Tossed Into the Air

It’s possible marriage flings candelabras against the void.

Also possible: marriage implodes into the Milky Way.

Shall we speculate upon what mansion and brothel have in common?

Nope, let’s mutate. Enjoy our asanas, our cups of blankness.

The strange wine of error: how long it’s taken to get the vintage just so.

Does California Hate Marriage?

I Thought My Sister and Her Fiancé Were Conventional for Getting Hitched. In This State, They’re Exceptional.

This weekend, The Accident gets hitched.

The Accident is my term of endearment (really!) for my baby sister Katie, who arrived, unexpectedly, 11 ½ years after me and seven years after …

The Northridge Earthquake Rattled My Marriage

Along with Death and Destruction, the 6.7 Temblor Also Broke Hearts

When the Northridge earthquake struck on January 17, 1994—20 years ago this week—I wasn’t physically injured.

But that doesn’t mean I wasn’t hurt. Earthquakes only last a few seconds but can …

UCLA Williams Institute Research Director M.V. Lee Badgett

How Your iPhone Can Help You Stop Compulsively Checking Your E-Mail

Economist M.V. Lee Badgett is research director of the Williams Institute for Sexual Orientation Law and Public Policy at UCLA and the director of the Center for Public Policy and Administration …

UCLA Williams Institute Legal Director David Codell

My Favorite Ruth Bader Ginsburg Story

Attorney David Codell is Visiting Arnold D. Kassoy Senior Scholar of Law and Legal Director at the Williams Institute at UCLA. Before participating in a panel on the future of …

Go Ahead: Keep Your Marriage Secret

In California, Confidential Marriage Is a Proud 135-Year-Old Tradition, and the Supreme Court’s Prop 8 Ruling Might Give It New Relevance

Pssst. Wanna know a secret?

I’m going to let you in on confidential marriage, an only-in-California concoction that is little known but deeply relevant to today’s debates about marriage.

Confidential marriage is …