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Modern Family: Season 4, Episode 22 – “My Hero”

KIP MOONEY: By confining the families to one location, Modern Family exponentially increases its success of having multiple stories gel. My most frequent complaint is that Modern Family always feels like every character has to be involved in some way,…

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Modern Family: Season 4, Episode 6 – “Yard Sale”

KIP MOONEY: My apologies for not being able to cover the installment I was most excited about this year: the Halloween episode. Season two’s “Halloween” stands as one of the 10 best episodes the show’s ever done, and…

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The Seven-Week Itch

The following is a reader-submitted orphaned opinion.


JOHN CHRISTIAN HOPKINS: Sara and I are in our seventh week of marriage, and I’m sure many people are wondering…

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Marriage Expectations

MOLLY SCHOEMANN: I sometimes wonder whether a lot of people have extremely high expectations for their romantic relationships, which may be contributing to the higher divorce rate. I’m not going to say that there aren’t a LOT of other factors contributing to it. But I kind of feel like movies and television shows have given us weird skewed expectations/unrealistic ideas about what marriages should be like. Plus, when you get right down to it, people don’t like to talk about their marriages a lot in my experience.

EMILY SAIDEL: I propose that that the gap between relationship fantasy and relationship reality is new, in the sense of the last hundred years, and that it is linked to the proliferation of mass media. Continue reading

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In Briefs: Sports Events and Relationships

HOWARD MEGDAL: I used to judge relationships by how the Mets played during them. One girlfriend had something like a .580 winning percentage, which mitigated against her being a terrible girlfriend.

MOLLY SCHOEMANN: I seem to recall you having a rule that certain people at Bard were not allowed to hang out in your dorm room because when they did, the Mets tended to lose.

HOWARD MEGDAL: Wait, that’s really misstating things. There was one person, and twice she walked into the room immediately before a walkoff hit by the other team. What choice did I have? Continue reading

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