s Day metamorphosed from a C-list kids’ holiday, with pink and red candy and construction-paper hearts, into an extravaganza. The regular-person equivalent of Oscar Night, but instead of Best Picture or Best Supporting Actress, prizes are given for Best Achievement in the Acquisition of a Leading Man.

But what… READ MORE »