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It's the Opposite of Online Dating, and It May Be Working

Japanese city of Miyazaki expanding its love-letter program after early success

(Newser) - A Japanese city's decidedly low-tech venture into matchmaking appears to be working. Authorities in Miyazaki will expand their experiment involving handwritten love letters after numbers exceeded expectations, reports AFP . Those numbers are relatively small for now: About 450 people, mostly in their 20s and 30s, signed up for the...

She Tried to Burn Love Letters, Gave Up, Woke to a Problem

Nebraska woman had left them smoldering while she napped

(Newser) - A Nebraska woman trying to burn love letters from an ex-boyfriend gave her apartment a smoldering look. Investigators say 19-year-old Ariauna Lillard tried to burn the letters with a butane torch but gave up and took a nap after it looked like they hadn't ignited, the Smoking Gun reports....

Chris Cornell's Widow: 'I Know That Was Not You'

Vicky Cornell writes Soundgarden frontman an open letter

(Newser) - Vicky Cornell says husband Chris Cornell was slurring his words and under the influence of prescription drugs the night he died , and she now writes the Soundgarden frontman a final love letter, telling him that "I'm sorry, my sweet love, that I did not see what happened to...

WWII Vet Receives Love Letter From His Late Wife

'I love you Rolf, as I love the warm sun'

(Newser) - A love letter lost in the walls of a New Jersey home reached a World War II veteran 72 years after it was written, the AP reports. Melissa Fahy and her father found the letter in a gap under the stairs while renovating her Westfield home. The letter, postmarked May...

'Marry My Husband' Author Dies
'Marry My Husband' Author Dies

'Marry My Husband' Author Dies

Amy Krouse Rosenthal, 51, wrote a viral love letter as she lay dying of cancer

(Newser) - Amy Krouse Rosenthal, the children's author who took the heartbreak of her own looming death and turned it into a love letter for the ages , has died of ovarian cancer at the age of 51. Krouse Rosenthal penned "You May Want to Marry My Husband," a New ...

Husband on Heartbreaking NYT Essay: 'Shocked at the Beauty'

Jason Rosenthal says he was 'emotionally ripped apart' at dying wife's love letter

(Newser) - Amy Krouse Rosenthal's recent "Modern Love" column for the New York Times sent a nation sobbing as the Chicago writer revealed she was dying and putting feelers out for a new spouse for her husband. Jason Rosenthal, 52, now tells People he knew his 51-year-old wife of 26...

Wife Battling Depression Comes Home to Epic Note

Tim Murphy actually says he was disappointed he hadn't made the list longer

(Newser) - Molly Murphy wasn't having a good day—or general go of it, in fact—when she decided to hop on a plane from San Francisco to Los Angeles last week to see her newlywed husband, who'd recently moved there for a job. Battling both depression and anxiety, not...

Revealed: Laurence Olivier, Vivien Leigh's Love Letters

And they're pretty steamy

(Newser) - Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh embarked on an epic affair in 1936 while playing lovers in Fire Over England; after keeping their relationship secret for four years, they married, only to divorce in 1960. Throughout that time—and even after they divorced—they wrote passionate letters to each other; 200...

7 Celebrity Love Letters
 7 Celebrity Love Letters 

7 Celebrity Love Letters

Stars, VIPs woo their partners

(Newser) - Today's celebrities have sexting; yesterday's had the love letter. The Huffington Post rounds up seven romantic notes from VIPs to their significant others:
  • Johnny Cash to June Carter-Cash: "The ring of fire still burns around you and I, keeping our love hotter than a pepper sprout."

James Dean Love Letters Up for Sale

Letters date from year before star's death

(Newser) - Love letters from one of the major romances in James Dean's short life will hit the auction block for the first time. The actor, who was killed in a car crash at the age of 24, dated Barbara Glenn for 2 years, and the three letters up for sale...

Site Auctions JFK's Secret Love Letters

Kennedy's affair with Swedish mistress told in handwritten notes

(Newser) - A set of never-before-seen love letters between John F. Kennedy and his secret Swedish mistress have surfaced and are for sale in an online auction. The letters, written in Kennedy’s own scrawling handwriting, reveal a passionate affair that began before Kennedy was married, and continued after it, according to...

Just Wait: 'Trashy' Letterman Letters Are Coming
 Just Wait: 'Trashy' 
 Letterman Letters 
 Are Coming 

Just Wait: 'Trashy' Letterman Letters Are Coming

Birkitt penned series of 'Dear Dave' letters, plus more on extortion

(Newser) - It’s only a matter of time before Stephanie Birkitt’s “trashy” love letters to David Letterman become public. Sadly, “we’re not talking crazy sexual escapades,” a source tells the New York Daily News. “It’s her musings about them. It’s trash.” More...

Got $40K? Own Madonna's Naughty Messages

Erotic messages go up for auction with other rock memorabilia

(Newser) - One way to make a quick buck: Sell erotic phone messages Madonna left on your answering machine. That’s what former bodyguard-turned-boyfriend Jim Albright is doing, the New York Daily News reports, and the 17 minutes of recordings are expected to fetch $40,000. Also up for grabs: A 15-minute...

Knox Writes Love Letters to 'Ex' Raffaele

Describes life in jail, dwells on their courtroom glances

(Newser) - Raffaele Sollecito is supposed to be Amanda Knox’s ex-boyfriend, but you wouldn’t know it by reading the letters she’s been sending him, the Daily Telegraph reports. In them, the 21-year-old opens up to her co-defendant and thanks him for sharing his feelings with her. “You know...

Partner Writes Loving Plea for Saberi's Release

Iranian filmmaker worried about jailed fiancee's health

(Newser) - A decorated Iranian film director who describes himself as Roxana Saberi's fiance has written an open letter protesting her imprisonment, the BBC reports. "I beg you not to throw her in the midst of your political games!" Bahman Ghobadi writes in his impassioned plea. "She is too...

Charles' Love Letters Show a Frisky Sailor

(Newser) - His personal life may now have all the sex appeal of tea in tweed, but once upon a time Prince Charles was a randy sailor writing risque letters to "exciting ladies (who) lurk behind bushes in order to pounce on unsuspecting naval officers … !" Six such letters, believed...

Lover Airs NIU Shooter's Letter
Lover Airs NIU Shooter's Letter

Lover Airs NIU Shooter's Letter

'Don't forget me,' killer told girlfriend in final love letter

(Newser) - The girlfriend of the gunman who murdered five students at Northern Illinois University Thursday talked to him every day last week, including the night before the shooting spree, and detected nothing amiss. "He wasn't erratic. He wasn't delusional. He was Steve; he was normal," Jessica Baty, 28, told...

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