NOTE: The background image is this year’s Valentine for a private client, his annual missive to close friends and family.
This was silk screened in the split fountain method, producing a gradient from green to blue.
In cases where anonymity is required, texts will be read by a professional actor or artist.
Here is the evening’s line-up of contributors: The evening will be emceed by Adam Newman—himself an active engager in text dating—and readers are Wallace Merritt, Tom Strider, and Chris Kamenstein.
After five days of nonstop meeting and greeting, the tacit permission to ignore everyone is a sweet relief.
A 32-inch seat in economy class has never felt so private.
Teen Dating Violence (TDV), also known as Adolescent Relationship Abuse (ARA), can be defined as violence and/or abuse among two adolescents, ages 10-24 in a current, past and/or potential romantic relationship, including physical, verbal, emotional, sexual, economic, technological, and stalking, where there is an imbalance of power and a pattern of coercion over time.
More than half of the victims of violence and abuse had their first experience in adolscence, which further increases negative health outcomes across the lifespan.
I eavesdrop, then ostentatiously put my earbuds in, but in fact I am still eavesdropping. That technology has allowed us to so thoroughly interrogate, define, and perhaps redefine our feelings is simultaneously exhilarating and exhausting — much like spending a weekend with strangers in a new time zone.
As the airplane takes off that afternoon, I eat some brownie, then curl up in a ball and stare out the window in silent bliss.
IN THIS day and age, singletons are much more likely to turn to digital dating in their quest for romance.
And one website they might use to find love is Plenty of Fish, which is specifically designed for those unlucky in dating to find their significant other. Plenty of Fish, or POF is a dating website that has over 90 million users registered globally.
The Valentines Day event will be readings of non-fictional text threads curated from an open call for submissions.