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Blogcritics On Valentine’s Day

Is Valentine’s Day an organic celebration of eros, philia and agape made manifest through the spirit of a romantic early Christian martyr? Or is it a crass commercial grab enforced by guilt and manipulation whereby automatons reflexively purchase societally approved symbols of emotional attachment? Do we respond to the call as a vestige of the chivalric tradition stirring some tender echo in our souls, or do we act in insensate lockstep as socially engineered mice deluded into the perception of a deeper sonority?

We are trying to figure it out here:

Movie Review: Just Like Heaven A Decent Valentine
Take one part Ghost, one part It’s A Wonderful Life and a few dashes of The Exorcist and you’ve got Just Like Heaven. Hard-driving young doctor Elizabeth (Reese Witherspoon) is focused on her career, not having a life. But everything changes…
Posted to Video by Nik Dirga on February 14, 2006 12:11 PM

Happy Heart Day
I was never a typical girl growing up and as a result, I’m not a typical woman either. I adore the idea of devoting a day to those we…
Posted to Culture by trinket on February 14, 2006 12:03 PM

Heart History 101
What do baseball, Iran, and aphids have to do with Valentine’s Day?
Posted to Culture by diana hartman on February 14, 2006 05:31 AM

We Hate Valentine’s Day Playlist
Do you hate Valentine’s day? Are you heartbroken? If so, this is your ultimate playlist.
Posted to Music by Robert Burke on February 14, 2006 12:20 AM

The Not-Quite-Sunday Funnies Comics Page
This Week: Valentine’s Day Edition! Feb. 13, ’06
Posted to Culture by Annie on February 13, 2006 11:49 PM

Sexy R&B Slow Jams for Valentine’s Day
Make it a night to remember this Valentine’s Day with some sexy, soulful slow jams.
Posted to Music by Greasy Guide on February 13, 2006 08:42 PM

The Key to a Girl’s Heart
The pancake of love to treat your honey this Valentine’s Day…
Posted to Culture by Stacey on February 13, 2006 12:14 PM

The Universal Breakup Card
End your relationship in style this Valentine’s Day
Posted to Culture by Brandon J. Mendelson on February 13, 2006 01:35 AM

Valentine’s Day is for Suckers
Ok, not really, but I’m bitter.
Posted to Culture by Beth Gottfried on February 12, 2006 05:56 PM

Condition of the Heart: The Modern Pea Pod’s Valentine’s Day 2006 Mixtape
No, it won’t keep you warm at night. But for 90 minutes, our mixtape will make you remember what love sounds like.
Posted to Music by Modern Pea Pod on February 11, 2006 06:20 PM

Love Is Never Having to Say “Happy Valentine’s Day”
I started hating Valentine’s Day early in my life. I suppose it was when I was in first grade and in love with these two adorable little girls who happened to be twins. Okay, that was my first mistake, but…
Posted to Culture by Victor Lana on February 11, 2006 10:34 AM

Valentine’s Day Romance Or Science?
I’m hopeless when it comes to romance. I don’t know how to do it; worse, I don’t know how to accept it (embarrassing in the process those who try their hands at romance with me). A sunset is a pretty sight,…
Posted to Culture by Melly on February 10, 2006 04:17 PM

Valentine’s Day Is Stupid
First, I propose that we officially change the holiday to “Valentimes Day” since that’s what I hear most little kids call it, and it’s a cooler, more logical name to boot: “What time is it?” “Valentimes.” But whatever you call it, if you’re…
Posted to Culture by Eric Olsen on February 10, 2006 02:06 PM

I Suck At Romance Mix CD
A few months back my boyfriend gave me this CD filled with an eclectic variety of artists and songs. The thought and effort that went into the song selection was greatly appreciated. As time passed, the songs took on even deeper…
Posted to Music by Joan Hunt on February 10, 2006 08:59 AM

Study Finds Most Effective Gluteal Exercises
There is no disputing that a toned butt is a happy butt, firmly spreading joy to owner and passersby alike. Even those who — as for example Sir Mix-a-lot — prefer more expansive hindquarters to diminutive derrieres, nonetheless give the…
Posted to Sci/Tech by Eric Olsen on February 8, 2006 06:39 PM

About Eric Olsen

Career media professional and serial entrepreneur Eric Olsen flung himself into the paranormal world in 2012, creating the America's Most Haunted brand and co-authoring the award-winning America's Most Haunted book, published by Berkley/Penguin in Sept, 2014. Olsen is co-host of the nationally syndicated broadcast and Internet radio talk show After Hours AM; his entertaining and informative America's Most Haunted website and social media outlets are must-reads: [email protected], Facebook.com/amhaunted, Pinterest America's Most Haunted. Olsen is also guitarist/singer for popular and wildly eclectic Cleveland cover band The Props.

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