A selection of favorites from the editors of Ordinary Times
From the front porch to front and center–how candidate selection changed the presidency.
For years now, the Corcoran Gallery in D.C. has found bold and innovative ways to shoot itself in the foot. Now, it’s over.
Sam on Jason Collins, basketball, and bigotry.
Jaybird wanders through the Five Languages of Love and Long Distance Relationships before telling you how to live.
My wife never met my mother, but she watched her die.
I didn’t understand at the time, and I still don’t fully. But I knew that I had changed myself in some fundamental way.
Sam Wilkinson: Love Opportunist.
Sometimes love is the vehicle for evil. Guest writer zic explains, in what might be the most powerful story Ordinary Times has ever featured.
(A warning to readers that although no graphic language is used, this post does contain disturbing subject matter.)
Does love endure? Will a love developed over decades whither and fade in a few short years? I don’t think I want to find out.
Can dogs love us? What science may say about the relationship between humans and their canine companions.
Not everyone waited for craigslsit or Match.com to be invented to find a way to browse potential partners. Johanna Hanley revisits her parents courtship.
In classical art, you almost never see Athena and Aphrodite depicted together. There’s a reason for that, and it’s not the same reason you never see Clark Kent and Superman in the same room.
Growing up I had no bigger dream than to be a husband. What marriage has meant to me as an expression of love.
On the inexplicable lastingness of sibling love.
When you’re straight, you’re often told what romantic love is: Parents. Friends. Songs. TV. Movies.
This is a lot more useful than most straight people seem to realize.
Welcome to Ordinary Times’ latest symposium.
Love grows where Rose and Mary go, and increasingly the courts give it their stamp of approval.
Jaybird called a bunch of companies and asked them what their post-Amendment 64 drug policies were.
From Clerk of Congress to Tribune of the People. Thanks a lot, Obam…er, Wilson!
Michael Sam’s decision to come out is big for pro sports. It’s even bigger to a forgotten segment of society: black gay males.
I’m glad you asked!
The reason the GOP should pass an immigration bill is for its long-term viability. The party isn’t going anywhere any time soon, but the numbers show that relying solely on the white vote will make it harder to win the White House and Congress, not easier.
How much of our collective outrage about the status of LGBTQ individuals in Russia is about LGBTQ rights and how much is about a lingering anti-Russian sentiment? Kazzy explores…
Noam Scheiber makes a radical suggestion. Eric Posner has lots of reasons why it’ll never work. Burt Likko says, “There’s a few things neither of you bright fellows have thought of.”