New Book ‘Uncommon Arrangements’ Details The Lives Of Literary Giants Who Had Unusual Relationship Circumstances
From Salon.com By Rebecca Traister With raves for her book dissecting modernist marriages and a hot new journalism job at NYU, has feminism's enfant terrible finally grown up? Jul. 09, 2007 | In her new book "Uncommon Arrangements," about the marriages of seven couples on the London literary circuit in the early 20th century, Katie Roiphe describes pacifist journalist Vera Brittain as a woman who "radiated an ambition that made itself felt as nervous charisma." It was fitting, then, that as Roiphe sat at a Brooklyn cafe on an early summer afternoon, she picked unconsciously at her nails, chewed on a straw until it was ragged, and radiated a frank likability.
I'm not a piece of meat, Victoria. I have feelings. From News.com.au By Tamara McLean ERECTION drugs might improve performance in bed but they do little to boost a man's self esteem or improve their relationship, research shows. A survey of 650 Australian men has found that those with erectile problems have poorer esteem, a weaker sense of masculinity and lower personal satisfaction than others. And those on Viagra and other drug treatments were no better off than those who were unmedicated, said lead researcher and psychologist Hayley Matic. "This just goes to show that medications are not a magic pill to improve the sex lives of men," Dr Matic said. The findings, to be published in the International Journal of Impotence Research, contradicts some drug studies which show medication can improve general wellbeing. Tango’s Take
This weekend, Frank and I went to stay with a friend at her family’s summer house in Vermont. There were eight of us—three couples and two single ladies—sharing a giant, beautiful estate on the top of a wooded hill. Idyllic doesn’t even begin to describe it. I guess her grandfather bought the place in the thirties, and their family had been going to visit it every summer since. So yeah, the house is old and filled with family relics and lawn games and liquor cabinets and all sorts of fun stuff. But the weird thing about it was that every single room, including the one her grandparents had stayed in before her grandfather passed away, was furnished with two twin beds.
Fighting Fair. I’ve heard this term bandied about quite a bit: magazine articles, marriage counselors, relationship self-helps, and during a number of relationship discussions with friends. It’s odd though. I never used to hear it used in connection to adult behavior. It used to be a concept taught to kids by teachers and parents alike.
From The New York Times By Susan Saulny AS the election of 2008 approaches with its cast of contenders who bring unprecedented diversity to the quest for the White House, the voting public has been called on to ponder several questions: Is America ready for a woman to be president? What about a black man? A Mormon? Now, with the possible candidacy of Fred D. Thompson, the grandfatherly actor and former Republican senator from Tennessee, whose second wife is almost a quarter-century his junior, comes a less palatable inquiry that is spurring debate in Internet chat rooms, on cable television and on talk radio: Is America ready for a president with a trophy wife?