by Anya Jabour
The search for alternatives to the compulsory heterosexual coupledom of Valentine's Day could learn from the example of the "Perfect Little Ladies" of 1890s Rochester, New York.
SOURCE: The Conversation
by Lisa Bitel
Many scholars have deconstructed Valentine and his day in books, articles and blog postings. Some suggest that the modern holiday is a Christian cover-up of the more ancient Roman celebration of Lupercalia in mid-February.
by M. Andrew Holowchak
What unfortunately is often missed is the extent to which the love letter provides an enduring expression of Jefferson’s views on issues such as man in society, moral sense, and most importantly, the relationship between the moral sense and reason.
by Katherine Defonzo
The fascinating mysterious story of the lover's holiday.
by David Carr
The celebration of human love in Genesis 2, apart from any emphasis on reproduction, turns out to be remarkably forward looking.
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