Posts Tagged ‘Marriage’

For Better or Worse

Written by Doug Strassler on . Posted in Arts & Film, Theater

Photo by Ayumi Sakamoto A Q & A with Jake Margolin and Nick Vaughn of A Marriage: 1 (Suburbia) By Doug Strassler Real-life married couple Jake Margolin and Nick Vaughn conceived of A Marriage: 1 (Suburbia), an integrated work of performance art about the trials and tribulations of marriage. The show utilizes the entirety of HERE Arts Center – including [&hellip
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No Fire and Brimstone Ending

Written by NY Press on . Posted in Opinion and Column, Opinion Our Town, Opinion West Side Spirit, Our Town, West Side Spirit

alan by Alan Chartock Conservative predictions about gay marriage haven’t come true What was all the fuss about? Gays and lesbians wanted to marry. You’d have thought the world was going to explode. Nothing made for better news copy. Some evangelicals literally raised hell; we were Sodom and Gomorrah. God would punish us. Leviticus in the [&hellip
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Gay Marriage Nets $259 Million for NYC in a Year

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

By Paul Bisceglio   Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Council Speaker Christie Quinn announced on Tuesday that a study by the City Clerk’s office  and NYC & Company, the city’s tourism agency, estimated that same sex-marriages have contributed $259 million to the city’s economy since New York passed the Marriage Equality Act one year ago on [&hellip
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Citiquette: Doubles Advantage a Singular Lament

Written by Jeanne Martinet on . Posted in Opinion and Column, Opinion Our Town, Opinion West Side Spirit, Our Town, West Side Spirit

Okay, I confess: I envy married people. But it’s not for the reasons you may think. I envy married people because they have a built-in excuse to get out of absolutely anything. The other day, I was caught unawares by someone asking me to do something I did not particularly want to do. I hemmed [&hellip
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Weddings, Family and Heat Waves

Written by admin on . Posted in Dewing Things Better, On Topic OTDT, Opinion and Column

Our culture’s hyper-individualism is harming us all By Bette Dewing Weddings—ah, but what’s needed is a great revival of the Archbishop of Canterbury’s wedding message to Diana and Charles; it applies to our culture’s hyper-individualism too: “Any marriage which is turned in upon itself, in which the bride and groom gaze obsessively at one another, [&hellip
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Marriage Power Play

Written by admin on . Posted in On Topic OTDT, Opinion and Column

I am not surprised by the results of the gay marriage debate. In fact, this is just the kind of wedge issue politics that we have come to expect from the fool-the-people, know-nothing politicians who play to the religious zealots and undereducated, vulnerable folks. These are the same people who would, all too often, deny [&hellip
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THE ECONOMIES OF MARRIAGE

Written by admin on . Posted in On Topic OTDT, Opinion and Column

“Well, now the divorces start.” I overheard that little gem as I passed a woman on the street, right after Lehman Brothers collapsed and people with their belongings in cardboard boxes became a familiar sight. What she said to her friend made me feel sad. But the tone she used was what actually offended me. [&hellip
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