It’s hard out there when it comes to dating, but it’s not all doom and gloom: that’s the picture The Local found as we investigated what it’s like for internationals forming relationships in Germany, whether it’s hook-ups, marriage or lasting friendships. SEE ALSO: It's not impossible: The ups and downs of dating in Germany There are 20.5 million single people in Germany, with many looking for love. Around 9.6 percent of the population is browsing for dates – or casual sex – on apps, as well as a host of other online sites. We wanted to find out how internationals in Germany are getting on in their quest to build relationships. Is it difficult finding love? What about sex? How do you stay in relationships? How do you form friendships? Lost in translation For Trish, a Los Angeles native, Berlin is like “Never Never Land” when it comes to romance. “People move here for different reasons,” the 28-year-old tells The … [Read more...] about ‘Germans are a distinct people’: Finding love, hook-ups and friendship in Germany
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In February 2009, the Globe Magazine debuted Dinner with Cupid, a column that aims to match up Boston’s singles, send them out on blind dates at local eateries, and have them report back about what happened. It was one part social experiment, one part schadenfreude for the smug married crowd, and one part journalistic attempt to document that fundamental aspect of the human condition — the quest for love — often left unexamined in the news section.Ten years, thousands of applicants, and nearly 500 dates later, we’re here to report that, despite superhuman attempts, no happy nuptials have ensued. (At least, we’re still waiting for that wedding invitation.) Like our singles, Cupid has suffered through the indignities of the dating life. We’ve been stood up, ghosted by daters who dined on our dime and were never heard from again, and snookered by those who showed up looking nothing like their profile pictures. Together, Bostonians have borne witness to … [Read more...] about Blind dates: A behind-the-scenes look at Dinner with Cupid on its 10th anniversary
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — On the morning of March 9, 2015, former Patriots fullback Kevin Turner was losing his struggle with an incurable brain disease. His parents, who had left their longtime home and moved in to care for him, saw his nurse guiding their terminally ill son out of his house in his wheelchair.Turner, a divorced father of three minor children, was all but paralyzed. He was breathing through a tube in his neck, and he took nutrition through a tube to his stomach. His mother asked the nurse, Allison Sanford, where they were headed.Turner, then 45, was the face of a class-action suit by thousands of National Football League veterans over brain damage they suffered playing the game. As the lead plaintiff, he had campaigned from his wheelchair for the league to compensate the afflicted and make the sport safer for future generations, including his son, Nolan, now a member of Clemson’s undefeated football team.“The nurse said they were going shopping,” his … [Read more...] about Was CTE a factor in ex-Patriot Kevin Turner making his nurse his wife — and heir?
We meant to go to Portugal in spring. We’d booked our tickets. Then something came up that made the trip impossible. Delta took $300 per person in fees and gave us the rest in vouchers that had to be used by year’s end. That $600 penalty burned. According to my vacation math, wherever we went now had to be cheaper than the original trip but even better. Meanwhile, airfares were soaring; prices to Lisbon had doubled. Flights to the other cities on our list — Quito, Santiago, Istanbul — cost even more. Our anniversary was coming. My husband, John, voted to pitch the budget. But I was obsessed: I made a map of everywhere we could fly, currently, for the voucher price. Only one exotic, unexplored place popped up. That’s how we ended up in Mexico City in fall. It didn’t sound romantic. Even veteran travelers gave us dire warnings about removing all our jewelry (including wedding rings) and updating our wills. But our marriage — every marriage, … [Read more...] about In Mexico City, lessons on astronomy, art, politics and grace
The Denver Film Society announced the complete feature film lineup for the 41st Denver Film Festival, which runs October 31 - November 11.Previously announced films that will be featured this year at the festival include "The Front Runner" starring Hugh Jackman, "The Favourite" starring Emma Stone, "The Upside" starring Bryan Cranston and "Vox Lux" starring Natalie Portman. More recently, it was announced that "Roma," a film by Academy Award winning director Alfonso Cuaron ("Gravity") will have a presentation on November 10. "Roma" follows the life of Cleo, a young domestic worker for a family living in the middle-class neighborhood of Roma in Mexico City. "Roma" will be shown in theaters and will be on Netflix in December. Arts & Entertainment Movies from Emma Stone, Bryan Cranston and Natalie Portman coming to Denver Film Festival Terry Terrones "Roma is a modern masterpiece,” says Festival Director, Britta Erickson. “We are honored to present … [Read more...] about Full Denver Film Festival lineup announced