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Review: Monogamy

Dana Adam Shapiro ( Murderball ) does a decent job on this entry into the canon of movies about voyeurism.
Pseudo-vérité voyeurism
By PETER KEOUGH  |  March 25, 2011

''I can't believe you guys are engaged!''

Wedding Plans: Beyond Palindrome
By KARL STEVENS  |  March 11, 2011

Workplace affairs and wedding woes

I am married and I very unwisely made the mistake of developing real feelings for someone who is a friend at work. The feelings appear to be mutual and, while neither of us have made a move to act on these feelings, I now realize what a terrible mistak
Dr. Lovemonkey answers your questions
By DR. LOVEMONKEY  |  November 26, 2010

Providence's mayoral candidates, on bended knee

In a parallel universe, where serial candidate Christopher Young's antics are simply an ingenious bit of performance art — and not evidence of a worrisome and often obnoxious instability — his display at the recent Providence mayoral debate might quali
Wedding Bells
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  August 27, 2010

Half full!

Remind me to put it on the list
By KARL STEVENS  |  August 20, 2010

Reversal of fortunes

Timon of Athens is Shakespeare’s least characteristic tragedy, and the toughest to pull off.
Timon of Athens from Actors’ Shakespeare Project, Prelude to a Kiss from the Huntington
By STEVE VINEBERG  |  May 28, 2010


Review: Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married Too?

Just when you thought filmmakers were out of ideas  ...
Why did we get "Married Too"?
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  April 09, 2010

Go frock yourself!

It was nine months before their wedding that my friends Vissy and Harry sat me down for a “We need to talk” moment. What they wanted was a favor: would I be willing to get ordained as a minister and officiate their wedding?
An Irish-Jewish atheist who disdains religion becomes an ordained minister online to officiate his friends’ wedding
By JASON O’BRYAN  |  March 26, 2010

The Sound of Squabbling

I got married at the age of 22 to my very best friend. The marriage seemed like a dream come true for the first six months or so ...
Dr. Lovemonkey answers your questions
By DR. LOVEMONKEY  |  March 12, 2010

Low yo yo stuff

From Hollows to Bellows and beyond
Off the Couch

Family affairs and piledrivers of love

I'm 16 and a sophomore. I really like this guy in my homeroom but he doesn't pay any attention to me ...
Dr. Lovemonkey answers your questions
By DR. LOVEMONKEY  |  January 22, 2010

Feel the drama

I am very friendly with a guy from school who I have known for many years. Recently I realized that I was falling in love with him ...
Dr. Lovemonkey answers your questions
By DR. LOVEMONKEY  |  December 18, 2009

Questioning the Legality of Straight Marriage

When it comes to supporting gay rights, two straight Boston University grads are putting their marriage where their mouths are.
One for the Annuls Dept.
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  December 04, 2009
Burrito, Investigates, Maura, Weddings and WTF

Burrito, Investigates, Maura, Weddings and WTF

Info Burrito, Sandbox Investigates, Maura Johnston from Idolator, a query about ruined weddings, and WTF Line Pt. 2 are all in today's Sandbox Podcast! Listen...
By Charlie  |  September 24, 2009
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Marrying into history

 remember the day Vermont legalized Civil Unions for same-sex couples. I was in college at the time and I remember thinking out loud that I could move there and get "Civil Union-ed" someday. It didn't sound the same as my previous dreams of getting "Mar
One woman's wait — and drive — for equality
By JILL BARKLEY  |  August 07, 2009
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Ho-Hos and air guitars

The fact is, most couples argue in the early stages of wedding planning. My partner, Diane, and I are no exception to this rule. Currently, our biggest argument surrounding plans for our wedding is whether or not she can slide into the ballroom during
Planning a same-sex wedding
By JILL BARKLEY  |  August 07, 2009

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It's time to party!

Doug Kimmel and Ron Schwiser were married 40 years ago by a Presbyterian minister. They've lived in Hancock — where they pay taxes, attend church, and volunteer in the community — for more than 20 years. Yet, they are virtual strangers in the eyes of t
Get your friends together and marshal support for marriage
By SHENNA BELLOWS  |  August 07, 2009

The Big Hurt: Strung Out

A friend of mine is getting married soon, and she's been looking around for some classy wedding music.
Vitamin Records classes up the joint — kinda
By DAVID THORPE  |  July 31, 2009

Probably the best wedding video ever.

I get misty watching this. I don't know what's happening to my life. 
By Jason OBryan  |  July 30, 2009
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Love and friendship (Rhode Island-style)

Cort is whispering something to me but she's trying to be all respectful or whatever so I can't make out what she's saying.
An excerpt from Sarah Rainone's new novel, Love Will Tear Us Apart , in which six friends let the music do the talking
By SARAH RAINONE  |  May 22, 2009

Dr. Lovemonkey: May 15 2009

One of my oldest friends is getting married soon and she is having a major party where those invited are expected to bring gifts.
Dr. Lovemonkey answers your questions  
By DR. LOVEMONKEY  |  May 15, 2009

Do it like we used to do

There's a lot to be said for what opponents of same-sex nuptials call "traditional marriage."
Traditional marriage and values
By AL DIAMON  |  May 08, 2009

Flat Patties

A fast-food cheeseburger is like a drunken assignation with a stranger met at a wedding reception: momentarily delectable but often leading to shame, nausea, and possibly even health issues.
Making a virtue of a usually guilt-ridden quickie
By MC SLIM JB  |  May 08, 2009

Queer eye for the Hawkeyes

This past Monday, as Iowa prepared to officially issue marriage licenses to gay applicants, both law-enforcement and state gay groups prepared for vocal, even violent opposition in America's heartland.
Gay marriage takes first steps in Iowa
By BEN FORNELL  |  May 01, 2009
Finally, A Wedding Website with a Sense of Humor.

Finally, A Wedding Website with a Sense of Humor.

I think. I'm at "that" age, where my friends are pairing off, two by blissfully wedded two, and as a...
By Sara Faith Alterman  |  March 20, 2009

Review: Bride Wars

There are no pleasant surprises in this partly-Boston-shot Gary Winick film.
Chixploitation at its creative nadir
By BETSY SHERMAN  |  January 13, 2009


Bridesmaids' banter

At this upper-crust Tennessee wedding, we never see the bride, but her quintet of reluctant bridesmaids gets down to some deep and dirty truths in the sassy, irreverent Five Women Wearing the Same Dress, an early comedy by Alan Ball.
In Five Women Wearing the Same Dress
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  November 19, 2008
The Iceman, MRTPQ, WTF and The Finisher!

The Iceman, MRTPQ, WTF and The Finisher!

Chuck "The Iceman" Liddell of the UFC calls in, a Comcast Mega Robo Thunder Phone Query about stupid weddings, we check your messages on the...
By Charlie  |  September 04, 2008

Around the block

I am a 26-year-old woman and got married four months ago.
Dr. Lovemonkey
By DR. LOVEMONKEY  |  July 30, 2008

Slideshow: Peabody Essex Museum exhibit highlights

Images from "Wedded Bliss," "Painting Summer in New England," "Joseph Cornell," and more
By CAITLIN E. CURRAN  |  July 23, 2008