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A 'FAVOURITE' SUBJECT

In 2018, we were treated to two films about historical monarchs that also featured prominent scenes of queer lovemaking. I'd assumed that these bygone periods were far more rigid and puritanical than our sexually fluid modern era. But these films had me questioning my assumptions.
INHERITOR'S GUILT

I first realized my in-laws had money, real money, when they bought a second house — to store their boat. Fewer than two miles separate their homes, making this renovated boat house a tricky thing to explain to friends. I try not to bring it up. It raises too many questions.
PINCHING PENNIES NOT PALS

In a city as expensive as New York, I take budgeting very seriously. If I can commute by foot in less than an hour, barring a blizzard or torrential downpour, I'll skip the $2.75 subway ride and hoof it.
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