Valentines Day

  • The Gilded Age's Original "Galentine's Day"

    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.

  • The ‘real’ St. Valentine was no patron of love

    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.

  • Valentines Day and the Bible

    by David Carr

    The celebration of human love in Genesis 2, apart from any emphasis on reproduction, turns out to be remarkably forward looking.