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Gail and Audrey: An Unexpected Love Story (video)

She likes 'wife'. I do, too.

This is a charming clip of two accomplished women who have been together almost as long as my wife and I have. Yet still they debate introducing one another as 'life partner' or 'wife'.

I like 'wife'. My (not federally or state-recognized -- and thus we are forced to declare 'single' on our tax forms) wife likes 'wife', too.

Still we wonder why anyone must have this debate over how people like us want to introduce our same-sex mates to others, and why such a love story as Gail and Audrey's might be considered 'unexpected'. It's all wonderfully natural -- and quite ordinary. Like marriage itself.

The 10 Best Debut Albums of 2009

Continuing our celebration of PopMatters' 20th anniversary, we revisit our 10 picks for the best debut albums of 2009. It turns out our selections were prescient as many of these artists have gone on to storied careers. Travel back to 2009 and see them again for the first time.

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The 60 Best Albums of 2009

PopMatters turns 20 years old this October and we're beginning to celebrate our history by taking you back in time a decade ago. Obama was in the White House and the musical times were very good indeed. Revisit 2009 through its best albums.

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