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Love – and our ongoing search for it – is one of the fundamental building blocks of our lives. That quest to find the person with whom we’re going to spend our lives is complicated and surprising, often leading us in unexpected directions. Highs can very quickly become lows, and vice versa.

We’re all on our own journey when it comes to love … but most people don’t film it.

Steve Markle is not most people.

The Canadian filmmaker’s new documentary “Shoot to Marry” – winner of the Audience Award at Slamdance and currently available to rent on a variety of platforms – is a filmed record of his own search for love. It is an occasionally rambling, sometimes cringe-y and always heartfelt document of Markle’s quest to find the person who might help him heal his broken heart and give him what he has always wanted – someone to marry. Five years in the making, the film is rife with shaggy DIY charm – Markle was essentially a one-man crew.

While it’s true that Markle is sometimes disingenuous with regard to the motives behind the documentary, it’s also true that he has brought together a genuinely fascinating collection of women from all walks of life, so while his pitch about making a doc about “interesting women” is still the truth, albeit not the whole truth.

Published in Livin'
Tuesday, 11 February 2020 11:39

What is love?

It’s a deceptively simple question – what is love?

Only it isn’t simple at all, is it? There are so many different ways to define love. So many different ideas about what love is as well as what it isn’t. And so many different ways to approach the question.

And so, in honor of Valentine’s Day, we thought we might ask some extremely smart and talented people about answering that question via the lens of their personal area of expertise. There are folks from both the academic and artistic realms, people offering their thoughts regarding the oft-complicated answer to that one simple question.

There are a LOT of ways in which to respond. Little was given in the way of qualification – we simply asked the question and let them run with it. And run they did, with responses that ranged all over the map, from the ridiculous to the sublime. Thoughtful, beautiful, goofy … or all of the above. Every one of them a delight.

As it turns out, love is all a matter of perspective.

Published in Cover Story
Wednesday, 10 February 2016 13:35

Todd Parker 02-10-2016

(Editor's note: Since Mr. Parker was busy with this week's cover story, we thought we might share an old Valentine's Day favorite from the archives. Truly, a classic. Originally appeared on Feb. 8, 2012.)

Dear Todd Parker,

Valentine's Day is such bullst. Everyone knows that it's just one more scam for corporations to make more money. Why should I hand over my cash to those a-holes at Hallmark or Whitman's or whatever just to celebrate a completely arbitrary date?

Published in Ask Todd Parker
Wednesday, 12 June 2013 14:35

Love/hate relationships

When a kid doesn't like peas or Brussels sprouts, no one is particularly surprised - there are many adults who dislike those strange mini-cabbages. But being able to forecast what a child will like or dislike is a skill on par with the predictive powers of Nostradamus. You just never know.

For instance, when we had that recent streak of hot weather, I thought it would be the perfect time to share popsicles with the kiddos. Who doesn't love a nice, cool, delicious treat on a hot, sunny day? 

Published in Edge Staff Mom
Wednesday, 29 May 2013 13:43

Food for the folky soul Kitchen, Love'

To my mind, musicians are at their best when they're telling a story. Some people believe the melody to be the most important part, others will swear by the rhythm. And they're not wrong.

But for me, nothing beats a song that tells a tale.

Published in Music
Wednesday, 12 September 2012 15:27

How to combat suburban sprawl

Have you ever heard your mother's voice come out of your mouth? Have you ever told your child something you were told as a child? I don't know what is more shocking: The fact that I have or the fact that her words have actually come true.

Let me explain. In our adult lives, there are several moments where we realize we've entered the big leagues: our first job, first house, first child. But realizing you're an adult isn't necessarily confined to first times. Discovering you've finally grown up can happen during last times as well. 'This is the last time I drink that much, the last time I lie to someone, the last time I wear pleather in public.'

Published in Livin'

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