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Modern Family: Season 4, Episode 10 — “Diamond in the Rough”

KIP MOONEY: Modern Family has a gift for extracting great moments out of unnecessary plotlines. That makes this episode’s title especially true. This episode really only needed one story: Claire and Cam’s dreams of flipping a house from a Rockford Files extra…

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Valentine’s Day in Review

HOWARD MEGDAL: Let’s start off with the clear premise of the day. You have a partner, a spouse, someone you rely on in a myriad of emotional and other ways. And Valentine’s Day is a single day to show it.

AKIE BERMISS: I’ve never been a big fan of Valentines day. I’ve mistrusted the holiday since I was in small clothes. I like chocolates and flowers and rhyming poems — but a whole holiday centered around the pretense of spreading love? Sounds lame. Thing is, I like chocolates and flowers and sentimental doggerel any day of the year. There’s always room for more chocolate and poetry. And flowers are flowers — who doesn’t like flowers? I’m allergic to pollen — and I still love them.

But I hate Valentine’s Day.

EMILY SAIDEL: The best gift for Valentine’s Day is one of communication–to use the day as an opportunity to tell your partner out loud about a desire for recognition and an event, a desire for a laid-back approach, or a desire of a bawdier nature, rather than expecting telepathic knowledge. Continue reading

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