Three recent books about the state of marriage

Posted Saturday, December 2nd, 2017 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Book, Film or Music Reviews, Divorce and Marriage, Not South Carolina Specific, Of Interest to General Public

Both personal and professional curiosity have engendered a fascination with books about the sociology of marriage. Frustrated spouses come to me looking for a divorce

Are Sully’s views of masculine emotional intimacy outdated?

Posted Tuesday, September 13th, 2016 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Book, Film or Music Reviews, Not South Carolina Specific, Of Interest to General Public

Clint Eastwood’s just-released Sully clearly admires its titular character, Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, played by Tom Hanks. It presents Sully as an icon of competence, integrity,

The Fantastic Mr. Fox and the allure of risk-taking masculinity

Posted Friday, October 18th, 2013 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Book, Film or Music Reviews, Not South Carolina Specific, Of Interest to General Public

Practice family law with any degree of passion and intellectual curiosity and you will naturally turn into an amateur marriage counselor and sociologist.  One cannot

Don Jon’s refreshingly mature take on male sexuality

Posted Thursday, October 10th, 2013 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Book, Film or Music Reviews, Not South Carolina Specific, Of Interest to General Public

SPOILER ALERTS Don Jon, Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s directorial debut, has been getting solid reviews for its portrayal of the maturation of a twenty-something, working-class Jersey guy.

(Im)perfectly P!nk

Posted Friday, April 26th, 2013 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Book, Film or Music Reviews, Law and Culture, Not South Carolina Specific, Of Interest to General Public

I consider myself lucky to have seen P!nk for the second time last month in Charlotte, this time from the center of the VIP mosh

Review of “Reading Law: The Interpretation of Legal Texts”

Posted Thursday, August 9th, 2012 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Book, Film or Music Reviews, Jurisprudence, Not South Carolina Specific, Of Interest to Family Law Attorneys

No matter one’s opinion of the jurisprudence United States Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, his recent book,“Reading Law: The Interpretation of Legal Texts” (co-authored with

Twisting our spines patting ourselves on the back

Posted Saturday, August 13th, 2011 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Book, Film or Music Reviews, Law and Culture, Not South Carolina Specific, Of Interest to General Public

I attended both “The Help” and “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” this week and am surprised no culture writers have noted the important

The men don’t know but the little girls understand[1] (or, I took my nine year old daughter to a rave and neither of us ended up regretting it)

Posted Friday, February 11th, 2011 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Book, Film or Music Reviews, Miscellaneous, Not South Carolina Specific, Of Interest to General Public

A desire to participate in communal ecstatic experiences would appear to be an innate part of human existence.  Almost every culture in every time has

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