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Maternal instincts

Do you have any tips on how to deal with some people's insensitivity or, probably more accurately, "tone-deafness"? I have two adopted children and on far too many occasions, people will say things in front of them like, "This is your real mom."
Dr. Lovemonkey answers your questions
By DR. LOVEMONKEY  |  October 29, 2010

Gay deceivers

The California State Supreme Court just upheld Proposition 8, denying gay people the right to marriage. This should disabuse the complacent of the illusion that the religious right has relinquished its death grip on America. So, too, should Kirby Dick's
Outrage isn't outrageous enough
By PETER KEOUGH  |  June 05, 2009

Bad girls

People tend to make much of what they think of as Mary Gaitskill's fictional realm, a place of sexual transgression, of violence, violation, rape, and sado-masochism, and her female characters, the violated, the used, the users.
Mary Gaitskill carries on
By DANA KLETTER  |  May 01, 2009

Once more, with feline

Attention, single ladies over 30: April is national cat-care month, and, surely, you, of all people, are invested in the physical well-being of your furry little substitutes for a functional romantic relationship.
By SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  April 10, 2009

Then She Found Me

Helen Hunt bites off more than she can chomp on, choosing also to star in this her first try as a film director, a clumsy, overplotted rendition of Elinor Lipman’s 1990 novel.
Overplotted pregnancy flick
By GERALD PEARY  |  April 30, 2008

Gay and lesbian couples move one step closer to marriage

Maine’s highest court made a high-road decision last week by unanimously ruling that same-sex couples can legally adopt children in Maine.
Court triumph
By TONY GIAMPETRUZZI  |  September 05, 2007


Babbling books

April comes like an idiot, Edna St. Millay wrote, babbling and strewing flowers.
Chabon, Murakami, Bukowski, and more
By JOHN FREEMAN  |  March 13, 2007

Who’s your daddy?

In Harvard Square, the sun is shining and the street is packed.
Our correspondent gets a hand on what makes a man becomes a sperm donor
By DAVID ANDREW STOLER  |  August 09, 2006

Alter ego

Jennifer Marcus is afraid, very afraid.
Jenny Chow is in good hands at WHAT
By IRIS FANGER  |  May 31, 2006