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These Vintage Porn Movie Posters Are Punny and Beautiful

Posters from a time when sleaze was truly an art. The New York Times profiled the reemergence of vintage porn, and helped uncover …

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Why My Mom Broke Off Her Engagement to Marry My Dad

In the summer of ‘82, my mom was engaged to her high school sweetheart. Then she met my dad. In the summer of ‘82, my …

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Before You Were Born: “We had a car. That was it.”

Stories from our parents' surprisingly romantic youth: Adventuresome times in the 1970s. Before they were "happily marrie…

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Before You Were Born: Marriage Interrupted

Stories from our parents' surprisingly romantic youth: They got married, split up for a decade, and reconciled just in time. M…

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Before You Were Born: “We both had weird families…”

Stories from our parents' surprisingly romantic youth: happy families are all alike. I often tell people that my parents met c…

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Before You Were Born: “We baked out of our house, which was illegal…”

Stories from our parents' surprisingly romantic youth: living on the edge in a Hartford bakery. My parents ran their own baked…

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Before You Were Born: “You got twenty minutes! Get out while you can!”

Stories from our parents' youth: How my mom married a jerk. My mother married a man nine years her senior. He was a goofy dres…

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Before You Were Born: Married at Thirty-Nine

Stories from our parents' surprisingly romantic youth: how two free spirits finally decided to settle down. While some parents…

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Before You Were Born: It Always Felt Like Fate

Stories from our parents' surprisingly romantic youth: The memory that kept them together through years of bickering. By Margu…

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Before You Were Born: A Fairytale of New York

Stories from our parents' surprisingly romantic youth: a French dancer learns that chivalry isn't dead from a Lo…

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Before You Were Born: The Two-Week Courtship

Stories from our parents' surprisingly romantic youth: Sometimes it's best to just jump in with both feet. My mom and dad …

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Before You Were Born: The Fifteen-Year Courtship

Stories from our parents' surprisingly romantic youth. My mom always tells me to be friends with potential suitors first, and …

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Before You Were Born: The Real Jersey Shore

Stories from our parents' surprisingly romantic youth: Two vacationers meet on the beach in 1960s Seaside Heights. Even decade…

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Before You Were Born: Love and Marriage

Stories from our parents' surprisingly romantic youth: Two musicians fall in love. The catch is, he's already engaged to s…

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Before You Were Born: Pray for Us

Stories from our parents' surprisingly romantic youth: An Irish Catholic and a Scots Presbyterian try to break the news to the…

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Before You Were Born: From Russia With Love

Stories from our parents' surprisingly romantic youth: A demure piano student charms a womanizing Russian photographer in one …

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Before You Were Born: Hot love at the pot-brownie factory.

Stories from our parents' surprisingly romantic youth. This week: two free spirits exchange psychic readings in '70s San F…

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Before You Were Born: First-generation Greek immigrant romances second-generation girl

Stories from our parents' surprisingly romantic youth. My dad was a Greek immigrant putting himself through the University of …

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Before You Were Born: Dad joins the Peace Corps and flies to Iran to avoid commitment.

Stories from our parents' surprisingly romantic youth. When my father broke up with my mother by joining the Peace Corps in 19…

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Before You Were Born: A young man’s persistence pays off.

Stories from our parents' surprisingly romantic youth. This is the story of how my father, Bob, a skinny nerd with thick glass…

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