Pueblo Inglese – Talking Your Way to Spain

“I am exciting to meet you. Please to sit with me,” pronounced Antonio in his very best English as we boarded the bus in Madrid. He was one of 20 brave, determined Spaniards who’d signed […]

Tapa-Dancing Through Madrid

The reign in Spain is over. Ferran Adria, renowned as the world’s best chef, has closed his frontier-pushing restaurant (just as equally iconic Charlie Trotter has called it quits in Chicago). Adria’s molecular gastronomy—devised as […]

Dateland: Keep Your Pants On

I have acquaintances who are unnaturally proud of their 2-year-old son’s penis. Each time they drop by my house—which, frankly, is far too often for my nervous system to bear—they ask me the same question. […]

Through These Eyes: The Romantics

They say that those who look for happiness will find it. They say that we should pursue our dreams, and forego things that make life miserable. There are two exceptions to this rule: when our […]

Against the Amendment: Charles Nauen

Charles Nauen, a partner at Lockridge Grindal Nauen P.L.L.P, discusses the upcoming vote in November to limit the freedom of same-sex couples in Minnesota from joining in marriage. Last month, his law firm was the […]

Gay Men’s Chorus Spring Concert Celebrates Same Sex Marriage and The Seasons of Life

“You are the sunshine upon my soul, Rays of hope that make me whole.” lyrics from You Are… by Dean Genth, music by Michael Shaieb For their spring performance, dubbed RE: Generations, the Twin Cities Gay […]

Throw Your Own Wedding: Veggies & Dip in a Jar

The key to success with this idea is to make sure you cut your veggies into sticks.  Carrots, celery, peppers, even jicama all work here – experiment and have fun.  I used 1/2 pt. regular […]

Real Weddings: Patrick and Scott

Patrick and Scott Date of Wedding: August 12, 2011 Dating Since: August 12, 2002 Ceremony: Loring Pasta Bar, Minneapolis Reception: Varsity Theater, Minneapolis Photography: Rebecca Larson of Rebecca Rae Photography Patrick and Scott met in […]

A Word in Edgewise: A Defense of Marriage

In June 2008, I attended the First (and the Last) Annual Celebration of Marriage in Palm Springs. It was impossible to remain dry-eyed as couples just-paired to partners of decades were able to legally marry in California. […]

From The Editor: The Wedding Issue

The Wedding Issue.  It’s kind of a big deal, double entendre intended. Weddings and marriage and legislation and love.  Hopefully, we’ll look back on 2012 as the year that banning same-sex marriage was kept out […]

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