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Princess Bride

A history of the continued cultural relevance of the movie that taught us the danger of land wars in Asia.

Jane Austen, Plushy

Who needs stuffed animals when you could get your loved one a stuffed historical figure by illustrator Chen Reichert?

Long-term Love

This video series from the Guardian asks point blank, “How do you do it?” It never hurts to listen those who have been there and done that.

The Backseat

Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton are the most famous couple in modern history. Beyond the marriages, the affairs, the movies, the makeup, and the alcohol, there was true love… in the backseat of a car.

Updike on Family Life

John Updike reminisces about moving out of New York after having a family and the changes it brought about, not to mention how things have changed in the city itself.

XO

Big, romantic, sweeping – everything you want in a made for radio ballad from the most famous pop star around. It’s a little fast for slow dancing, but it’s ok to feel like an eighth grader when you listen to it.

Love Hurts

These cards are funny, irreverent, playful, and honest. Who actually relates to the message on a Hallmark card? If they’re a schmuck, but they’re your schmuck – tell them.

Julian

Dream Pop duo Say Lou Lou give us a another reason to believe in love…“and maybe we are sinners, but love, it ain’t no crime”

Be My Baby

Snow Hill brings a whole new sense of strange longing to this karaoke friendly Ronnettes hit.

To Be Human

This perfectly measured speech is a succinct and rapturous ode to the why and how we tell stories and what makes them valuable.

Ode to a Stepfather

The actor Hawke tells the story of his short lived, but profound relationship with his stepfather in a warm and funny manner.

Shower Buddy

Maybe you thought those shared bathrooms during freshman year were a form of torture? Think again, they may have been the reason you had friends in the first place.

The Brown Sisters

Forty portraits of the Brown Sisters over forty years are striking for what they don’t show – not the fights, successes or family drama, just a moment in time.

My Education

Love isn’t ever one thing. Susan Choi’s beautiful novel is not what it seems, but it will open your heart and mind with equal force.

No Children

The Mountain Goats perfect articulate the feeling when a relationship has gone past the point of no return and all the way to hate.

The Calculus of Love

Ambition collides with mathematics in this short film by Dan Clifton that will remind you that things always come back to the surface.

Mismatched

These days data is everything, but The Atlantic dissects how it still can’t crack the human heart.

Suite Francaise

Irene Nemirovsky died in Auschwitz never to see this work published, but it remains as a testament to the strange realities of love and circumstance.

Bell Bottom Blues

This is not a subtle song, but sometimes when you’re lost and begging and hoping for something that might just be an impossibility, subtle is not in your vocabulary.

I Couldn’t Say It to Your Face

Arthur Russell’s career was cut short by his death, but this – his most famous song – is a perfect glimpse into how someone else’s heartbreak can help you with your own.

Stitch

This app hopes to even the playing field for older generations looking for a love connection.

Wanted

James Govan never got famous, in fact, it took 45 years after his album was recorded for it to be released. Yet, these original songs and Bob Dylan covers are hidden masterpieces. Perfect for slow dancing and crying yourself asleep alike.

I Was a Fool

Tegan explained this song during the Heartthrob Track-by-Track video series, “The lyrical content of the song is the idea that I repeatedly packed my bags but I didn’t leave, I stood still – that relationships like mine don’t get fixed and that made me a fool.”

Fool That I Am

This song is the sonic embodiment of that feeling in the pit of your stomach when it seems all is lost. Etta James did a lot of things well, but this might have been her specialty. She has been wronged and she’s feeling every bit of it.

You’ll Never Know

Feeling sad and need a good old standard to cry to? This gem from a then 13-year-old Barbra Streisand is shows a haunting knowledge beyond her years.

Dataclysm

From the guy that brought you all those ill-advised hook ups and subpar dates comes an intriguing take on all the data we’re putting out into the ether about ourselves.

Orphan Train

A well-told tale of two women sharing a story decades apart that includes a look at a disturbing chapter in New York’s public policy.

Zoobe

Sometimes stupid things are great. This random app let’s you send messages to your friends and loved ones synced up with animation and voice altering software.

Postsecret.com

We keep secrets to protect ourselves and others, but everyone does it. This site is an intoxicating look into the lives of everyone else (whoever they may be).

Eartha on Compromise

It is said you can’t love someone else unless you love yourself. Eartha Kitt’s take on this is equal parts funny, disturbing and endlessly watchable. Laugh like her today.

A Thing Called Love

“Six foot six standing on the ground and even he can be brought down by love…” It’s true even the giants can be brought to their knees by love… even a laughing, joking, long lost Elvis.

The Backseat

Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton are the most famous couple in modern history. Beyond the marriages, the affairs, the movies, the make up, and the alcohol, there was true love…in the backseat of a car.

Postsecret.com

We keep secrets to protect ourselves and others, or even to hurt others, but everyone does it. This site is an intoxicating look into the lives of everyone else (whoever they may be).

Wanted

James Govan never got famous, in fact, his album took 45 years after it was recorded to be released. Yet, his original tracks and Bob Dylan covers are hidden masterpieces. Perfect for slow dancing and crying yourself asleep alike.

My Education

Love isn’t ever one thing. This beautiful novel is not what it seems, but it will open your heart and mind with equal force.

I Was a Fool

Tegan explained about ‘I was a fool’ during the Heartthrob Track-by-Track video series, stating, “The lyrical content of the song is the idea that I repeatedly packed my bags but I didn’t leave, I stood still that relationships like mine don’t get fixed and that made me feel a fool. “