Tag: Valentine’s Day

Modern Love Podcast: Nick Kroll Reads ‘Just for Tonight, Pretend You Don’t Know Me’

Listen and subscribe to our podcast from your mobile device: Via Apple Podcasts | Via RadioPublic | Via Stitcher In his essay “Just for Tonight, Pretend You Don’t Know Me,” Tim Kreider identifies a maddening paradox in long-term relationships: the desire for both comfortable familiarity and exciting novelty. How can you be boring with your […]

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The Best And Worst Of WWE Friday Night Smackdown 2/14/20: My Cruddy Valentine

Previously on the Best and Worst of WWE Friday Night Smackdown: Bill Goldberg returned via satellite to challenge The Fiend, popping Smackdown’s biggest quarter-hour in months and, apparently, setting the trend of someone from 1998 showing up on video every week. See above. Sorry in advance. Things to do: Follow us on Twitter and like […]

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Three People Wounded During Valentine’s Day Shooting At Kandi Burruss’ Old Lady Gang Restaurant Near Atlanta

Kandi Burruss, Todd Tucker and Joyce Jones attend the 2015 Ford Neighborhood Awards Hosted By Steve Harvey at Phillips Arena on August 8, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia. Photo: Moses Robinson (Getty Images) On Valentine’s Day night, three people were shot and injured at Kandi Burruss’ Old Lady Gang restaurant in East Point, about 8 miles […]

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Kobe And Vanessa Bryant: A Look Into Their 20-Year Love Story On Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is representative of love in all forms – this includes new and old love. Despite the recent death of NBA legend Kobe Bryant, and the somber emotions his passing evokes within many, some can find solace in the love he had for his family – particularly his wife Vanessa of nearly two decades. […]

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The Photograph: We Love Black Ass Love, So Let’s Play Black Ass Game!

Just like a picture, Black Love is worth a thousand words. So, we decided to ask the cast and crew of The Photograph to play our audience favorite, Black Ass Game: Black Love Edition. As many folks who have already screened the movie noted, The Photograph is a welcome treat because it truly focuses on […]

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F*ck Your Diet—and Other Things My Thighs Tell Me Is the Self-Love Story We Deserve This Valentine’s Day

Screenshot: Simon & Schuster It’s Lit!It’s Lit!Where all things literary live on The Root Chloe Hilliard is hilarious. No, really; the veteran journalist-turned-standup comedian was a semifinalist on NBC’s Last Comic Standing, has since appeared on Comedy Central and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, and even hosts her own podcast, Social Misfit with Chloé […]

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‘In Italy I Kept Meeting Guys’: The Black Women Who Travel for Love

Italy, a country known for its language of love and for its men who publicly shower overtures on women like a centuries-old art form, is often associated with romantic encounters of the kind portrayed in the movies, from “Roman Holiday” to “The Lizzie McGuire Movie.” So some black women ask, why shouldn’t it be the […]

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As Mating Rituals Go, Valentine’s Day Isn’t So Bad

Come Valentine’s Day, some people may wonder to themselves, “Is this the only way to find a mate?” And the answer is no. There are many ways to find one. But be careful what you wish for. Evolution has produced all manner of surprising interactions that enable reproduction in nature. Compared to these four unusual […]

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The Challenge of Sustainable Chocolate

The long black pruning poles looked cumbersome. But the farmers moved quickly, swarming over the small plot of land and hoisting the poles up to slice through cacao branches with ease. On the bottom end of the pole was a small gasoline engine; on the top, a chainsaw. Buzzing sounds mixed with the humming of […]

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Are We Headed for a Bernie Sweep?

Listen and subscribe to our podcast from your mobile device: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Play | RadioPublic | Stitcher Is Bernie Sanders on an unstoppable path to the Democratic nomination — and if so, can he defeat President Trump in November? This week on “The Argument,” the columnists discuss the results of the […]

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Nothing Says ‘I Love You’ Like Secondhand Roses

Roses on Valentine’s Day don’t seem like such a kind gesture when you think about them getting shipped to the city on cargo planes from Ecuador, or decomposing in landfills and converting to methane gas. So what’s a climate-conscious romantic to do? Consider the case of Leatal Cohen, an idealistic young florist and the owner […]

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Better Together: This Valentine’s Day, Choose Gifts That Let You Share the Love

Photo: AfroSheen The moment I saw the afro pick, I knew it was love. Black love. During my childhood in Chicago, it was impossible to ignore hometown haircare brand Johnson Products’ hero product, Afro Sheen, which was ubiquitous in black households across America from the ‘60s through the ‘80s. And while its popularity may have […]

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We Asked Bartenders For The One Whiskey To Give Instead Of Flowers This Valentine’s

When it comes to iconic (and cliché) Valentine’s Day gifts, it’s tough to beat flowers (specifically a bouquet of red roses). But we all know that flowers die and shelling out a hundred dollars to give your love something that will be brittle and falling apart in a matter of days isn’t a great sign […]

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