Category: Romance

Blow, Blow Thou Winter Wind

The Gutter’s own Angela will be back next month. In the meantime, please enjoy this essay from the vault. Romance Editor Emeritus Chris Szego suggests two winter romances! ~~~ This week, I thought I saw the first snow of the season. Turns out it was actually sleet, which […]

Famous Last Words

(…because Famous Penultimate Words just doesn’t have the same ring…)  Next month I will write my last column for The Cultural Gutter. I wrote my very first column as a Gutter Guest way back in 2005, about Magic Flutes by Eva Ibbotson. Although Ibbotson died in 2010, she was […]

Dressing It All Up

For someone with a well-documented history of cowardice, I really like Hallowe’en. Yes, the holiday comes replete with ghosts and ghoulies, and a porous boundary between the living and the dead. It produces scads of creepy costumes, and an endless supply of horrible slasher films. But to all that I […]