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Celebrity and Relationship Columnist — Boston Globe
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Boston Globe/Boston.com Love Letters advice giver, entertainment writer, and author of the novel The Singles, which you should read on/near the beach.

Is online dating required?

bostonglobe.com — Q.I'm 32 years old and single. I love my job and my friends and am generally happy, but I would like to be in a relationship. My job is not conducive to meeting new people, and when I go out, I usually just want to spend time with my friends.

'Fifty Shades of Grey' movie review

bostonglobe.com — "Fifty Shades of Grey" author E.L. James should count her blessings as she counts her millions. Her best-selling book - which, despite its popularity, is pretty rough source material - was stripped of its worst parts and turned into a surprisingly warm screenplay by Kelly Marcel ("Saving Mr. Banks").

Friendly Toast pulls a drink called ‘Strange Fruit’ off its menu

bostonglobe.com — The Friendly Toast in Cambridge has removed its menus after a food blogger wrote about the restaurant's choice to name a drink Strange Fruit. Mita Shah Hoppenfeld, a medical student at Boston University, wrote on her blog, The Clumsy Cook, that during a recent visit to the Kendall Square restaurant, she noticed the drink and asked her server why a cocktail would be named after a Billie Holiday song about racism and lynching.

Locals on the list of Oscar nominees

bostonglobe.com — Continue reading below Big local names on this year's list of Oscar nominees are Marshfield's Steve Carell, who's up for best actor for "Foxcatcher," "Whiplash" writer-director Damien Chazelle, who's up for best adapted screenplay, and Laura Poitras, who made the Edward Snowden doc " Citizenfour."

Holly Black has created other worlds and a writers’ colony

bostonglobe.com — Black's friends and collaborators will tell you that her gift for building communities is like magic. The author, known for "The Spiderwick Chronicles" series and the Newbery Medal Honor book "Doll Bones," writes children's and young adult fantasy novels populated by fairies, vampires, and haunted dolls who have supernatural powers but live among ordinary humans.

Dropkick Murphys to Wisconsin GovernorScott Walker: ‘We literally hate you’

bostonglobe.com — After hearing that the Republican politician used the band's anthem "I'm Shipping Up to Boston" during his appearance at the Iowa Freedom Summit on Saturday, the band tweeted, "@ScottWalker @GovWalker please stop using our music in any way . . . we literally hate you !!! Love, Dropkick Murphys."

Amy Poehler is Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year

bostonglobe.com — It looks like Amy Poehler will have a another homecoming later this month. The Burlington native and Boston College grad, whose final season of "Parks and Recreation" begins on NBC next week, has been chosen by Harvard University's Hasty Pudding Theatricals as its 2015 Woman of the Year.

The Most Popular Love Letters of 2014

boston.com — As promised, here are the 10 most popular Love Letters of 2014. We calculated this based on page views. (Yes, I was a bit surprised that Uber wasn't on top.) Start sending your 2015 New Year's Letters to meregoldstein@gmail.com.

He insists that they can still be friends

bostonglobe.com — Q. Over a year ago I met this guy who turned out to be one of the most interesting, genuine, driven, and intelligent people I have ever met. We met on a dating site and I was so surprised to come across a man I can finally trust.

‘Interview’ creators Rogen, Goldberg say they were just looking for laughs

bostonglobe.com — On Dec. 1, when "The Interview" co-directors Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg visited Boston to screen their latest film for fans, they knew they had made a controversial comedy about two US journalists who are pulled into a plot to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.
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Mar 01, 2015

RT @unionparkpress: Another new bookstore for Massachusetts! Jeff Kinney (a.k.a. @wimpykid) - we salute you! Can't wait to visit... ht.ly/JN2bG

Feb 28, 2015

RT @BostonGlobe: Love Letters: Can online dating work for everyone? Or is it legitimate to say, “This just isn’t for me"? ow.ly/JKQpa

Feb 28, 2015

@Margoandhow I thought so too. I retweeted for that reason because I lack maturity. :)

Feb 27, 2015

RT @A_Merritt: Awesome. Dude sitting next to girl gets on the UMass-Lowell kiss cam, produces a piece of paper that says "FRIEND ZONED." Crowd goes wild.

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