Power Couples of the Past

  • Newly Discovered Diaries of a 19th Century Military Wife
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    Newly Discovered Diaries of a 19th Century Military Wife

    This discovery will breathe life into the exploration into how past romances and relationships compare to modern day couplings and what we can learn from our predecessors.

  • Poison Waves
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    Poison Waves

    The short life of our pirate threesome was a life lived on the razor’s edge of danger, a life which certainly burned bright with riches and adventure, for having burned itself out quickly.

  • Man Ray and Kiki of Montparnasse
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    Man Ray and Kiki of Montparnasse

    As the Prince and Princess of the Bohemians, Kiki and Man Ray were destined for one another. After her first visit to his studio, they were not only an item. They were "The Item".
     

  • Abelard and Heloise
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    Abelard and Heloise

    Telling a love story (in which category I include both the Bible and the history of Abelard and Heloise) is a more difficult thing than telling other sorts of stories, whether fact or fiction. The love between a woman and a man, or between a person and their God, is ultimately an indescribable affair between the lover and the beloved.

  • Power Couple of the Present
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    Power Couple of the Present

    After a White House which would seems to have suffered no dissent from any quarter, Michelle, I hope, will hold nothing back in her take on things. It speaks of Barack Obama’s confidence...

  • Venus Unbound: Free Love Amongst the Radicals
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    Venus Unbound: Free Love Amongst the Radicals

    Modern horror movie buffs might be surprised to know that no one exemplified this spirit of “free-love” radicalism as much as the author of the classic Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus, Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin and its inspiration, her virtuoso poet husband, Percy Bysshe Shelley. And, as bizarre as it may seem, it was this couple’s very fascination with the cryptic and the undead that helped keep their open relationship healthy and alive.

  • Hadrian and Antinous
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    Hadrian and Antinous

    Eleven of the first twelve Emperors were either homosexual or bi-sexual: a period of what might be called Homosexual Supremacy, during which almost all of the heads of state engaged in same-sex...

  • On the Pillows of Pickfair
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    On the Pillows of Pickfair

    Before there was “Brangelina”, before there was “Maniston”, there was the mansion, remodeled in 1920, with its view of the Pacific; its tennis courts and swimming pools, the house the press called “Pickfair”.