Tory backbenchers are seething over 'Swivelgate' and yesterday's gay marriage plot with Ed Miliband Column The Mole LAST UPDATED AT 10:31 ON Tue 21 May 2013 DAVID CAMERON could face a vote of confidence in his leadership as a resultShow More Summary
Handel's opera Atalanta was written in 1736 to celebrate the marriage of Frederick, Prince of Wales and Princess Augusta of Saxe-Gotha (the parents of George III). It is based on an existing libretto and is very thin on plot, clearly the main event at the premiere was the fireworks at the end. Show More Summary
Though titled "Engagement," this week's Revenge episode has so much more in store than a simple engagement plot. Emily and Daniel are back on for marriage, much to Aiden's chagrin. Charlotte is still acting out, Jack is trying to put...Show More Summary
Their portrayal in fiction is hardly something to aspire to: But if you really think about Victorian marriage plots, something doesn’t add up. Jane Eyre boasts one of the most appalling marriages in fiction, between Rochester and Bertha, before its happy ending. Show More Summary
[Content note: Homophobia, terrorism, sexual abuse]It's A New Week:Pat Robertson says marriage equality is a plot by the Illuminati. Or something.Singer Rolf Harris has been arrested in connection with a sexual abuse investigation.Chrissy Amphlett, frontwoman for the Divinyls, died Sunday at her home in New York. Show More Summary
Life in Boston comes to a stop as cops search for the second suspect in Monday's bombings, the Costa Concordia drama becomes the plot of a Bollywood musical, and New Zealand legalizes same-sex marriage. Plus, National Park Week begi...
I don't know what to say about the explosions in Boston. Information is changing so fast anything I write will be out of date. What we know as I'm writing this is that two bombs went off, most likely set in trash cans. Three people are dead, including an eight-year-old boy, and 141 people are injured. Show More Summary
After yesterday's final passage by the French Senate, the marriage equality bill was supposed to go back to the Assembly for reconciliation on May 20th, allowing opponents more than a month to scream, rage, and plot to thwart it. Well, them haters better get to plottin', because the Assembly is getting the bill in five days. Show More Summary
For those of you fortunate enough not to have seen I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry, here is the plot: Adam Sandler and Kevin James play two straight firefighters who, in a scheme to gain domestic partnership benefits, pretend to be gay and get married. Show More Summary
I support marriage equality and I am glad to see Republican elites deciding that they should support it too. But I don’t think the Christian right will fade away either: The preferred plot line for many in the GOP establishment for revitalizing their party goes something like this: They move to a more libertarian stance [...]
Jonathan Martin: "The preferred plot line for many in the GOP establishment for revitalizing their party goes something like this: They move to a more libertarian stance on key social issues -- particularly same-sex marriage -- and the Bible-thumping, evangelical wing of the party meekly complies, realizing times have changed. Show More Summary
This time around Lionsgate‘s burying the pretend marriage plot that dominated the first trailer for their April 26 ensemble comedy. Robert De Niro, Diane Keaton, Susan Sarandon, Amanda Seyfried, Katherine Heigl, Topher Grace, Ben Barnes, and Robin Williams co-star. Show More Summary
Harry Jackson has described LGBT families as "discombobulated, Frankenstein structures" that are "out of order" with God, has said that gay activists' current marriage push is "just like during the times of Hitler," has claimed marriage equality as “a satanic...
This post discusses plot points from the March 13 episode of The Americans. Last week, I posited that on The Americans, the working definition of marriage is that “the person you love is the person whose secrets you keep.” The show seemed to double down on that theme this week, showing what happens to marriages, [...]
This post discusses plot elements from the March 6 episode of The Americans. Since its very first episode, The Americans has used its baroque scenario, which takes two KGB spies in an arranged marriage that serves as their cover as an ordinary American couple and plants them across the street from an FBI agent coming [...]
This post discusses plot points from the February 27 episode of The Americans. It’s not new for The Americans to discuss marriage, but this is the episode in which the show’s main theme ran most strongly through all three of the main storylines in play. When Elizabeth visits Udacha, she uses his widower status to [...]
National Journal: As Republicans rebound from the 2012 election and plot their future, an uncomfortable debate over gay rights is taking place. Some party leaders are promoting a more inclusive approach to help the GOP modernize its image and reach across the generational divide.... Show More Summary
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This post discusses plot points from the February 21 episodes of Parks and Recreation. Their shows are entirely different animals, but in recent weeks, I’ve been thinking a lot about the differences between Liz Lemon and Leslie Knope. Both are the main characters of tonally innovative and critically loved but ratings-challenged sitcoms, both have as [...]
NEW YORK (Reuters) - An upstate New York man who died on the way to his late wife's wake was buried in a plot beside her on Wednesday, after a dual funeral service that capped a 66-year marriage, their daughter said on Thursday.