My boyfriend and I had a fight tonight. Not a terrible one but bad enough that I’m back at my apartment alone and intermittently crying. I’m not entirely sure what happened or why but we were sort of off all night. Then, things were said and now looking back, perhaps I was...
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Mark Schiff's friends looked at him funny after reading an early version of his play, "The Comic." "It ends with a murder-suicide," the comedian concedes. "But it's funny."
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Take it from me. I've been cornering men I hardly know and talking their ears off. I must be stopped. This month alone, I've had three lengthy conversations late into the night with three virtual strangers. I don't have...
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